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The ski and snow lab

Together with the Swedish Olympic Committee, Luleå University of Technology has a unique collaboration on technology research for performance development in sports. The collaboration has two main areas: sports technology and performance technology and analysis.
The ski and snow lab also includes a new measuring site and workshop for waxing and grinding of skis at Lindbäcksstadion in Piteå, as well as operations in several labs on the university campus in Luleå. The national waxing teams in biathlon and cross-country skiing are part of the initiative and will have access to the facility.

Andreas Almqvist
Research that will reduce resistance while skiing

Friction between ski and snow is a known braking force for cross-country skiers. In a new study published in Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, researchers at Luleå University of Technology's Ski- and Snow lab provide a scientific perspective on the reduction of snow friction during skiing.

Photo: Petra Älvstrand
Elite sports and education

Combine sports and studies at highest level at Luleå University of Technology.