Snow research and innovation over the boarder – SNÖRIK invites you to Snow on Tour

The team behind the research and innovation project SNÖRIK is going on tour with a two part seminar during the Ski Tour 2020 to share and discuss the latest findings and ideas in snow research. The program includes topics like snow production, snow storage and fluorinated-free ski wax and is open to everyone who has an interest in skiing and snow.

The team behind the research and innovation project SNÖRIK is going on tour with a two part seminar during the Ski Tour 2020 to share and discuss the latest findings and ideas in snow research. The program includes topics like snow production, snow storage and fluorinated-free ski wax and is open to everyone who has an interest in skiing and snow. The climate change and rising temperatures in the atmosphere pose increasingly difficult challenges for skiing which calls for new solutions and innovations on how to provide snow. That is why Peak Innovation together with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, invites scientists, snow makers and snow lovers to join two seminars, one in Östersund and one in Trondheim during the Ski Tour 2020.

– The goal with our work is to learn more about snow, and to address it in a variety of contexts. That is why we do the seminars, says Erik Melin Söderström, project manager for SNÖRIK.

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The SNÖRIK project is a research collaboration between Peak Innovation, Mid Sweden University and Senter för Idrettsanlegg och teknologi at the NTNU University in Trondheim. The purpose is to increase the knowledge about snow. A subject where Jämtland, Härjedalen and Trøndelag can bring a lot of experience to the table.

– In this area there is a lot of competence on how to provide snow, says Lina Lif, project manager at Peak Innovation.

The first part of the seminar will be held at Campus Östersund on February 14th, and will then move together with Ski Tour 2020 to Trondheim for a new seminar on 21th of February. Some of the topics that will be discussed includes snow storage, salt as a life-saver-technique and snow cooling systems from Japan.

– We need to work with this even more now. There will be less snow and the weather is getting more unpredictable, says Erik Melin Söderström.

He hopes Ski Tour 2020 will attract more people that can learn from the SNÖRIK project. Especially since the tour brings the world of cross-country skiing to the Mid Scandinavian Region.

– We share findings and ideas from snow research to help ski resorts and companies that need snow to survive.

The seminars will also include the hot topic of Flourinated ski wax. This is an other subject that Peak Innovation and NTNU-SIAT have started projects around.

– We think that people interested in snow might be interested in Fluorinated-free ski wax as well, says Erik Melin Söderström.

– In Östersund we are going to discuss what happens when highly fluorinated substances are banned. How do we control people’s skis for example? In the Trondheim seminar it is more about the replacements. The materials and Fluorinated-free ski wax, continues Erik Melin Söderström.

The seminars will be in English and free of charge, but it is important to register in order to get a spot in the audience, or to see the live broadcast. The program will continuously be updated.

PROGRAM (preliminary)

Friday 14 February 13.00–15.00

Campus Östersund, Östersund

* Welcome

* Welcome to Östersund - Snow guaranteed!

* Numbers and figures of snow storage

* Insulation materials for snow storage

* Snow for cooling systems

* Using the wind to accumulate snow

* Fluorinated-free ski waxes

Friday 21 February 09.30-11.30

Sparebank1, Søndre Gate 4, Trondheim

* Welcome

* Measuring snow quality

* Salt as a life-saver-technique to improve snow quality

* Snow production

* Developing fluorinated-free ski waxes