The Snow Team focuses on exploring and expanding our knowledge of the manufacturing side of the ski and snowboard industry. We do this by applying the engineering design and testing tools we learn here at Michigan Tech. The BoardSport Enterprise allows the students to get out of the books and experience the practical application of the information and material learned here in their classes. Working with the enterprise also gives the students the chance to get to know other students who share the same passion and enthusiasm for the board sports. Click on the project titles to learn more about the project.
Team Members: Clark Kangas,Ethan Johnson, Andy Pietila, Hans Pietila, Lance Tolkkinen, Connor Spence, Clayton Kowalewski, Wincent Mills, Walter Mistak, Colin Lavigne
Design and manufacture a sit-ski for disabled and bring para-skiing to the community
Team Members: Steve Olson
Create a wax scraper for board tuning and handing out at BST Events.
Team Members: Alex Cain
The ski core mold was designed to fit in the universal press designed for a senior design project. The skis it would manufacture are designed to be all mountain agressive skis.
Team Members: Ryan Logan, Jacob Prochnow, Gordy Kast, Tyler Menucci, Daniel Hammerstrom
Test core samples, quantify material properties, and press a team board
Team Members: Clark Kangas, Brady Severt, Hans Pietila, Trent Pietila
Learn how to design, press and produce skis and research innovative designs and material technologies.