The Physics of Ski Design



There is a surprising amount of engineering that goes into the design of the modern day alpine ski, behind that engineering stands the principles of physics that allow for the ski’s exceptional performance.  These principles can be seen in the Materials and Design of the modern alpine ski.


Bottom: Another skier utilizing the kinetic friction of the snow ski system to steer himself off of the cliff.


SKI MATERIALSMaterials.html

SKI DESIGNDesign.html

Top: An untold gravity junkie experiencing kinetic motion.