CASE: The Slope-X

Samuel Ahola, Miika Moilanen, Ville Määttänen, Petri Salo Developers of the Slope-X

CASE: The Slope-X

The Slope-X project is creating applied snowboarding equipment. The main concept is to enable people with no previous experience of snow to enjoy alpine skiing and snowboarding, safely and easily in authentic conditions.

We were tasked to bring design thinking to a plain mechanical prototype. What started out as a simple facelift, became a project that changes how we view and understand applied and recreational winter sports.


Samuel Ahola is a sports instructor from Lapland University of Applied Sciences and an
industrial design master’s degree student at the University of Lapland, specialising in service design.

Miika Moilanen is a sports instructor from Lapland University of Applied Sciences and works as an adaptive skiing instructor and a personal assistant in Kainuu.

Ville Määttänen is a third-year industrial design student at the University of Lapland, aiming towards a career in product design.

Petri Salo is a third-year industrial design student at the University of Lapland, after several years of working on built heritage and teaching he is pursuing his dream of becoming an industrial designer.