Created to inspire future engineers and designers, Snowlifter is a concept futuristic drone that can accommodate up to 8 person, specially for backcountry skiing and snowboarding. It features six rotors with storage space for batteries and equipment. This drone has been designed to provide alternative transportation to serve hard-to-reach zones in the mountains, it offers a revolutionary way to pickup, drop-off, or rescue skiers and snow boarders. Even though it’s an alternative to conventional choppers, it has similar avalanche response capability and functions just the same in a mountain rescue mission.
Designed by Martin Rico for Imaginactive, Snowlifter is able to shuttle passengers from a low altitude pick-up point to high altitude drop-off points. It is an autonomous drone with pre-programed departure, pickup, and drop-off points. This allows skiers and snowboarders to access terrain, which can be served through conventional ski lifts.