Ski Patrollers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. And although avalanche deaths are rare on-the-job occurrences, that objective danger is always lurking just around the corner, on a different aspect, under varied conditions.
Mountain Drones Inc. is aiming to take that risk off the ski patroller’s back and put it on an unmanned drone instead.
In an article by Outside Magazine, Anna Callaghan explores and examines the Telluride-based company in what may become the future of ski patrol control routes. From dropping bombs to evaluating snowpack, Callaghan explains how ski patrol’s newest member may be the drone.