https://www.theage.com.au/world/eur...lift-on-slopes-of-future-20200823-p55ohv.html https://www.geekwire.com/2020/amazo...rfers-across-water-new-patent-filing-reveals/ So Amazon is patenting a drone lift... like a snowmobile tow. “ Ski lifts may become consigned to history with Amazon in the early stages of designing a drone that could drag people up a mountain using a tow handle. The firm has patented plans to develop a drone that releases a retractable rope that skiers can summon using their smartphone. The drone will fly to their location and lower the rope, so the skier can hold on to the handle while the drone flies slowly up to the top of the slope.” Side-country boom anyone? Ski lft companies might not be so keen, but Companies with head leases would be open to the idea.