Amazon has announced that they are working on a new delivery system to get packages into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles (aka drones). Amazon’s current drones can accomplish a same day 30 min. delivery to GPS coordinates within a 10mi range of fulfillment centers. However, by the time the service dubbed “Prime Air” launches, it’s possible that range could be much extended. Amazon estimates deliveries could begin as early as 2015 pending FAA implementation of new rules for use of drones. Our imaginations went wild when we saw the video below – think about what this could mean if Prime Air could evolve to serve the needs of backcountry skiers and travelers. Imagine being on the summit of Mt. Rainier (where there’s cell service) or being able to schedule a drone delivery ahead of time (when there’s no cell service). Travel lighter, faster, safer – Bezos, you rule!