New For The 2018-19 Winter – Ski Weekends Chalet Guests Have Full Use Of: THE SKI CADDIE

For skiers who want to switch from their piste skis to their powder skis at the top of an untouched powder run or wish there was someone to help lug them (and the kids’) skis around resort.

A new drone based service has been launched by the tour operator, Ski Weekends, to help skiers carry their multiple quivers around the mountain with them and change skis at any time. It also has uses for the kids, so parents of young children no longer need to struggle to the lifts early in the morning.

The Ski Weekends product team have worked tirelessly this winter developing and trialling the Ski Caddie concept and they are now pleased to announce its December 2018 launch. Ski Caddie is a Professional UAV Drone Aircraft programmed to shadow skiers around the slopes within a 100m radius with their chosen ski collection aboard. Each drone comes with a unique wristband – worn by the guest – which serves as both a tracking device and a remote control enabling them to summon the Ski Caddie to their precise location. Furthermore, the Ski Caddie can carry up to 4 pairs of skis at a time and has up to a 7.5 hour battery life, meaning it can be used all day, switching between skis, without having to return to the chalet.

The Ski Caddie will launch (quite literally) in time for Ski Weekends’ first holiday departures in December 2018 with a total of 24 drones operating across the French resorts next winter (that’s two drones for every 12 chalets).

Ski Caddie

Managing Director of Ski Weekends, Dan Fox, commented:

I’ve been trialling the Ski Caddie concept out myself this winter and I must say, it’s made a huge difference to my day. You don’t even need to carry your skis to the lift anymore, it drops them off at the start of the first run, normally a warm up on the piste with race carvers. Then swap to freeride off-piste skis and hit the powder, before it delivers my all mountain favourites for the run back at the end of the day. We are even testing a small drinks rack so that you can do après ski wherever you like. We don’t mean to drone on, but Ski Caddie is going to transform the ski holiday as we know it.

To find out more call 02380 206 971 or email sales@skiweekends.com.

About Ski Weekends

Ski Weekends is the home of short break ski holidays, offering more flexi-ski options than anyone else and are focused on ensuring that guests enjoy the maximum time on the slopes. Skiweekends.com is part of Harris Holidays, an established tour operator organising tailor-made trips for groups and individuals for over 30 years. The aim at Ski Weekends is to help guests ski when, where and for as long as they want, fulfilling its mantra of ‘Be Happy, Ski More’, to some of the best and well known ski areas in Europe, as well as some hidden gems a little less well known. Ski Weekends offer travel choices from 20 UK airports to a full range of 2-5* chalets and hotels. There’s over 50 resorts across 8 countries in the program, including France (Alps or the Pyrenees and Alpes Maritime), Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Scandinavia (Norway and Sweden) and Andorra. There’s a choice of readymade packages or tailor made trips – from single skiers, couples or group ski trips, including corporate ski trips for over 100 people.

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