I love skiing, but the fun is usually tempered by those long lines to take a slow chairlift back up to the top. Now that dull part could be history, if jetpack skiing ever catches on.
For Troy Harman, all around stunt stud and extreme sports junkie, strapping on a jetpack and using the thrust to push him up the black diamond slopes makes perfectly good sense. Then again, he is known for jumping out of exploding planes, and deliberately jumping through a plate glass window on the 37th floor of an office tower, so perhaps his concept of normal is just a little bit warped.
For his ski jetpack Harman used two engines from a decommissioned military UAV, and they deliver enough thrust to push him around the slopes at 47-mph using just half throttle.
As nutty as this sounds, it certainly beats paying $75 a day for a lift ticket, just to stand in line for hours.