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Winner - Bronze
Designer: Sean Miller - Industrial Designer
Company / Organization / School: Academy of Art University
This product is a mobile system which offers a way for people to try snow sports with a low limitation on location and none on snow. Throughout my research, I have discovered terrain based learning and mobile recreation units within the city are both great examples of ways to introduce the action sports to newcomers. I believe there is an opportunity to build the snow industry by bringing the mountain to the people during the off-season. The system consists of an inflatable structure which provides a large surface for newcomers to experience skiing and snowboarding. The mobile ski hill will provide a riding surface for people to ski or snowboard where snow is unavailable. This unit will give people living in cities the chance to experience snow sports. The unit will be delivered and transformed in various locations. It might travel from a city park to a trade show or to a ski resort during the summer. The inflatable structure is transported via a truck or trailer to the location preferred. The structure is deployed by laying out the structure and inflated with a high powered air pump. The structure provides a large inclined surface area for riding down.