The Amazon Employee Who Delivers Packages on Skis

At a time when postal carriers are turning to high-tech delivery solutions like drones, one Amazon package runner is keeping it simple. His name is Helmut Edelmaier or ‘Heli’, as the locals call him.

Heli lives in Austria’s remote Tauplitz mountain village. It’s a quaint and striking ski town, but its roads are impassable during the winter. And that’s where Heli and his skis come in — delivering packages to Amazon customers in Taupalitz with all the speed, precision, and convenience of modernity.

As you might imagine, the winter is a busy time for the picturesque village and its chalet, so staying stocked up is of the essence. As for the milder seasons, what does Heli do to stay occupied? His answer: he waits for it to snow again!

Take a look at a day in the life of the skiing delivery man in this short but delightful cut.

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Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing. In 2020, Jilli left her corporate position to pursue an outdoor-oriented life. She now works as a contributor, an editor, and a gear tester for ExplorersWeb and various other outlets within the AllGear network. She is based out of Austin, Texas where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.


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