There are many Hov Pod Snow/Ice Hovercraft currently used Scandinavia, Canada and Central Europe, HDPE or Carbon Fibre / Kevlar hulls are ideal for general rugged use but in particular over ice and snow. Unlike snowmobiles the Hov Pod Snow/Ice Hovercraft is a true year round solution and is not affected by thinning ice, water pools, melting ice, broken ice or access to or from ice or water lakes.
In a car the best way to survive a skid on a snowy road is to avoid getting in one. That's because teaching drivers to successfully deal with a sliding car can't be done with words. Developing those skills demands many hours behind the wheel. If you don't (or can't) avoid a skid and your car starts sliding or spinning, and you're not already a near expert, nothing we can say will help. Humans do not rise to the occasion. Hov Pod Snow/Ice Hovercraft handle snow and Ice like a charm.
If you have a task or adventure where you have a need to explore, travel, survey, rescue or transport people or products across snow, ice and wind chill conditions, contact Hov Pod, lets discuss your project?
Hov Pod Amphibious Hovercraft can operate over flooded land, mud, riverbeds, shallow water/tidal regions, rapids, shingle beaches, open water, grass, sand, desert, swamps, marshland, prairies, wetlands, meadows, bogs, bayous, mud, shores, weeds, submerged plants, snow, ice, roads, shallow lakes dried up salt marshes, sandbanks, roads, indeed any flat surface at speeds up to 45 mph without effecting wild life or the ecology.
"The very fact of snow is an amazement."
Hov Pod Snow/Ice Hovercraft fly over different terrain seamlessly, can land and take off from water. Hov Pod are designed specifically for stability, durability, buoyancy and salt water operation. Hov Pod Snow/Ice Hovercraft are engineered to be all terrain workhorses able carry up 9 people or deliver a 1500 lbs (680Kg) payload, they are affordable. easy to purchase, operate, maintain and use.
In search and rescue operations, Hov Pod Snow/Ice Hovercraft keep first responders above the danger, not in it. Because Hov Pod Snow/Ice Hovercraft safely hover 9 inches above the snow and ice, they can get close to victims that a snowmobile or helicopter can't reach. Hov Pod are safer and more fuel-efficient than snowmobiles, they are affordable, easy to purchase, operate, maintain and use.
Hov Pod Carbon Infinity Snow/Ice
Hov Pod SPX on Snow/Ice
Other Vehicle’s Snow Difficulties
Mistake #1: Being Unprepared
Anything can happen out on the trail. Carry an ice pick, a compass, dry clothes, matches, food, water, a flashlight, jumper cables, tow straps and a means of communication. Anything that keeps you warm or gets you out of the cold faster reduces your risk of hypothermia and other dangers.
Mistake #2: Riding on Ice
All riders hit a patch of ice now and then, but you shouldn’t ride over ice on purpose. In addition to the slippery surface causing injuries, the ice can break, dunking you and your snowmobile into freezing waters.
Did you know that drowning is one of the leading causes of snowmobile fatalities? Stay off the ice!
Mistake #3: Riding in Hard-to-Reach Areas
Speaking of staying out of dangerous areas, don’t stray far from the trails. If it’s hard for you to get there, it will be even more difficult for emergency services to reach you if you are hurt or stranded. Stick to clearly posted designated riding areas.