Lift Tickets May Become a Thing of the Past as Resorts Switch to RFID Lift Tickets

Lift Tickets May Become a Thing of the Past as Resorts Switch to RFID Lift Tickets
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Skiers pass through an RFID enabled gate at Whistler Blackcomb.Paper lift tickets may fall by the wayside as many resorts switch to RFID lift tickets. The first day at a new resort follows a predictable routine: wait in line at the ticket counter, purchase a lift ticket printed on adhesive-backed paper, then attach the ticket to a wire wicket before standing in line to get scanned before boarding the chairlift and finally hitting the slopes. That could all change as many resorts transition to RFID technology. RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. Instead of a single-use ticket, guests at many resorts receive a card with an embedded RFID chip. After placing the card in a pocket, electronic scanners at the bottom of the lift read the RFID chip from inside the pocket and open the gate. Gone are the armies of barcode-scanning lifties, and gone too, resorts hope, are long lines caused by the old ticket scanning process. Related: Are Cellphones the Future of Lift Tickets in .... Continue Reading at Snowbrains



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