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post #1 of 3
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I was recommended to look at Liftopia for lift tickets, and was looking at Stowe. For the pickup instructions, they state:

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Pick-up instructions

Tickets can only be redeemed at the Spruce Peak Base Lodge and the Mansfield Base Lodge. Tickets may not be redeemed at the Midway, Gondola and Toll Road Ticket Offices. Tickets may only be redeemed once, and every ticket requires a valid ID and the Liftopia voucher. You will be required to print out and hand over this voucher to redeem your tickets at Stowe. All Stowe tickets will be loaded onto a rechargeable RFID card called the Evolution Stowe Card. 

Please note, there is a $5 nonrefundable charge for this RFID card.

 

Knowing very little about this resort, I was confused reading that and had some questions:

1) Is the redemption at Mansfield Base Lodge simply to GET the lift ticket - that the lift ticket itself is valid for the entire mountain?

2) Is this lodge inaccessible, or perfectly reasonable to pick this up there and hit the slopes?

3) The $5 RFID - I assume if I purchase multiple tickets (multiple days) that I do not need to pay the $5 for RFID card each time?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 3

I was just at Stowe and got a 2-day Liftopia ticket.  Could get the RFID card at any ticket location.  I got mine at the Midway Lodge.  Have to pay $5 for the RFID card the first time.  After that, any additional days can be loaded onto the same card.  Sometimes a little cheaper if use the Stowe e-store instead of Liftopia.

 

You keep an RFID card.  True at any resort that uses them . . . Stowe, Alta, JH, etc.  Can bring it back the next season in most cases.  Just keep it away from cell phones and such.

post #3 of 3

The Midway Lodge is near the gondola base.  Small but can park pretty close, especially if get there early.  Mansfield is near the base of the Forerunner quad.  Spruce Lodge is across the road.  Requires taking the Easy Over horizontal gondola.  But has a very nice space on the lower floor for booting up.

 

If eating on the mountain, Spruce has the most options.

 

I learned that the order to ski for the day is the triple or Forerunner in the morning, then the quad, then Spruce.

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