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Copper - RF tickets/passes?

post #1 of 11
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I have lived in Colorado now for about five years and have always done the Epic Local pass. This year I decided to do the Copper pass and absolutely love the mountain! The only thing I do not like is the fact that they have to physically scan your pass every time you board the lift at the bottom. Vail Resorts use the RF chip in the passes and it is so convenient when they just "scan your body" for the pass.

 

I  know this is a minor gripe...but I hate having to dig my pass out for it to be scanned. Has anyone heard if Copper will ever move to RF passes in the near future?

post #2 of 11
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I have lived in Colorado now for about five years and have always done the Epic Local pass. This year I decided to do the Copper pass and absolutely love the mountain! The only thing I do not like is the fact that they have to physically scan your pass every time you board the lift at the bottom. Vail Resorts use the RF chip in the passes and it is so convenient when they just "scan your body" for the pass.

 

I  know this is a minor gripe...but I hate having to dig my pass out for it to be scanned. Has anyone heard if Copper will ever move to RF passes in the near future?

 

Haven't heard anything, but that doesn't mean much. 

 

Are you still wearing your pass on a lanyard around your neck? That always seemed like a PITA to me. Try clipping it onto your pants or jacket pocket. 

post #3 of 11
I've heard nothing. But I prefer the lower pass prices for the RMSP+ which at both of their cheapest rates was $110 cheaper and the lower crowds so I don't really care. And since I spend most of my time at upper lifts I only have to pull it out a few times a day. Segbrown has a good point about where you keep your pass.
post #4 of 11

Relevant threads about how to secure a season pass.

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/89743/what-kind-of-pass-holder - from 2009

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/114331/pass-holder - Goggle Pocket from 2012

 

I got the Goggle Pocket and really like it.  Of course, most lifties aren't used to looking on the goggle strap so I sometimes have to point it out more than once before they realize what I'm trying to point at as I tilt my helmet in their direction.

 

RFID passes are the best.  I like the fact that all MCP destinations are moving to RFID if they weren't that way to start with.

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

Yeah...I still do the lanyard around the neck. Guess I need to look at something else.

 

Thanks for the links to those threads...I will find something that will work better.

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

I think I already have the answer! My Spyder jacket has a clear pass-holder at the bottom of the zipper on the back side...so I would just need to flip my jacket up at the bottom to be scanned. Got that from the first link...thanks!

post #7 of 11

Good deal! I have several passes, so I bought one of these to organize

 

I clip the large carabiner to my boot bag, and the passes to the small biners, and just use the correct one for the day.

post #8 of 11

Copper has tested RFID tickets and were wanting(?) to start using BUT there's a problem with either Powdr or Intrawest not agreeing to one standard system.

 

Worst ticket I ever used was a stiff plastic 'punch card' that you inserted into a machine for validation.  Once you inserted the card, a motor would suck the card out of your hand.  When the machine was finished the validation process it spit the card back out.  I quickly learned you didn't want to use the elastic cord provided to hang the card around your neck.  Damm thing would try to slap you in the face when the machine released.  Hanging it on the belt wasn't much better.  The target was smaller but the results of a good hit were like getting hit in the.....

 

Now if we could get a system to recognize the Bluetooth in your cell phone as a lift ticket, hotel room key, credit card, automobile key, gym pass.

post #9 of 11
I'd prefer that they upgrade the lifts before they upgrade to rfid.... of course with the ridiculously long lift lines I've experienced at Copper this Christmas;) maybe they should upgrade to rfid like VR.
post #10 of 11

Last year when I was in Jackson they mentioned that they upgraded to RFID purely as a customer service.  Guests demanded it, so a couple of mill got dropped on the system.

 

Mike

post #11 of 11

I would settle for a barcode scanner.

 

In fact, if there is one single thing that I want Wolf to update, it is that. The longest line I wait in pretty much every day is the season pass line at the ticket window.

 

Insult to injury is them scanning my pass at the ticket window to issue me a wicket ticket.

 

Kicking me while I am down is that most days none of the lifties even bother to punch/check my wicket ticket.

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