RFID Direct-to-Lift Gates

WeSt Mountain Is Moving to RFID Technology in 2022-2023!

The Future of Lift Access

NEW for Winter 22-23. All West Mountain guests will need to carry the RFID Chip-embedded West Express card that will trigger and open one of the new access gates which will be located at each lift. One of the best features of RFID.....your ticket time for skiing starts the first time you go through one of the access gates:) A 2-hour time slot still applies for tubing.

What is RFID?

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification Device and consists of a small circuit integrated into your Season Pass or day ticket. When you pass through the lift line, this circuit will register and open an access gate automatically for hands-free and streamlined lift access.

RFID and West Mountain Season Pass and ticket Holders

Beginning in 22-23, Season Passes and tickets will look and feel very different. The RFID-enabled West Express Card will open the new access gates and allow for lift loading. With the card's durability, your Season Pass or ticket will be conveniently re-loadable through West Mountain's online store coming soon! As always, your Season Passes and tickets are for personal use only, non-transferable, and cannot be resold.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE ACCESSING THE CHAIRLIFTS?

You must have a ticket/pass loaded onto your RFID card before accessing any lifts. Guests can only take one card through the lift access gates per day.

HOW SHOULD I USE MY RFID CARD WHEN SKIING/SNOWBOARDING?

You should store your West Express RFID card in a secure, left-handed zipped pocket on its own; the card must be separate from cell phones, bank cards, keys, or any aluminum products like foil gum packaging. Do not have more than one RFID card on you at a time, including RFID cards from other resorts. Most modern ski/snowboard jackets have a built-in RFID pocket located on the lower left sleeve, which is ideal to keep your RFID card separate from other objects.

WHAT ABOUT LANYARDS, KEYRINGS, RETRACTABLE PASS HOLDERS, ETC.?

You will not need to remove your RFID card from your pocket for lift access unless there is a card read error. Punching a hole through your card will cause damage, rendering your card inactive. If you punch a hole in in your card, you will need to purchase a replacement RFID card.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REPLACE A LOST OR DAMAGED RFID CARD?

Damaged or lost cards are subject to a $6 replacement fee.

OUR HEALTH MEASURES

Since your well-being is at the heart of our concerns, several health measures are in place and we ask for your cooperation to meet the State of New York's recommendations as they are a priority. We remain attentive to developments and operations could vary rapidly depending on the situation.
Read more about our Mountain Safety initiatives here.