Windham Mountain, Windham, NY (October 5, 2018) -
Windham Mountain Resort is proud to be the first resort in New York State to implement RFID Technology for state of the art lift access. The “Axess” radio-frequency identification technology will eliminate the need for guests to present their lift ticket or season pass to a lift attendant prior to loading all base area lifts. RFID Cards can be reloaded via a home computer or smartphone, and can be used season after season.
Dynamic Pricing will launch in late November at windhammountian.com, providing skiers and riders an opportunity to purchase lift tickets at up to 42% off ticket window rates. Once guests have an RFID lift access card, they can simply reload tickets for any given day onto their card via the website store. “RFID ticketing is essentially ‘EZ-Pass for skiers’. It will provide easier access to lifts and more accurate scanning of tickets and passes, helping skiers and riders get on the mountain faster, skipping the ticket windows and lift line scanning process.” said Chip Seamans, General Manager of Windham Mountain Resort.
Windham RFID cards should be placed inside a pocket on the left side of the skier or riders body, as the readers will be located to the left side of RFID gates at each lift. Ideally, the cards will be placed in a left chest or arm pocket well above the knees and below the shoulders.
All guests will now have the option to sign up for Resort Charge, by attaching a credit card account to their RFID card. This eliminates the need to carry cash or a credit card on the mountain. Resort Charge is accepted at all Windham Mountain Resort operated restaurants, eateries and retail locations.
The addition of RFID technology to Windham Mountain Resort is part of an $8M spend in capital investments this year. Other investments include Westside Six, a new high speed, six passenger chairlift, nearly 100 new high efficiency snow guns, over 2 miles of new snowmaking pipe, and a pool at The Winwood Inn.
Windham Mountain Resort is a year-round destination in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, NY, about two and a half hours north of New York City. With 285 skiable acres, Windham boasts 54 trails serviced by 12 lifts, with a new high-speed, six-passenger detachable lift for 2018/2019. The Resort offers six terrain parks, Terrain Based Learning™, beginner packages, lodging, dining options, an Adventure Park, the full-service Alpine Spa, sunset skiing, and much more. In the summer months, Windham Mountain Bike Park is famous for its World Cup course, but also features a three-mile-long beginner trail. Windham Mountain Country Club is an 18-hole public golf course with a private club atmosphere. Visit windhammountain.com for details on these activities and more, and for information on upcoming events.