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Apparently "the computer" doesn't "realize" how fast I can ski down the
mountain.

On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 10:21 AM, Marc Chrusch <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> At 05:20 AM 10/20/2011, Greg Petrics wrote:
>
>  Is this wise to post in public?
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 6:43 AM, Jumpin Jimmy <> wrote:
>> the dirtbag trick I am going to miss was the stowe single ride ticket.
>> Until this new pass
>> technology, the single ride ticket was identical to a day ticket,
>> excepting a small line of
>> print at he bottom saying "single ride". Getting them to give it to you
>> can be tricky, but
>> once in your cheapo ramen noodle smelling hands, it was gold.
>>
>> Since lifties checking passes never once looked closely enough to spot the
>> difference, we
>> have ridden up and skied down over and over and over and over until either
>> it was taken
>> (still got a ride up, as it is valid until gone) or we got tired and went
>> home.
>>
>
> With the new RFID readers and electronic ticket this year, it no longer
> matters. The computers cannot be fooled this way. Lifties will not be
> reading the ticket. The ticket doesn't even need to be exposed - it resides
> safely inside a pocket.
>
> Same with any of the season pass scams. Assuming the same technology as
> that used at Alta and Solitude, they have the option of having your pass
> picture display on a handheld device when you pass through the gate, so a
> liftie can double check for someone trying to use their buddies's pass. In
> fact at Solitude, the lifties are given a $25 bounty for each person they
> catch attempting this. You also cannot pass through the gates and then toss
> your pass back to your buddy who hasn't gone through yet - the computer
> knows that there wasn't enough time elapsed before the second read, so it
> will deny access.
>
> -marc
>
>
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