surfsnowgirl

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Had a great time at Killington yesterday. Winter like and even snowed at times. Took a nice tailgate break, and ran into a bunch of our ski club friends and went back out. Soft bumps all day long. Nivis run was fun and will be a great alternative when upper skylark is a mess. My favorite path of the day was upper skylark to lower sky lark. Lower lark isn't groomed and has lots of marked off areas that are shot but it's all avoidable and has nice bumps and soft snow.

We've skied Killington 4x since April 12th and honestly today was THE best day so far as far as coverage.

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They could've bought the setup from Okemo, but I doubt there was time given the late closing of the sale to Vail. Okemo got rid of them.
My guess is that the RFID gates at Okemo slowed down efficient lift loading. I successfully cleared the new Killington gates thousands of times without being stopped. Screen shows the number of days you have skied. Stowe, Jay and Sugarbush are other Vermont areas using RFID that I saw this winter. You can still get a ticket and wicket at MRG.
 

PinnacleJim

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All the Vail Resorts use hand RFID scanners. I suspect Okemo switched to that system to be compatible. The system at Killington is simillar to the one at Copper which switched to RFID a year earlier. Again probably a POWDR standard.
 

KingGrump

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Perhaps an IKON standard???
Don't believe it's a Ikon standard. Killington is own and run by Powdr.
Some Ikon owned resort is still on the tiicket & wicket (zip tie) system. DV & Crystal comes to mind.
Others are still on the bar code optical scanners - Big sky, LL, Sunshine & Revy.
 

James

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All the Vail Resorts use hand RFID scanners. I suspect Okemo switched to that system to be compatible. The system at Killington is simillar to the one at Copper which switched to RFID a year earlier. Again probably a POWDR standard.
The hand held scanners read both rfid and optical codes on paper tickets. I have to say in use it's much faster than gates. Gates get clogged when one in a group gets stuck and the others stand there and wait.
 

Brian Finch

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The hand held scanners read both rfid and optical codes on paper tickets. I have to say in use it's much faster than gates. Gates get clogged when one in a group gets stuck and the others stand there and wait.
Unless you’re at Tremblant- they’re barbaricly slow.
 

surfsnowgirl

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Will be at Killington tomorrow which looks to be a decent day. Dare I say we might get to see some sun. I see lower lark has been lost to trail heaven to be resurrected next season. This is probably a good thing as it was a very interesting ride last weekend. Upper lark and bittersweet are still kicking. Might call it after tomorrow but we'll see.
 

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