Appalachian Announces New RFID Ticketing System


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Appalachian Ski Mountain has announced a major upgrade to get guests on the slopes faster.

The Blowing Rock resort has announced the transition to an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) ticketing system for the 2022-23 season.

“Our new RFID slope access and equipment rental system combine very nicely with our online timeslot reservation system to give our families the fastest and easiest straight-to-the-snow experience possible,” Appalachian Ski Mountain President Brad Moretz said in a statement. “Our slopeside RFID access also gives everyone a better value by creating your own session that doesn’t start until you step onto the snow.”

App Ski Mountain is slated to open the 2022-23 campaign on Friday, Nov. 18, weather permitting.

The resort is the first in North Carolina to introduce an RFID system that will replace the old method of sticky-back lift tickets and metal wickets.

The cards will be read when you approach the new slope access gates – which will eliminate the need to show your ticket each time you board a lift.

RFID cards are reloadable and reusable which will allow guests to go straight to the slopes after initial pickup. Guests may reload additional days of skiing online.

The RFID system will also be integrated with Appalachian’s ski and snowboard rental operation to help streamline that process with a paperless system.

In addition, RFID cards will be used for exclusive access to the Appal Jam Terrain Park through the new Highline slop entrance.

For more inforamtion on the RFID system or App Ski Mountain, visit

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