The Cooper Key Card – RFID Lift Access
Personalized | Streamlined | Reloadable
New this season, skiers and riders at Cooper will no longer have to wear lift tickets & passes outside their coats or fumble to pull them out at the lift line. The RFID card will scan through clothing and make moving through the lift line even faster.
This technology will be personalized and reloadable. You will have a card with your name on it. All passes, lift tickets, rentals and lessons will be loaded onto one card simplifying the process. You will also be able to create a profile for yourself online and reload the card prior to your next visit.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is RFID?
RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. It is a technology that uses radio waves to recognize people through a microchip and antenna. The antenna enables the chip to transmit the information to a reader. The reader converts the radio waves reflected back from the RFID tag into digital information.
Will there be a charge for the card?
Yes, the Cooper Key Card will cost $2 and it will be yours to load all your products onto. This season the cost of the Cooper Key Card is included in the price of the season pass. All other products will have a one-time fee of $2 for the card. If you lose your card, a replacement card will cost $5.
How do I reload the card?
There is a number on your Cooper Key Card that is associated with your unique guest profile and will allow you to purchase lift access online in advance of your visit and go direct-to-lift without stopping at the ticket window. No personal information is stored on individual RFID cards.
I purchased a season pass or XP pass online. When can I pick it up?
You will pick up your season pass or XP pass at the Guest Services desk just like past years. With the new system we should be ready around November 18 for early pass pickup. If you have uploaded your photo and signed your waiver online you will just have to pick it up. If not, they will take your photo, have you sign a waiver, print your pass and you will be on your way to the lift.
Where should I wear the Cooper Key Card?
The card can be in any pocket of your clothing. We recommend not placing the card in a pocket with other electronic/magnetic/RFID items such as credit cards, driver’s licenses, car keys, cell phones, etc. A good location would be to carry it by itself in a breast pocket.
Is it ok to punch a hole in the Cooper Key Card?
No. Holes could damage your RFID card. If your card is damaged you will need to purchase a replacement card.