Making your lift riding experience seamless.

Access the resort lifts automatically with your RFID-enabled pass.

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification – a wireless chip is embedded into your pass or card media. At each of our lifts, we’ve installed access gates, which are triggered by your valid media. You wear your card inside your jacket or pants.  You no longer have to present your lift ticket or season pass for scanning every time you board the lift! Just follow these simple rules for the best experience:

It’s our newest way to make your Mt. Rose experience more convenient than ever. To ensure your RFID is always read at the gate –please follow these best practices:


  • DO Wear your pass in the pocket of your jacket or pants. This keeps it safe and secure, and can still be accessed by our RFID readers.
  • DO Keep the pass in a pocket separate from the rest of your personal items, including your cell phone.


  • DON’T Carry your pass with your hotel key.
  • DON’T Carry your pass in your wallet.
  • DON’T Punch a hole in it.
  • DON’T Carry more than one Mt. Rose pass through the lift access gates. This includes passes of children and family members.
  • DON’T Carry another resort pass or other RFID pass with you. This can confuse the RFID readers.
  • DON’T Keep your pass in the same pocket as your phone.

Tie a credit card to your Season Pass

By adding a credit card to your season pass you can make all your purchases at the mountain as easy as a simple tap of your pass.

Why? Pure Mountain Ease – no need to pull out your wallet… for anything. Use your pass for food, bar purchases, 431 Sports items, private lessons, etc…

Great for Kids passes – no need for them to have to carry money for lunch or snack.

Never use someone else’s pass.

This is considered a crime and may result in a visit with the Washoe County Sheriff’s department.
Have more questions about RFID passes? Talk to a Mt. Rose representative.

Frequently Asked Questions

What information is stored on the RFID Pass?
Our RFID Passes do not store any personal information, beyond what is printed on the Pass. The RFID chip contains a randomly generated number that is associated with your account in our secure database.

Where are the RFID gates be located?
Gates are located at most lifts and at the entrance to the Ski School area (for Magic Conveyor Lift access)

Will my RFID Pass interfere with my other a pass from another resort?
Your Mt. Rose RFID Pass should be placed in a pocket by itself to ensure strong connectivity. Each RFID Pass chip is unique and specific to a particular database. Other RFID products will not work at Mt. Rose.   Don’t carry any other resort season passes while visiting Mt. Rose.

Can a magnet destroy my RFID chip?
No. Magnets have no effect on the RFID chips.

Will RFID interfere with my cellphone or other wireless technology?
No. Your phone should be kept in a separate pocket to prevent interference from our scanners, but there is no risk of interference with your mobile device.

Can an RFID chip survive a trip through the washing machine or dryer?
Yes. Although not recommended, RFID chips are designed for multiple years of usage.

What if I lose my RFID Pass?
Notify Guest Services immediately and they will deactivate your pass. New passes can be printed at a cost of $5 for a Lift Ticket or Season Pass (heavier stock).

Pacemaker Concerns

Axess RFID media readers comply with all industry standards, and there is no danger for persons using pacemakers when passing through hands-free entry systems at the lift. However, for general reasons of precaution and compliance with the general requirements applicable, the general recommendations for using electromagnetic units should be observed and the following rules should be adhered to:

Guests with pacemakers should not wear their lift access media cards near the heart when passing through the gate and a distance of 8 to 12 inches should be observed in the case of queues and while passing through the gate.

If you prefer not to pass through the gate, please alert our validation staff at the lift and you will be given alternative direction for lift access.