The New Lift Tickets

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Hot List, Feb 2005

There are only a handful of SKIDATA systems in the States-including Aspen, Mt. Bachelor, and Solitude. Across the pond, however, more than 700 resorts employ the efficient electronic turnstile system. But an even cooler way to shuffle past the sensor is to have your watch double as your lift ticket. Swatch makes half a dozen Snowpass models like this one (from $50; swatch.com). Buy the timepiece, and you can upload purchased lift tickets directly to your watch at most SKIDATA resorts around the world.

February 2005

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