Since the snow we had in early October things have warmed up considerably in Mammoth. Most of the 2 feet of snow that fell has melted off. This has allowed the Mountain to work on some projects ahead of the winter. These projects include installing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) gates at Chair One and other locations. The gates will allow people to move through the lift lines without having their ticket being physically checked. Hopefully this will mean lift lines move more smoothly. You’ll see in the photo that the gates are suspended off an arm allowing them to be moved for grooming.
The RFID system will also allow guests to purchase passes on line or on their smart phone without having to visit a ticket counter making the days skiing more convenient.