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My season pass this year will only cost me 20000 as I joined the local ski club last year.

So I doubt the resort will make much if any money from me, especially as most times I bring my own food if I do a full day.

Most locals that ski a lot also have season passes.

The resorts I would think make more money from non locals just travelling up now and again, if not the resorts the local ski town certainly does.

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Sun meadows again mostly, which is just up the road from me.

Only a small resort, but it is very close, easy to get to and I know a lot of people there.

So I will have a pass for there and then adventure out now and again to bigger resorrs.

 

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Interesting to see that Rusutsu have introduced IC chip readers this year, season tickets haven't gone up (I don't think) I wonder if day tickets have, to cover the cost of the new system?

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Rusutsu has introduced a new *IC Chip card* system from this season, with a returnable deposit of ¥500 for the card.

 

A day lift pass is ¥5,500

 

 

From a week or so ago...

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How far is just up the road? 300m?

 

Lol 300 metres would be in my back garden.

About a 15 - 20 min drive, which to me is just up the road.

 

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Rusutsu has introduced a new *IC Chip card* system from this season, with a returnable deposit of ¥500 for the card.

 

A day lift pass is ¥5,500

 

 

From a week or so ago...

:doh:

 

Is that up from last year?

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¥5,500 for day ticket + ¥500 for IC Card = ¥6,000. Then when u go home u get ¥500 back for the IC Card

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reason being is that the system to operate the ic cards is very expensive. Most ski areas are on a contract from Fujitsu or Hitachi etc.. they are not cheap to run.

I think they work well with resorts that have different owners then all the data can be gathered to see how they split the payments. More accurate than using a clicker.

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They should use an existing system like pasmo, felica, waon, or edy.

If its affordable to install that kind of system in a drinks vending machine, I'm sure a ski lift can afford it.

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