SKIDATA’s Ski Access Technology Can Help Mountains Overcome the Public Health and Staffing Challenges Posed by the Coronavirus
The Coronavirus crisis will have a major impact on ski resorts this winter. The pandemic will force ski resorts to find ways to reduce face-to-face interactions between guests and staff, and the cancellation of J1 visas will make it difficult for ski resorts to find sufficient staff to handle day-to-day operations. For most ski resorts, automated ski access technology can help alleviate these challenges.
“Automated ski access technology has long been an important management tool and guest amenity that improves the skiing experience,” said John Keefe, SKIDATA Vice President. “No one foresaw that it could also promote public health or help resorts overcome staffing challenges, but in today’s world those added benefits will be essential to mountain operations.”
SKIDATA introduced RFID access control to the ski industry as a revenue management tool that provides data about lift and resort utilization. It also offers operational efficiencies and reduces the risk of