1. They need to go to bar scan tickets like Snowshoe and every resort out west. The lift guys have a hand held scanner that reads a unique serial number and confirms it with the daily list. The advantage to the resort: greatly reduced forgeries. Much easier verification at lift lines. Reduced potential for false negatives. The advantage to the customer: Tickets can be purchased almost anywhere. Even on-line and printed from a home computer any time before. 2. Multi-day passes that I am talking about work differently than you are thinking. You buy, say, the equivalent of 10 daily tickets at a discount, something like 20%, and you get what looks like a debit card with a magnetic strip on it that carries a unique serial number. That number is registered with the resort for the transaction, and there are no dates of use associated with it. When you decide to use a day, either then, the next day, or ten years from now, you go up to a "cage", hand them your card and tell them how many daily passes you want. The resort database confirms the card serial number, deducts the requested number of passes, then issues you passes for that day. If the customer loses the card they can go to administration and get it replaced. The resort still has the card registered in their database so can confirm its owner and amount of available debit. The advantage to the resort: they get money up-front to pay for capital improvements. The advantage to the customer: 20% off!