Follow your own ski miles


Queenstown skiers can monitor how many runs they clock up on the mountains this winter with a new identification system.

Pass holders at Coronet Peak and the Remarkables ski fields can use a world-first electronic, radio frequency system, called mypass, when the slopes open next month.

Mypass, which is credit card in size, stays in your pocket and gets scanned by radio antennas to track the lifts used, runs done and distance covered during the day. Pass holders are then able to check personal profiles online.

“You just leave the mypass in a pocket without having to produce it for checking each time you access a lift. Over time we expect this to significantly cut down queue times and deliver a much more customer friendly experience,” NZSki boss James Coddington says.

Pass holders can collect their mypass from the Snow Centre in Queenstown.