Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort has eliminated the top complaint for skiers: having to show a lift ticket. New passes have a built in antenna that triggers the system. “As you approach the gate, that signal is received by the gate and it drops an arm down. And then you just ski or snowboard through it and get on the lift.” Dave Tragethon says it allows you to easily refill the pass with a credit card. You can keep the pass in your coat, and at the end of the day you can use a computer to see how many vertical feet you skied.