Radio Frequency Identification

Sugarloaf now uses RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) gates at key lifts across the resort. This touch-free system means paper tickets are a thing of the past- you'll simply have one Go Card that you can reload with day tickets throughout the season, or use your RFID-enabled Season Pass or Ikon Pass. 

How It Works

Step 1: Purchase Your Ticket

To get a day ticket, go to shop.sugarloaf.com/lift-tickets to choose your date. Remember, prices go up as dates get closer, so get your tickets early for the best deal. After you check out, you'll receive a confirmation email with your QR code. If you purchased multiple tickets, there will be one QR code which will print each new GoCard within the order.

Season Pass and Ikon Pass holders can skip this step- your pass is RFID ready.

Step 2: Pick up Your Go Card

When you get to the mountain, head to an Online Ticket Kiosk in the base area to get your Go Card. If you already have a season pass or Ikon Pass, you can skip this step. When it's time to ski or ride, place your Go Card in a jacket pocket, away from credit cards, cell phone, or other RFID-enabled tickets- chest or sleeve pockets are perfect. If you have a small child, you might need to give them a little boost to get their card scanned. It'll be adorable.

Step 3: Reload Your Go Card

Once you've gotten your Go Card, you can use it season after season- simply purchase your lift ticket online, and your Go Card will be automatically valid on the dates you purchased. There is a one-time $5 charge for the card itself, and if your card is lost or damaged, it's $5 for a replacement. 

If the front of your Go Card reads "Temporary Customer," register your Go Card first. Select your date on the Ticket Calendar, create an account, and input the Reload Number located on the front of the Go Card. The number begins with "1OK."

Go Cards 101 How to redeem and reload your Go Card


  • A Go Card is a reusable RFID-enabled lift ticket. 

  • New England Passes, Maine Passes, and Ikon Passes are all RFID-enabled. Once you receive your pass in the mail, simply put it in your pocket- you're ready to ride the lift. 

  • For Maine 4-Day tickets, check your confirmation email for a QR code. When you get to the mountain, scan your QR code from your phone at any Online Express Kiosk located in the Base Area to get your Go Card. You'll only have to do this step once- your valid days are automatically loaded onto your Go Card.

  • No, a hole punch will break your Go Card. The RFID gates can pick up the chip through your jacket, so just zip it in and get on the lift. 

  • Your Go Card or season pass can be replaced for $5 per card at Guest Services. Sorry, we can't replace Ikon Passes.  

  • Nope, you can reload your Go Card with multiple days and head straight to the lift.