Modern Lift Access


Modern Lift Access

Boyne Mountain Resort now uses RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) gates and hand scanners at all 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 lift tickets throughout the season, or use your RFID-enabled 2021/22 Season Pass or Ikon Pass. 

How It Works


Step 1: Purchase Your Ticket

To get a day ticket, go to shop.boynemountain.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 per 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 one of our nine conveniently located Pickup Boxes 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.


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

  • BOYNE Passes, Boyne Mountain 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. 

  • 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 the Season Pass Window located across from the Mountain Express chairlift. Sorry, we can't replace Ikon Passes.  

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