I was recommended to look at Liftopia for lift tickets, and was looking at Stowe. For the pickup instructions, they state:
Tickets can only be redeemed at the Spruce Peak Base Lodge and the Mansfield Base Lodge. Tickets may not be redeemed at the Midway, Gondola and Toll Road Ticket Offices. Tickets may only be redeemed once, and every ticket requires a valid ID and the Liftopia voucher. You will be required to print out and hand over this voucher to redeem your tickets at Stowe. All Stowe tickets will be loaded onto a rechargeable RFID card called the Evolution Stowe Card.
Please note, there is a $5 nonrefundable charge for this RFID card.
Knowing very little about this resort, I was confused reading that and had some questions:
1) Is the redemption at Mansfield Base Lodge simply to GET the lift ticket - that the lift ticket itself is valid for the entire mountain?
2) Is this lodge inaccessible, or perfectly reasonable to pick this up there and hit the slopes?
3) The $5 RFID - I assume if I purchase multiple tickets (multiple days) that I do not need to pay the $5 for RFID card each time?