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How is the "ski tie" different from a regular cable tie (zip tie)?

The "ski tie" easily snaps together without that protruding end that a regular tie has. It will only go together and positively lock one way. Unlike a regular tie, if the "ski tie" is cut it cannot be re-used. The locking mechanism has been designed to be durable and function in extreme weather conditions. This "ski tie" was designed for one purpose, securing a lift ticket. It is a single use product thereby greatly reducing shrinkage.

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What type of security does the "ski tie" provide?

The "ski tie" is a strong, state of the art single use tie for securing a lift ticket. When fastened it forms a loop to retain the lift ticket. If the tie is cut off it cannot be used again. This helps to prevent ticket swapping. Nothing is completely tamper proof. These ties are extremely tamper resistant. The "ski tie" is not available at the retail level and is only sold to ski and mountain bike resorts. They are available in several standard colors or may be ordered in a custom color.

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What standard colors do the "ski ties" come in?

Red, Black, Forest Green, Royal Blue, Purple, Yellow and Orange.

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What do our customers/resorts say about "ski ties"?

Resorts large and small have told us the "ski tie" has increased their bottom line by reducing ticket swapping. The ease of use of the "ski tie" makes our customers happier. It eliminates that messy paper backing from the pressure sensitive labels that ends up all over the place. The non-pressure sensitive label and tie combo has allowed us to take advantage of sponsor and merchant advertising. Our ticketing process has become an asset, not a liability. We actually create income from advertising.

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What does the resort guest think of the "ski tie"?

The feedback we have been getting is extremely positive. Most all consumers prefer the ease of using a "ski tie". Parents especially like the simple attachment method for their children. No more sticky backed ticket hassles.

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What size does the "ski tie" come in?

The "ski tie" is available in a 5 inch length.

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What are some of the drawbacks to pressure sensitive tickets?

The trash on the floor, a by-product from the peel off backing is a common problem. Problems often occur reading the bar codes on a poorly attached ticket or one that has been folded unevenly over the wicket. The potential of added revenue is lost by not having an advertising tear off common to a non-adhesive ticket.

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What are some of the common problems using wickets?

We have heard many complaints about the wickets. They oftentimes get tangled on the carriers and the customer will end up taking several. This equates into significant shrinkage/waste. They are not as user friendly as a "ski tie".

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What is involved in the transition from pressure sensitive (sticky tickets) to flat tickets?

In most cases this is a very simple transition. Of course this depends on the size of your resort and the equipment you may already have or want. Frequently all that is involved is just ordering a different ticket stock. Of course you can add extras such as thermal printers, digital cameras, and accounting software. Making the transition opens up so many doors as you get away from those old fashioned wickets. Let us direct you to some of our excellent business partners that can assist you in the transition.

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What are the advantages to using a flat ticket compared to a pressure sensitive ticket?

No waste, no mess and no wickets equates to happier customers and a happier resort. Utilize income producing advertising - your accounting departments loves this.

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Will the "ski tie" work if I'm already using a zip tie?

The "ski tie" should fit through the same hole as a regular zip tie.

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Are samples available?

Yes, free samples can be obtained by calling us at 818-706-2424, or faxing us at 818-707-3347, or e-mail us at info@skities.com.

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