Roy Smith, Livewire’s President said, “We are pleased to be able to broaden our success from the Colorado ski market into the New England market. All of the conditions that helped us grow so quickly in Colorado are in place in this market. The resorts want to offer skiers a way to buy tickets ahead of time to skip the long lines at the mountain, and skiers are always looking for ways to spend more time skiing and less time in lines. Many of our mountains are offering their tickets through our system at a discount, which gives skiers an extra reason to buy from the kiosk.” As of this release, the ski resorts who have signed on to allow their tickets to be sold include Killington and Sugarbush in Vermont, Bretton Woods and Black Mountain in New Hampshire, Shawnee Peak in Maine, and Gore Mountain in New York. The initial kiosks will be located in North Conway, VT at Joe Jones Ski & Sport, Rutland, VT at Great Outdoor Trading, Glenmont, NY at Steiner Sports, and in Worcester, MA at Strand’s. Livewire’s Web site (www.livewirekiosk.com) always provides the most up to date listing of mountains and outlets so skiers are advised to check there prior to buying.
Additionally, Livewire announced that it is providing Killington resort in Killington, VT with a network of self service kiosks that will be placed around Killington’s vast seven mountain resort. These kiosks will sell tickets, dispense coupons, cross-promote Killington properties, and provide way-finding for guests. Killington, located in central Vermont, is the largest ski resort in the east and the fifth largest in the Unites States, generating over 1 million skier visits per season.
Founded in 1998, Livewire specializes in deploying Web-enabled self-service kiosks in retail spaces. Livewire’s kiosks support e-commerce, virtual inventory, customer service, and transactions to supercharge both retailer ROI and customer satisfaction. Recently, Livewire received “Best Retail Kiosk of 2003” awards from both Kiosk Magazine and trade show KIOSKCOM for its self service ticketing application.
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