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Best Ski Pass Holder-10 Stylish Options

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OK, so now you have your Epic Pass or your IKON Pass or any other ski pass or lift ticket that lets you have fun on the slopes. How do you keep it secure and accessible? Do you use the free metal wickets or plastic zip ties that the resort provides? Well, if you’re looking for something with a little more style, then check out this list of ski pass keepers.

Most passes are equipped with an RFID chip reader so you don’t need to actually show the pass to the liftie you just need to have it somewhere under all your clothes and they can scan it. However, smaller ski areas will still need to see it and scan it, so, it’s all about versatility. Here are 10 convenient ways to wear your ski pass or lift ticket.


See also: 5 Ways to save on Vail Ski Tickets


Best Ski Pass Holders


Armband Ski Pass Holder

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This is a great idea, wear your ski pass, some cash and maybe a key on your arm. Very convenient and easy to know where your pass and important items are and safely protected by the sleeve of your coat.

When you need to show your pass or ID,  just pull back your sleeve.

This pass keeper is best for those with medium to larger wrists, if you have smaller wrists, try the Adjustable ID Card Holder with two customizable elastic straps to fit ANY size arm.

  • Flexx ID Pro, is a ski pass holder with a pocket and is ideal for holding your pass and a credit card and a room key card.
  • Designed to be worn on your arm.
  • Has a clear cover that securely holds your ski pass in place and can be easily scanned.
  • Additional zippered pocket can carry folded bills, a key or other small items.
  • The clear cover is securely sewn to a spandex, cotton and polyester blend sleeve that makes it cool, breathable and comfortable to wear.
  • Machine washable makes it easy to care for.
  • Fits medium to large size wrist

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Goggle Strap Ski Pass Holder Click to buy Goggle Pocket Ski Pass Holder

Goggle Strap Ski Pass Holders are brilliant, especially for kids. Attach it to their goggle strap and they won’t play with it, take it off or lose it, it’s FANTASTIC. Also, perfect for adults as you just place it in the holder on your goggle strap in the beginning of the season and forget about it. It can always be easily scanned as it is never hidden under outerwear.

  • Holds a standard-sized season pass securely in the pocket.
  • Snaps securely onto your goggle strap.
  • Open frame offers better scanning of ski pass barcodes.
  • Cold weather-resistant material means no breaking in cold temps.
  • Place your pass into the Goggle pocket, attach to your goggle strap, and show your pass to the liftie. You do not need to dig your pass out of your coat.
  • Great for kids, less chance of losing their pass.

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The Liftie Goggle Strap Ski Pass Holder Click to buy the The Liftie Goggle Ski Pass Holder

Another great goggle strap ski pass holder but this one is made of fun colors. Goggle strap ski passes really are a great way to easily display your pass or lift ticket.

  • Fits standard-sized season pass (3-3/8 in X 2-1/8 in).
  • Attaches to goggle straps up to 1 ¾ in wide.
  • Fits all helmet sizes, kid through adult.
  • Season pass securely clicks into place.
  • Season pass is removable, if needed.
  • Ski pass holder attaches safely and securely to your goggles and contours to your helmet.
  • Attach the Liftie at the beginning of the season and never forget or lose your pass again.
  • Hands free; No need to remove your gloves or unzip your coat to display your pass.
  • The Liftie is available in a variety of vibrant colors.
  • Keeps the magnetic strip on pass protected.
  • The Liftie is super-helpful with kids!

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GOVO Ski Pass Holder w/Metal Clip

Click to buy the GOVO Ski Pass HolderThis is perfect for those who love cool, overly engineered (in a good way) products that won’t let you down. The clear, plastic window on one side allows you to see your ski pass and barcode while the other side acts as a wallet.

  • This ski pass holder is SUPER COOL, military inspired and will definitely impress your friends and family.
  • The original GOVO Ski Pass Holder/Wallet started on Kickstarter.
  • Durable design with 2mm thick poly carbonate screen and body frame secured by steel fasteners. The lanyard clip/connector is made from manganese steel. .
  • This ski pass holder and wallet allows you to wear it with a lanyard or clip to your belt, pocket, key chain, backpack, whatever. Lanyard IS NOT included, must be purchased separately.
  • The strong internal steel spring holds cards fast.
  • Anti-Scratch design prevents scratches on the clear plastic insert
  • Military inspired, durable and lightweight.
  • This is the most durable, over engineered ski pass holder ever!

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Retractable Lanyard & Pass Holder

Click to Buy VanGogh Ski Pass Lanyard

Perfect for the art lover, this lanyard and ski pass keeper is beautiful thanks to the vibrant of Art masterpieces printed on the straps. These lanyards are so unique and just visually cool. It’s like wearing an artistic masterpiece around your neck. Choose VanGogh, Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Monet and more.

  • Unique lanyards with prints of beautiful art masterpieces features a ski pass holder with both clear plastic window and one front pocket and 2 back pockets for ID, cash or credit cards or anything else you can think of.
  • It has a breakaway safety clip for quick release if caught and a snap buckle release so you can carry your ski pass and/or keys anywhere.
  • Includes a carabiner key chain LED flashlight with key ring (batteries included).
  • Lanyard is 20 inches long (51 CM) length from neck to top of badge clip
  • Lanyard fabric is soft, washable 100% polyester and has a lovely silky feel.
  • PU leather Ski Pass holder. PU leather is real leather that has been treated with a polyurethane coating.
  • Other Artists and works of art available including Claude Monet, Gustav Klimt, Joan Miro, Picasso and Jackson Pollock.

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Heavy Duty Retractable Ski Pass Holder

Click to buy heavy duty retractable ski pass holder

When you are looking for something small and unobtrusive this is perfect. Attach it to a zipper or ski pant belt loop. You can just pull it out 34 inches when you need to access it or just keep it retracted and it will stay in place next to your zipper belt loop or back pack strap.

  • Retractable ski pass holder has a cord length of 34 inches.
  • Retracting Lanyard is durable and will withstand up to 100,000 Pulls!
  • Lobster Claw Carabiner can attach to jacket or ski pant belt loop
  • Swivel Hook is perfect for lit tickets and ski passes
  • Strong clips, sturdy design.

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Rhinestone Lanyard Click to buy Rhinestone Laynard

Looking for a little BLING? This Crystal Ski Pass Holder with sparkling strap is gorgeous and perfect for anybody who likes a little extra sparkle.

  • Great for a girls’ trip or a bachelorette party.
  • Beautiful, sparkling cord is very durable but the cute rhinestones on the retractable spool can be worn off with lots of skiing.
  • Available with safety clasp or retractable cord
  • Each order includes 7 colors; Black, White, Red,Rose Red, Pink, Purple and Gold
  • Made of high quality Crystal beads inside a Nylon net.
  • Retractable cord length of 32.9 “
  • Change lanyard colors to suit your mood or outfit.

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Leather Ski Pass Holder & Wallet Click to buy Leather Ski Pass

The Ski Pass Holder Wallet boasts a very classic look. Looks great on both men and women and is easy to use. This keeper will last a long time and look good doing it. Holds a ski pass,  credit card, and maybe some bills. Comes in cool colors if black is just a little too classic for you.

  • 2-Sided Vertical Style ID Badge Holder with a 2.54″x3.6″ window on the front and a pocket on the back
  • Holder is Made of Premium Durable PU leather which means this leather has a polyurethane coating and has a smoother, even grain which makes it easier to clean.
  • Front ID window is a clear cover for visibility and protection
  • Holds up to 3 cards
  • Strong and soft 22″ Polyester detachable lanyard.
  • Available in 4 colors pink, purple, gold, black
  • Specially designed like a slender wallet

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Vinyl Retractable Ski Pass Holder with Lanyard Click to buy Vinyl Retractable Ski Pass Holder


Tried and true. When two is better than one, this is a great way to buy multiple pass holders for a good price. Water-resistant and will hold a ski pass and up to six additional cards, lots of space. RFID chips can easily be read under your jacket or quickly take it out using the retractable cord if you need to show the liftie your pass. Super easy, super convenient for you and your ski buddy.

  • Roomy, large Ski Pass Holder – 3.75 x 2.75” (94x70mm)
  • Will hold up to 7 credit cards.
  • Water-Resistant pouch is a clear resealable zipper keeps out snow and moisture.
  • Lanyard Length:17.75”(45cm)
  • 23.6″ Long Extension Retractable Cord makes it easy to take out of your jacket or shirt anytime you may need to access the pass holder.
  • Clear window makes scanning your ski pass easy.
  • Each order includes two lanyards and pass/badge holders with reels

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Retracting Ski Pass Keeper Click here for retracting Ski Pass Holder

Great for the McGuyvers in your ski group. The retractable Ski Pass Holder can hold keys and other small items as well as a ski pass. It has 3 clips where you can attach tons of stuff including keys, whistle, flashlight, a USB flash drive, micro multi-tool, pretty much anything that can be clipped.

  • The durable poly carbonate case makes this ski pass holder super strong, light, and the zinc-alloy carabiner easily clips onto belt loops, or packs, keeping your ski pass accessible and secure.
  • KEY-BAK is the only USA-made ski pass retractor with a carabiner attachment.
  • Professional grade, super durable and will last three times longer than the competition.
  • 2 keepers per order

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Video about Liftie Goggle Strap Pass


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What do you think of these 10 best Ski Pass Holders? What is your favorite way to wear your Ski Pass? Is there a device you use that hasn’t been included on this list? We’d love to hear from you, let us know your thoughts, comments and any greats stories about your favorite or most-hated ski pass holder.

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6 Comments

  • Dhayours

    If I’m to choose one of the ski pass holders, I’ll choose the arm band because it’s the most reliable for me. The Goggle strap may not be completely secure enough. But I’ve gone skiing before and all the times, I used the arm band. Hopefully one day, I’ll try some other like the GOVO ski pass holder. 

    • ThinkVail

      Hi Dhayours, so glad to hear you like the Armband Ski Pass Holder.  I cannot use it because my arm and wrist is to small but I have male friends who swear by them, just like you. They are a super innovative way to keep your ski pass close to you without it getting in the way and the fact that it has an extra pocket for additional credit cards, keys or cash is an added plus.The Goggle Strap ski pass holder is very secure but a lot of people have your same concern, so I understand.

  • Joe Handigr

    Love the Goggle Strap Ski Pass Keeper, so cool. I’m always afraid of losing my pass, so this will come in handy.
    I like how you can attach it to your helmet, it’s completely hands-free as I just saw on the video.

    Would you happen to know if its reliable as in sturdy enough so that it doesn’t fall off easily?
    If not then I think I’ll go with the wallet and lanyard, and the head attachments for the kids I think.

    • ThinkVail

      Hi Joe,

      Thanks for the comment yes the Liftie Ski Goggle Ski Pass Holder is really cool and super easy to use.  It is reliable and attaches by two large pieces of hard plastic that are part of the liftie so no chance of it coming off by mistake.  It is on there.  This is the preferred method for kids because they can’t really take it off and lose it like with a lanyard or any type of clip. Once it’s on their helmet they pretty much forget about it for the entire season.  Very little chance of them losing their ski pass or lift ticket or leaving it somewhere by mistake. 

  • Geraffi

    I’ve used the Liftie but it didn’t work well for my pass (Ikon) because the edges covered the barcode, so I had to take out the pass every time one of the lift attendants needed to scan my pass (which was every run at Tremblant). I also didn’t feel that it was very secure. The pass slides in from the end, and I would occasionally notice that it was starting g to slide out a bit. Just an honest review. Needless to say I’m in the market for a new pass holder.

    • ThinkVail

      Hi Geraffi, Thanks so much for sharing your experience of using the Liftie Ski Pass Holder. It sounds like your IKON pass is not RFID equipped which allows hands free access at the lifts. RFID passes have a built in antenna so the scanner picks up the frequency in the area of the passholder but does not need to scan the pass specifically like they had to do with yours.

      Ikon has several resorts with RFID but it seems Mont Tremblant in Canada is not one of them. You may want to try the Goggle Strap Ski Pass Holder which is a lot like the Liftie but with a smaller frame so your bar code might not be covered like it was with the Liftie. Also the ski pass should be secure in the holder but you could always add a rubber band or thin ziptie around the holder for extra security if you still feel hesitant that it might come out.

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