I noticed that Breckenridge & Copper now use plastic fasteners for tickets - can't remember if they did that in the past.
I included that line in about transferability to see what kind of reaction I would get. Stowe actually sells a ticket good for two people. The ticket is designed for families with babies. Mom looks after the baby in the lodge while Dad takes some runs and then they switch off. This is cool, and it encourages more people to ski. Also, Mom and Dad inevitably spend lots of $ in the lodge while they anxiously wait for their spouse to finish his or her turns. J
I don't advocate transferring tickets, however, unless a resort authorizes it even though I think it would be in the interest of many resorts to sell a family ticket like the one I mentioned.
I do advocate Quick Links. They allow you to take your tickets off to wash a jacket or to change into another article of clothing. In this climate, I often start out wearing a Gore-Tex shell with a fleece lining and end the day in shirtsleaves or in a Windstopper vest. Quick Links enable me to make quick changes, and that's my argument if I ever get challenged by a lifty.
PS I may give Franz a ski ticket to chew on in exchange for the link. :-)