Two types of discounted lift tickets to share with friends and family

BUDDY TICKETS & SKI WITH A FRIEND TICKETS

TWO WAYS TO SAVE

BUDDY TICKETS

Best Value: Highest discounted tickets to share with friends and family

Limited Time: Buddy Tickets are only available for certain passes purchased by May 31. Pass Holders who purchase before the deadline will receive 10 Buddy Tickets with their pass

Set Discount: Buddy Tickets offer a flat-rate discount at each of our resorts

SKI WITH A FRIEND TICKETS

Value: Discounted tickets to share with friends and family

Included with passes: Ski With A Friend Tickets are included with certain passes purchased at any point before the season begins. Pass Holders will receive 6 Ski With A Friend Tickets to share with friends and family

Variable Discount: Ski With A Friend Tickets provide savings based on that day's ticket price at each of our resorts

Direct Comparison
10 Buddy Tickets 6 Ski With A Friend Tickets
Eligible for passes* purchased before May 31 Yes Yes
Eligible for passes* purchased after May 31
No
Yes
Highest discount  Yes No 
Set pricing throughout the season  Yes No

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

Q: What are Ski With A Friend and Buddy Tickets?

A: Pass Holders receive discounted tickets loaded onto your pass for friends and family (more if you buy your pass in the spring!). So, grab a friend and come visit one of our world-class resorts

 

Q: Do I have to be with my friend when they pick up their ticket? 
A: Yes, Pass Holders must be present and display their pass in order to pick-up a Ski With A Friend or Buddy Ticket.

 

Q: Can I use my Ski With A Friend or Buddy Tickets at all resorts where I can use my pass? 
ASki With A Friend and Buddy Tickets can only be used at our 34 owned and operated North American resorts. They cannot be used at any of our partner resorts.

 

Q: How do I see how many Ski With A Friend or Buddy Tickets I have? 
A: To see the number of Ski With A Friend or Buddy Tickets, a Pass Holder must sign into “My Epic Account” at EpicPass.com, click on the “Passes” tab, and navigate to the “Benefit Tickets” section

 

Q: Who can use Ski With A Friend or Buddy Tickets? 
A: Anyone! Pass Holders can purchase discounted tickets for friends and family or they can use them for themselves on days where their pass is blacked out or at resorts where their pass does not have access.

 

Q: Can Ski With A Friend or Buddy Tickets be used any day of the season? 
A: Yes, Ski With A Friend and Buddy Tickets can be used any day at the desired resort.

 

Q: Can I purchase a Ski With A Friend or Buddy Ticket the same day I want to ski or ride?

A: Yes, you may purchase Ski With A Friend or Buddy Tickets for same-day use, online or in-person. The Pass Holder must be present with their pass to pick up tickets at the window.

Q: I am a Pass Holder. How do I redeem a Ski With A Friend or Buddy Ticket this season? 
A: Ski With A Friend and Buddy Tickets will be available for purchase online and in-person at the window this season. However, we highly encourage individuals to purchase online vs. at the window. Once purchased, Ski With A Friend and Buddy Tickets must be picked by the Pass Holder at the Resort by displaying their pass. 

To purchase Ski With A Friend or Buddy Tickets online, a Pass Holder must sign into “My Epic Account” at EpicPass.com, click on the “Passes” tab, and navigate to the “benefit tickets” section. You can select the specific day and resort for use after you click on “Buy For A Buddy” or “Buy For A Friend”.

 

Q: Which type of ticket should I send to my friend?

A: That depends! The easiest way to compare pricing is to click "Buy for a Friend" and "Buy for a Buddy" above and compare pricing.

 

Q: How does my friend get their ticket?

A: Once your friend has purchased the ticket, you (the Pass Holder) have to present your pass and pick up the ticket at the Resort.

 

Q: How do I know when my friends have bought their tickets?

A: The Pass Holder will receive an email when a ticket associated with their account has been redeemed. You will also see the available tickets in your account change once a purchase is made. In the event the Pass Holder does not have an email on file, an email will be sent to the Head of Household for the account.

 

Q: Can I cancel a ticket after I have emailed it?

A: No, a ticket cannot be canceled after you have emailed it. However, it is not removed from your account until the ticket has been purchased online.

 

Q: I’ve sent tickets to my friends, why are they still showing available?

A: The available tickets in your account does not change until a purchase is made.

 

Q: Why did my friend get an error?

A: The most common reason your friend will get an error when trying to purchase is if the first date of the tickets has already passed. You will need to re-send the link to them.

 

Q: Where are my Bring A Friend tickets for my Whistler Blackcomb pass?

A: Currently, Bring A Friend tickets are not available within My Account. Please visit the ticket window at the resort to redeem Bring A Friend tickets. Learn More about Bring a Friend tickets

Q: Is my lift ticket refundable? 

A: If your plans change, your lift ticket is refundable (terms apply)Any unused days on your lift ticket are fully refundable until 5 PM MT on the last day of your ticket. For example, if you buy a ticket dated February 1st-5th, you have until 5pm MT on February 5th to request a refund for any unused days on your ticket.  

Refund requests received after 5 PM MT on the last day of your ticket will not be honored, except in certain circumstances (See terms for full details)

 

Q: How do I request a refund?

A: To request a refund, you need to do one of the following:

  • Visit the resort ticket window no later than the last day of your ticket

  • Contact customer service at (970)-754-0005 by no later than 5 PM MT on the last day of your ticket

 

Q: What if Vail Resorts closes a resort or cancels my ticket due to Covid-19 - how will refunds be handled?

A: Your safety is our priority, and it is possible that we will have to cancel your ticket due to Covid-19.  In the event that we make the difficult decision to close a resort or cancel your ticket, we will strive to do so in advance of your visit, and we will issue you a full or partial refund depending on the number of lift ticket days affected. In the event of a resort closure or ticket cancellation, we will make an effort to notify you directly by email. We encourage you to also check the relevant resort website, Facebook page, or Instagram account for notifications. While we will do our best to issue your refund promptly, we cannot guarantee that your refund will be processed within a specified period of time (See terms for full details)    

 

Q: What if I am injured or fall sick – can I request a refund?

A: Unused lift tickets are fully refundable until 5 PM MT on the last day of your ticket.

To request a refund for an un-used or partially used ticket due to injury or illness, you need to do one of the following:

  • Visit the resort ticket window no later than the last day of your ticket by 5 PM MT

  • Contact customer service at (970)-754-0005 by no later than 5 PM MT on the last day of your ticket 5 PM MT 

 

Reminder: You should not come to the resort if you: (i) are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19 not due to a known health condition, (ii) tested positive or were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 10 days, (iii) have been directed by public health or a medical provider to quarantine or isolate, or (iv) have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (see CDC guidelines)

Q: What passes come with Buddy and Ski With A Friend Tickets?

A: Buddy Tickets are only offered to guests who purchased their eligible ski pass prior to the 5/31/2021 pass deadline. Passes purchased before 5/31/2021 that are not eligible for Buddy Tickets include: Epic Day Pass, Keystone Crested Butte 4-packWhistler Blackcomb Pass Products and Epic SchoolKids. 

  

Passes eligible for Buddy Tickets include:

  • Epic Products: Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass

  • Colorado Pass Products: Summit Value pass, Keystone Plus Pass, Crested Butte Pass

  • Tahoe Pass Products: Tahoe Local Pass, Tahoe Value Pass, Kirkwood Pass

  • Northeast Pass Products: Northeast Value Pass*, Northeast Midweek Pass

  • Park City Pass Products: Park City Youth Pass

  • Stevens Pass Pass Products: Stevens Pass Premium Pass*, Stevens Pass Select Pass

  • Other Pass Products: Afton Alps Pass, Afton Alps College Night Pass, Afton Alps Family Pass, Afton Alps Friends Pass, Mt Brighton Pass, Mt Brighton College Night Pass, Mt Brighton Family Pass, Wilmot Pass, Wilmot Family Pass, Ohio Pass**, Hidden Valley Pass, Snow Creek Pass, Paoli Peaks Pass, 65+ Keystone Breck Pass, Senior 70+ 10 Pass, Merchant Epic Pass, Merchant Epic Local Pass, Merchant Tahoe Pass

 

Passes eligible for Ski With A Friend Tickets include:

  • Epic Products: Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, Epic Military Pass (Active, Retired, Veteran & Dependent)

  • Colorado Pass Products: Summit Value pass, Keystone Plus Pass, Crested Butte Pass

  • Tahoe Pass Products: Tahoe Local Pass, Tahoe Value Pass, Kirkwood Pass

  • Northeast Pass Products: Northeast Value Pass*, Northeast Midweek Pass

  • Park City Pass Products: Park City Youth Pass

  • Stevens Pass Pass Products: Stevens Pass Premium Pass*, Stevens Pass Select Pass

  • Other Pass Products: Afton Alps Pass, Afton Alps College Night Pass, Afton Alps Family Pass, Afton Alps Friends Pass, Mt Brighton Pass, Mt Brighton College Night Pass, Mt Brighton Family Pass, Wilmot Pass, Wilmot Family Pass, Ohio Pass**, Hidden Valley Pass, Snow Creek Pass, Paoli Peaks Pass, 65+ Keystone Breck Pass, Senior 70+ 10 Pass, Merchant Epic Pass, Merchant Epic Local Pass, Merchant Tahoe Pass, Adaptive Full Pass, Adaptive Tahoe Pass, Adaptive Urban Pass, Adaptive 5-day Pass, Adaptive Tahoe 5-day Pass, Eagle & Lake Student Pass, Summit & Lake Student Pass, Eagle/Summit/Lake School Employee Pass, Eagle & Lake School Employee Pass, Summit & Lake School Employee Pass, BC Club Member Pass, BC Club Non-Member Pass, BG Club Pass, BC Club Charter Member Pass, BC Club Charter Non-Member Pass

  

Note: Unless explicitly stated, all age groups are included. 
*80+/90+ & Tot Passes do not receive Buddy Tickets or Ski With A Friend Tickets. **Ohio Tot Pass does not receive Buddy Tickets or Ski With A Friend Tickets.