Does the pass holder have to be present to pick up a Buddy or Ski With A Friend ticket? Yes, the pass holder must be present and display their pass in order to pick-up a Ski with a Friend or Buddy Ticket. Related articles I am a pass holder. How do I redeem a Ski With A Friend or Buddy Ticket this season? How do I request a refund? How can I find out if lift tickets will be available for the day I am planning to visit? What Is The Difference Between The Epic Day Pass And A Lift Ticket? Are Buddy/Ski With A Friend tickets returnable?