RBC Friday Friend Pass: Get a Free Lift Ticket for a Friend

RBC Avion cardholders can get extra value out of their cards by taking advantage of the Friday Friend Pass benefit.

The RBC Friday Friend Pass is essentially a “buy one, get one free” feature for lift tickets at 13 eligible ski resorts across Canada during the 2023/2024 season, helping you and a friend save on your winter activities.

RBC Friday Friend Pass: Get a Free Lift Ticket for a Friend

The RBC Friday Friend Pass can be accessed by using your eligible RBC Avion Visa card to pay for a lift ticket at one of the 13 eligible resorts through each individual resort’s dedicated booking portal.

By purchasing one lift ticket, you get a second lift ticket of equivalent or lesser value for free.

In order to be eligible for this feature, you’ll need to hold one of the following RBC Avion credit cards:

RBC Avion Credit Cards
Credit Card Best Offer Value
Up to 55,000 RBC Avion points†
$120 annual fee
Up to 55,000 RBC Avion points† $1,080 Apply Now
Up to 55,000 RBC Avion points†
$120 annual fee
Up to 55,000 RBC Avion points† $1,080 Apply Now
55,000 RBC Avion points† $826 Apply Now
35,000 RBC Avion points
$120 annual fee
35,000 RBC Avion points $580 Apply Now
35,000 RBC Avion points $525 Apply Now

The buy-one-get-one lift tickets must be purchased using your eligible RBC Avion card, and you’ll need to bring the card with you to the resort, as some of them require that you show the card to pick up the passes.

Lift tickets vary in price based on the resort and which type of ticket you purchase. Regardless of which type of lift pass you choose, this feature has the potential to be quite valuable, and offers an incentive to keep your card year after year.

The Friday Friend Pass feature can be used during the 2023/2024 season at the following 13 resorts:

Each resort has a slightly different set of rules and a slightly different way to book the tickets, so you’ll want to check out the websites of each location you’re thinking of visiting.

RBC Avion has also listed its own set of terms and conditions for the Friday Friend Pass, which you can find below.

Ultimately, the two most important things to note here are that the purchase must be made on an eligible RBC Avion Visa credit card, and that you are limited to one free pass per cardholder per Friday.

Terms and Conditions

Offer available only on Fridays throughout the 2023/2024 ski season at participating resorts across Canada. Cannot be combined with additional offers from resorts and is limited to one redemption per RBC Avion Visa cardholder, per Friday. Purchase must be made with an RBC Avion Visa credit card and presented at the time of purchase / redemption. Offer may be amended or withdrawn at any time and is subject to resort capacity restrictions and other terms and conditions. The applicable resort, nor Royal Bank of Canada, is responsible for the sale and terms and conditions applicable to your lift ticket which are available at the resort’s website. Visit rbc.com/avionski for more offer details.

Is the RBC Friday Friend Pass a Good Deal?

The RBC Friday Friend Pass is a great deal if you’re planning to go to any of the 13 resorts that are participating in the program, and you’d like to take a friend.

By using your RBC Avion card and buying your lift tickets through the designated portal on each resort’s website, you stand to save a significant amount of money.

For example, the cost of a Friday all-day adult lift ticket at Revelstoke Mountain Resort costs $179 (all figures in CAD) plus tax. That means that by purchasing two tickets using your RBC Avion Visa card, you’ll only pay $187.95 for you and a friend enjoy a Friday together on the slopes.

As another option, you could purchase two adult lift tickets for a Friday at Blue Mountain Ski Resort, where the pair of passes would only cost $129 plus tax, instead of $258 plus tax.

The ability to get a second lift pass for free is a great perk for couples with flexible working schedules or for anyone planning a ski trip and looking to save on the overall cost.

Also, the pass can be used every Friday, letting you take advantage of the benefit multiple times during the season and stacking your savings.

Given that the 2023/2024 winter season extends into April 2024 for most of the participating locations, if you were committed to going to a resort every Friday of the season with a friend, you could stand to save over $3,000 while checking out different resorts.

It’s worth noting that a couple of the resorts only let you use the Friday Friend Pass for adult lift tickets; however, most of the resorts will allow you to purchase two lift tickets in any age category.

Additionally, keep in mind that you’ll save the most money by using the benefit on the purchase of the more expensive adult tickets rather than on a child’s ticket.

However, if you already have a season pass at a resort, the Friday Friend Pass can be a great way to bring multiple friends or children at a discounted rate.

For example, at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, you could buy one child’s lift pass and receive one for free, saving you $68 plus tax and letting you bring two children for the price of one.

Conclusion

The RBC Friday Friend Pass is a valuable benefit that offers you a free lift pass on Fridays during the 2023/2024 season when you buy another lift pass of the same or higher value using your RBC Avion card.

It’s nice to see a unique feature like this adding value for cardholders and providing an incentive to keep the card year after year.

If you’re planning on enjoying the slopes at any of the 13 eligible resorts, you’ll certainly want to take advantage of this opportunity to save on your lift tickets. 

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