Monarch daily lift tickets are a great deal. They start at $69 per day for adults, with great reductions for multi-day purchases. Most Colorado resort daily ticket passes start at $80 or (much) higher these days.
Buy your lift tickets online, and save the hassle on the hill.
Cool Tip – Ski half a day – start at 12:30 and get an adult pass for $50, start at 2pm for $30.
Teens and Junior tickets are even cheaper. Good discounts for multi-day ticket purchases.
Cooler Tip – Seniors (69 years and better) Ski for FREE! That’s right, oldsters walk up get a free ski pass and hit the slopes! Same for kids under 6 (with adult ticket purchase), FREE all day!
To buy your ticket walk up the main metal steps from the parking lot, turn left, and walk along the side of the main lodge where you will find the ticket window. Fork over the cash (or credit card) and get your ticket. Make sure to get a zip tie to attach it to your coat.
Some tips on how to wear a ski lift ticket.
Put the ticket in a really visible place, so the lift op does not have to look around for it, hiding it slows you down, and annoys the people behind you.
Don’t attach the ticket to your main jacket zipper pull. If you do, it will slap you in the face all day when you zip up your coat.
Don’t attach it to your pocket zipper pulls either. When you take the ‘way whipper’, it may pull off, along with the zipper pull. Lose your pass and wreck your zipper, bad news all the way around.
If you have any kind of ski jacket it will have a special little fabric tab with metal ring in the pocket or on the waistband of the jacket. This is designed to attach a lift ticket to. It should be long enough to securely attach the ticket and zip the pocket closed (with the ticket outside).
Finally, the ticket must be on a major item of clothing, not a glove or ski pole. If you put it on your hat, the ski area figures you are going to give this ticket/hat to someone else when you are done for the day.