Stop In and Ski Monarch By Rick | September 22, 2007 | 0 Crested Butte is giving out free lift tickets between Nov. 25 through Dec. 15. It’s also a four hour drive from Denver. Why not just stop at Monarch instead? Early season passes are only $27.00. And we always have better snow and no crowds. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Click here to cancel reply.