If you didn't buy a season pass, one will be stuck with the more expensive option of buying day lift tickets.
There are a number of places to buy local day lift tickets along the Front Range.
In the Denver area there is King Soopers, Safeway, REI, and Costco.
Along the Interstate 70 corridor, there is the Rental shop next to the truck stop in Dumont. One can also get the SkiFreeDeals coupon at the gas station in Idaho Springs.
None of these locations will be selling discounted day lift tickets to Vail, Beaver Creek, Steamboat, Aspen, or Telluride. Vail does sell multidays to Breckenridge/Keystone which will net you a day at Vail.
The Eldora Store in Boulder does sell day lift tickets to Eldora Mountain Resort. Loveland sells its day tickets at a number of sites. They are listed on their website.
If one needs day tickets to Monarch Mountain or Crested Butte, Costco is an option as well. Those are the only tickets I've seen offered so far for the 2014-2015 ski season.
REI sells day tickets in select stores in Colorado, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. Availability varies by store. More information on their website.
Expect all the Epic Pass choices valid for the 2015-2016 season to go on sale in March. If one needs a four day pass to Breckenridge, buy the 4 Day Epic Pass if it is offered.
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