The Ticket office located in the top car-park (Los Peñones) is open to the public between 08.30 and 14.00 only when the Virgen de las Nieves chairlift is functioning.
You will be charged a refundable 3.00€ per lift pass.
The lift pass system works in a way that you do not have to physically show your pass at every lift.
Instead, keep it in a left-hand pocket, zipped up, and it is automatically detected by sensors at each lift which will then allow passage via a turnstyle.
Photos are now only required for season passes, for which they are equipped with a digital camera to take your photo there and then. This is then digitally transferred onto your lift pass.
At the end of your stay, there are a number of blue machines located around the resort and at the lift pass office whereby, on inserting your lift pass, you will be refunded your 3.00€.