by: CaptainNoBeard - Apr 17, 2010

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 4

    Pros: Not very crowded, nice runs, nicer people, and cheap lift tix!!

    Cons: A little theft

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Mar 1, 2010

Full review

We went up to Monarch for spring break after some friends recommended to us, and i gotta say: Wow.

I mean, we had our doubts after looking for hotels in Soledo (and being trapped in a blizzard for five hours), but it all paid off in the end. Little to no lines, very few jerk employees and some nice runs with even better names (haha "SHAG NASTY").

And aside from some theft of gloves, which will happen anywhere, I had a blast. My only pointer is to keep a close eye on your stuff.

Oh, and P.S.- Don't stay in Soledo, talk about rip-off hotels; Drive on over to Gunnison (on the other side of the mountain) and get rooms for half the price at least.