Monarch Mountain

by: John Brooks - Dec 24, 2013

  • Overall Rating 2
  • Family Friendly 3
  • All Mtn. Terrain 2
  • Terrain Park 3
  • Nightlife 1

    Pros: soft snow

    Cons: broken lifts, unmarked rocks

    Recommended For: Singles

Full review

Monarch Mountain is plagued with multiple lift stoppages, and breakdowns which can leave one stranded for up to an hour, on a lift, with no communication from the ski patrol for lift maintenance crew.

Likewise the Monarch ski patrol cannot be bothered to mark obstacles ( rocks) which can destroy skis and break human body parts.

The lift line mazes are not skier friendly, and are designed whereby skiiers have to exert the maximum amount of effort to enter, so the minimum amount of staff can be utilized.

The owners of Monarch would rather build new lodges and create multiple bars, then invest in a skier friendly, user friendly mountain.