by: John Brooks - 24th December 2013

  • 2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced/Expert
  • 2All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3Family Friendly
  • 1Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
soft snow
broken lifts, unmarked rocks

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.
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