Monarch Ski & Snowboard is the best value bar none! It is a great experience for ANY family REGARDLESS of ability. For those of you who are Double Diamond Studs & Studettes there's also Mirkwood just adjacent Monarch Mountain.
Forget all of those "Denver" Hoity-Toity Volvo/Beemer Ski Mountains! Stay in Salida & Ski Monarch! The snow is also 100% Natural! No Snow Machine-Made Snow!