Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Monarch Mountain

Planning a ski trip to Monarch Mountain? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Monarch Mountain stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Monarch Mountain review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

Overall Rating: 3.8

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.2
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 57
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.5
  • Nightlife
  • 1.9

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 32%
  • Beginner
  • 29%
  • Families
  • 44%
  • Intermediate
  • 38%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 26%
  • Advanced
  • 35%

Helpful Highlights:

Our family has always enjoyed our time skiing at Monarch. We love the fact that they have only “Real” natural snow. Setting on the Continental Divide you ma...

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  • 2

    Fun Until the End

    by alissa881 - 18th January 2010

    Pros: great snow, no lines


    We went to Monarch as a ski vacation over the weekend. It was a great day with a lot of good snow, no lift lines and friendly staff. The food in the lodge w... Full review

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  • 5

    Best Snow in Colorado

    by AltaP - 2nd November 2009

    Pros: Great Tree Skiing, Awesome Cat Skiing, Fluffy Powder

    Cons: Day was too short

    Great resort for everyone. Very family friendly. Great terrain and lots of snow. The nearby town of Salida offers cheap lodging, great food and an outsta... Full review

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  • 5

    Best secret in Colorado

    by newsance - 22nd March 2009

    Pros: SNOW, terrain, NO LIFT LINES

    Cons: Could use a more competitive season pass.

    Monarch is a great ski area. If you haven't skied it yet, DO SO. Its worth it. Snow is 100% natural and they get a ton of it! While this does mean that ... Full review

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  • 3

    Very Average

    by jfoldno7 - 21st February 2009

    Pros: Good Prices

    Cons: Slow lifts = bad lines, Lousy vertical, short runs

    I have been to Monarch a couple of times. This is one of the more average mountains in Colorado and to be honest I was not that impressed with their lifts ... Full review

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  • 5

    Best Snow Around

    by Bambi - 21st February 2009

    Pros: great natural snow, low prices, no lines, happy people

    Cons: 2+ hours from Denver

    I hadn't been to Monarch for years and a couple girlfriends and i went for a weekend recently and we all had a great time. It's getting to be a hastle driv... Full review

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  • 5

    Great Surprise!

    by Skimon - 17th February 2009

    Pros: Great snow, friendly people, short lines, affordable

    Cons: lodging is 20 miles away

    We recently did a trip from the front range to Crested Butte with the family. We decided to stop at Monarch on the way and were very plesently surprised by... Full review

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Twenty Or More, No More!

Monarch Mountain is changing the definition of group skiing/riding. Traditional group ski travel has been defined as a minimum of twenty to twenty-five people to receive group discounts. Not any longer at Monarch Mountain. Group pricing is now available to parties of ten or more with all-day adult lift tickets starting as low as $40.00. More


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