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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  • 3

    Small one day trip.

    by benjaminsawyer - 12th March 2012

    Pros: Easy to take a one day trip.

    Cons: It is small.

    Know that this place is really small. It is not a resort. It is not a place for an advanced skier to spend more than one day. If you know this then it wi... Full review

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  • 3

    Monarch Mountain Review

    by anonymous_user - 16th February 2008



    The lodge used to be a lot more group and family friendly. For example sack lunches are relegated to a tent and may not be eaten in the lodge itself. Coole... 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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  • 2

    Monarch Mountain

    by John Brooks - 24th December 2013

    Pros: soft snow

    Cons: broken lifts, unmarked rocks

    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 fr... Full review

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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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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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