Open
Season Start/End: 11/27 - 4/12
Elevation
:
10789ft - 11952ft
Trails
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23%| 26%| 40%| 11%
Lifts
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6
Lift Tickets
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from US$25.00 to US$69.00
Complete list of skipass prices

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Forecast

5"

Snowfall

50"

Snow Depth

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Monarch Mountain is an authentic Colorado ski resort with high elevations, abundant snowfall, gorgeous scenery and excellent terrain. The ski area is situated high along the Continental Divide in the Sawatch Range within the San Isabel National Forest near the towns of Salida, Buena Vista and Gunnison. The resort features amazing tree skiing, wide open alpine bowls and long intermediate trails.

Monarch Mountain is a perfect getaway for skiers and riders looking to avoid the crowds of the I-70 mega-resorts. Located about 150 miles southwest of Denver, Monarch Mountain is worth the trip to experience great natural terrain combined with short lift lines.

 

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Monarch Mountain is a great option for skiers and snowboarders in search of fresh powder and short lift lines. The ski area is relatively far away from Denver compared to some of the resorts along I-70 but offers less skier traffic on the slopes and in the car.

Monarch is situated along the continental divide and has ample tree skiing with wide open bowls and great intermediated cruisers. The snow-cat at Monarch shuttles skiers and snowboarders to expert terrain that is generally more advanced than some other ski area snow-cat operations.

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Monarch is a great option for families due to its affordable prices and in-expensive lodging options in Salida, Buena Vista and Gunnison. There is a mountain day lodge located at the base with ski and snowboard schools, ski rentals and child care. There is parking located directly at the base of the mountain.

Elevation

  • 11952ft
    Summit
  • 1162ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 10789ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 4
  • 1
  • 6
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    23%

  • Intermediate Runs

    26%

  • Advanced Runs

    40%

  • Expert Runs

    11%

  • Runs

    62

  • Terrain Parks

    2

  • Longest Run

    1 MILES

  • Skiable Terrain

    800 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 11/27/2014
  • Days Open Last Year: 143
  • Projected Closing Ski Season: 04/12/2015
  • Projected Days Open: 137
  • Years Open: 76
  • Average Snowfall: 350"

Monarch Mountain Reviews

  • lizotte700


    • 5
    31st January 2015

    Full review

      monarch is the best
     
  • kconcours93


    • 4
    31st January 2015

    Full review

      Real old fashion style family resort with no traffic, no lift lines , natural snow. Forget I-70 traffic. You just park and...
     
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  • Monaarch, Monarc, Monarch, Monarrch, Monnarch

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