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Reviews for Monarch Mountain

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by: undefined undefined - 5th February 2020

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Not many people
Cheap lifts, zero steeps, cheap management

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Monarch is the cheapest resort in Colorado, but you get exactly what you pay for. They claim natural snow but it's because they are too cheap to pay for water rights. They have 5 lifts. One lift only runs on weekends, 2 lifts pick up and drop off in the exact same place. The scanners are old and end up backing up lines really bad because management is too cheap to buy proper ticket scanners, so you know they won't ever be upgrading the dangerous old-school lifts. The lines are made worse by the old slow lifts. Even Loveland and Cooper have been looking at upgrades and expansion. The management at this mountain are too cheap to pay the guys who run open snow for proper reports so they use weather bug, which just gets standard NOAA data. To add to this, the food prices are almost double that of far better resorts including mountains such as copper and Breckenridge. Anything remotely steep you have to hike 20 minutes to. They are completely unprepared for any type of crowd anywhere on the mountain. The say they are family friendly, but they don't even have a microwave to force people to purchase their overpriced food. They also relegate everyone to the bottom floor who hasn't purchased anything. You would think a place that says they are family friendly would have some safety features on lifts or something as simple as a microwave.

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  • Marshall (27th March 2021)

    We visited Monarch Mountain and were really impressed overall. It is affordable, uncrowded, and laid back. I had three kids with me,...

  • Goose Jarigese (20th February 2021)

    As a life long skier and pass holder at various areas from NM to CO Monarch is the least desirable of all...

  • Fred Floon (14th January 2021)

    Spent the day on the mountain on 13 Jan. Very, very boney, with large sections of dirt and rock exposed. Almost ruined...

  • John Pena (3rd January 2021)

    Hassle free, family friendly, bang for the buck skiing for all levels. I like to go 2 or 3 times a week...

  • Marcia Landwehr (11th December 2020)

    I have been skiing Monarch since the 60’s when the Forest Service shut down Wolf Creek. Mr Berry told my Dad we...

  • anonymous user (5th February 2020)

    Monarch is the cheapest resort in Colorado, but you get exactly what you pay for. They claim natural snow but it's because...

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