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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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  • 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...

  • Mitchell Ackerman (5th February 2020)

    I've been coming here for years, and really like the place. It's smaller than most, but gets good snow and generally shorter...

  • Ward Family (3rd January 2020)

    Great time-we have been coming to Monarch for 10years

  • Catherine Swint (29th December 2019)

    Do not attempt to ski this mountain on a peak day unless you already have all your own gear!! They are miserably...

  • Lance d (11th December 2019)

    We are out of towners and love this mountain. We have passes for the large corp. resorts. We ski Monarch at least...

  • Ron Powell (9th December 2019)

    Have done two seasons and would like to give it bad review only to keep it for myself. We loved the experience...

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