Monarch Mountain Ski Resort

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# 7Family Friendly in North America
# 7Family Friendly in United States
# 5Family Friendly in Colorado
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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 Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

61"
39"
26"
13"
0"
0"
Nov
35"
Dec
26"
Jan
51"
Feb
43"
Mar

Terrain Overview

23%
Beginners Runs
27%
Intermediate Runs
38%
Advanced Runs
13%
Expert Runs
64
Runs in Total
1.0 mi
Longest Run
800 ac
Skiable Terrain

Total Lifts: 7

0
Gondolas & Trams
0
Eight Person Lifts
0
High Speed Sixes
0
High Speed Quads
1
Quad Chairs
0
Triple Chairs
4
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

11952'
Summit
1162'
Vertical Drop
10790'
Base

Important Dates

November 26, 20212021/11/26

Projected Opening

April 10, 20222022/04/10

Projected Closing

136

Projected Days Open

136

Days Open Last Year

1939

Years Open

350"

Average Snowfall
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