Monarch Mountain Ski Resort

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Overview

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.

 

 

Inside Scoop

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.

Plan Your Trip

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

67"
42"
28"
14"
0"
13"
Nov
54"
Dec
55"
Jan
54"
Feb
42"
Mar
14"
Apr
0"
May

Terrain Overview

23%
Beginners Runs
27%
Intermediate Runs
38%
Advanced Runs
13%
Expert Runs
67
Runs in Total
1 mi
Longest Run
800 ac
Skiable Terrain

Total Lifts: 7

1
Quad Chairs
4
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

11952'
Summit
1162'
Vertical Drop
10790'
Base

Important Dates

December 06, 20232023/12/06
Projected Opening
April 14, 20242024/04/14
Projected Closing
136
Projected Days Open
136
Days Open Last Year
85
Years Open
350"
Average Snowfall
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