[R240R, Monarch Mountain] has invested more than $600,000 to expand terrain, enhance guest services, and augment its rental fleet. Highlights of on-mountain changes include a kid's terrain park called Tilt.

Located at the bottom of the Panorama Chair, Tilt features fun boxes, jumps, slides, and hits designed for younger skiers and riders. Tilt will be a great place for beginners to get some experience on small terrain features. Intermediate and advanced level riders will find terrain changes as well; the terrain park features from Ricochet as well as some new rails and boxes have been moved to the Aftershock terrain park. The K2 Organic terrain park will have more of the natural log features that give the run its character.

The logs being used for features on K2 have been chopped from the side of Sleepy Hollow which was widened for the 2008-09 season. Liberty will be another green run, located where the Ricochet terrain park was. Advanced skiers will appreciate the 200 acres of new terrain added to the Snowcat area. Additionally, Monarch has been working with the United States Forest Service on their proposed master plan that includes lift-served skiing in the No-Name Bowl.

As for guest services, look for a smoother operation with the start of a new reservations system. The system will make it easier for guests to purchase everything they need including lift tickets, rental equipment, ski lessons, children's programs and even Snowcat trips.

Guests with reserved products will be directed to the new Will Call Center to pick up their tickets or rental and lesson vouchers. The Will Call Center is conveniently located just inside the newly remodeled Ski School/Rental Center. Two additional electronic kiosks have been installed to the rental registration area bringing the total to five, making it easier to purchase rental equipment. A new boot drying system has been added and the rental fleet has been expanded. New alpine and tele-skis from K2, Salomon, and Völkl and snowboards from Burton have been added to the rental and demo fleets.