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Welcome to Monarch Mountain

Come see why families rule at Monarch:

Thank You For Another Great Season!

 We are closed for the 13-14 season.  See you this Fall!

Winners of the 13-14 MCO Spring Raffle

1.       Towny bike and Joyful Journey soak/stay:  Lindsay Krall of Colorado Springs

      Never Summer Snowboard: Michelle Tiedeman of Littleton

3.       Head Skis: Brittnie Wratchford of Denver

4.       Monarch One Planet One Pass: Becky Stringer of Rye

Take an aerial tour of Monarch! 

Monarch Mountain - Real Colorado Skiing - Lose the Crowds, Not Your Friends!

Monarch Mountain is located in south central Colorado only 2 hours from Colorado Springs and less than 3 hours from Denver. Located on Highway 50 on the Continental Divide Monarch is very accessible. The drive to Monarch Mountain is easy from anywhere in Colorado or New Mexico.

Monarch Mountain is one of Colorado's best ski areas; cheap lift tickets, powder snow, family ski packages, learn to ski programs, Monarch has it all. Steep terrain, black diamond runs, tree skiing, fresh powder snow and Cat Skiing attract expert and advanced skiers. Family skiers are drawn to Monarch Mountain for ski deals, fun ski lessons and ski and snowboard rentals. Monarch Mountain has more of an old time ski area feeling than that of a modern ski resort.

Monarch is a family favorite because of great snow conditions and easy access to the mountain. Having one base area makes it convenient to drop off the little ones in the Children's Center, pick-up ski rental equipment, sign up for Ski School and get on the slopes in a timely manner. Lift lines are a rarity and you will regularly find ski runs to yourself. Park and walk to the slopes.

Monarch Mountain is what you expect from a real Colorado ski area. Abundant natural snow (350+ inches) and friendly people are two of our strongest attributes. You can walk from your car right to the lifts, prices are reasonable, and the runs flow naturally back to the base area. At Monarch you'll lose the crowds but not your friends.

Looking for great powder, spectacular views, 1000+ acres of expert terrain, steeps, trees, cliffs, and bowls? You found it with Monarch Cat Skiing. Considered some of the best Snowcat skiing in the state, guests enjoy skiing/riding in perfectly spaced trees, great snow conditions and extremely steep slopes.

At the base of Monarch Pass lies the sunny Arkansas River Valley, with everything you need to make your visit complete. The towns of Salida, Poncha Springs, and Buena Vista have great restaurants, galleries, shops, and a variety of accommodations. This winter come up and stay a few days and experience our mountain hospitality.

Welcome to Monarch, a real Colorado ski area!

Talk to a Friendly Local at Monarch Mountain - 888-996-7669

Getting Here:

From Colorado Springs: From the junction of I-25 and CO 115 (Nevada Ave.), travel South on CO-115 for 31.2 miles to US Hwy. 50. Travel West on Hwy. 50 for 86.1 miles to a right into Monarch Mountain.
From Denver: From the junction of E-470 and US Hwy. 285, travel South on Hwy.285 for 123.3 miles to US Hwy. 50. Travel West on Hwy. 50 for 13.5 miles to a right into Monarch Mountain.

From Salida: The Salida Recreation Department offers a Ski Bus to Monarch Mountain for only $5 round trip. Bus leaves the Hot Springs Pool at 9am and then leaves Monarch at 3:30pm. Only children 10 years and older can ride without parental supervision. www.salidarec.com

Monarch: The terrain is steep, the snow falls in copious amounts and the attitude is laid back.

Weather…Monarch gets both kinds: snow and sun. Centrally located in the state it benefits from storms tracking out of the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest.

Monarch offers cheap skiing for families so they can learn to ski in an uncrowded, relaxed environment.


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Closing Day, thank you all for making this a GREAT season; thank you Mother Nature! See you all soon!