Welcome to Monarch Mountain

We're Opening on Thanksgiving Day!

Come help us kick off our 75th season!

Nearly all of the trails off of Garfield, Panorama, Tumbelina and the Caterpillar will be open! Lifts will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and all services at the ski area will be open.

Real Colorado Skiing

Lose the Crowds, Not Your Friends!

Check out this cool video on our area

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 easily accessible with unparalleled views!

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.

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 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.