Calendar of Events

Ongoing Events


Ski with a Naturalist

Fridays, Dec. 19, 2014 - March 27, 2015 1p.m. - 2p.m.

GARNA is again partnering with Monarch Mountain and the US Forest Service Salida Ranger District to offer locals and resort guests a free on-hill ski naturalist tour. Participants will learn about the history of recreation on Monarch Pass, ski area-USFS partnership, and Monarch’s green mission. The 45 minute tour is FREE for guests and passholders.

Town Challenge Races


Final Race - Friday, March 6, 10 a.m.

Monarch Mountain’s Town Challenge is a FUN giant slalom race held on Freeway geared for all ability levels. This is a team race for up to six racers including men and women. The atmosphere is about having a good time, becoming a better skier or rider, and spending time on the mountain with your friends.

Town Challenge Ceremony: Friday March 6, 4-5pm in the Pioneer Room

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Special Events


Kid Fest

Sunday, Apr. 5, 2015 10a.m. - 2p.m.

A free day of activities for kids 10 and under. Face painting, crafts, butterfly hunt, interactive snow sculptures, kids terrain park challenge, and more!



Kayaks on Snow

Saturday, Apr. 11, 2015 10a.m. - 2p.m.

Monarch's signature event. Contestants race head to head, similar to Skier Cross, down a specially designed course featuring berms, banks, and bumps, ending in an icy pond! This is as fun to watch as it is to race. Great sponsors will be on hand to provide plenty of stoke for this unique event.


tailgait party

Closing Day Tailgate Party & Cook-off

Sunday, Apr. 12, 2015 10a.m. - 4p.m.

Celebrate the end of ski season and beginning of whitewater season with our annual parking lot cook-off and tailgate party. Guests are encouraged to whip up their best eats, competing for next year's season pass among other goodies. Contestants will also be judged on decor and spirit, so spiff up your rig and come on up, snow or shine! This event continues to attract closet chefs from around the region. Bring your appetite!