Calendar of Events

Ongoing Events


Ski with a Naturalist

Fridays, Dec. 19, 2014 - March 27, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.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.

Special Events


Kid Fest

Sunday, Apr. 5, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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



Kayaks on Snow

Saturday, Apr. 11, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.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.

Register the day of at the base of the course                                                9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.    $25    -Bring your own kayak, PFD, helmet, paddle and carabineer-


tailgait party

Closing Day: Tailgate Party & Cook-off 

Sunday, Apr. 12, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.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!

Gunbarrel Challenge 

Sunday, Apr. 12, 2015  Race begins 2:00 p.m.

The Gunbarrel Challenge will feature participants running up Gunbarrel and skiing down competing to win great prizes. More detatils coming soon...