Freeride Fridays Seasonal Program

This program is for skiers or snowboarders, ages 7 through 15, with ability levels ranging from no previous experience (level 1) to advanced (level 8/9). Students will be placed in groups according to age and ability. New this season, lunch will be provided to participants on program days, to be enjoyed with their instructor.

The Freeride Fridays is an all-day program is for skiers and snowboarders, ages 7-15, who want coaching and guidance included in their on-mountain Friday fun. Students will have the chance to experience a variety of terrain options from greens to blacks, depending on the ability level of their group. This program is for beginner to advanced ability skiers and snowboarders. The program will focus on skill development and building a foundation for further advancement while exploring the mountain. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to talk with their peers and instructor over lunch about their successes, and provide input for the afternoon's adventure.

Dates, Times and Price

January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014
9:30am – 3:15pm
$700, Includes Season Pass

Get 50% off the price of this program when you register your child for both the EXPLORERS program and the Freeride Fridays program. Total cost when one child is registered for both programs is $800 and includes a season pass.


Please register for this program at least 48 hours in advance of the first program day by filling out the Registration Form and required Release Form forms completely, and dropping it off at the Reservations desk in the Rental & Lesson Center, or send to either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
Monarch Mountain
attn: Reservations
1 Powder Place
Monarch, CO 81227

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What to Expect, and Other Useful Information

First day

For scheduling and planning purposes, we request that you pre-register for this program.  If you are unable to do so and it is the first day of the program, plan to arrive at the Reservations desk in the Rental & Lesson Center at 8:15 to register and sign the necessary waiver forms.  If your child does not yet have a season pass, you will be given, in addition to the registration forms, the Season Pass forms to have a pass issued for your child.  Please allow plenty of time to register prior to the start of the first lesson time

Please have your child meet Monarch staff in the tent just slopeside of the Rental & Lesson Center at 9:20am.  Program will begin at 9:30am sharp.

Participants must be dressed and ready to go upon arrival and at the start of each program day.

Participants should take care of personal needs (breakfast, restroom) before the start of the program.

Program ends at 3:15pm.  Please pick up your child in the tent just slopeside of the Rental & Lesson Center (where you dropped them off).  If you would like someone else to pick-up your child, or be released to their own recognizance, please fill out the custody section of the Registration Form

We want our programs to be fun, with reasonable expectations. We will do our best to meet the individual needs of each participant and group them in the appropriate classes based on ability. If at any time you have any questions or concerns about what is happening please do not hesitate to communicate with the Program Coordinator directly or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What to wear

The participant should wear warm layers of clothing under a waterproof jacket and pants. Warm waterproof mittens or glove, a warm hat and one pair of warm socks is recommended. Wool or synthetic clothing is preferable to cotton garments as cotton absorbs water and does not hold body heat. Eye protection is a must. Goggles and a helmet are also strongly recommended.


Equipment rentals are not included in the price of the program. If the participant does not have their own equipment, arrangements for rental equipment can be made through the Monarch Rental Shop. Please click here to link to our RENTAL EQUIPMENT page for cost and reservations.

Whether renting equipment or using your own, each participant should arrive to the program with the appropriate, modern equipment, sized and adjusted by a professional according to the participant's specifications. If renting, please allow extra time before the start of each class to pick up and size your equipment.


A balanced meal will be provided for the participant at no extra cost on each program day. Participants will enjoy lunch with the instructors and their peers, allowing for the opportunity to discuss the morning's progress and lay out a plan for the afternoon. Lunch time will occur at the discretion of the instructor and the group.

If your child has any allergies or food restrictions, please be sure to include these on the "Special Considerations" section of the Registration Form

Season Pass

The Freeride Fridays program comes with a complimentary Monarch Season Pass for the enrollee.

If you have already purchased a season pass for the program participant, a refund will be issued in the amount of the purchase price of the pass once your child is enrolled and the program has been paid for in full. The refund amount of the pass cannot be used as credit towards the cost of the program.

If the program participant does not currently have a Monarch Season Pass, click here for required SEASON PASS FORM Please print, fill these out and return them with completed your registration form. Your child will be issued a pass on the first day of the program.


Refunds: Monarch does not offer refunds or make-ups for missed program days. If a student does miss a program day for any reason they will be eligible for a half price two hour private.


There are no make-up days for bad weather, including snow, cold or wind. Severe winter weather is a likely possibility on all program days. Please plan accordingly and make decisions best for your family's situation. For tips on proper winter dressing please see the information below.

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