Burning the Midnight Oil

A snowcat working on a slope

During the daylight, Monarch’s guests love skiing and riding on a smooth, groomed trail of that soft, all-natural snow. Monarch’s Slope Maintenance crew burns the midnight oil to make sure our guests can have that experience. This crew starts our ‘day’ under starlight at 11 p.m. To shake the cold from our machines, the first…

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Après #SalidaStyle

A couple in downtown Salida

After a day skiing at Monarch, the après-ski in Salida can introduce you to a whole new winter world. Salida is nicknamed the ‘banana belt’ of Colorado, and aptly so. With its mild temperatures and frequently sunny skies, it’s a perfect Colorado mountain town and lets you take in those panoramic mountain views. Here are some great examples of…

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The Perfect Pairing

Friends clink glasses in Sidewinder

We all know the dream – wake up as your powder alarm goes off. The mountain got a foot plus overnight. You have the day off. Game on. Layer up, load up, and pull out. It’s a full morning of flat out, lead out, turn after turn. Hike, drop in, do it again. And… again.…

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The Monarch Park Crew Practices S.M.A.R.T Style

A snowboarder on a rail

My name is Jacob Roper, and I’m the Terrain Park Coordinator here at Monarch Mountain.  In this post I’ll share what a typical day is like for  a Park Crew Staff member and some tips on how we as staff members stay safe while skiing/snowboarding in the park. Our day begins dark and early at…

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