Snow Report
Mountain Information
Step out of line. Ski independent.

This hidden gem is a an independently owned ski area perched at the top of the continental divide and has something for everyone. Monarch receives more than 350” of natural snow every year while celebrating some of the shortest lift lines in the state.
C’Monarch over and ski for yourself!

Where are we?

Boasting 1,162 vertical feet of diverse, skiable terrain that can accommodate skiers and snowboarders of all levels from beginner to expert, Monarch Mountain lives in the beautiful Sawatch Range of Colorado.

Monarch operates under permit of the US Forest Service and has been in operation since 1939. The ski area is located along the Continental Divide of the San Isabel National Forest.

Hours of operation

Winter Hours (November – April)

Lifts 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lodge 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Rental Shop 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Retail Shop 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monarch is open seven days a week, including holidays, all season.
Summer Hours (April – November)
Monarch’s administrative offices are open Monday through Thursday during the summer.
Admin Offices 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monarch stats

Monarch Mountain is located in the San Isabel National Forest and operates under a special use permit from the US Forest Service. Monarch Mountain is an Equal Opportunity Service Provider.

Average Annual Snowfall 350 inches
Typical Season Length 5 months
(late November to early April)
Total Skiable Acres 800 acres
Lift Access Acres 670 acres
Hiking Access Terrain 130 acres
Guided Backcountry 1,635 acres
Base Elevation 10,790 feet
Summit Elevation 11,952 feet
Vertical Drop 1,162 feet
Trails 64
Green (easiest) 22%
Blue (more difficult) 27%
Black (most difficult) 37%
Double Black (extreme) 11%
Terrain Parks 3%
Longest Run 1 mile
Total Lifts 6
Fixed Quad 1
Fixed Double 4
Conveyor Lift 1
Ski School Only 2
Uphill Capacity 8.900 skiers per hour