Monarch Mountain is required, as part of our Special Use Permit (SUP) with the United States Forest Service (USFS), to submit an updated Winter Operating Plan each year. Here are a few things we think you need to know.
Monarch does not allow the use of unmanned aircraft (drones) at any time. Those who wish to use unmanned aircraft must first acquire written permission from Monarch Mountain.
Don’t just drone on.
The operating plan is a working tool that the USFS and Monarch use to establish responsibilities and procedures for the ski area's operations. The plan also authorizes Monarch to conduct activities and provide public services on National Forest System lands within the SUP boundary in accordance with federal law, regulation, and USFS policy.
As a permitted operation on the San Isabel National Forest, Monarch may establish rules and guidelines within our permitted area. We base these rules and guidelines on a combination of operational, safety, and environmental concerns.
"Skier" means any person using a ski area for the purpose of skiing, which includes, without limitation, sliding downhill or jumping on snow or ice on skis, a toboggan, a sled, a tube, a snowbike, a snowboard, or any other device; or for the purpose of using any of the facilities of the ski area, including but not limited to ski slopes and trails.
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.