Uphill Travel

Do you enjoy earning your turns and catching a beautiful sunrise? Even while our lifts are turning we allow uphill travel for those looking to boost their daily workout. So, for those of you who like to go against the grain, swim upstream, or simply get your heart rate up. This takes skiing independent to a whole new level.

Hours of up-peration

Uphill travel is allowed during operating hours (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) only on official uphill routes as designated on the current Monarch Trail map

 

Before slapping on your skins, you must visit the season pass desk in the main lodge for your uphill travel pass.

Up and away

Outside of operating hours, uphill travel is allowed on all trails within the ski area boundary with the following exceptions:

  • Terrain parks (closed at all times)
  • Mirkwood and other avalanche terrain (may be closed-- respect signs and/or ropes)
  • Terrain upon which avalanche mitigation, special events, administrative closures, or construction and maintenance activities are taking place (closed as necessary)
Some Guidelines
Equipment
  • Uphill travel during operating hours is restricted to skis, split boards, and snowshoes
  • Fat tire bikes are allowed outside of operating hours
  • Sledding is prohibited at all times
Tickets
  • Monarch season pass holders may receive an uphill season ticket at no additional cost. All other uphill users must purchase an uphill season ticket for $20 and sign a waiver at the Guest Services desk
  • Uphill tickets must be visible to Monarch Mountain staff
  • Uphill users must have a valid lift ticket/pass to ride lifts
Parking
  • During the ski season, uphill users are encouraged to park in the area next to the Water Treatment Plant to be clear of parking lot plowing operations
  • Outside of the ski season, uphill users should be aware that parking lot gates are unlocked only during operating hours; these hours are posted on the entrance gate (don’t get locked inside!)
Dogs
  • Dogs are allowed only before and after operating hours
  • Dogs must be leashed or under verbal command at all times
  • Please carry bags and clean up after your pooch
For your safety

Uphill users are considered “skiers” under the Colorado Ski Safety Act. You are responsible for your own safety at all times while on Monarch Mountain.

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Terrain Parks

One of the beauties of our parks is the low key attitude. Unlike the bigger terrain parks at other resorts, ours are super relaxed. Beginners won’t feel intimidated by boisterous crowds while the more advanced skiers and riders have plenty of options to choose from. The terrain parks include fun-boxes, rails, hips, and hits. Get out there and check out why so many people are coming back for more.

More to Explore
Mirkwood Basin

Mirkwood Basin is our hike to ski side-country that offers 130 acres of double-black diamond extreme skiing full of bowls, chutes, cliffs, glades and trees. Formerly part of Monarch’s Cat Skiing area, it boasts some of the best terrain in Colorado. Just a short 15 minute boot pack to the top and you’re in Mirkwood. The view alone is worth it. During peak season, this is where you can escape and ski freshies all day long.

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