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