As a Cat Skiing guest, enjoy the magical backcountry that surrounds Monarch. Demo a new pair of Head powder skis or a Never Summer snowboard if desired; eat lunch with your cat skiing friends in the exclusive yurt and enjoy a beer after you're done; the cost is included in the price of admission.
Here’s what you can expect on your Cat Skiing adventure, but this is your day! Our guides will customize your trip to fit your needs. Lunch is included.
MCS soft goods are available for purchase from your server.
On any given day, MCS must have at least 5 seats sold to guarantee the trip will operate. MCS will refund or reschedule the trip, if cancelled.
A full cat has a maximum of 12 seats.
Book at least 48 hours in advance online at skimonarch.com/cat-skiing or by calling 719.530.5105.
Cancellations must be made in writing at least 21 days prior to the scheduled trip. Email these requests to firstname.lastname@example.org . Cancellations made less than 21 days prior to the scheduled trip will not be refunded, however you may reschedule for a $25.00 per person fee. Cancellations made within 7 days cannot be refunded or rescheduled. Monarch Cat Skiing reserves the right to cancel a trip at any time.
If MCS does cancel a trip, a refund may be given, or the trip will be rescheduled. Any refund due to circumstances beyond our control will be based on time missed from the 5 hour minimum goal of skiing/riding time. The value of each hour is calculated on the cost of the individual seat or full cat price divided by 5. This number is multiplied by the amount of hours lost from the base line of 5 hours and will constitute the amount of the refund. MCS does not provide refunds for a client’s failure to arrive on time, group or individual “no-shows”, injury, the inability to ski/ride the terrain or conditions, lost skiers/riders, or for any other personal emergencies or issues. Monarch Cat Skiing has no control or responsibility over the weather, and makes no promises as to snow or road conditions.
MCS does not implement a slope rating system for our off-piste (no grooming), backcountry terrain. We operate in varying snow conditions and on a variety of slope types. Guests should be prepared for variabilities in snow texture, as we have it all.
We also have a variety of slope types including wide open ridges and bowls, steeps, and sub-alpine gladed or tight trees. Slopes are primarily a NE aspect, but MCS covers all directions of the compass. All participants must have the ability to ski/ride extreme back country terrain.
If the guides determine that the skill level of a guest is impeding the ability to achieve the maximum runs, or is endangering themselves/others, those individuals may be asked to finish their day skiing/riding the lift served trails at Monarch Mountain.
The minimum age for cat skiers is 14 with a parent or guardian present, though we will give special consideration for younger guests with full cat bookings. Skiers and riders ages 17 and younger must have a parent or guardian present and a Monarch Cat Skiing release signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Our cat skiing yurt is our meeting place in the morning for orientation and where lunch is served.
Monarch Cat Skiing is a proud member of the CatSki US Association. This group is comprised of the country’s finest snowcat ski operations and guides. The association provides a framework for establishing operating standards and to provide oversight in compliance with these standards. CatSki US offers continuing education for member operators which benefit our guests and the industry as a whole.