The mountains don't stop calling just because winter weather arrives in Colorado. Tap into a wonderland of scenery by traveling around the snowy state this winter season. Here are six scenic winter drives in Colorado that will take you on an unforgettable journey.
MONARCH, Colo.- For these fidos, it's find instead of fetch. Avalanche rescue dogs are extremely loyal and important members of mountain ski patrol. They're trained to use their sense of smell to find and dig out people who are buried in the snow. These dogs are always on their paws, ready to save the day if needed.
Every Wednesday morning starting at 10 a.m., the Monarch Women's Social Club meets up for a day of networking and empowering fun. Launched three weeks ago as a way to encourage friendships and allow for women to meet other women with similar interests, the group is now booming, with participation from nearly thirty people each week.
Feeling low on ski money after your holiday shopping? We're here with some tips: Every year, trade group Colorado Ski Country celebrates some of the more low-key slopes with a pretty sweet deal. Arapahoe Basin, Loveland and Monarch Mountain are three of the 11 sites included on the Gems Card.
MONARCH MOUNTAIN, Colo. - Boasting all natural snow, and plenty of it, Monarch Mountain is a favorite place to ski for Southern Colorado. When big storms threaten to dump heavy snow on the ski area, the avalanche risk can go way up.
Industry News The West has been blessed recently with season totals now over 300 inches! Utah, in particular, was recently hit with consecutive storms, bringing them to the top of the list for biggest snowfall totals to date.
Industry News The holidays have came and went and have left many ski areas around North America with the thing we all wanted the most for Christmas: more snow! Several resorts have now received over 200+ inches of snowfall this season.
Featured Article Monarch Mountain invited me to come down and see their programs firsthand. I recently was invited to go down and see first hand the Monarch Mountain ski programs. At first, I did not know what to expect.
As off-piste exploration rises in popularity, this Colorado ski resort is spearheading education in-bounds to help recreationists sharpen their safety skills. * In Colorado, backcountry skiing is on the rise. Each year, more and more skiers ditch lift lines in favor of an uphill experience-both in-bounds and out.
MONARCH MOUNTAIN * The ski area's marketing director is strolling down a hallway, pointing out black-and-white portraits on the wall - instructors, patrollers, locally famed athletes and families important to 80 years of business here. "There's only like three of these people alive," he says, when a voice comes over his radio.
Featured Article Monarch Mountain is a mom & pop hidden gem that most people in the United States haven't heard about. When I moved to Colorado, I was excited to ski all the resorts in the state. When a friend asked me if I wanted to go ski at Monarch, I was excited and curious but had never heard of it.
Salida's summer crowds thin when the snow starts flying. Come winter, you'll find moderate temperatures and folks who are still skiing, riding, and soaking up the town's burgeoning arts and restaurant scene. * Salida sits at a comfortable 7,000 feet, hugged on all sides by mountains in a high-desert alpine bubble.
Winter is upon us and these Colorado ski towns are ready for you to visit. From eye-popping views to fresh glittery powder to slope-side parties, there's simply no denying the fun and adventure to be had in Colorado's high country. Here are some of the dreamiest ski towns around the state, perfect for your next adventure.
MONARCH - When Bob Nicolls led his investment group to buy the 800-acre Monarch ski area in 2002, the ski resort industry was listing heavily toward real estate. Without condos to sell, it was almost impossible to make money. Or so he was told.
COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - Faced with thousands of dead, standing trees killed by spruce beetles, Monarch Mountain is undergoing its most extensive forest management project to date. Alongside the Pikes & San Isabel National Forest, Monarch Mountain will identify and cull infected spruce trees across 400 acres, 120 of which will be treated before the ski season.
Dear editor: When I saw the news story title " Smaller independent ski areas join forces in the shadow of Epic-v-Ikon season pass battle " (Aspen Times, March 15), I immediately thought of Bob Nicolls, principal owner of Monarch Mountain Ski Area and owner of Monarch Investment and Management Group.
The joy of sliding on snow just keeps getting spendier. In the day and age of gargantuan package passes and lift tickets well over $100, it can feel like resort riding is only for the haves, and the dirtbag-era is but a fond memory. Not to mention families and even young folks being priced out.
Standing at the top of what will be our last run of the day, Ryan Kempfer and I feel as if we are alone on the mountain. Not lonely-just alone. The wind has stopped; the trees are quiet. Temperatures have risen to 11 degrees-the warmest all weekend-and we have a crisp, unobstructed view of Colorado's Sawatch Mountains set against a cobalt backdrop.
We ski well past 4 p.m., the Monarch parking lot nearly empty by the time we return to the base. The sun is descending behind the divide as Ellefson packs our gear into the car. I hop into the driver's seat and stick the key in the ignition.
Salida, a mountain town in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, has been named the 'Best Unsung Mountain Town' by Outside Magazine in 2017, one of the "20 Game-Changing Places to Live" by Sunset Magazine, one of "America's Coolest Town's for Outdoor Adventure" by the Matador Network and one of Vogue's "9 U.S.