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Mountain Safety

SKIER + RIDER RESPONSIBILITY

At Monarch Mountain, the safety of our guests and employees is our top priority. Please read through the following information carefully. Visit the Guest Service Desk located in the main lodge or call 719.530.5000 if you have any questions.
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safety tips

HYDRATION

Hydrate! Be sure to drink plenty of water. You are more active than you may realize and dehydrate quicker at higher altitudes. Drinking water is the best way to avoid altitude sickness, which can affect anyone at any age. This means drink water before you are thirsty. Limit the intake of caffeine and alcohol on your trip. A little goes a long way up here. Bring a water bottle so you can fill up at one of our hydration stations throughout the lodge.

SUN PROTECTION

UV rays are intense at high altitude, especially when reflecting off snow. Be sure to wear sunscreen, even on a cloudy day, and always wear eye protection for the same reason. The appropriate goggles or sunglasses will protect your eyes and improve your line of sight.

EQUIPMENT

Make sure you are fitted for the right size boots before you get on the mountain. It'll make or break your day. Don't have boots? We have all the modern, high-end rental equipment you need to have a great day.

OUTERWEAR

You'll be happier if you are dry. Waterproof ski pants and jackets are highly recommended. Forgot yours? Top-of-the-line pant and jacket rentals are available for children and adults at Elation Sports in the Rental + Lesson Center. Wear waterproof gloves to keep you hands dry, and we highly recommend wearing a helmet. 60% of heat-loss is through the head. A helmet will keep you warmer and safer. If you need one, we rent those too.

BASE LAYERS

Remember, weather conditions can change throughout the day. You'll want to dress in layers. This will allow you to add or remove layers as the conditions change. Avoid cotton. It does not insulate well when it gets wet. It will just make you colder. Opt for wool and synthetics, especially for base layers and socks. They will keep you warm and dry despite wet conditions.
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CAUTION

MOUNTAIN ENVIRONMENTS MAY INCLUDE:

• Uneven, icy and slick surfaces. Walk and ride with caution.

• Suffocating snow, avalanches and tree wells along with decreased visibility and orientation during snow storms - Ride with a partner. Keep track of friends and family.

• High altitude related illness and cold injuries - If symptoms occur, seek medical attention immediately.

• Increased UV Exposure - Use Sunscreen and Eye protection.