The ski area is located along the Continental Divide in the Sawatch Range of the San Isabel National Forest in Colorado, and has been in operation since 1939. Monarch offers a friendly atmosphere with small-town charm, and a variety of terrain that appeals to skiers and snowboarders of any level.
Lodging options in nearby Salida, Colorado offer comfort, amenities, and meeting space at an affordable price. Salida is an easy drive (about 21 miles) from Monarch Mountain.
Monarch Mountain is a great choice for groups looking for an affordable and fun ski trip.
Call 800.828.4228 to speak with our Group Specialist.
|Base elevation||10,790 feet|
|Summit elevation||11,952 feet|
|Vertical drop||1,162 feet|
|Hike-to terrain||130 acres|
|Extreme terrain||88% of Mirkwood Basin|
|Annual snowfall||Approximately 350+ inches|
|Ski season||Typically 5 months (late November to early April)|
|Green (easiest) trails||27%|
|Blue (more difficult) trails||30%|
|Black (most difficult) trails||43%|
|Longest run||1 mile|
|Fixed quad lift||1 (Pioneer)|
|Fixed double lifts||4 (Garfield, Tumbelina, Breezeway, Panorama)|
|Conveyor lift||1 (Caterpillar)|
|Surface lifts (ski school only)||2 (Congo, Safari)|
|Uphill Capacity||8,900 skiers per hour|