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.





Skiable acres 800
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)



Lift-served trails 53
Green (easiest) trails 27%
Blue (more difficult) trails 30%
Black (most difficult) trails 43%
Longest run 1 mile



Chairlifts/Conveyors 6
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