Skiing & Snowboarding

Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Monarch Mountain

Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Skiing & Snowboarding

Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Skiing & Snowboarding

Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Skiing & Snowboarding

In Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Monarch Mountain is proud to offer one of the most authentic Colorado skiing experiences available today. Located in the Sawatch Mountains at the top of the Continental Divide, Monarch receives approximately 350 inches of all-natural snow each year.

With a variety of terrain ranging from beginners’ bunny slope Snowflake to the area’s extreme, hike-to terrain of Mirkwood, Monarch offers something for every skier and rider. Monarch has a single base area, making it easier to keep track of friends and family.

Monarch Cat Skiing offers 1,635 acres of diverse expert terrain featuring wide open bowls, steep chutes, and beautiful glades.

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Ski Season: Late November – Early April

Annual Snowfall: 350-plus inches
Base Elevation: 10,790 feet
Summit Elevation: 11,952 feet
Vertical Drop: 1, 162 feet
8 Lifts | 53 Trails | 800 Skiable Acres

Monarch Mountain Lift Tickets & Season Passes

Show your current season pass from any CO ski area at the ticket window, and get 40% off a Monarch Lift Ticket. (That’s a $54 ticket this season, ya local!)We like to call it the C’monarch over and ski for yourself deal.This offer is not valid with loyalty cards, multi-day cards, nordic passes, limited use passes, or any other discounts.



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Ski & Snowboard School

Whether you’re an expert skier looking to hone your skills in Monarch’s side-country or a never-ever skier, Monarch’s PSIAA-certified ski school can ensure you have many great days on the mountains to come. Monarch Mountain offers family and friends lessons, so you don’t have to split up when you hit the slopes for your lesson.

Snow Cat Skiing & Snowboarding

For those who want a more extreme experience, Monarch’s cat skiing program offers 1,000-plus acres of cat-served terrain. The 2015-16 season marks the 25th anniversary of Monarch cat skiing, making for a quarter-century of skiers and riders heading back to the lodge with Cheshire grins on their faces.


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Ski Groups

Ski & Snowboard Groups

For those traveling with 10 or more skiers or riders, Monarch offers discounted rates on lift tickets, rental equipment and lessons.

Groups visiting Monarch get personalized concierge service from the moment they start planning their trip to when they leave the slopes, with a private area for gearing up.

Back Country Skiing & Snowboarding

Monarch Pass has thousands of acres of both advanced and beginner terrain for skiing and snowboarding. The Old Monarch Pass Road is a good choice for beginners and families.

Cottonwood Pass offers great back country skiing and Snowboarding. It is best with snowmobile access.

Back Country Skiing

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Tubers – your time has come! This year skiing and snowboarding is not the only way to enjoy the
snowy slopes at Monarch Mountain Ski Area. Their brand new Monarch Tubing Park debuts on
Opening Day for the 2018-19 season. It’s a no-experience, no ski-boots-required thrill that is sure
to please adventurers of all ages. The perfect complement to the area’s excellent alpine activities,
tubing brings out the child in everyone.