Monarch Mountain, situated in the San Isabel National Forest of southern Colorado is known for its extensive snowfall and friendly atmosphere. Convenient and reasonably priced, with an outstanding panorama, Monarch Mountain has something to offer everyone.
Opened in 1939 Monarch Mountain’s 54 trails guide skiers and snowboarders across the 800 acres of white winter wonderland. With a complete vertical of 1 170 feet, new-comers and expert snow sportsmen/women will have a great time. The terrain at Monarch Mountain has been categorized as follows: 14% beginner, 28% intermediate, 27% advanced and 31% expert. Between November and April, winter sport enthusiasts can be seen using the 5 ski lifts to gain access to the vast landscape shrouded in snow.
Those who are just starting out at Monarch Mountain will be delighted by the professional service of the Ski and Ride School. Friendly instructors make learning to ski fun for all ages and a surface/conveyor lift makes things even easier. Monarch Mountain boasts a ski school and the rental shop. Monarch Mountain has also extended its expert back-country terrain to include Mirkwood Basin. Snowboarders should not miss the two excellent terrain parks with rails, hits and boxes.
Monarch Mountain not only creates a winter playground, but also offers various services and amenities. A large dining area has been created for those who want to grab a bite to eat. Other venues where you can enjoy a meal are the Gunbarrel Grill, Sidewinder Saloon and Starbucks. A new restroom and day locker room is also under construction. Great souvenirs can be purchased at the gift shop. Whilst accommodation is not available at Monarch Mountain there are many forms of lodging in the surrounding areas, many of which have deals with Monarch Mountain and offer brilliant packages.
Monarch Mountain is a wonderful ski experience for the whole family, one that you don’t want to miss.