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Monarch Mountain, Monarch

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  • I got a season pass here a few years ago and did not have a single bad day! This hill is perfect for beginner to advanced skiers and has the best powder I've ever skied on! If you are looking for a gr...  more »
  • Recently scheduled a retreat for over 50 people at Monarch. Greg had our equipment ready for us when we arrived in the group room. Phil took time to walk the first-timers through each step of the proc...  more »
  • My husband and I have been Skiing for years, but we've only gone Skiing previously in the NC Mountains. Which is beautiful, were NC natives, but the views and runs at Monarch are amazing! The snow is ...  more »
  • The perfect mountain away from the I-70 crowds. If you're willing to make the 2.5 hour drive from Colorado springs it is worth it. Runs that aren't ever too blown out and there is no man made snow here. Just 100% Colorado fresh snow. The perfect gem. And when you get tired of exploring the mass of runs the mountain offers the quaint lodge offers some of the best chicken tenders! That with a cold beer is magical on a fresh powder day!
  • I made reservations for March 13, 2017. My four and six year old children did the half daycare/lessons. Those went very well and the children had a great time. The plan was for my wife to take a lesson at the same time while I skied and meet up around lunch time. The line to get boots and skis ended up being insane and we spent over two hours in line. People without reservations were somehow being helped much faster and doing some friendly gloating to their friends in the 2 hour line about how much skiing they had already accomplished. I was able to ski for about an hour before I had to pick up the kids from their lessons. My wife missed her lesson time due to the line, but they accommodated with a lesson later, but it did mean she had to wait another ~hour before her lesson started. Our schedules never really meshed how we expected them to, so we weren't able to take turns watching and skiing with the kids like we planned. For me, $460 for an hour of skiing stings, but the kids had a good time and my wife had enough of an introduction that she might be willing to try again. Monarch seems like a nice place, but maybe the Monday of Texas's spring break is not a good time even with "reservations". Despite the rental lines, the lift lines were short and moving incredibly efficiently (other than the caterpillar).
  • I love skiing here. I would describe this as an intimate boutique slope. Low cost (compared to summit county slopes), family friendly and many locals. Love the Sidewinder Saloon after a day of skiing. Monarch does have beginner slopes but not the wide open flat, bunny slopes of the big resorts. Incredible views on the top, of both sides of the divide. You can see the San Juans from the top. I give it a 4 star because it still has more potential.
  • If you want to Ski/Board, and not have to deal with lines or way overly priced lift tickets then look no further. Monarch is one of the few remaining all natural ski areas. The atmosphere is amazing and the locals are awesome. I've been an employee here before and they really care about the customer experience. This place is genuinely awesome.
  • I used to live near the resort many years ago and remembered it fondly, so I took my family there this weekend. With a 4 day trip planned we left after a day and a half. The resort has changed owners several times in the past few years and has suffered badly from an over all lack of maintaining the facility. The stone work is all deteriorating, all the exterior metal is badly rusted, it hasn't been painted in god only knows how long and the location was closed for an extended period of time (only recently reopened) due to contaminated well water! On the upside the staff was VERY kind and gracious and the area is pretty. Suggestion: ignore this dump and get a nice room in Salida. It is only about 20 minutes south.