Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area
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What you expect from a Colorado ski area -- natural snow & friendly people. Enjoy the terrain of a big resort at Monarch but you will lose the crowds, not your friends. Snowcat skiing is available.
Monarch is situated in the San Isabel National Forest in South Central, Colorado. The average snowfall is 350 inches!
New Terrain Park on Ricochet -- Full of fixtures, fun boxes and rails.
Monarch's Children's Center offers Daycare while you ski!
Places to Stay & Fun Things to Do
Homesteaded in 1800s surrounded by mountains in Poncha Springs, Orchard Place is on 800 acres. Cabins near Salida along South Arkansas River. Ski in winter. Colorado's Garden of Eden for WEDDING!
General Skiing Information
Season Opening Date: November 24, 2016
Season Closing Date: April 16, 2017
Vertical Rise: 1,162 ft.
Terrain: 800 acres
Number of Trails: 53
Longest Run: 1 mile
- Beginner - 27%
- Intermediate - 30%
- Advanced - 43%
Terrain Parks: 2
Annual Snowfall: 350 inches
Lifts: 8 Total (1 Quad, 4 Doubles, 1 Conveyor & 2 Surface)
Lift Capacity: 8,900 skiers/hour
Base Elevation: 10,790 ft.
Summit Elevation: 11,952 ft.
Map Location: South Central J-11
Location: In Monarch, off Highway 50 between Salida and Buena Vista.
More Activities & Information
Salida, Colorado includes: Howard, Monarch, Poncha Springs