Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area
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Monarch Mountain Ski & Snowboarding Resort
What you would expect from a Colorado ski area -- natural snow and friendly people. Enjoy the terrain of a big resort at Monarch, but you will only 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!
Terrain Park on Ricochet -- Full of fixtures, fun boxes and rails.
Monarch's Children's Center offers Daycare while you ski!
Monarch Mountain Tubing
For the 2018-2019 season Monarch Mountain is creating a 450' snow tubing hill in the area below the Ramble On and Little Mo runs. Ground clearing began in June with plans to open the tubing hill this coming season.
"Over the years we've gotten a lot of inquiries about tubing in the area," says Carol Novak, Monarch's Director of Sales and Marketing. "With the new Monarch Tubing Park, we will be able to enhance the experience for our guests and offer families a classic winter recreational experience they can enjoy together."
Near the bottom of the tubing hill will be a yurt for check-in, and a rope tow lift will be installed for the uphill ride.
For more information or to book your tubing session - Visit Monarch Ski Resort
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. Colorado's Garden of Eden for WEDDING! Ski in winter.
General Skiing Information
Season Opening Date: November 1, 2019
Season Closing Date: April 5, 2020
Vertical Rise: 1,162 ft.
Terrain: 800 acres
Number of Trails: 64
Longest Run: 1 mile
- Beginner - 23%
- Intermediate - 27%
- Advanced - 37%
- Expert - 13%
Terrain Parks: 2
Annual Snowfall: 350 inches
Lifts: 6 Total (1 Quad, 4 Doubles, 1 Conveyor) +2 Surface for Ski School
Lift Capacity: 8,900 riders/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.
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Salida, Colorado includes: Howard, Monarch, Poncha Springs