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Monarch Mountain Ski & Snowboard Area

Stonehouse Cabin at Creekside Chalets and Cabins: Year-Round Quality Vacation Rentals located in Salida, Colorado.Creekside Chalets and Cabins: Year-Round Quality Vacation Rentals - Vacation in a true winter wonderland! 10 miles to Monarch Mountain Ski Area and 10 miles to historic Salida. After a day of skiing, snowboarding, or snowmobiling return to your family friendly chalets and relax in a private hot tub or get cozy by the gas-fireplace.

Monarch Mountain Ski Trail Map
Monarch Mountain Ski Resort Trail Map, Salida, Colorado

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!

Steel City Terrain Park -- Full of fixtures, fun boxes and rails.

Monarch's Children's Center offers Daycare while you ski!

Family of Skiiers waving on the summit of Monarch Mountain Ski and Snow-Boarding Resort, Colorado. Photo Courtesy of Creekside Chalets and Cabins.
Photo Courtesy of Creekside Chalets and Cabins
Family riding up the chair lift at Monarch Mountain Ski and Snow-Boarding Resort, Colorado. Photo Courtesy of Creekside Chalets and Cabins.
Photo Courtesy of Creekside Chalets and Cabins

Monarch Mountain Tubing

In 2019, Monarch Mountain created a 450' snow tubing hill in the area below the Ramble On and Little Mo runs.

"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 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 is a yurt used for check-in, and a rope tow lift for the uphill ride.

For more information or to book your tubing session - Visit Monarch Ski Resort

General Skiing Information

Season Opening Date: December 1, 2023
Season Closing Date: April 14, 2024
Vertical Rise: 1,162 ft.
Terrain: 800 acres
Number of Trails: 67
Longest Run: 1 mile

  • green beginner symbolBeginner - 22%
  • blue intermediate symbolIntermediate - 28%
  • black diamond advanced symbolAdvanced - 36%
  • double black diamond expert symbolExpert - 14%

Terrain Parks: 2 (Steel City & Tilt)
Annual Snowfall: 350 inches
Lifts: 7 Total (1 Quad, 4 Double, 1 Conveyor, 1 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

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