Monarch Mountain

Perched at the top of the continental divide on scenic HWY 50, Monarch Mountain is a hidden gem that has something for everyone. With 800 skiable acres inbounds and over 1,600 acres of Snow Cat accessed backcountry, Monarch’s diverse terrain accommodates skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn from professionally trained instructors or an advanced thrill seeker eager to venture out into our cat skiing terrain; Monarch has something for you.

Monarch averages 350” of all-natural snow a year. What Monarch boasts in annual snowfall, it lacks in crowds, so you get the best of both worlds. The free parking, convenient base area, and helpful staff make it the perfect destination for those looking for a genuine Colorado mountain skiing.

The ski area is located just 20 miles west of Salida, CO; a charming mountain town known for its creative arts scene, historic downtown, the Arkansas River that flows right through it and a plethora of outdoor recreational opportunities.

We are proud to be an independently owned ski area. It makes us who we are. We are small, but we are mighty. This gives us the freedom to be ourselves. We promise to share with you an authentic mountain experience. So, what’s stopping you?  Step out of Line. Ski Independent. Ski Monarch.

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3 FREE days with a qualified season pass to any Powder Alliance Resort
  • Tickets are FREE weekdays, half-price on weekends, regular price the following holidays:
    • 12/26/2020 – 1/3/2021
    • 2/13/2021 – 2/14/2021
  • Must present season pass at Ticket Window.
  • Tickets are non-transferable and must be used by pass holder only.
  • Offer only valid for 2020-21 unrestricted season pass holders from participating Powder Alliance Resorts.

John McColly