Ski USA - Colorado

Monarch Ski Area Ski Resort Guide

Ski USA - Colorado

Monarch Ski Area Ski Resort Guide

Monarch Ski Area Ski Resort Guide

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Slope Stats

  • 3645m

  • 356m

  • 3289m

  • Acres of ski:670
  • Pistes:54
  • Snowmaking:-
  • Halfpipes:-
  • Terrain Parks:1
  • X-Country:-
  • beginner25%
  • intermediate35%
  • advanced40%

Monarch Ski Area is an intimate, family-oriented ski area located in south central Colorado near Salida. Under new Colorado-based ownership, Monarch Ski Area has many of the services of the bigger areas but provides a more personal experience. Services include a ski and snowboarding school offering group and private lessons, a children's center, and a lodge with plenty of seating and a variety of food and drinks. Monarch Ski Area relies on an annual average of 350" of snowfall to cover its 670 acres of terrain, with trails ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert. For those with a more adventurous spirit, Monarch Ski Area also offers guided snow cat tours on an additional 900 acres of beautiful terrain. If you need a break from the slopes, there are plenty of other recreation opportunities in the vicinity, including snowmobiling, ice fishing, and snowshoeing. Don't forget to stop in Salida to visit the one-of-a-kind galleries, restaurants and shops. There are no lodgings at the Monarch Ski Area. Monarch Mountain Lodge is located 3 miles east of the ski area. There are a variety of lodging options, from budget hotels to B&B's, located in Salida, just 18 miles east of the ski area.


  • Nearest Airport:Denver
  • Nearest Train Station:-
  • Tourist Office Phone:+17195393573
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:-
  •   4
  •   -


  • Season opens:
  • Season closes:
  • Lifts:6 (5 chair lifts, 1 surface lift)
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  •   5
  •   1

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:26 May
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Today’s Weather (3467 m)view full snow forecast

10 SSW10
13 °CF-Level
partly cloudy
30 SSW30
14 °CF-Level
rain showers
15 SSW15
10 °CF-Level

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