Visiting Monarch Ski Area
Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Monarch Ski Area.
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- Nearest Airport Denver
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- Tourist Office Website
- Tourist Office Phone+17195393573
Monarch Ski Area Features
The terrain at Monarch Ski Area includes::
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What's it like at Monarch Ski Area resort?
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.
Explore Monarch Ski Area Location Map
Interactive Monarch Ski Area trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.
Monarch Ski Area Live Weather
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What's the snow currently like in Monarch Ski Area?
A summary of the current snow conditions in Monarch Ski Area. View more information on the Monarch Ski Area detailed snow report page.
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