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Monarch Mountain is the perfect ski area for people looking to get away from the hustle-bustle of the bigger resorts. Monarch is very affordable and easily accessible from the Front Range via Highways 285 and 50. At Monarch you park right at the base of the mountain and walk to the lifts, making it very convenient for families with little ones. Monarch’s two strongest attributes are friendly people and abundant natural snowfall (350″). This season give Monarch Mountain a try. You’ll be glad you did.

  1. 2017 opening dates for resorts in Colorado

    The 2017 season is nearly here! With the first snow headed to Denver this weekend and snowmaking in full swing in the mountains, it’s time to start planning your first runs. Both Vail Resorts and Colorado Ski Country have officially published these dates online. But, of course, everything is subject to change. Be sure to…

  2. New this season in Colorado Ski Country

    When you visit Colorado Ski Country this season you should be pleasantly surprised with new features, events, and more. This year you’ll see a lot of big anniversary milestones and “mountain coasters” popping up all over. Read on for the a summary of the the highlights and new features coming to Colorado Ski Country resorts…

  3. Salida’s Bud Benches help build community and share rides

    Skiers and snowboarders hoping for a ride to Monarch Mountain will have three new options in the form of ride-hailing benches that have been installed around Salida. The “Bud Benches” at Café Dawn in downtown Salida, Tenderfoot Health Collective and Colorado Sports Recycler on U.S. 50 will help connect people driving to Monarch Mountain with…

  4. New uphill skiing options in Salida at Monarch Mountain

    Emily Latta photo by John Cameron

    Uphill skiers, the fastest growing market in the snow sports industry, will have new options this winter with the introduction of two new uphill access trails at Monarch Mountain. The trails, for the first time, will allow uphill users access to the mountain during daytime hours. Monarch is among the first ski areas in Colorado…

  5. Monarch (2013-11-30)

    For the longest time I thought you had to make the trade-off between being able to ski expert terrain or ski with crowds. Spending a day at Monarch proved this wrong. We drove from Breckenridge, past Buena Vista and Salida to arrive at Monarch in about 90 minutes. Once we arrived, around 10:00 AM, we…