|| || Monarch is not the biggest ski mountain in Colorado by far, but the skiing is great. It could use some more vertical feet but since you ski from the top of the mountain that's not likely to happen. It's a really fun mountain in a weird way, I recommend it. Says Kenneth Edwards.|
This ski area boasts more than average snow each winter season. Monarch has a much higher than average percentage of demanding trails and a percentage of beginner and intermediate
trails much lower than average. This is a mid-size ski mountain boasting an average height difference compared to other US Rockies ski areas. The nearest ski area with a higher height difference is 46 miles away. There are 7 good
|ski lifts here, and they are cool to catch a ride with. Nothing outshines the Colorado peaks in the winter; they are always magnificent for snowboarding or skiing. Monarch has an ok range of runs and sufficient ski lifts to serve them all. The phenomenal 29 feet of seasonal snowfall is an incredibly perfect coverage. Some exercise and getting out of the house for a while are delightful motives to come. With 800 acres of skiing area you will never run out of || ||
skiable land. With a sum of 63 slopes to ski on; there's a good set to satisfy everyone. The peaks of the Sawatch Range in wintertime are a magnificent snowboarding or skiing destination. The 1,162 feet of elevation difference is
quite all right; it's enough to get some decent time on the trails between lifts. This ski area has a good mixture of runs; it won’t leave anyone bored. You may have to settle for a hotel a bit far away from the bottom area if you
want to stay an extra day, but you'd better reserve previous to going because these rooms fill up swiftly. You could be into skiing or snowboarding, or both, doesn't matter, there are scores of delightful spots for that nearby. Skiing
and snowboarding here in Colorado is so much fun all through the snow season. It's always fun to ski here where a heap of the runs push the limits of even the finest skiers. These ski trails are bone fracturing; but if you are hooked
on adrenaline you are. Winter in the mountains of Colorado and the buzz of cruising down a slope have ski folks coming from near and far. The peaks of the Sawatch Range give this ski mountain an incredibly magnificent sight.|
Special features: Guided snowcat skiing available.
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Description of Monarch ski area submitted by ski area management.
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|These outdoors activities are available near Monarch ski area.|
| ||Ski Areas Near Monarch ski area:|
Ski Cooper, Colorado
, 46 miles away|
1200 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
40% Expert & Adv.
Irwin Lodge, Colorado
, 47 miles away|
2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
100% Expert & Adv.
, 47 miles away|
4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
38% Expert & Adv.
Crested Butte, Colorado
, 48 miles away|
2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
20% Expert & Adv.
Aspen Mountain, Colorado
, 50 miles away|
3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
65% Expert & Adv.
Aspen Highlands, Colorado
, 51 miles away|
3635 foot drop, 4 lifts, 131 runs
52% Expert & Adv.
, 52 miles away|
2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
26% Expert & Adv.
Copper Mountain, Colorado
, 55 miles away|
2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
54% Expert & Adv.
, 56 miles away|
3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
55% Expert & Adv.
Beaver Creek, Colorado
, 60 miles away|
3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
38% Expert & Adv.
| ||Whitewater Near Monarch ski area:|
Whitewater Outfitter - Independent White Water, Chaffee
, 18 miles away, Whitewater outfitter|
Whitewater Outfitter - Eddyline Anglers, Chaffee
, 19 miles away, Whitewater outfitter|
Arkansas River, Chaffe
, 19 miles away, Class II-III - 18.7 miles long (Highway Stone Bridge to Rincon)|
| ||Trails Near Monarch ski area:|
Fooses Creek Trail, Chaffee
, 4 miles away|
Quakey Mountain Trail, Gunnison
, 9 miles away|
Coyote Park Trail, Gunnison
, 11 miles away|