Ski Areas > US Rocky Mountains > Monarch, Colorado




  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.

All of the 7 good ski lifts are exciting to take a ride with. With 800 acres of ski terrain you won't lack skiable land. Monarch has a decent set of runs and a good selection
    of great ski lifts. This ski mountain has a much higher than average ratio of demanding ski runs and a ratio of easy ski runs much lower than average. The nearest ski area having a more sky-scraping drop from top to bottom is 46 miles
away. Monarch gets blanketed by higher than average snow each season. The skiing and the snowboarding in Colorado is so much fun all through the winter season. Whether you're skiing or snowboarding, around here, you'll come upon loads of wonderful ski resorts. The wintertime vista of the Colorado mountains and the kick of rocketing down a slope are guaranteed to keep you returning. There are 63 slopes to select from; there are plenty slopes for every ability. The  
1,162 feet of height difference is reasonably all right; Monarch makes great use of it all. The remarkable yearly snowfall of 29 feet is one of the reasons this is such a nice ski hill. Monarch is a typical size ski area boasting a medium drop from top to bottom when you compare it to other ski areas in the region. This is an amusing ski resort with a lot of red and black slopes. The mountaintops of Colorado in the wintertime are a great site for skiing or snowboarding. The Sawatch Range and its mountaintops make for a great view. The nearby accommodations are a bit far from the base zone, and if you make reservations before you go, you're all set. The Sawatch Range in winter is an extremely great site if you love skiing or snowboarding. Some of the runs on Monarch can easily wound you; but that's what it's all about, correct? Monarch has a magnificent set of slopes; it's completely out of the question to get bored here. Getting your skiing muscles activated and just being on the slopes for a while attract folks from all over.

Special features: Guided snowcat skiing available.

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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.
   30% Intermediate
   30% Beginner
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 47 miles away
   2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
   100% Expert & Adv.
   0% Intermediate
   0% Beginner
Snowmass, Colorado , 47 miles away
   4406 foot drop, 21 lifts, 84 runs
   38% Expert & Adv.
   55% Intermediate
   7% Beginner
Crested Butte, Colorado , 48 miles away
   2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
   20% Expert & Adv.
   57% Intermediate
   23% Beginner
Aspen Mountain, Colorado , 50 miles away
   3267 foot drop, 8 lifts, 76 runs
   65% Expert & Adv.
   35% Intermediate
   0% Beginner
Aspen Highlands, Colorado , 51 miles away
   3635 foot drop, 4 lifts, 131 runs
   52% Expert & Adv.
   30% Intermediate
   18% Beginner
Buttermilk, Colorado , 52 miles away
   2030 foot drop, 7 lifts, 41 runs
   26% Expert & Adv.
   39% Intermediate
   35% Beginner
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 55 miles away
   2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
   54% Expert & Adv.
   25% Intermediate
   21% Beginner
Breckenridge, Colorado , 56 miles away
   3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
   55% Expert & Adv.
   32% Intermediate
   13% Beginner
Beaver Creek, Colorado , 60 miles away
   3340 foot drop, 25 lifts, 149 runs
   38% Expert & Adv.
   43% Intermediate
   19% Beginner
 Whitewater Near Monarch ski area:
Whitewater Outfitter - Independent White Water, Chaffee County , 18 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Eddyline Anglers, Chaffee County , 19 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Arkansas River, Chaffe County , 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
 National Parks Near Monarch ski area:
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Gunnison - CO , 19 miles away
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison - CO , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Monarch ski area:
Friend Ranch, Poncha Springs , 17 miles away

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