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.

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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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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