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Monarch Mountain, Salida

#2 of 13 in Parks in Chaffee County
Ski Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Located along Colorado’s Continental Divide, Monarch Mountain is an independent, family-friendly ski area that offers a genuine mountain experience. Operating on 100 percent all-natural snow, Monarch offers 1,162 vertical ft. of diverse, skiable terrain. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing, low-key place to bring your little ones or you prefer to push the boundaries and huck over cliffs, Monarch is your place.

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  • Some of the best powder sking in Colorado on a regular basis, great backcountry sking with their SnowCat service.  more »
  • First time here, and certainly not the last. We brought our 2 kiddos, 6 and 11 yrs old, who have never skied. They did a 2hr lesson together on day 1 with Gerald, who was great! The kiddos ended...  more »
  • Great place to ski or snowboard! A smaller mountain, but fun and hardly any lines to wait in for your turn on the lift. Super fun blues and greens with lots of space to have fun on the mountain. Food and drink options in the lodge are fantastic. The whole staff are kind, friendly, and make you feel like you're family. Perfect place for a family or just a getaway with you and some buddies. I always have a blast when I'm at Monarch!
  • Wonderful mountain. They do not have good half day rates. My 10 year old had to buy a adult pass just to use the bunny slope.
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