Monarch Mountain

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Discover Monarch Mountain

Salida, CO

Perched at the top of the continental divide on scenic HWY 50, Monarch Mountain is a hidden gem that has something for everyone. With 800 skiable acres inbounds and over 1,600 acres of Snow Cat accessed backcountry, Monarch’s diverse terrain accommodates skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn from professionally trained instructors or an advanced thrill seeker eager to venture out into our cat skiing terrain; Monarch has something for you.

We are proud to be an independently owned ski area. It makes us who we are. We are small, but we are mighty. This gives us the freedom to be ourselves. We promise to share with you an authentic mountain experience. So, what’s stopping you? Step out of Line. Ski Independent. Ski Monarch. For complete details, visit

fireworks at Monarch Mountain
skier in waist high deep powder at Monarch Mountain


Summit: 11,952 ft
Vertical: 1,162 ft
Base: 10,790 ft

Terrain Difficulty

Annual Snowfall

areal view at Monarch Mountain
Skiable Acres
  • Terrain Parks: Yes
  • Backcountry Skiing: Yes
  • Night Skiing: Yes
  • Family Activities: Yes

Membership Details

3 FREE days Sunday-Friday, non-holiday, with a qualified season pass to any Powder Alliance Resort.
  • Tickets are FREE Sunday-Friday excluding the following holidays: 12/26/20-1/3/21, 2/13/21-2/15/21.
  • Tickets are non-transferable and must be used by pass holder only.
  • Offer valid for 20/21 unrestricted pass holders from participating Powder Alliance Resorts only.
snowboarder riding powder at Monarch Mountain

Ticket Pickup Details

  • Redeem your tickets at the Ticket Windows. Season Pass and photo ID required.

Trail Map

Check out Monarch Mountain's 800 acres, 1,162 vertical feet, 66 trails and 14 lifts giving you access to tons of steeps, groomers, and backcountry.


Get a first-person perspective of the mountain with live webcams compatible with any device.

Dining At Monarch Mountain

Monarch Mountain's on-mountain dining covers all the bases. There is something for everyone to eat while spending a day on the slopes.

Lodging Near Monarch Mountain

While there is no shortage of lodging near Monarch Mountain, finding the right spot can take time. Let us help. Click here to get started.

What a great place for family fun. Kids lessons were reasonable and they have a child care option. Both kids, 5 and 7, had a great time learning. Lots of runs and lifts.

Lanette Ferguson

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