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Monarch Mountain, Salida

4.6
#1 of 15 in Parks in Chaffee County
Ski Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
262 reviews
Google
4.7
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  • My husband and I enjoyed a beautiful day of Spring skiing in late March. We arrived around 0830 and enjoyed coffee and breakfast burritos in the lodge. After breakfast, we enjoyed an excellent ski.....  more
    My husband and I enjoyed a beautiful day of Spring skiing in late March. We arrived around 0830 and enjoyed coffee and breakfast burritos in the lodge. After breakfast, we enjoyed an excellent ski.....  more »
  • Skiing at Monarch was great - low key and good slopes for the family - especially to learn. I have to give a shout out to Rob Prescott, our ski instructor - Rob was a fantastic teacher and genuinely....  more
    Skiing at Monarch was great - low key and good slopes for the family - especially to learn. I have to give a shout out to Rob Prescott, our ski instructor - Rob was a fantastic teacher and genuinely....  more »
Google
  • I hesitate to review this place because I selfishly don't want want more people to know about it. Absolutely wonderful. Yes, it's smaller than done of the resorts in summit county, but more than makes up for it. Fantastic runs, incredibly friendly staff, free parking (and you can actually walk to the lifts from the parking lot), affordable lift tickets, and reasonable wait times at the lifts (and on some weekdays, no wait time at all!). My family will definitely be returning.
  • Raquel is the best bartender ever! She's smart, quirky, and pours a stiff drink. She slings drinks and burgers like nobody's business. She's a great conversationalist too, she should teach a class. I would've given her 6 stars, but 5 is the max on Google. Ask for Raquel when you stop in.

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