Trip Planner:   USA  /  Colorado  /  Chaffee County  /  Salida  /  Monarch Mountain

Monarch Mountain, Salida

4.5
#2 of 6 in Parks in Salida
Must see · Ski Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Create an itinerary including Monarch Mountain
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.

Real snow. Real people.
Make your Salida itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
Source
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Monarch Mountain reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
265 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • I love the staff-culture at Monarch Mountain! It was my daughters 1st time skiing and she started getting frustrated with her rental boots. Out of nowhere, a guy from rentals department jumped in to.....  more
    I love the staff-culture at Monarch Mountain! It was my daughters 1st time skiing and she started getting frustrated with her rental boots. Out of nowhere, a guy from rentals department jumped in to.....  more »
  • Monarch mountain is not as busy as other ski resorts. There are ski and snowboarding lessons for all ages. The slopes are great whether your a beginner or go on powdery, tree laden slopes for... 
    Monarch mountain is not as busy as other ski resorts. There are ski and snowboarding lessons for all ages. The slopes are great whether your a beginner or go on powdery, tree laden slopes for...  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.
  • Great place for great skiing, without the huge lines of larger corporate resorts! Nice variety of terrain for all skill levels. Would be even better if the double lifts had foot rests and there was at least a tow line to the top of Mirkwood. The food quality was a bit poor also and costly, and we were eating at the Saloon. Otherwise, parking was easy and we had fun!

Plan your trip to Salida

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.