Monarch Mountain is Salida’s hometown mountain, where you’ll find all the locals skiing each winter. The ski area only serves up all-natural, Rocky Mountain snow, and its location at the top of the Continental Divide means it’s in a sweet spot for deep powder.
With fantastic tree skiing, beautifully groomed trails and epic back-country, Monarch has terrain to match any skill level or preference. The mountain’s cat skiing has a reputation for being some of the best in the state, and the in-bound trails are anything but boring.
Check out the ski area’s website for more information on lift tickets, lessons, including family lessons for you and the little ones, group discounts for those planning a trip for 20 or more guests, and other on-site amenities.