Monarch Mountain, CO, Has Had Over 5-Feet of Snow in 10-Days

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Monarch Mountain, CO, is one of only a handful of resorts in Colorado that doesn’t have snowmaking and rely 100% on natural snowfall. So, the latest storm that has dumped over 5-FEET of fresh snow on the resort since Christmas Eve, was very welcomed!

Wow! Since Christmas Eve, we’ve seen 62” of new snow. And the next storm cycle is about to get started!

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Monarch Mountain, CO, opened for the 2021-2022 season on Saturday, December 11. 

Monarch has made a number of improvements over the summer, including lodge updates, expanded parking, and, most notably, they have installed an RFID scanning system at all their lifts.

“Skiers and snowboarders will notice very quickly that we now have automated gates at all of our lifts. There will still be a friendly face there to greet you and check your pass photo on a handheld device but gone are the days of manually scanning each pass or ticket.”

– Allie Stevens

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Reservations to ski or snowboard are not required, though Monarch does recommend pre-purchasing online by 11 pm the night before your arrival. Their current COVID-19 policy states that face-covering will not be necessary in the lift lines. However, guests will be asked to wear them inside the lodge. These policies are subject to change based on federal, state, and local guidelines and recommendations.

Monarch Mountain’s COVID-19 policies, open terrain/amenities, and operating hours are available at

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