Photo Credit: Monarch Mountain
With the most recent snowfall to hit the central mountains, Monarch Mountain will be opening for the season on Friday, November 27, 2020.
Monarch is one of the few remaining Colorado ski areas that does not have any snow making operations. With a base elevation of 10,790ft, they see an abundance of all-natural snow throughout the ski season.
“We have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! I’m overwhelmed by the support we’ve seen from our passholders and guests, so we could not be more excited to get the mountain open for them.” says Allie Stevens, Marketing Manager.
For the 2020-2021 season, Monarch will require guests purchasing lift tickets for Saturdays, Sundays, and designated holiday weeks to book online by 11pm the night before they intend to ski. Lift ticket quantities may be limited, so guests are encouraged to pre-purchase early. While protocols are subject to change throughout the season, Monarch passholders will not need a reservation, and can head straight to the lift any day of the season.
“To manage crowds, we are limiting lift ticket availability on traditionally busy days and trying to encourage midweek skiing for those who are able.” Continued Stevens.
New this season is a food trailer called Flyby Burritos where guests can pick up a burrito and a drink without stepping a foot inside the lodge. The lodge is currently restricted to 50% capacity based on local health guidelines.
“There’s plenty of room to spread out on the slopes and skis naturally keep us six feet apart. We’ll have to work together to make sure we can stay open this season”
Face coverings will be required in the lodge, lift lines, ticket lines, lifts, and anywhere six feet distance cannot be maintained.
Lift operating hours will be from 9am-4pm with approximately half the terrain open. Lifts running will include Caterpillar, Tumbelina, Pioneer and Panorama. The Rental Shop, Sidewinder Saloon, Flyby Burritos, Gunbarrel, Java Stop, Ski and Ride School and Elation Sports will all be open. Kaleidoscope Tubing Park remains closed.
Please visit Monarch Mountain at www.skimonarch.com or call at 719.530.5000 for more information.