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Monarch Mountain Announces Its Earliest Opening Since 1969

10:29:19 Monarch Mountain Opening Day Announcement

Monarch Mountain will be opening Friday through Sunday starting November 1, as conditions allow, making this its earliest opening since 1969. 


Monarch is one of the few remaining Colorado ski areas that does not have any snowmaking operations. With a base elevation of 10,790 ft, they see an abundance of all-natural snow throughout the ski season.


“How cool is Mother Nature?  We are super excited to get a little bit open this early.  Even if it is a run or two, there’s nothing better than strapping on those boards and going downhill.  Let the fun begin.” says Randy Stroud, GM and COO.


Lift operating hours will be from 9am-4pm. Lifts running will include Caterpillar, Tumbelina and Pioneer. The Rental Shop, Sidewinder Saloon, Java Stop and Elation Sports will all be open. Ski and Ride School will be offering beginner group and limited private lessons. Children’s Center and Kaleidoscope Tubing Park will not be open. Adult lift tickets will be $57.


Operating dates and hours are subject to change. Please visit Monarch Mountain at or call at 719.530.5000 for full details.