Accessibility Policy

Monarch Mountain is committed to meeting ADA requirements and aims to prohibit discrimination to individuals with a disability.

  • ADA parking is available near the Tunnel Level of the Base Lodge and is visible and signed. A Disabled Parking permit placard is required for vehicles using ADA parking.
  • Discounted tickets are available at the ticket windows for guests with a disability and their assistants.
  • Adaptive devices that are specifically designed for skiing/riding use by individuals with a disability (mono skis, bi skis, outriggers and sit skis) are allowed.If using adaptive equipment on the ski lifts, please call the contact shown at the bottom of this page ahead of your visit so that we may prepare our staff to better facilitate a reasonable accommodation.
  • For Adaptive lessons or lessons for individuals with special needs, please call us at 719.530.5196.
  • Individuals with mobility disabilities may use wheelchairs and manually-powered mobility aids in pedestrian areas.
  • Consistent with Monarch Mountain’s policy of “no motorized” use, the use of any power-driven devices or vehicles by the public, including other power-driven mobility devices is prohibited on the mountain. These safety requirements are based on actual risks and are not intended to be discriminatory in any way.
  • Monarch Mountain supports the use of trained service animals during the winter operating season.
  • Service Animals must be under control with a harness, leash or other tether unless it would interfere with the animal’s safe productive performance or unless the person is unable, because of a disability (such as a seizure alert animal), to use a harness, leash or other tether.
  • Service animals must be house broken; and be trained and utilized for a specific disability approved by ADA regulations.
  • Monarch Mountain offers an optional orange bandana (at no cost) to use for easily identifying service animals to other guests and staff. The bandana is available at the Guest Service desk.
  • If Monarch Mountain properly excludes a service animal under § 35.136(b), it shall give the individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in the service, program, or activity without having the service animal on the premises.
  • Consistent with Monarch Mountain’s policy of “no animals” on ski terrain or ski lifts during operating hours, allowable animals on the mountain is restricted to only dogs specifically trained, or in the process of being trained, for avalanche search and rescue work, to load and unload a chairlift, and under the direct control of on-duty Monarch Mountain staff. The use of service animals on ski lifts and ski terrain conflicts with Monarch Mountain’s safety requirements necessary for the reasonably safe operation of our on-slope activities. These safety concerns are based on actual risks and are not intended to be discriminatory in any way.
  • Monarch Mountain is not responsible for the care or supervision of a service animal.

If there are any additional considerations that need to be made that are not described above, we ask for a 72-hour advance notice to help Monarch Mountain staff members make a reasonable accommodation. Specific questions or concerns regarding Monarch Mountain’s policies concerning ADA Accessibility, Adaptive Skiing/Riding, the use of Service Animals, and power-driven mobility devices, should be directed to:

(719) 530-5000 option 7

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