Colorado Low

We are set up for a classic “Colorado Low” winter storm.  We see these types of events every few years, primarily in the spring or fall months.  In these types of storms, a closed low pressure system will swing east across the border of Colorado and New Mexico and produce significant upslope winds and snowfall.  As the easterly wind direction…

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March Days

We have had some perfect sunny weather over the last few days.  Looks like that is about to change with a few days of stormy weather ahead.  This is the time of year where you can really start to see it all.  Bluebird, squalls, corn, powder, warm, windy.  Don’t put those powder skis away yet.

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Grooming Efforts

The Slope Maintenance team was hard at it last night.  On a random Wednesday night, the team was able to groom thirty-five trails!  This included five advanced trails on the list which was a boon to those that can love to rip those steeper trails.  The updated cat fleet played a role in this effort but it was really the…

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Leitwolf

Each season, we work with our industry partners to set up a demo of new snowcat models here at Monarch.  Recently, our team of operators have been trying out the Leitwolf snowcat from Prinoth.  This snowcat has a larger footprint and tiller than the rest of our Bison fleet.  So, each pass on the slopes covers just a bit more…

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Storm Day

Winter has returned with a vengeance. We had some big winds overnight and blustery conditions today. The storm really kicked into high gear just before daybreak with intense snowfall rates for several hours. We were able to keep a few lifts spinning (kudos to Lift Maintenance) and the snow conditions were WAY DEEPER than what we had reported at 5:30am.…

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Freestyle Event

Monarch is hosting our Junior IFSA event today and tomorrow in Mirkwood Basin. This event features young riders from two age classifications. Today was the 12-14 age group and tomorrow we will see the U12 skiers/riders shredding from top to bottom. This event hosts teams from around the state and beyond show up to rip at Monarch. I say this…

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Storm is Blowing In

We had some new snow last night and a bit more today.  The mountain skied really well on the lee slopes and we have additional snowfall on the way tonight and tomorrow.  We are experiencing some high winds with this storm and have seen a few wind holds on some lifts.  We’ll see what the winds do on Tuesday, but…

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No Name-Draft Decision

The Environmental Assessment and Draft Decision Notice has been made available for the proposed No Name expansion at Monarch.  This project aims to add 377 acres of skiing and riding to our current special use permit area.  The expansion would include several cleared trails, gladed areas, an aerial ski lift and additional improvements.  This is a major milestone and one…

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