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Season Synopsis

20 April
Categories : Mountain Ops
Posted by Scott Pressly

Another one in the books. All in all it turned out to be a good season. The weather didn’t cooperate at the start of the season and we missed our anticipated opening for Thanksgiving. It was the 15th time that has happened in the 54 years of records that I have access to. (Not sure where the old snow records went to). We were finally able to open on December 11th with a 24″ base. December ended up being a decent snow month with seven powder days of 6″ or more, the Christmas storm with more than five feet of snow and a total of 76″ of snow for the month. January saw 42″ of snow and three powder days while February fizzled with only one pow day and 29″ for the month. That was a big surprise since February is usually a sure bet. March brought five powder days and 62″ of snow. The last bit of the season in April brought 13″ in 17 days. Monarch was open for a total of 126 days. We also had two days where we were not able to open lifts and closed for high winds. We had many busy Saturdays early in 2022 and very consistent visitation overall. Each season is a marathon. It takes a tremendous amount of energy by everyone to pull it off. Huge thanks to our amazing staff and to all of you that visited us during the 2021-22 season. We wouldn’t be here without you!

Monarch aerial view.
Photo courtesy of Cloud Level Media
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