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Upcoming Events

SEE THE FUN AHEAD

JANUARY 2022

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SKI WITH A NATURALIST

Fri: Jan 7, 21, 2022 11 – 11:45 am - Free Event (Must have day of lift ticket or season pass to access the lifts)

A ski or snowboard tour on beginner runs with a Naturalist highlighting Monarch’s forest ecology, wildlife, the recreational history of Monarch Pass, and the Monarch USFS Partnership. A daily lift ticket or season pass required to access lifts. Meet at the Ski with a Naturalist Sign in base area.

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Skier Responsibility Code

Sun: Jan 9, 2022 – Free Event (Must have day of lift ticket or season pass to access lifts)

Monarch kicks off National Safety Month promoting “Know the Code”. The National Ski Area Association developed Your Responsibility Code to help skiers and boarders be aware that there are elements of risk in snow sports that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce.

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Veteran’s Appreciation Day

Thurs: Jan 13, 2022

It’s Veterans' Appreciation Day at Monarch Mountain. Come on up and enjoy a $35 lift ticket. We’ll welcome you with complimentary coffee. Rental gear is available at local ski shops as well as on the mountain. Thank you for your service.

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Town Challenge Race Series

Fri: Jan 21, 28, 2022 (Teams sponsored by local businesses)

A fun and friendly competition for amateur recreational skiers and boarders. Businesses sponsor teams of six to battle it out during the season series of fun racing on Freeway.

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Kids on Lifts + Lids on Kids

Sun: Jan 16, 2022 Free Event (Must have day of lift ticket or season pass to access the lifts)

Kids love to ski and ride and Monarch loves to help them do it safely. As part of the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) National Ski Safety Month, Monarch partners with the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) and Central Mountain Regional Emergency Medical and Trauma Advisory Council (RETAC) to provide educational information and help with helmet fitting. In addition, lift Operators and Instructors provide guidance on proper chairlift riding.

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Backcountry Day

Sun: Jan 23, 2022

Learn about the backcountry! Monarch continues to celebrate January’s Safety Month and encourages every to Know Before You Go and learn more about skiing and boarding in the backcountry. Check out Colorado Avalanche Information Center and Colorado Mountain Club to learn more.

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Park Smart Education

Sun: Jan 30, 2022 (Must have day of lift ticket or season pass to access lifts)

Start Small, Make a Plan, Always Look, Respect the Features, and Take it Easy. It’s the Park Smart way. Spend the day on the park with tips and tricks from Monarch’s snowboard instructors.

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Tilt Jr Comp

Sun: Jan 30, 2022 - $5 entry fee (Must have day of lift ticket or season pass to access lifts)

A junior terrain park competition in Tilt for little rippers 15 and under years old to show off their best tricks. All competitors will take two runs in this judged competition.

FEBRUARY 2022

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SKI WITH A NATURALIST

Fri: Feb 4, 18, 2022 – Free Event (Must have day of lift ticket or season pass to access lifts)

A ski or snowboard tour on beginner runs with a Naturalist highlighting Monarch’s forest ecology, wildlife, the recreational history of Monarch Pass, and the Monarch USFS Partnership. A daily lift ticket or season pass required to access lifts. Meet at the Ski with a Naturalist Sign in base area.

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Town Challenge Race Series

Fri: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, 2022 (Teams sponsored by local businesses)

A fun and friendly competition for amateur recreational skiers and boarders. Businesses sponsor teams of six to battle it out during the season series of fun racing on Freeway.

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Telefestivus

Sun: Feb 13, 2022 – Free Event (Must have day of lift ticket or season pass to access lifts)

Telefestivus a festival of Telemarking. Check out the newest in telemark equip. Competitions, guided social hike to Mirkwood, Avi Awareness activities, and lots of free heelin fun.

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IFSA Big Mountain Comp

Thur/Fri: Feb 24, 25, 2022 Registration and Membership required through IFSA

An International Free Skiers and Snowboard Competition in Mirkwood Bowl. .

MARCH 2022

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SKI WITH A NATURALIST

Fri: March 4, 18, 2022 – Free Event (Must have day of lift ticket or season pass to access lifts)

A ski or snowboard tour on beginner runs with a Naturalist highlighting Monarch’s forest ecology, wildlife, the recreational history of Monarch Pass, and the Monarch USFS Partnership. A daily lift ticket or season pass required to access lifts. Meet at the Ski with a Naturalist Sign in base area.

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Town Challenge Race & Awards Ceremony

Fri: March 4, 2022 - Teams sponsored by local businesses

The finale of our business sponsored friendly competition for amateur skiers and boarders includes awards and recognitions.

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Slope Style Competition

Sun: March 6, 2022 – $10 Registration fee (Must have day of lift ticket or season pass to access lifts)

Ski and snowboard competition in the Steel City Terrain Park. All competitors will take two runs in this judged competition.

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Fun Race: March Radness

Sun: March 27 - $5 Per Person Registration Fee (Must have day of lift ticket or season pass to access lifts)

Head to head racing celebrating springtime in Monarch country. $5 per person registration fee and sign up will be day of at the Season Pass desk.

APRIL 2022

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15th Annual Kayaks on Snow

Closing Weekend – $30 Registration Fee

Monarch’s signature event! Kayaks on Snow! Contestant in kayaks race head to head, like Skier Cross, down a specially designed course with berms, banks, and bumps, ending in an icy pond!

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Gunbarrel Challenge

Closing Weekend – Free Event

A race to the top! For those hardies that just can’t get enough. Challenge yourself to make it to the top of Gunbarrel one last time. Run up…ski down. It’s all about the glory!

All events at Monarch Mountain are on National Forest Land
Monarch Mountain is an equal opportunity provider and operates under a special use permit with the Pike San Isabel National Forest.
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