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UPHILL TRAVEL

GET UP TO GET DOWN

Do you enjoy earning your turns and catching a beautiful sunrise? Even while our lifts are turning we allow uphill travel for those looking to boost their daily workout. So, for those of you who like to go against the grain, swim upstream, or simply get your heart rate up, skinning up takes skiing independent to a whole new level.

Monarch Mountain permits uphill traffic with limited restrictions. There are guidelines that all uphill users must follow to promote safety and to minimize conflicts with mountain operations. This includes, though is not limited to: grooming operations (including winch cat), plowing, parking, snowmobile traffic, other vehicles, downhill skiers/riders, and any other activities that might be taking place at any time on the mountain, day or night.

  • Guildelines
    Guildelines
    Uphill Travel
  • Pass Required
    Pass Required
    Uphill Travel
  • Travel Routes
    Travel Routes
    Uphill Travel
  • Closures & Mountain Operations
    Closures & Mountain Operations
    Uphill Travel
  • Parking
    Parking
    Uphill Travel
  • DOGS
    DOGS
    Uphill Travel
Guildelines
  • Be observant when ascending. The ski area conducts operations on the mountain 24 hours a day – before, during, and after the ski season. Users may encounter snowcats, winch cats, winch cables, snowmobiles, trucks, skiers/riders and other types of operations at any time.
  • Respect all closures, warning signs and ropes at all times.
  • Designated uphill routes are marked by a yellow diamond shaped marker with a black arrow.
  • Terrain parks are closed outside of operating hours. Other trails may be used for downhill during this time.
  • Be aware of others on the mountain and remain visible at all times.
  • Always keep your uphill access pass visible and be willing to stop and show it whenever asked by any resort personnel. This includes early season, late season, during and after hours.
  • At dusk, night, or early morning, wear reflective clothing visible from all directions, such as a vest, armband, belt, reflective clothing or pack, headlamp, flashing bike light, etc.
  • The following type of equipment is acceptable for uphill travel: AT gear, nordic, split-board, snowshoe, and (fat tire mountain bikes-outside of operating hours ONLY). Foot traffic is not allowed due to the post-holing and unsafe snow conditions it creates. Sledding devices are prohibited at all times.
  • Fat tire mountain bikes are allowed outside of operating hours only – not during operating hours.
Categories :
Uphill Travel
Pass Required
  • Current Monarch season pass holders may obtain a complimentary Uphill Pass.
  • Individuals who do not have a current Monarch season pass but still want to enjoy uphill travel during the winter season may purchase an Uphill Pass for $59 for the 2022-23 season.
  • The Uphill Pass is valid outside of normal operating hours (4:00pm-9:00am) AND during normal operating hours (9:00am-4:00pm) at any time during the winter season with the following exception: Uphill access will be closed as we prepare for opening. Refer to the Monarch website and social media outlets for uphill access as the season approaches.
  • Uphill passes are also valid for pre-season (prior to our opening day) and post-season (after our closing day) uphill travel. Users that visit during these time frames outside of the season may visit any hour of the week prior to opening.
  • Monarch Mountain reserves the right to prohibit uphill access at any time due to special events, mountain operations, weather, or for any other reason deemed necessary by Monarch Mountain Administration.
  • Users wanting to travel uphill exclusively after the ski area closes may obtain an Uphill Pass at no charge after the official Monarch Mountain closing day (TBD).
  • All uphill users will be required to sign our general liability waiver which includes uphill travel. Users will be given a hard copy and/or emailed a copy of the Monarch Mountain Uphill Access Policy.
  • Always keep your uphill access pass visible and be willing to stop and show it whenever asked by any resort personnel. ​ Attach it to your ski pants or backpack. This includes early season, late season, during and after hours
Categories :
Uphill Travel
Travel Routes
Categories :
Uphill Travel
Closures & Mountain Operations
Categories :
Uphill Travel
Parking
Categories :
Uphill Travel
DOGS
Categories :
Uphill Travel

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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