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Transworld Snowboarding - - TWSNOW 2019 RESORT GUIDE -


Lo­ca­tion: Sal­ida, CO Ver­ti­cal Drop: 1,162’ An­nual Snow­fall: 350+” Most pop­u­lar run: Shag­nasty

Ride-able Acres: 800 in­bounds (1,635 cat ski­ing ter­rain)

Num­ber of Lifts: 5 Num­ber of Trails: 53 (lift served) Ticket Prices: $89 Near­est Air­port: Colorado Springs Air­port

Aprés: 1. Sidewinder Sa­loon: ar­guably one of the best bars in all of ski coun­try, Elmo’s Bar: (week­ends and hol­i­days only), El­e­va­tion Beer Co. Tap­room: the of­fi­cial brew­ery of Monarch (lo­cated in Pon­cha Springs)

Top Events: Kayaks on Snow, New Year’s Eve at Monarch, Never Sum­mer Park Com­pe­ti­tion

Res­ta­raunts: Sidewinder Sa­loon: full ser­vice, sit down fea­tur­ing na­chos piled high and hand­crafted burg­ers, Gun­bar­rel Cafe­te­ria: ev­ery­thing from pizza, a salad bar, and grill-to-or­der burg­ers. There’s some­thing for ev­ery­one, Java Stop: grab a quick snack and warm drink and get back out on the hill!

Any spe­cial sea­son pass of­fers or dis­counted lift tick­ets: Bring any sea­son pass from ANY ski area in the world and we’ll give you a $54 “Mi­gra­tion Ticket.” We also of­fer dy­namic pric­ing, so if you buy on­line in ad­vance, you can save up to 40%


Monarch has two parks. The Tilt Park of­fers smaller fea­tures for be­gin­ners, with easy on/easy off and smooth tran­si­tions. The Never Sum­mer Ter­rain Park has larger fea­tures for more ad­vanced rid­ers. Monarch op­er­ates on nat­u­ral snow­fall, so the parks here are pro­gres­sive: the fea­tures get big­ger as the sea­son un­folds.


Perched on the Con­ti­nen­tal Di­vide, in­de­pen­dently owned Monarch Moun­tain is a lit­tle moun­tain with big ter­rain. If you’re a pow­der hound in search of some of the soft­est, deep­est pow­der in Colorado, look no fur­ther. Monarch re­ceives 350 inches of nat­u­ral snow ev­ery year. What Monarch boasts in an­nual snow­fall it lacks in crowds, so you can find am­ple pow­der stashes even days af­ter a storm. En­joy huck­ing it in the back­coun­try? The guided Snow Cat op­er­a­tion will quench that thirst with an ad­di­tional 1,635 acres of steep, tech­ni­cal ter­rain. Monarch’s laid-back at­ti­tude and af­ford­abil­ity make it a must-visit this sea­son.


New for 2018/19, the Monarch Tub­ing Park! Want to keep your fam­ily oc­cu­pied while you get some laps in with the squad? Monarch Tub­ing Park of­fers tick­ets by the hour and all ages are wel­come (must be 36” or taller). Not quite what gets you ex­cited? Monarch also just added 635 acres to the Cat Ski­ing ter­rain! Grab a seat or book the whole cat and get 1,635 acres of steeps, trees, chutes, and cliffs all to your­self. Top of the line demo equip­ment, a gourmet lunch, and après beer is in­cluded in the price of ad­mis­sion. It’s an ex­pe­ri­ence you won’t soon for­get.

Rider: Tay­lor Boone Photo: Chris Pot­ter

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