What you would expect from a real Colorado ski area; abundant natural snow, great terrain, and friendly people. Snowcat skiing is also available. Monarch is the perfect place for families. All of the runs flow back to a central base area and there is free and convenient parking. In addition to the great food and beverage service offered, there is a sack lunch room where one may bring their own cooler. Ski School programs have been redisigned this year to offer the best products at a reasonable price. The Learn to Ski program starts at just $89.