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Monarch Mountain


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Monarch Mountain


Powder Alliance
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

77

Rank in
Region

45

Rank in
State

18

Best time for snow at
Monarch Mountain
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Monarch Mountain

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 284" per year
Snow Quality Rank

28

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

73

Monarch Mountain is ranked No. 73 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

11.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

4.8%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

22.4%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

73

Monarch Mountain is ranked No. 73 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

28

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Monarch Mountain

Core Strengths
Snow Quality
rank
28
score
72.4
Snow Volume
rank
73
score
57.3
Travel Ease
rank
74
score
63.6

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1162 ft

11952 ft
Base Elevation: 10790 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Monarch Mountain

Monarch’s snow record is typical for Colorado. 11.5% of winter days with 6 inches or more of snow and 23% of winter months with 30 inches or less are middle of the pack for western destinations, while 5% of months with 90 inches or more is on the low side. Snow density as in most of Colorado is as light as it gets. Fortunately competition for powder at Monarch is less intense than most places due to its remote location.

Accumulation and Preservation

Monarch's snow accumulation is above average due to its moderate terrain and altitude that is high but still mostly below tree line. Monarch’s snow preservation is excellent with the third highest ski elevation range (10,700 – 11,900 feet) in North America. Exposures are not as favorable as A-Basin’s but packed powder conditions still prevail up to Monarch's April closing in many seasons.