Monarch is about 20 miles west of Salida. Many Colorado residents think of Monarch as Colorado’s best-kept secret due to its fantastic terrain and lack of crowds. Add the fact that Monarch gets more than 350 inches of snowfall a year, and you can see why it is a premier resort for those who are all about the skiing and riding. Monarch also has a terrain park and plenty of beginner runs. Purchase deals on Monarch Mountain lift tickets for individuals and groups (corporate, students, clubs, family reunions, military gatherings, etc.) at GetSkiTickets.com!