Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Monarch Mountain and Revelstoke Mountain Resort Working Together

Exclusive offers for Monarch pass holders at Revelstoke.

Monarch Mountain is proud to announce their latest season pass partner; Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing. Revelstoke BC Canada will be offering Monarch season pass holders three days of free skiing and 50% off lodging at the Nelsen Lodge. Specials are also available with Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing for Monarch pass holders.

Every Monarch Mountain season pass holder can enjoy three days of free skiing at Revelstoke Mountain Resort during the 2010-11 season when they book a minimum of three nights at the luxurious Nelsen Lodge. To sweeten the deal Monarch pass holders have an exclusive rate starting at $85 per person per night based on double occupancy. “Adding Revelstoke to our pass partner program is fantastic; it gives our pass holders the opportunity to visit one of North America’s newest most talked about resorts” said Greg Ralph Monarch Mountain, Marketing Director.

About Revelstoke Mountain Resort: For decades, helicopter and cat skiers from around the world have flocked to Revelstoke, BC, attracted by its perfect powder, varied alpine terrain and quaint mountain community. Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing was the company of choice for guests who wanted the ultimate Heli ski vacation, with over 50 feet of annual snow, 200,000 hectares (500,000 acres) of exclusive terrain and a long history of guiding excellence.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort features 3,031 acres of lift-accessed terrain with a descent of 5,620 feet - the highest in North America. The Resort has two high-speed quad chairs, an eight-passenger gondola and a dedicated beginner slope with Magic Carpet conveyor lift. Amenities at the base of the mountain include the Rockford Wok|Bar|Grill full service restaurant, retail and rental shops, and lift ticket and skier services. The lift-accessed Mid-Mountain Lodge featuring stunning views, a self-serve restaurant, espresso bar, and deck with a barbeque is also located on the mountain.

Monarch Mountain located in South Central Colorado is what you expect from a real Colorado ski area. Abundant natural snow (350 + in.) and friendly people are two of the areas strongest attributes. You walk from your car right to the lifts, prices are reasonable, and the runs flow naturally back to the base area. At Monarch you’ll lose the crowds but not your friends.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Monarch Mountain Season Pass Now Good at 18 Ski Areas

Monarch Mountain has added an additional seven ski areas to their season pass for the 2010-11 ski season. Revelstoke Mountain Resort British Columbia, Taos and Red River New Mexico, China Peak California, Sol Vista Colorado, Arizona Snowbowl and Indianhead Michigan are new to the Monarch pass.

The seven new areas will be joining Loveland, Silverton, Durango, Sunlight and Powderhorn Colorado; Angel Fire, Sipapu and Pajarito New Mexico; Alta Utah and Grand Targhee Wyoming. The benefits vary at each partner area but most are offering three complimentary tickets to Monarch pass holders and Monarch offers the same to each partner area pass holder.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia Canada is offering all Monarch pass holders three days of complimentary lift tickets, 50% off on lodging at the Nelson Lodge and discounts on Heli skiing with Selkirk Heli Skiing. “The Revelstoke discounts can be used to put together a great Canadian ski vacation for our pass holders” said Greg Ralph, Monarch Marketing Director. “Building value in our season pass is a major goal and we’re very excited about this season’s pass offerings” added Ralph.

Taos is back as a Monarch pass partner this season offering up to five ½ price tickets to each Monarch pass holder. Taos helps solidify Monarch’s pass as the best deal in the region; all of the northern New Mexico areas, southern Colorado areas and Arizona Snowbowl are now on the Monarch Mountain season pass.

Early Season pass prices, through November 6, 2010 for the 2010-11 season are: Adult (16-61); $329, Students (13-15); $199, Juniors (7-12); $99, Seniors (62-68); $199, Kid’s (under 7) ski FREE at Monarch Mountain. Details can be found at www.skimonarch.com or by calling 719-530-5040.

Denver’s Westword magazine picked the Monarch Season Pass as the Best Pass Deal in their 2010 Best Of issue and this season the Monarch pass is a bigger better deal.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Monarch is investing $1.2 million for 2010-2011 season

Monarch Mountain is investing $1.2 million in area improvements for the 2010-11 season, these enhancements are due to a record breaking 2009-10 winter season. Monarch Mountain will once again reinvest in the area. Keeping with Monarch Mountain’s mission to always improve the skiing/riding experience, families are at the top of the list.

Lift Improvements
A new base terminal for the Garfield Chair Lift leads the list of improvements. A new and improved loading station, drive units and hydraulics will create an entirely new base terminal at Monarch Mountain’s most popular chair. The new base terminal will allow Garfield to run more efficiently with less stops for skiers and riders getting on and off the lift. The Pioneer quad chair lift will see a new unloading ramp at the top, helping ease the unloading process. Both Garfield and Pioneer lift mazes will see new lane dividers to facilitate the flow of maze traffic.

Base Lodge
The “highest Starbuck’s in the free world” will get even higher. Starbuck’s will be relocated to the top floor of the main lodge so customers can easily enjoy a snack or beverage with family and friends. A new deli will inhabit Starbuck’s former location at the mid-level corridor. The deli will be ideal for guest looking to get a quick sandwich, salad, snack and a drink and get back on the slopes.

Last years installment of the “Hydration Station” on the top level of the main building was such a success, two additional ones will be installed for this winter. The Picnic Room on the lower level of the main lodge and the Rental/Lesson center building will now have Hydration Stations. “Drinking water to stay hydrated at high altitude is very important and we want to make it as convenient as possible for our guests” said Rich Moorhead, Monarch Mountain CEO.

Rental/Lesson Center
Rental and Lesson Center guests will appreciate the addition of 600 sets of new Head rental skis, boots and bindings. These will be complemented by new snowboard and demo skis. New boot dryers will be added to the rental shop and the reservation counter will be remodeled to speed up the delivery of reserved equipment.

Just for Kids
Kids are “king” at Monarch Mountain, so several improvements and upgrades are aimed at the younger generation. A new Yurt for the junior mountain program will be used for registration and as a warming hut for the older offspring. The Children’s Center will be remodeled to better serve the younger tikes.

On mountain improvements will be made for beginners and families. Beginners will find a new gentler access point paralleling Romp which will make it easier to ski or ride to the terrain on the west side of the mountain. Tilt, the popular kids’ terrain park, will acquire several new “features”, keeping it fresh and fun. The “Organic” K2 Terrain Park will also have several new “all natural” features and a new log entrance (all features and the entrance are made from downed trees at the area). The addition of a new Prinoth Bison Snowcat will let allow the cat drivers to groom more terrain and lay down Colorado’s only “all natural” corduroy for skiers and riders to enjoy.

Skiers and Riders of all ages will enjoy this year’s improvements at Monarch Mountain, all aimed at enhancing the family and guest experience.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Celebrate Spring at Monarch Mountain

Fun events for everyone in the family.

As the days grow longer and the mountain temperatures rise, Monarch Mountain “springs” alive with events for all ages of participants and spectators.

Fifth Annual Kayaks on Snow Boatercross
Kayaks will be returning to the slopes of Monarch Mountain on Saturday, April 3, 2010. Kayakers from Colorado and the southwest will be competing for prizes (which include a new Kayak, cruiser bike and 2010-2011 Monarch Mountain season pass) and the all important “bragging rights”. The Boatercross event sends multiple kayaks, competing head to head down a course with banked corners, berms, rollers and small jumps. A single elimination format matches the fastest boats in the finals. The specially constructed Boatercross course on the Freeway run, located at the base area, has been a great event for participants and spectators alike.

New Belgium brewery is the title sponsor for this year’s event and the crew from Fort Collins will be giving away SWAG and prizes. KEEN footwear will have a prize wheel for everyone to spin. An expo area with Colorado Kayak Supply and the staff from River Runners will keep spectators entertained between heats. The entire event can be viewed from the base lodge deck and is free to the public.

Participant registration for the event is $20 and includes an event T-shirt. The registration opens at 10:00, practice starts at 11:00 and single elimination runs begin at 1:00.

Easter Sunday belongs to the Kids!
The day after the Kayaks on Snow event, Sunday April 4, 2010, is all about Kids. The day will begin with an Easter egg hunt and a chance to ski with the Easter Bunny for children 8 and under. These “8 and unders” are invited to bring their Easter basket up to Monarch Mountain for an Easter egg hunt and to ski with the Easter Bunny. The Easter egg hunt will start at 11:00 at the Children’s Center; no lift ticket is required and don’t forget your camera to take a picture with the Easter Bunny.

An “Expression Session”, in the Tilt Terrain Park, is open to kids 12 and under. These young rippers can show off “what they’ve got” on the small rails, fun boxes and jumps. The Tilt Terrain Park has been very popular with young skiers and riders wanting to try smaller rails, fun boxes and jumps. Monarch Mountain is inviting all young rippers to the mountain to show what they have learned this season. Riders from the Option 23 Freeride Team will be on hand with tips and prizes for the young shredders.


Closing Day Sunday April 11, 2010 takes Tailgating to a whole new level!
The Closing Day Cook-off in the (Parking) Lot celebrates Monarch Mountain’s close to another great season with outrageous food and libations. Monarch guests have been setting up grills and tailgating in the Monarch parking lot for years. Several years back this annual event turned into a full-fledged competition with prizes being awarded for best food and best d├ęcor. The only entry cost is having enough food and beverages for the judges. Prizes include a 2010-11 Monarch Mountain Season Pass.

For more information on these events please go to www.skimonarch.com or call a friendly local at 719.530.5040.