Have you ever wondered…
Who owns the land we’re skiing/boarding on?
When did Monarch open and what is the oldest run?
How can animals thrive in this winter environment?
What kinds of trees live up here?
What is causing many of the trees to die?
What are the names of some of the surrounding peaks?
How is Monarch different from other Colorado ski areas?
Join a Volunteer Interpreter for a fun, free on-mountain educational tour. Learn about the history of recreation on Monarch Pass, the ski area-USFS partnership, forest ecology, wildlife in the winter, and more.
Our guest Naturalist for Feb 16 is Thomas Skaja from the US Forest Service – Salida Ranger District.
Meet Friday at 11:00 am at the sign near the Cat Skiing Yurt across from the Pioneer lift.
Guests of all ages and abilities are welcome. The tour is free, follows all beginner runs and lasts for about an hour. A lift ticket or season pass is required.
Many GARNA programs require a Liability Release Form be filled out each calendar year.
Your registration is secured upon receipt of payment, as long as there space is still available in a program. If you prefer not to register online (recommended), you may mail a check, made out to “GARNA” to the address below or stop by the office. Please include a note with the program you are registering for. Be aware, some programs sell out quickly, and we cannot confirm your spot with a mailed registration.
PO Box 1522
Salida CO 81201
If we are notified of your need to cancel within 24 hours of program date, your program fee will be refunded except for a $3.00 administrative fee. If minimum enrollment has not been met 2 days before program date, programs will be cancelled and we will refund the full amount.