Monarch Ski Resort, just 3 miles up U.S. 50 from the town of Monarch (Garfield), is ideally situated to provide a great Rocky Mountain skiing experience. Its high altitude (10,800 - 11,800) gives it an extra-long season (usually Thanksgiving into April) and unsurpassed powder snow (350 inches annually--all natural). Five chair lifts serve 670 skiable acres, with additional acreage open to guided snowcat tours. Always emphasizing family-friendly skiing, Monarch recently celebrated their 60th anniversary and is one of the best values in the Rockies. More information is available on their web site: www.skimonarch.com/.