MONARCH SKI & SNOWBOARD AREA



  • Snowpack
  • 38.0"
  • Snowpack levels are currently 26% below the seasonal average of 51". The highest snowpack in recent years was in 2017, when snowpack depth was observed at 60.0 inches.
  • New Snowfall
  • Past 24 hours
  • 0"
  • -2.0" of snowmelt over the past 24 hours has receeded the total snowpack to 38.0" and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 9.4".

  • Air Temp
  • 19°
  • It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 16° - 26° over the next 5 days.

Snow Forecast

  • Next 5 Days
  • 1-4"
  • Today, Snow showers likely, mainly before noon. Areas of blowing snow before 9am, then patchy blowing snow after 3pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 19. Wind chill values as low as -15. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 10 to 20 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Source: CAIC

Nearby Snow Forecasts

Hourly snow forecasts for ski areas in the region

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Monarch Park 37 10,478 ft
Middle Quartz 7 10,230 ft
Snowblind 23 9,278 ft
Chalk Lake 19 8,743 ft
Iron City 15 9,928 ft
Mount Princeton 19 8,618 ft
Garfield 8 9,912 ft
Collegiate Peaks 56 9,837 ft
Quartz 10 9,849 ft
Cascade 22 9,033 ft
Angel of Shavano 20 9,147 ft
Mirror Lake - Almont 10 11,007 ft
Cottonwood Lake 24 9,586 ft
North Fork Reservoir 9 11,459 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area 38" 19° 0.71"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Browns Canyon (Fisherman's Bridge to Stone Bridge) 136.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-
Milk Run 136.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
Clear Creek of the Arkansas 15.0cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
Salida Town Run (Stone Bridge to Salida WW Park) 136.0cfs 12.0 Mi II to III
Fractions 136.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
Lower (Bottom Four) 709.0cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
The Upper 538.0cfs 8.0 Mi V to V+
Numbers 136.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
Buena Vista Whitewater Park 136.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
Pine Creek (Granite to Numbers) 136.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Hunter Creek Near Aspen
USGS 09074000
8 cfs 1.1 ft
Castle Creek At Aspen
USGS 09075400
43 cfs ft
Taylor River Below Taylor Park Reservoir
USGS 09109000
85 cfs 3.5 ft
Rio Grande At Wagon Wheel Gap
USGS 08217500
-999 cfs 0.0 ft
Rio Grande Near Monte Vista
USGS 08221500
343 cfs 3.5 ft
Lincoln Creek Bl Grizzly Reservoir
USGS 09073005
1 cfs 1.1 ft
Fryingpan River Near Thomasville
USGS 09078600
23 cfs 1.6 ft
Blue River At Blue River
USGS 09046490
4 cfs 0.4 ft
Arkansas River At Granite
USGS 07086000
97 cfs 2.3 ft
Arkansas River Near Wellsville
USGS 07093700
262 cfs 3.0 ft
Ohio Creek Above Mouth Nr Gunnison
USGS 09113980
16 cfs 3.4 ft
East Fork Eagle River Near Climax
USGS 09061600
54 cfs 0.0 ft
Monte Cristo Diversion Near Hoosier Pass
USGS 09041900
1 cfs 0.1 ft
Columbine Ditch Near Fremont Pass
USGS 09061500
-999 cfs -3.5 ft
Ewing Ditch At Tennessee Pass
USGS 09062000
-999 cfs -0.7 ft
Goose Creek At Wagonwheel Gap
USGS 08218500
-999 cfs 0.0 ft
Homestake Creek At Gold Park
USGS 09064000
5 cfs 3.8 ft
Arkansas River At Salida
USGS 07091500
265 cfs 2.6 ft
Arkansas River Near Nathrop
USGS 07091200
220 cfs 3.6 ft
Lake Fork Below Sugar Loaf Reservoir
USGS 07082500
4 cfs 0.3 ft
Missouri Creek Near Gold Park
USGS 09063900
1 cfs 1.4 ft
Taylor River At Almont
USGS 09110000
160 cfs 1.6 ft
Cotton Creek Near Mineral Hot Springs
USGS 08226700
-999 cfs 2.7 ft
Arkansas River Near Leadville
USGS 07081200
24 cfs 4.6 ft
Pinos Creek Near Del Norte
USGS 08220500
33 cfs 1.3 ft
Cochetopa Creek Below Rock Creek Nr Parlin
USGS 09118450
14 cfs 1.9 ft
Rio Grande Near Del Norte
USGS 08220000
394 cfs 1.3 ft
Arkansas River Below Empire Gulch Near Malta
USGS 07083710
105 cfs 3.1 ft
Halfmoon Creek Near Malta
USGS 07083000
325 cfs 4.5 ft
Tarryall Creek At Upper Station
USGS 06696980
6 cfs 5.0 ft
Carnero Creek Near La Garita
USGS 08230500
-999 cfs 1.8 ft
Twin-Lakes Tunnel At E Portl
USGS 09073000
7 cfs 0.3 ft
Roaring Fork River Ab Difficult C Nr Aspen
USGS 09073300
6 cfs 0.8 ft
Taylor River At Taylor Park
USGS 09107000
32 cfs 1.3 ft
Ef Arkansas R At Us Hiway 24
USGS 07079300
30 cfs 2.9 ft
North Fork Fryingpan River Near Norrie
USGS 09078500
6 cfs 2.3 ft
Roaring Fork River Near Aspen
USGS 09073400
16 cfs 0.6 ft
La Garita Creek Near La Garita
USGS 08231000
3 cfs 1.5 ft
San Francisco C At Upper Sta
USGS 08220900
-999 cfs 0.0 ft
Saguache Creek Near Saguache
USGS 08227000
69 cfs 1.6 ft
East River Bl Cement Creek Nr Crested Butte
USGS 09112200
85 cfs 0.6 ft
Gunnison River Near Gunnison
USGS 09114500
267 cfs 7.5 ft
Arkansas River Below Granite
USGS 07087050
136 cfs 3.3 ft
Wurtz Ditch Near Tenneessee Pass
USGS 09062500
-999 cfs -4.1 ft
Tomichi Creek At Sargents
USGS 09115500
36 cfs 0.7 ft
North Crestone Creek Near Crestone
USGS 08227500
-999 cfs 0.0 ft
Fryingpan River Near Ruedi
USGS 09080400
64 cfs 1.2 ft
Lake Creek Above Twin Lakes Reservoir
USGS 07084500
-999 cfs 5.0 ft
Eagle River At Red Cliff
USGS 09063000
9 cfs 3.3 ft
Clear Creek Above Clear Creek Reservoir
USGS 07086500
-999 cfs -1.1 ft
Kerber Cr Abv Little Kerber Cr Nr Villa Grove
USGS 08224500
3 cfs 0.5 ft
East River At Almont Co.
USGS 09112500
99 cfs 2.5 ft
Fryingpan River At Meredith
USGS 09080100
457 cfs 3.3 ft
South Fork Rio Grande At South Fork
USGS 08219500
-999 cfs 0.4 ft
Tomichi Creek At Gunnison
USGS 09119000
76 cfs 1.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Wolf Creek Summit
SNOTEL 874
82" -1"
Upper San Juan
SNOTEL 840
73" -1"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
46" -1"
fairplay 2.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-15
19.31" -0.39"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
30" 1"
y motel
SNOTEL E33
11.29" 1.29"
creede 0.2 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-MN-4
5.54" -0.34"
south platte river
SNOTEL ANTC2
1.31" -0.13"
Michigan Creek
SNOTEL 937
35" 7"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
43" -1"
Buckskin Joe
SNOTEL 938
25" 2"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
11.94" -0.12"
silverthorne 21 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-35
5.1" -0.23"
frisco 0.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-4
17.54" -0.34"
silverthorne 2.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-6
23.4" -0.53"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
44" -1"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
48" 1"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
44" -2"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
31" -1"
basalt 5.8 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-6
2.67" -0.75"
Chamita
SNOTEL 394
27" 0"
Cumbres Trestle
SNOTEL 431
61" 0"
Jones Pass
SNOTEL 970
42" 0"
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
27" 0"
Grayback
SNOTEL 1058
18" -2"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
49" -2"
dillon,co
SNOTEL DLLC2
5.29" -0.25"
Cochetopa Pass
SNOTEL 1059
22" 0"
pitkin 1.1 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-59
20.89" -0.38"
vail 3.5 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-53
25.36" -0.55"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
41" 0"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
40" -1"
Sargents Mesa
SNOTEL 1128
39" -1"
vail 2.6 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-19
11.54" -0.39"
San Antonio Sink
SNOTEL 1172
25" -1"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
14.3" -0.38"
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
38.75" -0.86"
Rough And Tumble
SNOTEL 939
23" -2"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
32" -1"
Butte
SNOTEL 380
37" -1"
gunnison coop
SNOTEL GUNC2
5.7" -0.19"
Upper Taylor
SNOTEL 1141
39" 0"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
42" 0"
Lily Pond
SNOTEL 580
42" 0"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
48" 2"
Nast Lake
SNOTEL 658
29" 0"
saguache 0.4 e, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-59
0.57" -0.46"
yampa 5.1 s, co
SNOTEL CO-RT-26
16.99" -0.26"
bonanza 6.6 s, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-61
12.09" -0.12"
Porphyry Creek
SNOTEL 701
38" -2"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
40" -1"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
33" 0"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
31" 0"
Grizzly Peak
SNOTEL 505
43" 2"
Chapman Tunnel
SNOTEL 1101
42" 0"
dillon 2.3 se, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-16
5.56" -0.28"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
41" 2"
Hopewell
SNOTEL 532
40" -1"
la garita 5.6 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-11
3.72" -0.48"
Copper Mountain
SNOTEL 415
36" 0"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
35" 0"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
34" 1"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
36" 0"

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