MONARCH SKI & SNOWBOARD AREA




Winter Weather Advisory currently in effect for Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area. * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 11 inches. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph. * WHERE...Eastern Sawatch Mountains Above 11000 Feet and Lake County. * WHEN...From noon Friday to 6 AM MDT Saturday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. Heavy snow could cause damage to power lines.
  • Snowpack
  • 36.0"
  • Snowpack levels are currently 35% below the seasonal average of 14". The highest snowpack observed on this date in the past 9 years was in 2015, when snowpack depth was recorded at 29.0".
  • New Snowfall
  • Past 24 hours
  • 0"
  • 2.0" of snowmelt over the past 24 hours has receeded the total snowpack to 36.0" and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 14.2".

  • Air Temp
  • 57°
  • Forecast models predict more snow this week in colorado, with up to 10" of new snowfall on the slopes in the next 5 days.

Seasonal Comparison

Compare snowpack levels this season from past seasons
Current Average Max Min
36.0" (-35%) 14" 29.0" (2015) 0.0" (2017)

Snow Forecast

Snow and weather outlook for the ski area.
  • Today, Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Very windy, with a west wind 25 to 30 mph increasing to 35 to 40 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. Tomorrow, Snow showers likely, mainly after noon. Some thunder is also possible. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Breezy, with a west southwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Nearby Ski Areas

Upcoming snow forecasts for ski areas in the region

Outdoor Recreation

Popular outdoor recreation hotspots
Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
QUARTZ 10 9,849 ft
ANGEL OF SHAVANO 20 9,147 ft
MIRROR LAKE - ALMONT 10 11,007 ft
SNOWBLIND 23 9,278 ft
GARFIELD 8 9,912 ft
COTTONWOOD LAKE 24 9,586 ft
MONARCH PARK 37 10,478 ft
MOUNT PRINCETON 19 8,618 ft
NORTH FORK RESERVOIR 9 11,459 ft
COLLEGIATE PEAKS 56 9,837 ft
CHALK LAKE 19 8,743 ft
CASCADE 22 9,033 ft
IRON CITY 15 9,928 ft
MIDDLE QUARTZ 7 10,230 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
MONARCH SKI & SNOWBOARD AREA 36" 57° 8.29"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
BROWNS CANYON (FISHERMAN'S BRIDGE TO STONE BRIDGE) 796.0cfs 13.0 Mi III to IV-
CLEAR CREEK OF THE ARKANSAS 12.9cfs 2.5 Mi IV+ to V-
NUMBERS 183.0cfs 4.9 Mi III+ to IV+
THE UPPER 38.3cfs 8.0 Mi V to V+
PINE CREEK (GRANITE TO NUMBERS) 183.0cfs 6.0 Mi III+ to V-
LOWER (BOTTOM FOUR) 38.3cfs 1.0 Mi V to V+
MILK RUN 183.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
BUENA VISTA WHITEWATER PARK 796.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
FRACTIONS 183.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
SALIDA TOWN RUN (STONE BRIDGE TO SALIDA WW PARK) 183.0cfs 12.0 Mi II to III

Area Hydrology

Compare snow and flow conditions for the watershed
Gauge Streamflow Stage
EAST RIVER BL CEMENT CREEK NR CRESTED BUTTE
USGS 09112200
1,990 cfs 4.2 ft
TAYLOR RIVER BELOW TAYLOR PARK RESERVOIR
USGS 09109000
251 cfs 4.3 ft
ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR NATHROP
USGS 07091200
1,390 cfs 5.5 ft
TOMICHI CREEK AT SARGENTS
USGS 09115500
216 cfs 1.8 ft
COTTON CREEK NEAR MINERAL HOT SPRINGS
USGS 08226700
16 cfs 3.1 ft
SAGUACHE CREEK NEAR SAGUACHE
USGS 08227000
93 cfs 1.8 ft
TAYLOR RIVER AT TAYLOR PARK
USGS 09107000
608 cfs 2.9 ft
HUNTER CREEK NEAR ASPEN
USGS 09074000
8 cfs 1.1 ft
CARNERO CREEK NEAR LA GARITA
USGS 08230500
9 cfs 2.3 ft
BLUE RIVER AT BLUE RIVER
USGS 09046490
90 cfs 1.5 ft
MISSOURI CREEK NEAR GOLD PARK
USGS 09063900
48 cfs 2.5 ft
PINOS CREEK NEAR DEL NORTE
USGS 08220500
86 cfs 1.8 ft
LINCOLN CREEK BL GRIZZLY RESERVOIR
USGS 09073005
1 cfs 1.1 ft
OHIO CREEK ABOVE MOUTH NR GUNNISON
USGS 09113980
194 cfs 3.7 ft
HOMESTAKE CREEK AT GOLD PARK
USGS 09064000
144 cfs 4.9 ft
ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR LEADVILLE
USGS 07081200
370 cfs 6.4 ft
BEMROSE-HOOSIER DIVERSION NEAR HOOSIER PASS
USGS 09044300
6 cfs 0.5 ft
MONTE CRISTO DIVERSION NEAR HOOSIER PASS
USGS 09041900
9 cfs 0.7 ft
TAYLOR RIVER AT ALMONT
USGS 09110000
702 cfs 2.8 ft
NORTH CRESTONE CREEK NEAR CRESTONE
USGS 08227500
18 cfs 1.2 ft
ARKANSAS RIVER BELOW GRANITE
USGS 07087050
796 cfs 12.5 ft
TWIN-LAKES TUNNEL AT E PORTL
USGS 09073000
523 cfs 4.7 ft
FRYINGPAN RIVER NEAR RUEDI
USGS 09080400
120 cfs 1.5 ft
GOOSE CREEK AT WAGONWHEEL GAP
USGS 08218500
168 cfs 3.5 ft
ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR WELLSVILLE
USGS 07093700
1,400 cfs 5.0 ft
ROARING FORK RIVER NEAR ASPEN
USGS 09073400
359 cfs 2.4 ft
LA GARITA CREEK NEAR LA GARITA
USGS 08231000
14 cfs 2.1 ft
ARKANSAS RIVER AT GRANITE
USGS 07086000
435 cfs 3.4 ft
KERBER CR ABV LITTLE KERBER CR NR VILLA GROVE
USGS 08224500
17 cfs 0.8 ft
EF ARKANSAS R AT US HIWAY 24
USGS 07079300
175 cfs 3.7 ft
ARKANSAS RIVER BELOW EMPIRE GULCH NEAR MALTA
USGS 07083710
416 cfs 4.0 ft
CLEAR CREEK ABOVE CLEAR CREEK RESERVOIR
USGS 07086500
-999 cfs 4.4 ft
EAGLE RIVER AT RED CLIFF
USGS 09063000
144 cfs 3.9 ft
EAST RIVER AT ALMONT CO.
USGS 09112500
1,750 cfs 5.5 ft
COCHETOPA CREEK BELOW ROCK CREEK NR PARLIN
USGS 09118450
20 cfs 1.9 ft
RIO GRANDE AT WAGON WHEEL GAP
USGS 08217500
1,300 cfs 3.0 ft
TOMICHI CREEK AT GUNNISON
USGS 09119000
208 cfs 2.0 ft
GUNNISON RIVER NEAR GUNNISON
USGS 09114500
2,400 cfs 2.9 ft
COLUMBINE DITCH NEAR FREMONT PASS
USGS 09061500
16 cfs 0.8 ft
ARKANSAS RIVER AT SALIDA
USGS 07091500
1,250 cfs 3.8 ft
HALFMOON CREEK NEAR MALTA
USGS 07083000
140 cfs 2.6 ft
RIO GRANDE NEAR DEL NORTE
USGS 08220000
2,250 cfs 3.0 ft
TARRYALL CREEK AT UPPER STATION
USGS 06696980
33 cfs 5.6 ft
CASTLE CREEK AT ASPEN
USGS 09075400
43 cfs ft
FRYINGPAN RIVER NEAR THOMASVILLE
USGS 09078600
505 cfs 3.3 ft
NORTH FORK FRYINGPAN RIVER NEAR NORRIE
USGS 09078500
188 cfs 4.0 ft
FRYINGPAN RIVER AT MEREDITH
USGS 09080100
751 cfs 3.7 ft
WURTZ DITCH NEAR TENNEESSEE PASS
USGS 09062500
36 cfs 1.3 ft
MCCULLOUGH-SP-DIVERSION NEAR HOOSIER PASS
USGS 09044800
45 cfs 1.7 ft
EWING DITCH AT TENNESSEE PASS
USGS 09062000
5 cfs 0.5 ft
LAKE FORK BELOW SUGAR LOAF RESERVOIR
USGS 07082500
17 cfs 0.5 ft
LAKE CREEK ABOVE TWIN LAKES RESERVOIR
USGS 07084500
1,080 cfs 5.1 ft
EAST FORK EAGLE RIVER NEAR CLIMAX
USGS 09061600
28 cfs 0.7 ft
RIO GRANDE NEAR MONTE VISTA
USGS 08221500
847 cfs 4.4 ft
SOUTH FORK RIO GRANDE AT SOUTH FORK
USGS 08219500
758 cfs 4.0 ft
SAN FRANCISCO C AT UPPER STA
USGS 08220900
7 cfs 0.7 ft
ROARING FORK RIVER AB DIFFICULT C NR ASPEN
USGS 09073300
179 cfs 2.2 ft
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