Monarch Mountain Colorado (US)

Ski Resort Apres Ski, Dining, Bars and Nightlife Guide

Monarch Apres Ski bar - Sidewinder Saloon logo


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Drinking Age:

State of Colorado: 21

Virtual Tours:

Monarch Mountain Base thumb
Mountain Base

Monarch Mountain Tumbelina Peak thumb
Tumbelina Lift Peak

Monarch Mountain Mirkwood Bowl thumb
Mirkwood Bowl

Tree Runs Ski Video:

Favorite 3 tree runs

Monarch Apres Ski:

There is one "Apres Ski" bar at the main base lodge of Monarch - Sidewinder Saloon. That's it! It's mellow. If you want a guaranteed good time, bring your own crowd. There is plenty of seating.

Monarch: Apres ski at Side Winder Saloon at the base

Monarch: Apres ski at Side Winder Saloon at the base

Side Winder Saloon (base lodge)

Dining And Where To Eat:

Breakfast and Lunch: The base of the Monarch Mountain is the only place on the mountain where one may buy food. There are no mid-mountain or summit lodges. The base lodge has a basic breakfast and lunch for a comparatively reasonable price. Another reason Monarch is family friendly.

Monarch Mountain CO: cafeteria

Monarch Mountain base lodge cafeteria

Dinner: Salida is a town (it has a Walmart, gun store and liquor store; it qualifies) with a wonderful historic core with shops, art galleries, restaurants and bars. It is often overlooked by most lists of ski towns but Salida's adorable downtown and proximity to Monarch Ski Resort make it a secret that is bound to get out.

Salida CO: Currents restaurant

Restaurant in downtown Salida CO: Currents (steak and seafood)

Salida CO: Amica's Pizza restaurant

Restaurant in downtown Salida CO: Amica's (pizza)

Restaurants: I can personally recommend Laughing Ladies and Currents.

Salida CO: downtown

Downtown Salida CO

Monarch Bars and Night Life:

The mountain base closes down early. By 5:00pm it is almost deserted. The nearby town of Salida however is a totally different story as it goes on till past midnight. Try the Victoria (bar, pool table and ping pong).

Salida CO: Victorian bar

Salida Colorado: The Victoria bar. Note that locals travel by bike.

Salida CO: Victorian bar - interior

Salida Colorado: The Victoria bar.


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