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Monarch Mountain opens on Thanksgiving Day

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Meteorologist Jessica Van Meter enjoys the snow and views at Monarch Mountain. (KOAA) Meteorologist Jessica Van Meter enjoys the snow and views at Monarch Mountain. (KOAA)

The wait is finally over for those ready to hit the trails on Monarch Mountain. The resort is ready for opening day on Thanksgiving and will run this season until approximately April 8, 2018.

This opening follows a healthy snow last week. Currently the ski area is reporting a 22 inch base, after a storm brought 14 inches of snow to Monarch Pass. 

Groomers are working to perfect the trails for tomorrow's opening, to check out the full grooming report click here

Lifts will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with over half of the mountains trails ready for skiers and snowboarders. People of all skill levels can hit the slopes as rental equipment and lessons are available each day.

Group lessons are also conducted twice a day along with private lessons.

Whether you are a pro or first timer, the view at the top of Monarch Mountain will not disappoint. 

Monarch Mountain does not make snow, it relies only on natural snowfall to open its runs.

Check out current conditions on the mountain by clicking here or by catching the Ski Report on News 5 at 6:00 every Wednesday.

As of Wednesday, here's the status at Monarch:

  • Most green and blue runs open on Thursday, November 23
  • Chairlifts to open on Thanksgiving: Caterpillar, Tumbelina, Pioneer & Panorama.
  • Ski school will be open for business, but online booking won't be available until December 1st.
  • The Children's Center WILL BE CLOSED until December 1st.
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