Monarch Ski Bus

Salida Recreation, in partnership with Monarch Mountain, begins their Ski Bus service to Monarch Mountain on Friday, December 22. The Ski Bus will run Fridays & Saturdays ONLY until March 17.

Beginning January 5, buses depart the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center at 8:30am SHARP, to accommodate those that are participating in Monarch’s Seasonal Programs. Leaves Monarch at 3:30pm SHARP to arrive back at the Aquatic Center at 4pm.

All buses leave from the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center, 410 W Hwy 50, and return at 4:00 pm, cost $5. As a courtesy to those who are on time, we will not wait for people who are late going to or coming from the mountain. Each rider is required to SIGN A SALIDA RECREATION LIABILITY WAIVER AND A MONARCH MOUNTAIN LIABILITY WAIVER for the 2017/2018 season. If you are under the age of 18 and plan to ride the bus, you’ll need to have your parents sign a waiver prior to the bus departure time. Please be aware kids will be on their own once we get to the mountain. Please be certain that they can handle the responsibility of taking care of themselves at the mountain and getting back on the bus by 3:30pm. To ensure a ride, reservations can be made in person with payment at the Salida Hot Springs Pool, or with a credit card over the phone before the date you would like to ride. Without a reservation, riders will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. THE BUS NEEDS A MINIMUM OF 5 RIDERS to DEPART. All ages; children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 

If you would like to ride the bus one-way FROM the mountain, you will need to pay and be on the roster BEFORE the bus departs that day. Please plan ahead!

Ski Bus punch passes available for purchase – 5 rides for $25, 10 rides for $50.  There is no price discount for buying punch passes – this just adds to the ease of paying and riding.  All passes will expire March 18, 2017, even if there are unused punches remaining.
Please call the front desk for more information, 539-6738.

Extra ski buses can be reserved for groups with 20 or more.
To reserve a bus, please call 539-5703 at least two weeks prior to desired reservation date.

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