Lodgeview

Monarch Mountain

Monarch Ski Area

Salida

A wide-open glade at the end of the ridge.

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
2 km
Ascent
85 m
Descent
299 m
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
27˚
Lodgeview Map

The standard Lodgeview line consists of a wide-open glade on the far end of the ridge. This widely-spaced glade is relatively low-angle, making it a very approachable line in Mirkwood Basin.

Description

While Monarch assigns this glade a double black diamond rating, that rating is debatable. Lodgeview is very similar in aspect and technical difficulty to nearby Southbound, which receives a single black diamond rating. If you’re looking for a wide-open glade that gets little skier traffic, you’ve come to the right place!

To access this line, drop from the top of Mirkwood Bowl toward Mirkwood Trees, traversing along the ridge to skier’s right. Remain high on the ridge, passing Mirkwood Trees and Staircase, while working your way to the very end of the ridge. Unfortunately, you’ll lose quite a bit of elevation as you drop down the ridge, meaning that the run down Lodgeview is over quite quickly. For a more rewarding descent in this zone, check out Lodgeview: Longer.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April

Features

  • Trees
  • Walk Required

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