January 10, 2010 will

be “extraordinary” for

Kids 12 and under.



Mountain is hosting a special day for kids 12 and under as part of the 70th

platinum anniversary season celebration. Kid Fest 2010 will consist of FREE activities,

contests, games and prizes for the young ones on Sunday, January 10, 2010.



will be able to participate in programs both on and off the snow.  Young skiers and snowboarders of all levels

will be able to participate in two “expression sessions”. The experienced

riders will start at 1:00pm in the Tilt Terrain

Park; these junior shredders can show off their best moves for prizes.  Less experienced skiers/riders or those with

special needs will have their own fun box at the base of the Monarch Mountain.  The Option 23 Freeride team will be on hand

to assist the little ones and start them out safely.



children will be able to participate in numerous contests for fun and

prizes.  Teams of five will compete in a

snowman building contest starting with a pile of snow and supplies, where kids

will be encouraged to use their imaginations in snowman creation.  There will be a hard boiled egg toss, a can

knockdown, a bean bag toss and an obstacle course for a little friendly




tent at the base of Monarch

Mountain will be reserved

for Kid Fest 2010 activities.  The tent

there will host art and craft activities; butterfly mask painting, safety

poster coloring and face painting.  A

Monarch butterfly hunt is scheduled in the afternoon. Kids will search for hidden

Monarch butterflies around the base of Monarch Mountain.



events will be hosted by MC Safety Sam, Monarch’s “uber cool” safety

mascot.  Closing Ceremonies at 3:00pm will

announce the day’s winners and award prizes which include season passes, day

tickets, ski merchandise and toys.



Mountain is a Colorado family favorite; kids six and under ski free every

day.  At Monarch you’ll lose the crowds

but not your family.  More information

can be found at 719.530.5040 or http://www.skimonarch.com.