Cotopaxi SnoRiders

Cotopaxi School Release (Download, sign and return to school)


To sign up for a ski trip, please fill out this form and return to Ms. Collins

Sign up Form

Welcome to the 2023 Ski Season!

Listed below are the ski dates for 2023

February 3rd, 17th

March 3rd

April 7th



Adult (19+) $49
Teen (13-18) $44
Junior (7-12) $39
Senior (62-68) $44
Super Senior & Child(2-6) $5


Ski/Snowboard Set $24
Helmet Borrow or Rent


Welcome to the Cotopaxi SnoRider program. The program is designed for anyone 7 and older who would like to have the opportunity to ski or snowboard at Monarch Ski and Snowboard Area for reduced prices. Participants must read this packet carefully and complete all information thoroughly!

TransportationStudents, ages 7-18, and Snorider sponsors will be riding a school bus to the mountain at a $3.00 charge. Students not taking the bus must ride with their parents or guardians. If a student is not returning home on the bus, a consent form must be signed by the parent and the driver must be 21 years of age. Parents of participating students and non-Cotopaxi students utilizing school transportation must pay $5 to ride the bus if space is available. Community members will provide their own transportation and meet us in the sack lunch area at Monarch by 9:30 or get lift tickets form Group Sales after 9:30.

Cancellations and Refunds:
If you sign up and pay for a specific Snowrider trip and are unable to attend for whatever reason, the money will be applied to the next Snowrider trip 
ONLY if you cancel 24 hours prior to the trip (9 AM Thursday before trip). All rentals and lessons are non-refundable unless injury or illness with a notification prior to 7 AM the morning of the trip. Please be courteous and notify Ms. Collins as soon as possible if you cannot go, especially if you are unable to attend on the morning of the trip, please call

Dress Requirements:
Skiing and snowboarding takes place in outdoor environments at high mountain elevations. Adapting for ever changing conditions can be a challenge. Here are some things to consider in your preparation process: 
Dress in wool or synthetic layers so you have the option to shed or add clothing as conditions change. Avoid cotton as it gets wet and stays wet. Wear one pair of comfortable wool or wool blend socks. Choose gloves that are made for winter sports. They should have a water resistant outer shell and light insulating layers inside. Mittens are usually warmer than gloves. Eye protection is necessary. Wear sunglasses for clear sunny days or ski goggles for stormy or low light conditions. Having a stocking cap available for head and ear protection is recommended. Apply sunscreen initially and regularly throughout the day. High altitude rays can find you even on cloudy days. Don’t forget the ears and lips, as they are especially vulnerable. Because SnowRider is a school program, all participants must abide by the school dress code.

Most participants in the SnowRider program are quickly advancing their skills by experiencing new terrain, jumps and rails. To help insure the safety of participants, helmets are mandatory for SnowRider participants 7-19 years old! Helmets are highly recommended for adults as well. Helmets can be rented through Monarch.

Monarch has two eateries for lunch, the Gunbarrel Grill and Starbucks. A sack lunch is recommended as the Monarch eateries are expensive. Sack lunches should include a well-balanced meal with a lot of water or liquids and snacks.

Make sure you bring a bag or backpack to carry lunches, sunscreen, hats, gloves, goggles, water bottles, and any other appropriate items you feel you might need. To prevent theft, money and valuables need to be kept on you or the bus at all times – do not leave these items in your bag in the lodge.

Extracurricular Code of Conduct/Eligibility:
All middle school and high school students attending the SnowRider trips will be expected to follow the guidelines as stated in the Extracurricular Code of Conduct as well as eligibility requirements for each SnowRider trip.

he forms must be filled out completely and turned in with the appropriate payment to Ms. Collins 8 days prior to each trip (the Thursday before the trip). Forms will not be accepted without payment!! Checks must be made out to Cotopaxi. If you only need to ride the bus, you still must fill out the permission form. Please send extra money with your child for any last minute “emergencies” and a fast food dinner in Salida at the end of the day.

If you have any questions regarding this program, feel free to call Ms. Collins -

Thank you for your support of the SnowRider Program.

Snowrider Program Director - Lou Collins