Monarch has killer snow this year, I have ridden it 6 days or so on 3 diff trips. Very good stuff, this last time some friends from Eagle came down(Vail an Beaver guys) They bitched about the short runs and slow lifts, but the waste deep powder on Mirkwood made them shut up finally
Did I read right you going the 8th of Feb? If so, damn, I will be in the Bahamas then but gonna try to hit a few times in late feb and early march...if I read it wrong and you be there a diff time, gimme a hollar, would love to ride with some other guys. All my friends are from the front range area, so I dont usually get to have them come down to my little old Monarch
Also, sounds like you good to go on lift tickets, but philips 66 having a buy one 1 get free on lift tickets for Monarch, CB, and Copper.
Hope you have fun, and maybe get some good fresh stuff for your trip! As of tonight supposed to get 9 inches, and maybe another 10 tomorrow.....lovely!