Echo Mountain

Echo Mountain ~

Echo Mountain

Echo Mountain

For most serious skiers and snowboarders, the number of high quality ski resorts in Colorado, while large, is easily toured within a few years’ time. Fortunately, there is a brand new resort for those itching to hit some new terrain. Echo Mountain is Colorado’s brand new location, featuring park and natural features.

This park is for skiing and snowboarding. You won’t find too many comforting amenities here yet, and that is what gives the park some of its inherent charm. Dedicated to free style skiing, Echo Mountain is home to some of the most fun runs in the state. While the fancy lodges might not be here yet, the fresh snow and slopes are here ready to be taken.

There are areas for skiers of most abilities, and the Westside Glades area is a great place to start one’s quest around Echo.

Echo Mountain has been kept natural which is largely due to the great efforts of the National Forest Service which has kept guidelines for park development very strict. Echo Mountain was just finished under high standards for erosion control, runoff management, and overall tree care. In fact, the Forest Service even cleaned up the massive amount of junked cars they found around the property.

For those looking for the newest and nicest ski experience in Colorado, Echo Mountain is the place to be.

Echo Mountain Stats

Base Elevation: 9,450 ft
Summit Elevation: 10,050 ft
Vertical Drop: 660 ft
Skiable Area: 70 acres
Annual Snowfall: 220 in
Snowmaking: 100 %
Number of Lifts: 3
Uphill Lift Capacity: 1,550 per hour
Types of Lifts: 

  • 1 Carpet
  • 1 Handle Tow
  • 1 Fixed-Grip Triple Chair
Number of Trails: 16

! Night Skiing

Echo Mountain Reviews:

j from summit county, colorado                                                                                        Aug 27, 2008

super fun! something for everyone. so close and convenient and all services are very affordable, from tickets to lessons and rentals…even food! friendly and helpful staff. (courtesy –

My Take: Echo Mountain has been open since 2005 and it looks like they’re got the right idea; cater to the young park skiers from Denver. Only 35 miles from downtown, the area has all kinds of man-made and natural park features for all the jibber-types and enough other easy and glade terrain that can keep everybody happy. Also, with Echo Mountain being that close to town, you can dash up there for some great night riding.

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