Echo Mountain

Season start/end: 12/02/2017 - 03/26/2018 (estimated)

Welcome to Echo Mountain

Just under an hour's drive away from Denver, Echo Mountain is the closest ski resort to the mile-high city! It might not have the scariest of slopes and the lack of terrain might disappoint but its close proximity makes it a convenient option for those looking to squeeze in a morning or afternoon ski. Best of all, it's got the cheapest lift tickets in Colorado!  

The good

  • Easily accessible - just under an hour's drive away from Denver!
  • One of the most affordable places to ski near Denver
  • Newly renovated base area
  • Night-skiing available on the whole mountain

The bad

  • Short vertical drop — only 600 ft
  • Small skiable terrain — very limited range of runs
  • Squaw Pass off the I-70 can get slippery and treacherous during winter weather
Echo Mountain vs
Echo MountainArapahoe Basin
beginner43 %10 %
intermediate43 %30 %
advanced14 %37 %
expert-23 %
total runs7 109
ski area60 ac 960 ac
summit elevation10,650 ft 13,050 ft
total lifts3 8
child lift ticket$34 Free
adult lift ticket$54 $100

How to get to Echo Mountain?



Denver International Airport



Echo Mountain (1 hour)

Things to know

For beginners

Echo Mountain is great for never-evers to learn and practice on! It's a small resort with the perfect steepness that won't frighten beginners. First-timers can start off in the beginner's area where there's a magic carpet before moving onto Bernina's passage and Grady's. For a top to bottom run, check out Elsa's way!

More beginners tips
For intermediates

Although there isn't a variety of blue trails at Echo Mountain, the runs still provide plenty of fun for intermediates to enjoy!

More intermediates tips
For experts

Echo Mountain can be quite disappointing for advanced skiers and snowboarders as the only expert terrain is in EJ's Glades and even then it's only sometimes skiable due to the snow.

More experts tips

Best tips

Find freshies Map find

Freshies can be found everywhere around the mountain and are rarely tracked out since the resort is never crowded!

Ditch the crowds Ditch crowd

You won't find crowds here as most skiers and snowboarders visiting Colorado flock to the larger resorts further down the I-70!

Non skiers Non ski

Echo Mountain doesn't provide much to do for non-skiers to do but the resort is in the process of updating their uphill policies to hopefully allow snowshoeing in the future.

Families Family

Families will beginners will love Echo Mountain as they have to worry about being run over by advanced or experts zusshing down the mountain. It's also a great choice for families on budget, being one of the most affordable ski areas near Denver.

Where to stay

Idaho Springs (10-12 mi)
  • Quaint old mining town - 30 minute drive away
  • A range of dining and nightlife options
  • Affordable lodging
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Evergreen (15-17 mi)
  • Historic town - 30 minutes drive away
  • A few dining and nightlife options
  • A small number of lodging available
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Apres ski

Straight off the slopes Straight off the slopes
  • Restaurant and Bar at Echo Mountain
Casual Casual
  • The Vintage Moose
  • Cactus Jack's Saloon
  • MTN Prime
Dance the night away Dance the night away
  • The Little Bear
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Open 12/02/2017
Close 03/26/2018*
* Estimated based on previous years.

Lift tickets

Child $34
Senior $49
Student $49
Adult $54

Trails levels



10,050 ft
10,650 ft
Vertical drop
600 ft


Total runs
Terrain Parks
Longest Run
0.40 mi
Skiable Terrain
60 ac


Triple Chair
Surface Lifts
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