Colorado’s closest ski resort to Denver, Echo Mountain Park is located in between Idaho Springs and Evergreen. It offers a convenient mountain and schedule for those along the Front Range.
It’s a prime mountain for night skiing too near the capital city, and those looking to ski shorter, more unorthodox hours. It’s also perfect for freestylers and those looking to perfect their race craft. Beginner just learning their sport too will find a suitable home here.
The mountain is mostly intermediate runs with a lot of fun to be had throughout the slopes. There are rails, jumps, a black diamond tree run and one double chair to get you back to the top.
It’s a small ski area, but it’s close to the big city, it’s less expensive and has remarkable views of the Front Range. Several runs are wide open for cruising, free of jumps and rails.
Echo Mountain Park is a big winter playground for beginners/intermediates learning to ski and snowboard, as well as freestyle skiers and riders looking to have fun. There are jumps, bumps, rails, a half pipe and more. Echo Mountain is always adding exciting new features to improve your freestyle experience. Echo even has some tree skiing available in the Westside Glades.
One of the biggest draws at Echo is the night skiing on select evenings. Night skiing runs until 9pm, long after other Colorado resorts have closed. Echo Mountain Park sits on a well-maintained 85 acres. There are 16 total trails.
There’s no village at Echo Mountain, but you can still find everything you need for a day on the slopes. Echo provides a lodge for dining, ski/snowboard lessons, rentals, and even free wi-fi. There’s also a tubing hill at Echo Mountain, available with a reservation only.
Echo Mountain Park is located only 35 miles from downtown Denver. Evergreen and Idaho Springs both provide ample amounts of shopping, dining lodging and other wintertime attractions. Parking is free and close to the mountain.
Address: 19285 Colorado 103, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
- Elevation (Lodge): 10,500′
- Vertical Drop: 660′
- Skiable Area: 60 acres (24 hectares)
- Average Snowfall: 220″
Trail Map: Echo Mountain (jpg)
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