Colorado’s newest and 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 close to Denver, and those looking to ski shorter, more unorthodox hours. It’s also perfect for freestylers and those looking to perfect their race craft.
Echo Mountain Park is a big winter playground for freestyle skiers and riders. 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 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 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.
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
- Elevation (Lodge): 10,500′
- Vertical Drop: 660′
- Average Snowfall: 220″
Trail Map: Echo Mountain (jpg)
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Evening Snowboarding at Echo
December 26, 2011 – Echo Mountain is open six days a week for skiing and riding; it’s closed Tuesdays. It’s one big terrain park with lots of man-made features throughout the mountain. There are rails, jumps, a tree run and one double chair to get you back to the top.
It’s a small ski area, but it’s close to Denver, it’s less expensive and has remarkable views of the Front Range. Several runs are wide open for cruising, free of jumps and rails.
Mondays are happy hour and half off all draft beer. Luckily it was Monday and Breck 471 Small Batch IPA was only $2.50. Night skiing starts at 3:45pm and runs $35. You can get $10 off with a Colorado GEMs card (available at ColoradoSki.com). The GEMs card cost $10 and you get discounts at a number of smaller resorts.