Echo Mountain


Echo Mountain is the closest mountain to downtown Denver, clocking in at just 35 miles and 50 minutes. Echo Mountain is also one of the few resorts in the state to offer night skiing. Echo Mountain is also a proud Gems resort.

Annual Snowfall: 275.0in / 699cm
Area: 60 acres
Base Elevation: 10050 ft / 3056 m
Summit Elevation: 10650 ft / 3238 m
Hours of Operation: Tues.-Fri. 11a-9p; Sat.-Sun. 9a-9p
Season Dates: November 2017—April 2018
Notes: Closed Mondays
Address: 19285 Highway 103 Idaho Springs, CO, 80452
Closest Airport: Denver International Airport DEN
Miles from Denver: 35

Best Known For

Echo Mountain was originally opened from 1960-1975 as Squaw Pass Ski Area and was a Denver family favorite as it was much closer to the front range than areas further into the mountains. When the Eisenhower Tunnel opened in 1973 ski areas on the west side of the Continental divide began to expand. After closing in 1975, it changed ownership a couple of times and laid dormant until 2005 when it was resurrected as Echo Mountain Park with a sole focus on terrain parks. A few years into the concept, a Ski School was opened and Echo began targeting a broader customer base. In 2012, it changed hands again and became a private ski race training facility. After solely focusing on ski racing for several years, the owners decided to open to the public in 2015. Unfortunately, a successful year wasn't enough to cover the high costs of operating a ski resort and it fell into bankruptcy in February of 2016. In October 2016, Echo Mountain changed ownership once again with a renewed vision for the area to broaden it’s appeal and offer a close, affordable option for snow sports and outdoors enthusiasts in Colorado's rapidly growing front range. The new owners are working hard to create an unprecedented personal experience and tap into Echo Mountain's great potential.

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