Echo Mountain


Echo Mountain is Denver's closest and most affordable skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. We want everyone to experience the freedom of mountains and snow sports. We welcome all, because here, we measure a good day by the number of friends, not inches of snow. And nothing you wear is more important than a smile. So start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can. Because at Echo Mountain, we believe the best memories are made at altitude.

Located just 36 miles or 50 minutes from downtown, Echo is within an hour drive from much of the metro front range. Echo also offers nights skiing 4 nights a week, including Colorado's longest ski day Saturdays from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Echo Mountain is also a proud Gems resort.


Annual Snowfall:
275 in / 699 cm
Base Elevation:
10,050 ft / 3,063 m
Summit Elevation:
10,650 ft / 3,246 m
Hours of Operation
Monday - Tuesday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Season Dates:
Skiable Area:
60 acres / 24 hectares
# of trails:
40 acres / 16 hectares
Bowl Skiing
CAT Skiing
Terrain Parks

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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