Make the short trip to Denver's closest resort this weekend for Echo Mountain's Bring On The Snow Fall Picnic. Saturday, Oct. 16 from 12 to 4 p.m. purchase your 2010-11 season pass, check out what's new at the resort, and receive big discounts on your favorite boards, skis, apparel, and accessories from Never Summer, Icelantic, Sims, Signal, Burton, Neff, and many more. Enjoy hot dogs, popcorn, and cotton candy while supplies last, and take advantage of the pre-season pass price.

All Echo Mountain passes are valid throughout the 2010-11 season with no restrictions or blackout dates. Pre-season price is $169 and available through Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010.

Enjoy 120+ days of skiing and riding just 35 miles from downtown Denver. Explore newly expanded gladed terrain in Lower Westside Glades, or bring a never-ever to experience Echo's expanded Ski and Ride School.

Echo Mountain has become continuously more popular with beginners and families since its opening in March 2006. Over the summer the resort increased its rental collection and developed enhanced terrain progression within the Learning Centers. A new magic carpet surface lift was also installed. The summer trail expansion includes the addition of a top-to-bottom beginner run becoming the new "easiest-way-down" route. The run will branch off the existing Creightons trail, extend through Hideout, and push west of the existing resort boundary.

The new terrain marks the entry into the second phase of Echo's ten-year master plan. Now with 16 named trails, Echo continues to grow within its 240 acres of privately owned land. Thirty-five percent of this area is developed for skiing and riding currently. The ten-year plan maps out the developmental stages as the resort continues to grow.

The progression freestyle terrain and innovation park features continue to draw the best of skiing and snowboarding freeriders. Echo holds events and competitions throughout the year for both amateurs and professionals. Events include Traffic Jam Jan. 8, Liptricks Not Lipstick March 19, Last Park Standing April 30, and May Meltdown May 1, 2011.

"I've seen so much advertising for Echo lately that it's really getting me psyched to ski there this winter," says freeskier Glenn Little. "I've heard rumors of building a full-size halfpipe...That'll make the place off the hook."

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