Have you heard about Denver's closest and least expensive ski and snowboard area? You probably have if you live in Denver. Echo Mountain, just 35 miles from downtown, has enhanced their already robust tree and feature terrain to attract skiers and riders of all ages and abilities.

New acreage opening for the 2008-09 ski and snowboard season includes expanded tree skiing and riding in Westside Glades. Echo will debut three signature features: a Wood Wave, the 686 Tree Bridge, and a Burton/Echo staircase.

The Wood Wave and 686 Tree Bridge are new additions in Westside Glades, and the Tree Bridge features three rideable surfaces, including a 12-inch box and a 4-inch steel rail. Echo's Burton Staircase, an urban feature integrated into a natural, mountain environment, is a 24-stair set featuring a 12-inch box, a 4-inch steel rail and a center log with dual hubba ledges, bringing elements of street riding to Echo's Junkyard.

Mountain improvements will also include an expanded LC1 designated beginner learning area and the installation of a Magic Carpet surface lift. Base area improvements will incorporate the addition of concrete pavers in the Echo Plaza and a new and improved layout in the Echo Lodge and Echo Garage, which will increase overall efficiency and provide a superior guest experience.

Visit Echo's tickets and passes page for pricing and further information.