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Reviews for Echo Mountain
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WOW! Echo...what an experience! I tried calling Echo Mountain about 8 or 10 times over a 2 day period. Never got an answer. They just don't answer the phone there so I couldn't tell if they were open or get info. There website was also up and down. When I was finally able to open the website I found some old info on it from last year and the answers to my questions were not listed. They are simply way over priced for what you actually get and therefore a poor value. In addition, they don't offer any senior pricing that most all other ski areas (both large and small) do. I took a chance and drove up to Echo anyway and to my surprise they were open. I told ticket office staff of my frustrations and inability to contact them. The staff person's curt answer was that they are a very small area and just can't get to everything. (Note: I'm a single person business and have managed to stay in business for 30 years by handling everything by myself including phone answering) Echo was the 23rd of a total of 28 ski areas that I plan to ski yet this year in Colorado. And some areas I've skied so far are about the same size as Echo. Conclusion: All things considered, through my online and actual on the snow research, I find that Echo is without a doubt the worst ski area I have visited so far this year in Colorado. I give them a score of a generous one star. ... Full Review
When you look at everything together, it is one of my top 3 favorite places. it close, reasonable, and a lot of fun. I don't want to spoil it and flood it with people, but it deserves credit. it is a great place, that I love, and with their night skiing, I go there about 50 times a year. #iloveecho... Full Review
Excellent staff and environment. Hill is challenging and the views are spectacular. Superior leadership at the GM level.... Full Review
The Front Range now has a great down home feel ski area east of the divide. Echo Mountain! The drive is one hour max from Denver and avoids all the insanity associated with the I-70 ski traffic. Echo Mountain is now under new owner ship and is open to the general public. The new owners have big plans such as a new tubing hill starting in the 2018/2019 season. There are many more significant improvements coming from what I understand. I have skied at Echo since 2005 when it reopened and seen all the changes. Echo Mountain has that Colorado ski area charm that I have not seen since the 1980s. The staff that work at Echo Mountain are friendly, professional and know their craft. The ski ambassador program are puts Echo Mountain on the map as the ski staff on the hill assist skiers with tips to improve. No body else does this people! I love the resort and feel at home the minute I leave my car. Echo does it all for me and my family! Try it! You'll love it!... Full Review
Echo Mountain is open to the public again under new ownership. Big improvements coming summer 2018. Close to Denver, low prices, good snow and night skiing.... Full Review
I brought my 2 boys and they had a blast.
Close to Denver - no traffic to fight.
First time for the 9 year old - this mountain was perfect for learning. Helpful staff at the magic carpet helped him pick up the basics, light traffic on the slopes let reduced anxiety, no lines at the lift so we could get a lot of practice in.
My other son (12 year old) hit the jumps all day long and loved it.... Full Review
Awesome resort and staff, friendly locals, and beautiful views. The staff when you arrive is kind and generous, especially the lifties, they come out and greet you for every chair and ensure that you have a safe, fun ride up the mountain. The ski school staff are also very friendly; they helped my daughter master snowboarding and now shes even faster than me! Overall very happy with the hospitality and good snow!... Full Review
I really like this Resort. The staff was great. The food was great. The Price is Right. Easy to access. Good to Terrain. Nice beginners area. I think Dan and Natalie for all their service while I was there trying to ski.... Full Review
I had enough of I 70 and the horrendous crowds at the mega resorts so decided to try Echo. I have been skiing and riding a long time so I was not challenged at this mountain but did enjoy practicing riding fakie (backwards) and testing out some problematic ski equipment. The mountain definitely looked very suitable for families and people new to the sport. I was bummed about the lack of natural snow which made it impossible to open two major runs (about 50% of the terrain). I was impressed with the quality of the machine made groomed snow, however. It was not at all icy and stayed decent all day. Very good job for a low budget operation. ... Full Review
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