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Reviews for Echo Mountain
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Echo is a rather beginner to intermediate practice mountain with 2-3 runs and one ski lift. It's not a place where you would want to go on a multi-day trip, but is better suited for the local Denver resident or an intermediate skier trying to get some practice in before heading to the big resorts. The food and bar is adequate and is relatively inexpensive. You will have fun, but not for long.... Full Review
No Veteran's passes = I will not renew this year. Overpriced for what you get by far. Dangerous for beginners and on crowded days not infrequent to see skis and snowboards flying down the hill and airborn which is extremely dangerous!
Not recomendable unless you are intermediate and above and willing to swivel head the entire time onslope to avoid loose skis ans people out of control.... Full Review
I took my parents here over the recent holiday week to refresh them after a 15 year break from skiing. The staff were helpful and friendly, the slopes were the perfect difficulty for getting their ski legs back, and there were enough steeper sections to keep me entertained as well. We got in for first chair, and didn't really face any crowd whatsoever for several hours.
Only downside was the single trail to the only lift. Its a moderately difficult green, and it proved too difficult for a large number of first time skiers who attempted it as the day wore on. By the end of our visit, the hardest challenge was dodging snowboarders wiped out on the way. This was likely more to do with the time of year than the resort, though, and overall it was still an amazing experience.
If you are a competent green skier at nearby resorts like Loveland, this could be the perfect place to improve and prepare for harder trails. You cannot beat the price or proximity to Denver, so I know I'll be back a few times this season!... Full Review
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
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