Have you heard about Denver's closest and least expensive ski and snowboard area? You probably have if you live in Denver. [R1673R, 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.