Echo Mountain Resort is a ski area located in the state of Colorado in USA. The resort is in the town of Idaho Springs, CO. We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Echo Mountain Resort stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Echo Mountain Resort is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Echo Mountain Resort.
Echo Mountain Resort Lodging:
Echo Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Echo Mountain Resort has a total of 9 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Echo Mountain Resort is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 60 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 24 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.
Echo Mountain Resort's slopes see on average 220 inches (87 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 18 feet a year!
Echo Mountain Resort Elevation
Echo Mountain Resort has a summit elevation of 10,650 feet, or 3,246 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 10,050 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 600 feet (183 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The summit of 10,650 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.
Echo Mountain Resort Difficulty Level
27.3out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Echo Mountain Resort has 60 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Echo Mountain Resort is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 33% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 56% trails are rated as intermediate.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Echo Mountain Resort good for beginners?
Echo Mountain Resort is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 33% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Echo Mountain Resort Location
Echo Mountain Resort is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Idaho Springs, CO.
Idaho Springs, CO 80452 USA
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Getting to Echo Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Echo Mountain Resort), its coordinates of 39.68500, -105.51900 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Idaho Springs, CO to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Echo Mountain Resort.
|Denver International Airport||DEN||Denver, CO||47 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Echo Mountain Resort.
|Eagle County Regional Airport||EGE||Eagle, CO||74 mi|
|City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport||COS||Colorado Springs, CO||75 mi|
|Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field||ASE||Aspen, CO||79 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Echo Mountain Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Echo Mountain Resort.
|Eldora||Nederland, CO||10,800 ft||48%||18 mi|
|Winter Park Resort||Winter Park, CO||12,060 ft||72%||18 mi|
|Ski Granby Ranch||Granby, CO||9,202 ft||30%||22 mi|
|Keystone||Dillon, CO||12,408 ft||69%||24 mi|
|Breckenridge||Breckenridge, CO||12,998 ft||82%||30 mi|
|Copper Mountain||Frisco, CO||12,313 ft||66%||38 mi|
|Arapahoe Basin||Aurora, CO||13,050 ft||76%||39 mi|
|Buttermilk||Larkspur, CO||9,900 ft||47%||45 mi|
|Vail||Vail, CO||11,570 ft||77%||45 mi|
|Ski Cooper||Leadville, CO||11,700 ft||42%||47 mi|
|Beaver Creek||Beaver Creek, CO||11,440 ft||62%||54 mi|
|Loveland||Loveland, CO||13,010 ft||63%||55 mi|
|Aspen Mountain Ski Resort||Aspen, CO||11,212 ft||79%||77 mi|
|Aspen Highlands Ski Resort||Aspen, CO||11,675 ft||93%||79 mi|
|Aspen Snowmass||Snowmass Village, CO||12,510 ft||86%||83 mi|
|Howelsen Hill Ski Area||Seamboat Springs, CO||7,136 ft||44%||89 mi|
|Monarch||Salida, CO||11,952 ft||51%||90 mi|
|Crested Butte||Crested Butte, CO||12,162 ft||74%||97 mi|
|Sunlight||Glenwood Springs, CO||9,895 ft||51%||99 mi|
Echo Mountain Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||10,650 ft|
|Base Elevation||10,050 ft|
|Vertical Drop||600 ft|
(33% Beginner, 56% Intermediate, 11% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||220 inches|