Echo Mountain Resort

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!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
60(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
220"(87 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
10,650'(3,246 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
600'(183 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
10,050'(3,063 m)

Echo Mountain Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
27.3out of 100
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Echo Mountain Resort is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 33% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 600 feet.


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.
33%(20 acres)

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.

Blue Square
56%(34 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
11%(7 acres)

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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GPS Coordinates:
39.68500, -105.51900

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 AirportDENDenver, CO47 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 AirportEGEEagle, CO74 mi
City of Colorado Springs Municipal AirportCOSColorado Springs, CO75 mi
Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy FieldASEAspen, CO79 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
EldoraNederland, CO10,800 ft48%18 mi
Winter Park ResortWinter Park, CO12,060 ft72%18 mi
Ski Granby RanchGranby, CO9,202 ft30%22 mi
KeystoneDillon, CO12,408 ft69%24 mi
BreckenridgeBreckenridge, CO12,998 ft82%30 mi
Copper MountainFrisco, CO12,313 ft66%38 mi
Arapahoe BasinAurora, CO13,050 ft76%39 mi
ButtermilkLarkspur, CO9,900 ft47%45 mi
VailVail, CO11,570 ft77%45 mi
Ski CooperLeadville, CO11,700 ft42%47 mi
Beaver CreekBeaver Creek, CO11,440 ft62%54 mi
LovelandLoveland, CO13,010 ft63%55 mi
Aspen Mountain Ski ResortAspen, CO11,212 ft79%77 mi
Aspen Highlands Ski ResortAspen, CO11,675 ft93%79 mi
Aspen SnowmassSnowmass Village, CO12,510 ft86%83 mi
Howelsen Hill Ski AreaSeamboat Springs, CO7,136 ft44%89 mi
MonarchSalida, CO11,952 ft51%90 mi
Crested ButteCrested Butte, CO12,162 ft74%97 mi
SunlightGlenwood Springs, CO9,895 ft51%99 mi

Echo Mountain Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation10,650 ft
Base Elevation10,050 ft
Vertical Drop600 ft
(33% Beginner,  56% Intermediate,  11% Expert)
Skiable Acres60
Avg. Annual Snowfall220 inches
Echo Mountain Resort Mountain Stats