Echo Valley

Echo Valley is a ski area located in the state of Washington in USA. The resort is in the town of Colville, WA.

We recently ranked all of Washington's ski resorts, so you can see where Echo Valley stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

Echo Valley is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket 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 Valley. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Echo Valley's website.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Echo Valley around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Echo Valley Terrain Overview

Echo Valley has a total of 8 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Echo Valley is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 70 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 28 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.3 square kilometers.

Echo Valley's slopes see on average 276 inches (84 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 23 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
70(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
276"(8,412 cm)

Echo Valley Elevation

Echo Valley has a summit elevation of 3,900 feet, or 1,189 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 3,000 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 900 feet (274 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Echo Valley's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
3,900'(1,189 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
900'(274 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
3,000'(914 m)

Echo Valley Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
47.8out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Echo Valley can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 90% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


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.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Echo Valley has 70 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Echo Valley is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 10% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 90%.
Green Circle
10%(7 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
50%(35 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
40%(28 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 Valley good for beginners?

Echo Valley can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 90% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Echo Valley Location

Echo Valley is located in the state of Washington, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Colville, WA.

Colville, WA 99114 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
48.64000, -117.93000

Getting to Echo Valley

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Echo Valley), its coordinates of 48.64000, -117.93000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Colville, WA 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 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 Valley.

Castlegar/West Kootenay Regional AirportYCGCastlegar, BC47 mi
Spokane International AirportGEGSpokane, WA73 mi
Penticton AirportYYFPenticton, BC95 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Echo Valley, 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 Valley.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
49 Degrees NorthChewelah, WA5,774 ft49%29 mi
RED MountainRossland, BC6,807 ft70%31 mi
Phoenix Mountain Ski AreaGrand Forks, BC4,652 ft36%44 mi
Salmo Ski HillSalmo, BC3,100 ft33%47 mi
Silver MountainKellogg, ID6,300 ft58%58 mi
Mt. SpokaneMead, WA5,889 ft49%62 mi
WhitewaterNelson, BC6,567 ft62%64 mi
Schweitzer MountainSandpoint, ID6,400 ft67%64 mi
Baldy Mountain ResortOliver, BC6,965 ft35%69 mi
Loup Loup Ski BowlOkanogan, WA5,280 ft53%85 mi
Big White SkiKelowna, BC7,606 ft56%87 mi
Turner MountainLibby, MT5,952 ft68%89 mi

Echo Valley Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation3,900 ft
Base Elevation3,000 ft
Vertical Drop900 ft
(10% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  40% Expert)
Skiable Acres70
Avg. Annual Snowfall276 inches
Echo Valley Mountain Stats