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!
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 work with Echo Valley. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Echo Valley's website.
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 (7.0 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 23 feet every year!
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.
Echo Valley Difficulty Level
49.6out of 100
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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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 10% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 90%.
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 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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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 Airport||YCG||Castlegar, BC||47 mi|
|Spokane International Airport||GEG||Spokane, WA||73 mi|
|Penticton Airport||YYF||Penticton, BC||95 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.
|49 Degrees North||Chewelah, WA||5,774 ft||51%||29 mi|
|RED Mountain||Rossland, BC||6,807 ft||72%||31 mi|
|Phoenix Mountain Ski Area||Grand Forks, BC||4,652 ft||38%||44 mi|
|Salmo Ski Hill||Salmo, BC||3,100 ft||34%||47 mi|
|Silver Mountain||Kellogg, ID||6,300 ft||60%||58 mi|
|Mt. Spokane||Mead, WA||5,889 ft||51%||62 mi|
|Whitewater||Nelson, BC||6,709 ft||69%||64 mi|
|Schweitzer Mountain||Sandpoint, ID||6,400 ft||69%||64 mi|
|Baldy Mountain Resort||Oliver, BC||6,965 ft||37%||69 mi|
|Loup Loup Ski Bowl||Okanogan, WA||5,280 ft||55%||85 mi|
|Big White Ski||Kelowna, BC||7,606 ft||61%||87 mi|
|Turner Mountain||Libby, MT||5,952 ft||70%||89 mi|
Echo Valley Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||3,900 ft|
|Base Elevation||3,000 ft|
|Vertical Drop||900 ft|
(10% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 40% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||276 inches|