When is your Opening Day?
Opening Day for the 2018-2019 Season was November 30th, 2018.
Are reservations required for Ski or Snowboard Day Passes or Rentals?
No, ski and snowboard reservations are not required, but equipment is first-come, first-served.
Are reservations required for Tubing?
Yes, tubing reservations are required. We try to accommodate walk-ins as possible, but do not always have availability.
Is Echo good for beginners?
No! Yes! Maybe! It depends... A lot of first timers and beginners have had a great time at Echo and post about it online in reviews and on social media. That said, we like to err on the side of caution and tell people that we are a mostly intermediate mountain. We understand that while our terrain is great for some, it is not great for all.
The Yard Sale beginner area is a great place to learn to stop, turn and get your basics down. Beyond that, the transition to the rest of the mountain can be really challenging. Some guests take to it no problem, others struggle and can't make the jump.
We get it. We try our best to educate guests about who we are and what we offer here on the website and through every step of the process before, during and after purchase. Afterall, we can't be something we're not and we have the terrain that Mother Nature made for us!
If you have suggestions on how we can better educate guests about our offering, send them our way! We're always looking to improve.
Does Echo offer Lessons?
Echo offers a new and different approach to lessons. Echo Mountain Ambassadors are coaches who offer help when you need it. You can find them all over the beginner area and throughout the mountain. They offer coaching, tips, and suggestions to help you progress at your own pace. You can work with an ambassador on your own or with your friends and family. There’s always one or two closeby, and they’re always there to help.
Learn more about the Echo Mountain Ambassadors.
How much is a Lift Ticket?
Adult Day Passes are $55 and Child Day Passes are $36, good from open to close (view our hours here).
Can I get a group rate?
Sorry, we do not offer group rates on skiing and snowboarding. However, you may contact us at [email protected] for information on pricing for tubing if your group is 20 persons or larger!
Are you open for Night Skiing?
Yes, we offer Night Skiing Tuesday through Saturday from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Passes are $34 for adults and $19 for children.
Do you have a Night Skiing or Half Day Ticket?
Our night skiing passes are our half-day tickets. We do not offer half-day pricing for morning hours. However, your day pass is good until close each day!
How do I get there?
There are three options to get to Echo Mountain:
Option 1 (Recommended):
Take Highway 74 south to Highway 103 (aka Squaw Pass Road)
Head west towards Mt. Evans for 12 miles
Take I-70 to Idaho Springs
Head south on Highway 103 past Echo Lake and the Mt. Evans byway
Option 3 (From Downtown Idaho Springs):
Take Litter Bear Creek south to Highway 103
Head west for 2.5 miles
Learn more about getting to Echo Mountain safely.
When are you open?
We are open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Additionally, we are open select Mondays due to holidays and other events. Check out our complete hours information for details.
Where should I stay?
There are a lot of great places to stay in the Denver metro area. To be close to Echo Mountain, we recommend Origin Red Rocks, Lawson Adventure Park, Comfort Suites Evergreen, and Elk Run Bed & Breakfast.
Is there a shuttle?
No, we don’t offer an in-house shuttle. However, many customers use options like Ride Experiences, Uber, or Lyft.
Keep in mind, if you use Uber or Lyft to get to Echo, you may have difficulty getting a ride back down the mountain. We recommend scheduling a ride down before you arrive to avoid stress and inconvenience.
What should I know about clothing and equipment?
What comes with a Ski Package?
Skis, boots, poles, and a helmet. Packages are $35 for adults and $29 for children.
What comes with a Snowboard Package?
Snowboard, boots, and a helmet. Packages are $35 for adults and $29 for children.
I forgot my [skis/snowboard, boots, poles, helmet] can I rent just [skis/snowboard, boots, poles, helmet]?
Yes, each piece of equipment may be rented individually.
Do you rent jackets?
Yes, for adults and kids!
Do you rent pants?
Yes, for adults and kids!
Do you rent goggles?
No, but we offer goggles for purchase at the front desk.
Do you rent gloves?
Yes, we have gloves for rent available for adults!
For more information on clothing and equipment, check out our rentals page.
Do I have to wear a helmet?
While not required, wearing a helmet is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! For your safety and the safety of others, it is best to wear a helmet. Please wear a helmet regardless of your speed or ability level.
For more information, check out our safety guidelines.
Can I go sledding?
No, sledding or sliding down the hill are not allowed. However, you are free to enjoy our new tubing area and slide until your heart’s content!
Can I uphill (ski, snowshoe, hike, etc.)?
No. However, our uphill policy is under development. To get the most up-to-date information, subscribe to our email newsletter!
What’s your drone policy?
Echo Mountain prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerials systems, or drones, by commercial and recreational users and hobbyists, without prior written authorization from Echo Mountain.
What’s your policy on dogs/pets?
As much as we’d love to invite our furry friends to join us on the mountain, we cannot allow outside pets for the safety of all our guests and the protection of your pooch.
However, if you need to get your puppy fix, you’re welcome to say hello to our official ski paw-trol team: Bernard and Howard. You may see their friendly, furry faces around the mountain from time to time.
What is your Closing Day?
Our Target Closing Day for the 2018-2019 Season is April 14, 2019. To get the most up-to-date information, subscribe to our email newsletter!