When is your Opening Day?

Opening Day for the 2019.20 season is planned for November 29, 2019.

Are reservations required for Ski or Snowboard Day Passes or Rentals?

We always recommend purchasing online before arrival - and REQUIRE it for tubing. However, day passes for skiing and snowboarding may be purchased on site the day of your visit. At this time, rentals CANNOT be reserved in advance, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you're worried about availability, stop by our friends at Boone Mountain Sports before heading up the mountain. You can rent all your gear in advance, and return it on your way back down.

Are reservations required for Tubing?

Yes, tubing reservations are required. We try to accommodate walk-ins as possible, but do not always have availability - so purchase your tubing pass online in advance, and guarantee your spot on the hill.

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. Think of them as an "in-person YouTube video." 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 $xx and Child Day Passes are $xx, 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 Wednesday through Saturday from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Passes are $xx for adults and $xx 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 two routes we recommend for getting to Echo Mountain:

Option 1 (Recommended if coming from Denver / Front Range):

From Denver or the Front Range, take I-70 west towards Evergreen.

Take Exit 252 - CO-74 towards Evergreen Pkwy. heading south.

Take a right on CO-103 (aka Squaw Pass Road) and head west towards Mt. Evans for 12 miles.

On the right, at the end of our driveway is a big white and green sign that says, "Echo Mountain."

Head down the driveway and stay to the right (lower parking lot) for skiing and snowboarding, or left (upper parking lot) for tubing.

Option 2 (Best if coming from the west or from Idaho Springs):

From Idaho Springs Exit 240 - CO-103, head south on CO-103 for 20 miles past Echo Lake and Mt. Evans.

On the left, at the end of our driveway is a big white and green sign that says, "Echo Mountain."

Head down the driveway and stay to the right (lower parking lot) for skiing and snowboarding, or left (upper parking lot) for tubing.

Learn more about getting to Echo Mountain safely.

When are you open?

Echo is typically open starting in late November through mid-April, dependent on weather. Our standard hours are Monday and Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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. You can learn more about our recommendations for getting up the mountain, here!

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 $xx for adults and $xx for children.

What comes with a Snowboard Package?

Snowboard, boots, and a helmet. Packages are $xx for adults and $xx 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, regardless of your speed or ability level.

For more information, check out our safety guidelines.

Can I go sledding?

Yes and no. No, sledding or sliding down the mountain is not allowed. However, we'd love for you to enjoy our new tubing area and slide to your heart’s content there! Learn more here!

Can I uphill (ski, snowshoe, hike, etc.)? Can I use a ski bike?

Yep! But it's highly dependent on snow fall and mountain ops. We typically begin offering these additional ways to access the mountain mid-season. You MUST read through our policies before visiting. You can do that, here, where we will also indicate if and when these options are available. To get the most up-to-date information, subscribe to our email newsletter at the bottom of this page.

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?

Each year, we aim for a mid-April closing date - but that is largely dependent on weather conditions (and mother nature, of course). For the 2019-2020 Season, we are planning to close daily operations March 29, 2020 and continue operating for the next couple weekends as possible!

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