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Echo Mountain Resort Will Reopen to Public

The small ski area 45 minutes from Denver plans to switch from private to public and the season passes are oh-so cheap. By Leslie Hittmeier

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Echo Mountain ski area in Clear Creek County, Colorado announced that it will reopen to the public this December. The 226-acre ski area closed to the public in 2012 when it was purchased by Nora Pykkonen, who converted it to a ski-racing training facility that focused on school-aged kids. Pykkonen now hopes that by reopening, they can extend the ski hill’s hours as well as build more opportunities for ski training at the mountain. 

Echo, which is about 45 minutes west of Denver, has two runs and 600 feet of vertical. The terrain includes runs for every level of skier as well as a custom terrain park and a beginner area for first-timers. A day pass is $49, an adult season pass is $159, and a family season pass is $

Echo Mountain ski area in Clear Creek County, Colorado announced that it will reopen to the public this December. The 226-acre ski area closed to the public in 2012 when it was purchased by Nora Pykkonen, who converted it to a ski-racing training facility that focused on school-aged kids. Pykkonen now hopes that by reopening, they can extend the ski hill’s hours as well as build more opportunities for ski training at the mountain. 

Echo, which is about 45 minutes west of Denver, has two runs and 600 feet of vertical. The terrain includes runs for every level of skier as well as a custom terrain park and a beginner area for first-timers. A day pass is $49, an adult season pass is $159, and a family season pass is $395.