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Apr 2010 16

Day 97
Location: Idaho Springs, CO
Resorts: 48 out of 50

With only a solitary double chair and surrounded by some of the largest ski areas in the country, Echo doesn’t try to compete with the big dogs. They’re the cheapest and closest ski area to Denver — and they’ve got tons of park features scattered all over the hill.

Like Eldora, this family friendly mountain is the place to learn and practice tricks. I’ve never been a big park person so I spent most of the day working over on one small kicker. Here’s a crazy connection: I ran into Judd who we met back on Loveland Pass a month ago. Good to see ya!

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The Cheat Sheet:

Echo Mountain
19285 Highway 103
Idaho Springs, CO 80439

Mountain Stats

Snowfall 300 inches
Top Elevation 10,050 ft (3,063 m)
Bottom Elevation 9,450 ft (2,880 m)
Vertical Drop 600 ft (183 m)
Area Size 2 lifts | 15 trails | 70 acres (28 ha) acres
Night Skiing Yes
Terrain Park Yes
Halfpipe Yes
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