Snow fantasies can come true, rent Echo Mountain resort for a day and go wild

Posted By: Selma Al-Faqih on March 25, 2010 2:17 pm

For ardent skiers and snowboarders, one of the ultimate on slope fantasies is having their own private mountain resort-even for a day.

At Echo Mountain, just west of Denver, reserving a ski area for the day for a private party, wedding, corporate event, or any other special occasion is possible every Tuesday throughout the ski and snowboard season. Echo Mountain is the only ski area in the country that makes their entire facility-lifts, trails, ski patrol, and food & beverage department-available for exclusive use for private groups one day a week during the ski season from 9am to 9pm for both day and night skiing. Every Tuesday from opening day in early December through late April, the resort closes to the public but is available for private rental from groups ranging in size from 50???-500???. Rates depend on number of guest and whether food & beverage services are desired.

Echo Mountain offers 235 acres of terrain and 15+ groomed and gladed trails served by three lifts which include a triple chair, a handle-tow, and a Magic Carpet. For terrain park aficionados, Echo’s terrain park and features are among the most popular and visited in Colorado. Located 35 miles and about 45 minutes from Denver’s lively downtown scene and hotels, Echo is perfectly positioned to provide a quick and convenient ski or snowboard experience for visitors to Denver. And for Denver residents and companies, the area offers a very unusual setting for a private party for ski and snowboard enthusiasts-whether it’s the company picnic, a graduation, anniversary, or other special event to be celebrated with like-minded snow sliding fans.

“The chance to rent a resort for a day has a lot of cachet and appeal to ardent skiers and snowboarders looking for a unique party or special event experience,” explains Cindy Dady, general manager of Echo Mountain. “As a privately-owned ski and snowboard resort, we have the ability to create some very customized experiences and opportunities for our guests that other publicly owned resorts can’t and the chance to have your own private ski resort for a day and to share it with friends, family, co-workers, or whoever is a notion that has definitely captivated some of our guests,” she added.