Colorado’s Echo Mountain had a fantastic winter season this year. The up-and-coming mountain resort adjacent to the bustling metropolis of Denver has enjoyed consistent snowfall and record-breaking attendance levels. If there is one universal truth in this world, it’s that all good things must come to an end. Echo Mountain has announced today that due to the recent bout of warm temperatures the resort’s last day of operation for the 2011/2012 season will be this upcoming Sunday, April 8th.
“It’s been a great season for us,” commented Echo Mountain owner Jerry Petitt. “But, due to the summer-like conditions throughout most of March, the snow conditions and base of coverage on the mountain cannot be maintained at a level that we feel is acceptable or enjoyable for our guests.”
Cindy Dady, Echo Mountain general manager added, “The nine inches of snow that fell on Tuesday helped, but in order to offer the best possible product to our customers, we’ve been forced to move up our closing date to Sunday.”
Daily lift ticket sales, overall skier visits, ski and ride school attendance and equipment rentals were through the roof compared to past seasons. Skiers and snowboarders of Echo Mountain have had it good for most of the year — thanks to world-class events and premium slope conditions. The season highlight would have to be the 55-inch dump back in early February, contributing some of the best conditions in the entire state! In total the mountain has received well over 210 inches of fresh snowfall — which is pretty awesome considering you only have to drive 30 minutes from Denver to get in on the slopeside fun.
There is no doubt that there are a ton more good times to come from dedicated crew at Echo. That’s why snow sports enthusiasts should make sure they get in on Echo Mountain’s unlimited season passes for the 2012-2013 ski and snowboard season. The passes are on pre-sale now and priced at just $159. The passes include three days — with no blackout dates — of riding and gliding at each of Echo’s partner resorts. You can get days on the snow in at Ski Cooper, Sunlight and Powderhorn. In addition to that, for a limited time only, purchasers will receive two $25 buddy passes added to their season pass. That’s an additional $50 of value on an already stellar bargain.
The upcoming season will be an opportunity for Echo Mountain to rock your socks off with their great slope conditions, easy access and friendly atmosphere. The young resort wowed the entire ski industry this past season, with unlimited potential and unbridled enthusiasm — it’s going to be a thrill to see what they have up their sleeves for 2012/2013!