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Old 12-14-2009, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I hear good things and bad things about echo mountain in colorado. I dont know what to believe so if i can get some solid input and oppinions it would help out. i hear it cheap so thats why im considering it.
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I have ridden Echo a couple times. If your a park rat then its your place. If your looking to just freeride I wouldnt recommend it.....very small place mainly geared towards park riders. Has all kinds of jibs and jumps and even some decent trees if there was some recent powder.Night riding is a plus but unless u are looking for park it isnt best choice.
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^^^What he said...
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The place is way too small for how many people go there...Especially on the weekends. Last season, they didn't have shit for snow till well into January. Less than 1/4 of their total 200 acres were open by the end of Dec last season. And if you were hoping that anyone that works at Echo isn't gona be a total dick to you, keep on dreaming.

It took me about 40-45 min to drive to Echo...Why go to Echo when you can make it to Loveland in 50-55 min and have 100x more terrain choices? Sure, it's super quick to get to the Evergreen exit, but it's a bit of a drive up a winding 2 lane mountain road (speed limit varies between 35 and 45mph) to get from the Evergreen exit on I-70 to Echo Mtn.
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The place is way too small for how many people go there...Especially on the weekends. Last season, they didn't have shit for snow till well into January. Less than 1/4 of their total 200 acres were open by the end of Dec last season. And if you were hoping that anyone that works at Echo isn't gona be a total dick to you, keep on dreaming.

It took me about 40-45 min to drive to Echo...Why go to Echo when you can make it to Loveland in 50-55 min and have 100x more terrain choices? Sure, it's super quick to get to the Evergreen exit, but it's a bit of a drive up a winding 2 lane mountain road (speed limit varies between 35 and 45mph) to get from the Evergreen exit on I-70 to Echo Mtn.
thanks i have been to loveland and thought it was good like you said, but i was wanting to expirement with different resorts. any other reccomendations? i mostly ride park but i love cruising down the mountain.
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If you mainly ride park, Echo is definitely worth checking out.
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thanks i have been to loveland and thought it was good like you said, but i was wanting to expirement with different resorts. any other reccomendations? i mostly ride park but i love cruising down the mountain.
If you ride mainly park, check out Keystone or Breckenridge. The park @ Loveland isn't the greatest. Park @ Keystone/Breck shit all over what Echo has got.
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If you ride mainly park, check out Keystone or Breckenridge. The park @ Loveland isn't the greatest. Park @ Keystone/Breck shit all over what Echo has got.
i disagree .....Echo's park is sick ....so many different features
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i disagree .....Echo's park is sick ....so many different features
Really? more than Area51?
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i disagree .....Echo's park is sick ....so many different features
They do have a bunch of features, but they're all packed into a really short run. The parks @ Breck and Keystone are so much bigger/longer. And if you wanted to hit some jumps, Echo only had 1 setup the few times I went.

Even if you're jibbin' it up at Echo, you pretty much hit 5 or 6 features and you're needing to get back on the lift where @ Keystone/Breck, you're only 1/4 of the way through the park. And you have much more variety of stuff @ Keystone/Breck...Specially @ Keystone since they have the park broken into skill levels. So if you want to hit some stuff that makes baby Jesus cry, Keystone's got it.

For getting in some park riding after work though, Echo is awesome!
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