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Chancey Bush
Skiers ride the chair lift at Echo Mountain on Saturday. The resort opened for the season last week.
Echo Mountain opens for season after changes, renovations

As snow quietly fell from a cloudy sky, skiers and ‘boarders not so quietly slipped down the mountainside, enjoying their Saturday afternoon at Echo Mountain Ski Resort.

The ski area, which is located along Squaw Pass Road, opened last week for the first time after changing ownership in October 2016.

General manager Fred Klaas, who is in his first year at Echo Mountain, said renovations are ongoing, to some degree. The resort still is working to complete its kitchen and bar set-up, and also is preparing for training sessions and lessons, he said.