Wednesday, October 12, 2005

A new resort for the first time since 1981? No, try two

I was in the neighborhood yesterday, so I stopped by Echo Mountain Park, the new hipster, pants draggin', broken collar bone terrain park going in west of Evergreen. And something's actually happening! Not like the snowless terrain park that was supposed to be built in 2004 in Castle Rock. These guys have showed up with cash and say they'll be ready to go by January.
Welp, we'll see.
My editor poses a good question: Since Echo is built on a dead ski area called Squaw Mountain, what does this mean for Colorado Springs' dead resorts? Could we soon be catching air on a slope less than a full tank of gas away?
Down south in the Sangre de Cristos, Silver Cliff, a.k.a. Conquistador, is also showing signs of life. We'll get to that in the Gazette's Out There section once it really starts snowing.

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