"We've been scrapping and scraping and having some fun building new features up here," Moline says. "It's the best early-season conditions we've ever had, so we've been pushing some snow around in the jump lines, too."
Speaking of early season: Echo's season passes are still priced at $189, down from $275. For those of you keeping score, that's about what two lift tickets would cost you just about anywhere else. Here's last year's Echodemic edit in case you've been missing out: