Mont Écho was the self-proclaimed Family Ski Center Of The East during its brief history. First opened back in 1963, the Quebec ski resort had some unique features. Echo had a stunning base lodge, steep terrain around the summit, and was known for its ski school. In addition, it was part of the Ski East pass, which featured Jay Peak and numerous Quebec mountains like Bromont, Mont Sutton, Mont Orford, and Owl’s Head. This pass originally gave one day at seven different ski resorts and existed until the late 1970s.
Ultimately, numerous bad winters, flat and boring terrain on the lower mountain, the intense local competition, and the last owners committing fraud led to Écho’s demise. The ski resort closed in 1978 and hasn’t reopened since.
The video below from Skier72 breaks down the beginnings of the ski resort, its Ski East partnership, the reasons for the ultimate downfall of Écho, the very minimal remains of the ski resort, and a topography breakdown.
Image/Video Credits: Skier72