Eldora Mountain Ski Resort – A Local Favorite!
Eldora Mountain Resort is a local ski resort that is very popular with Front Range residences. A mere 21 miles from downtown Boulder and 4 miles from Nederland, this little mountain sees a ton of action every year. This hip-hoppin’ resort first opened in the early 60’s and is still one of only a couple ski resorts east of the Continental Divide. Known for their exceptional snow making ability, convenience, affordability, and mix of runs; Eldora Ski Resort is loved by local ski, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing enthusiasts. Whether you live in Boulder or are just visiting the area, you have to check out Eldora Ski Resort if you love to ski.
In general the feel is Eldora is unlike that of the super resorts like Vail, Winter Park, Aspen and Keystone. The mountain is fairly small in comparison and is not surrounded by a luxurious resort community. Eldora caters mostly to residents that are looking for day trips or to get a few runs in before work! The comfortable family-feel of this resort also makes it a popular place for children and teens, and is considered one of the best starter mountains for skiers of all ages. If you are interested in taking a longer trip to Eldora, there are a few choices for accommodations in Nederland and tons in Boulder.
Eldora is made up of 20% blues, 50% blues and 30% blacks. Bryan Mountain offers 680 acres of ski trails with a base that sits at 9,200 feet and a summit that reached 10,800 feet. Regularly getting about 300 inches of snowfall each year, the beginner’s terrain on Little Hawk Mountain and the intermediate/advanced terrain on Challenge Mountain and Indian Peaks, have powder puff runs. The most challenging trails are located in the Corona Bowl and are all double black diamond. Eldora also has 12 different lifts that serve the resort including two quads, two triples, four doubles, one poma, two rope tows and a conveyor lift.
If you are looking for more information about Eldora Mountains Resort, visit their homepage. Their website has a bunch of useful information like snow reports, grooming reports, an interactive trail map, and ticket pricing that you should definitely view before heading up. Also be sure to check out their information about programs like Women’s Days, Kid’s Trek, All Mountain Freeride Trek, Eldorables, Master’s Racing, Nighthawks and Avalanche School.
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