Eldora Ski Resort is a small ski area in Colorado,USA. It is located in the southwest corner of Boulder County and is one of the few ski areas on the east side of the continental divide. The ski area was founded in 1962 and has been reasonably popular, despite its small size, due to the fact that people can avoid the overcrowded I-70 bypass to get there.
The mountain reaches an altitude of 10800 feet (3292 m) at the summit, the base at around 9200 feet (2804 m), with 680 acres of skiable terrain of all abilities. The ski area supports 12 lifts and has 4 terrain parks.
The ski resort offers a variety of on-site restaurants to choose from, a tuning center and equipment rental and storage. Accommodation is available nearby, in the towns of Nederland and Boulder.
- 1 Location
- 2 Pros
- 3 Cons
- 4 Contacts
- 5 Planning
- 6 Resort Facilities
- 7 Ride Guide
- 8 Other
- 9 Resources
21 miles from Boulder and 47 miles from Denver
- friendly people
- Small Lifts
- Crowded Lodges
- Poor Terrain Parks
- Slow Lifts
Postal: P.O. Box 1697
From Boulder — Approximately 21 miles (35 minutes). Take Canyon Blvd. west (Canyon Blvd. is Hwy. 119). Follow 119 to Nederland. Turn left at the Roundabout. Continue south on 119 for one mile. Turn right on 130 and follow the signs to Eldora.
For best directions see Eldora Mountain Resort website
Accommodation is available in the nearby town of Nederland and in Boulder just 30 minutes away, so there is much to choose from. Hint: Due to the closeness to Boulder, Colorado, finding accommodation is not a problem. This is because many of the hotels in Boulder have cheap winter prices and visitors are scarce at this time of the year.
Information on the various lodges is available here
Lift tickets are available on mountain. For a full price list go to: Eldora Lift ticket Prices
Adult Full Day (ages 16-64): $62
Junior Full Day (ages 6-15): $37
Ski School lessons are available for both kids and adults, as either private or class lessons.
for more information visit: Eldora.com
Eldora mountain resort has a huge variety of equipment available for hire, with multiple ranges of the best quality ski brands around. For a full item listing, please visit: Eldora.com
Equipment is also available for hire in the nearby towns of Nederland and Boulder.
Eldora Mountain Resort is a fairly small ski resort, the village isn't the type that everyone stays in. As such the village is rather small and getting around isn't much of a task.
As shown in the map everything you need is concentrated in the "Little Hawk Family Zone" so getting around on site, walking is the best option.
To access the rest of the mountain, the best way to go about it is either skiing or boarding.
Eldora Ski resort has free parking in both its main and lower lots, located in the main village area.
Information regarding mountain activities is available at: www.edlora.com
Eldora Mountain Resort offers a few restaurants to choose from for your dining experience.
Corona Bowl Bar - "Colorado micro brews and margaritas complement our Alpine lodge atmosphere. Located upstairs in the Lodge".
The Lodge - "Hot foods such as exceptional soups, chili, hamburgers, pizza, and other items are served with a home style flavor".
The Lookout - "Chili, soups and light sandwiches are available with dramatic views of the Continental Divide".
Indian Peaks Lodge - "Exceptional soups, sandwiches and snacks are offered in the new Indian Peaks Lodge. Enjoy the rustic setting of this beautiful lodge and take in the views of Challenge Mountain while you dine".
Bars & Entertainment
The limited options for recreation on mountain are made up for with the options in the nearby towns of Nederland and Boulder.
Out of Bounds
Parks & Pipes
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