Eldora is close to Boulder,CO

by: thombre - Jan 3, 2011

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 5
  • Nightlife 5

    Pros: Skiers look out for each other.Not alot of moguls.

    Cons: Lift ticket with rentals will cost $115 per day.

    Recommended For: Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Dec 1, 2010

Full review

Took the triple chair up Eldora Ski Mountain yesterday, partly cloudy windy conditions. 36 " base, packed powder,read The New Guide To Skiing by Heckelman weeks before, visualization and mental prep was now reality.Several runs down the intermediate slopes gave me encouragement.Was beginning to grasp the fundamentals of traversing on my edges and working my way down the mountain.Took a different run each time and was facing the quad chair which would take me up the high point at 10,800 ft elev. After some time taking in the sun and mountain scenery was able to negotiate three more runs of exhilarating skiing,single diamond advanced slopes.The few times I cut too sharply,people were there asking if I was ok and giving me words of encouragement. The people were looking out for each other.I would recommend Eldora for a ski vacation,it is only 17 miles southwest of Boulder,CO. To top it off we stayed a few nights at the Hotel Boulderado built in 1909 a block away from Pearl St.