Eldora - excellent small but full-scale resort

by: alanmoroney - Feb 27, 2009

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 5

    Pros: Beautiful, Boulder, Snow, friendly people, prices, intruction, equipment

    Cons: some lifts without safety bars

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2009

Full review

A beautiful resort just up the mountain from Boulder and Nederland. It is not the biggest, but definitely compares fully with a mid-sized European resort. I had a great lesson with Darko - only in Boulder could your Bosnian instructor be a lecturer in philosphy at the local university and your co-pupll teaching at Boulder's Buddhist University!
Equipment hired was top notch (4 buckle boots), nice skiis. The price for a lift pass and rental for a day was $99, but for $109 you also get a 2 hour lesson in groups (mid-week, that probably means 2 people).
Superb children's set-up; both a nursery area for tiny kids (4 to 7) and a family only area to ski on proper length slopes.
Great for beginners and intermediates. I guess the really advanced would be done in a couple of days.