Eldora’s theme is: “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive I-70.” They mean it. The resort is just 21 miles west of Boulder and an easy drive up the hill.

“We sell a lot of season passes on the CU [University of Colorado] campus. Thousands of students come up here,” Eldora Spokesperson Rob Linde said.

Eldora is also very popular with families in Boulder and on the Front Range as it is an easy place for kids to go to ski school.

Eldora offers another option with the 4-Pack for $129, available online for a limited time. Eldora looks at it like a "sample platter."

“It’s perfect for the person who doesn’t necessarily want to commit to one ski area,” Linde said.

There are no restrictions or blackout dates and the pass is non-transferrable.

Combine it with the Boulder Ski Escape—a partnership with the Boulder lodging community, since Eldora doesn’t have any lodging onsite.

Snowmaking has been upgraded this year too.

“It’s more important to have energy efficient guns and improve the quality of the snow,” Linde said.

Eldora plans to open on Nov. 18 which is the Friday before Thanksgiving.

The opening date for the Nordic Center is more weather dependent.

“Sometimes it opens before the alpine area and sometimes after,” Linde said. Improvements were made to the trails this summer. “They were groomed in the summertime for a smoother surface in the wintertime.”

A new grooming snowmobile was also added. A Nordic 4-Pack is $69.

For more information on the 4-Pack, click here.