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There is an  East Coast feel to this Front Range resort.
There is an East Coast feel to this Front Range resort.
Eldora Mountain Resort
By Tom Boyd

December 10, 2008 — There is an East Coast feel to this Front Range resort. It can’t boast the largest annual snowfall or the most skiable acres - its strength is proximity to the Front Range and a very social mix of riders. Still, the resort will sometimes capture more from a storm cycle than the other resorts, and although it is close to the Front Range it still has a high-altitude base at 9,200 feet above sea level. Located 21 miles west of Boulder, Eldora is the day-trip fix for beginning and intermediate Front Range riders. A few quick tree routes and a stop by the terrain park can keep adventuresome riders busy, and a relaxed, snow-loving atmosphere prevails among the college students and commuters who frequent the resort.

Fun Fact: Eldora’s new slogan: “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive I-70”

Average annual snowfall: 300 inches

Prices: Adult full-day $59

Skiable Acres: 680

Lifts: 12 (2 quad 2 triple, 4 double, 4 surface)

Terrain park: Yes

Season: Mid-November to mid-April

Terrain breakdown: 20 percent beginner, 50 percent intermediate, 30 percent advanced

Location: 21 miles west of Boulder on highway 119, or 47 miles northwest from Denver on Highway 72

Information: (303) 440-8700



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