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Eldora Travel Guide, Colorado

This resort is the hidden treasure of the Denver area. Charming, with a local flavor and low-key, Eldora sits at 9,200 feet and rising to 10,600 feet at the summit. Getting here is quite easy as it is only 3 miles from Nederland and just 21 miles west of Boulder being the closest skiing and riding to Denver.

The route offers a hassle free ride to the resort and you can enjoy the view on your way. When you get there you will easily find a parking place and what’s best is that parking at Eldora is free for the moment and it is quite pleasant to walk to the base lifts as there are few resorts in Colorado where you can do that. If you prefer the bus as a means of transport to the resort you can take the bus from Boulder and it has several departure times throughout the day.

Eldora is an exciting year-round resort with plenty of activities for all seasons, but it is the winter sports like skiing and snowboarding that are the main sports which attract people here. The resort is famous for having some of the best conditions anywhere in Colorado, being among the top of Front Range accessible resorts, the variety of its terrain of almost 700 acres, cross-country center, and terrain parks. Powder hounds choose to ski in Eldora for the experience this unique snow of 58" depth provides. You are more likely to find snow here than in the other Colorado resorts because snow storms find their way here. There are 53 trails suitable for al levels, but half of them are dedicated to intermediate skiers. Even in the rare cases when there are poor snow conditions, the sunny, blue sky makes the day complete. All these advantages make the fact that it lacks the size and variety of other Rocky Mountain ski areas seem unimportant.

Lots of things have improved throughout the years and now the newest addition is the beautiful Indian Peaks Lodge. It is both a winter and summer facility. In summer it is used for all-inclusive weddings and in winter it is Ski School, and Children’s Center.

Eldora is also known as being a family-friendly resort and people at Eldora have done everything to make it the ideal destination for families looking to create a winter tradition. You will have nice memories watching your child try skiing for the first time, or remembering your childhood attempt on the slopes.

Learning terrain is excellent in Eldora. And to find it you just have to ask about the Little Hawk Family Zone. You will quickly learn to ski or snowboard as there are one-on-one or small group lesson with a personal coach that will do everything to get you on the runs as soon as possible. Here you’ll find the fastest learning curve for individuals or families! Instructors are sure to make your mountain experience the ultimate. You will find Eldora's beginner terrain way off to the left as you face the hill and it is separated from the rest of the hill while steeper runs are to the right of the Corona lift. There are also several fun runs off the Challenge lift. There is a long and fast run on the Corona trail under the Corona lift designated a black or expert run.

You will see many snowmobiles and Eldora offers snowmobile tours and maintains a small "snowmobile Terrain Park”.

Children are especially welcomed as there is a special program for them called Ski & Snowboard Trek program. It provides lots of fun and a great learning environment for kids aged between 4 and 12. Fun can go on at Tykes Terrain Park.

Eldora is a full-service resort, you will find here entertainment and recreational possibilities as well as sports and skiing is the best here as the resort has all the ingredients for a great ski experience.

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