NEDERLAND, COLORADO – Eldora, the backyard winter playground for Boulder, Denver, and Colorado’s northern Front Range, opened for skiing and riding earlier than expected on Friday, November 3.
Thanks to more than 15 inches of recent natural snow, cold temperatures ideal for snowmaking, and the hard work of the mountain operations teams, the Boulder County ski resort sent its first chair spinning a full two weeks ahead of its originally scheduled opening, which was November 17.
“Our incredible employees have done it again,” said Brent Tregaskis, Eldora’s president and general manager. “Thanks to their monumental efforts, we were able to open [earlier than expected]. Along with our beloved guests, our team members are what make Eldora such a special place and the go-to gathering spot for local skiers and riders for more than 60 years. We’re the perfect half-day mountain, where you can grab a couple hours of rejuvenating snow time and then get on with your day.”
New this season at Eldora, all Eldora sales operations are cashless. Cash-carrying guests can use the reverse ATM in Indian Peaks Lodge to convert cash to a debit card.
If you’re a cross-country skier, snowshoer, or uphill skier, Eldora’s nordic trail network and uphill access routes are dependent on natural snowfall and are set to open when conditions allow.
In May, Eldora broke ground a 12,000-square-foot lodge near the Lower Mountain, which will house Ignite Adaptive Sports and our children’s ski and ride school. This exciting project will be an active construction zone this winter and is slated to open for the 2024–25 season. Additionally, Eldora has installed a new roof on West Wing Lodge, made major snowmaking system upgrades, put new bathrooms in the parking lots and a new carpet in Indian Peaks Lodge, and added a solar-energy system at the Nordic Center.
Visit eldora.com/conditions before you leave for the mountain.
That photo of the rainbow? It’s courtesy of our very own Pass Program & Partnership Specialist Derek Dvorak. And he took this one too: