Eldora is the backyard winter playground for Boulder County, greater Denver, and Colorado’s northern Front Range, located just 21 miles west of Boulder and 49 miles from Denver. From mellow beginner terrain to inspired WOODWARD mountain parks and thrilling steeps and glades, Eldora offers fun for every type of skier and rider. With its combination of proximity, fantastic learning trails, low-key family-friendly vibe, and lesson programs for kids and adults, Eldora is known widely as Colorado's best place to learn. Plus, Eldora boasts easy, affordable public transportation from anywhere in the Denver metro region straight to its brand-new high-speed Alpenglow chairlift. Check out RTD’s NB Route for up-to-date fare and schedule info. Eldora is a proud Ikon Pass partner and offers unlimited access to Ikon pass holders. Eldora is part of the POWDR adventure lifestyle portfolio. For more, visit Eldora.com.


Annual Snowfall:
300 in / 762 cm
Base Elevation:
9,200 ft / 2,804 m
Summit Elevation:
10,600 ft / 3,231 m
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8:30 am-4:00 pm
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday
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Skiable Area:
680 acres / 275 hectares
# of trails:
612 acres / 248 hectares
Bowl Skiing
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Terrain Parks

Best Known For

Colorado's Best Place to Learn: Because of its convenient proximity to the Front Range, Eldora is known as Colorado's best place to learn. Getting here doesn't involve a big production and long drive on Interstate 70—we're fun, mellow, and family-friendly, though we've got plenty of heart-thumping steep and glades if that's what you or some of your crew is looking for. Our Ski and Ride School offers excellent day lessons for kids and adults as well as multi-week learning programs beloved by local families. Learn more here.

Naturally Progressive Terrain: Our terrain is naturally progressive from east to west, meaning that the easiest learning terrain is on the Mountain's east side and then terrain becomes progressively more challenging as you move west. The advantage? Those learning to ski and ride aren't mixed with speedier experts, ensuring a friendly learning environment. As you improve, you can move west and seek out terrain that matches your abilities.

WOODWARD Mountain Parks and Programming: The Woodward Mountain Park at Eldora is a network of featured terrain zones that, together, offer a balanced variety of exciting on-mountain experiences for all ages and abilities. The Woodward Mountain Park is complete with base area learning zones, large freestyle zones, and everything in between. Through an artfully constructed progression-based design, the Woodward Mountain Park guides athletes through an evolutionary journey that is ultimately controlled by their own personal goals and individual style.

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