Eldora Mountain Resort in Colorado Ski Guide

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Eldora Summary:

Base: 9,200 ft
Mountain Summit: 10,800 ft
Vertical: 1,600 ft
Ski area: 680 acres
Trails: 87
Longest Run: 3 mi
Terrain parks: 4
Annual Snowfall: 300"

Lifts:

Lifts: 11
Quad Chairs: 2
Triple Chairs: 2
Double Chairs: 4
Surface Lifts: 3

Runs/trails:

Beginner: 13%
Intermediate: 47%
Advanced: 25%
Expert: 15%

Daily Report:

Status:
Summer Operations

Trail Maps:

trail map

Eldora Weather:
° Weather Forecast
° Weather Radar

Video Tour of Eldora:

Eldora Ski Resort Description:

Eldora has a significant following among the Denver and Boulder Colorado residents who live close by and can avoid the automobile traffic of the main interstate, I-70. Interstate Highway 70 feeds many a skier and boarder to the primary destination resorts of Colorado and can generate a traffic scene on Friday and Sunday evenings which many would like to avoid. Eldora is only 21 miles from Boulder with regularly scheduled public transit which grants access to all.

Eldora is arranged with beginner green runs on the Eastern end in Eldora's "Family Zone", with runs like "Easy Way", "Snail" and "Bunnyfair". This transitions to blue and black runs in the center of the resort on "Challenge Mountain". On the far right of the trail map is "Corona Bowl", occupied exclusively by black and double black diamond runs.


A video tour of the Eldora Colorado ski resort

Eldora Terrain:

View from the top of Eldora Colorado Ski Area

Beginners and Intermediates:

The mountain has plenty of terrain for beginners and intermediates and primarlity caters to this crowd.

Blue run: Way Back

Blue run "Way Back"

Blue run: Around The Horn

Blue cruiser "Around the Horn"

Blue ski run off of Challenger and Cannonball lifts

The chair lifts Challenger and Cannonball are available from the base of the mountain and can take you to the majority of the blue runs. Intermediate skiers will get to know these two lifts well.

Advanced Terrain:

The most advanced areas of the mountain are accessible from "Indian Peaks" and "Corona" chair lifts. There are plenty of glades and moguls to test your skills.

Advanced runs off the Corona lift

West Ridge double black diamond mogul run off of Corona lift

Advanced tree runs

View looking up "Moose Glades" a gladed mogul run

Advanced tree runs

Entrance to Corona Bowl

Tree Runs:

Eldora has an abundance of widely spaced, yet advanced, tree runs.

Advanced run Salto Glades

Salto Glades

Tree runs

Cascade

Eldora Terrain Park:

As shown here, the terrain park features are not why people come here.

Eldora Colorado: Terrain park

The basic "table top"

Eldora Colorado: Terrain park

The basic jump

Mountain Base & Shopping:

One will find that the Eldora mountain base has the basic necessities for the day.

Eldora base Lodge

Main Base Lodge: Indian Peaks

Eldora base: Timbers Lodge

Timbers Lodge

Eldora base store

Store in Timbers Lodge at base: apparel, accessoroes and souvenirs.

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