Eldora Mountain is part of the Eldora Mountain Resort and offers a wide range of activities for people of all ages. There are a variety of opportunities for children to learn to snowboard or ski at the Children's Center. The center teaches confidence and technique while allowing children to have fun learning with other children of the same age and ability level.
There is a Half day Mountain Explorers program for first time skiers or a full day program that give the most benefit to its students. Those aged four to twelve can receive ski lessons and those aged seven to twelve can receive lessons in snowboarding. The amount of space is limited; it is recommended that reservations be made especially during the holidays and on weekends. It is suggested that visitors to the Eldora Mountain make reservations a minimum of forty-eight hours in advance.
First Timer lessons for those ages four to twelve in the Mountain Explore Ski program is $99 for the entire day. The lessons are open to children with all levels of ability. The day includes a group lesson that lasts four hours, a lift ticket, rental equipment and supervised snacks and lunch. The lessons begin at 9:45 in the morning and end at 3:15 in the afternoon. The Mountain Explorer Snowboard lessons for those ages seven to twelve also last the same length of time and costs $99. The lessons include the same amenities as the Mountain Explorer Ski.
The Half Day Mountain Explorer program for Snowboarding is $89 and is for children aged seven to twelve that are first time snowboarders. The program includes a group lesson that lasts for two hours, a ticket for the Little Hawk Mountain lift and rental equipment. The lessons begin at 12:45 in the afternoon and end at 3:15 in the afternoon. The Six Pack Mountain Explorer program is $469.
The six pack program offers skiing for those aged four to twelve and snowboarding for those aged seven to twelve. The program is open to those with all skill levels. There are six days of lessons that included a transferable card that can be used either individually or in groups. Those with Eldora Season Passes could receive a discount of $5 for children's lessons; there is also a $5 discount if you provide your own equipment. There is a $10 maximum for discounts on the lessons. The center is located in the Indian Peaks Lodge.
Reserving lessons at Eldora Mountain requires that a non-refundable payment is made with a credit card when the lessons are reserved. Lessons may be rescheduled depending on the availability for the desired skill level. Those wishing to reschedule are asked to give a minimum of twenty-four hours notice; there is a fee of $30 charged for rescheduling if this is not done or if you are a no show.
Eldora Mountain's beautiful surroundings and the numerous opportunities for children make it the perfect place for a family getaway. Anyone in the Nederland, Colorado area should make it a point to visit the mountain.