Boulder County Colorado's southwest corner is the home to the Eldora Mountain Resort and is one of the smallest ski areas in Colorado. The prices are less than those of other resorts and the facility offers a family atmosphere. There is free parking close to the mountain's lifts. The facility is rather simple to get to just travel west on Highway 119 which leads to Nederland. Then you will simply follow the signs for Eldora.
The lifts at the Eldora Mountain Resort are open from nine in the morning until four in the evening Monday through Friday. On the weekend and during the holidays the facility is open from 8:30 until 4pm. The lower and main lots at the resort offer free parking. There are a total of twelve lifts that include one poma, two rope tows, two triple, two quads, four doubles and a conveyor lift.
Eldora Mountain Resort covers six-hundred and eighty acres with a base elevation of over nine thousand feet and top elevation of over ten thousand feet. The runs at the resort are twenty percent greens, thirty percent blacks and fifty percent blues. The Sundance Lift is the one that visitors' will utilize to access the terrain parks which are at the Bonanza, Corkscrew and Foxtail trails. The terrain parks open at nine in the morning and close at four in the afternoon.
The Eldora Mountain Resort does not allow dogs. There is no area provided for snow play and sledding. The facility has a job fair which is held in the Eldora Mountain Resort's Indian Peaks Lodge. Participating resorts and Colorado Ski Country sponsors the 5th Grade Passport program which gives three free tickets for each ski area's lifts to fifth graders.
Those that have lost items that are less than one hundred dollars in value should check with the Lost and Found at the Eldora Mountain Resort. These items are kept for up to two weeks after two weeks they are donated to a non-profit charity in the area. Those items that are higher than one hundred dollars in value are kept until the first of May in the current season; after this time they will be donated to a local charity.
The Boulder retail store is Eldora Mountain Sports and can be found at the corner of Canyon and 28th which is 2775 Canyon Boulevard. Visitors can purchase retail items, season passes and tickets on the way to the resort. There are season lockers available at the resort to allow visitors to store either boarding or skiing equipment at the base of Eldora Mountain. The storage can be used for sunscreen, extra clothing or other items that you might need on the mountain such as books, skis, etc. The facilities at the resort are heated and come with TVs, boot dryer and tea or coffee during the weekends. The amount of available lockers is limited, the cost for a full season is $149 those that belong to Ten-8 Club Members only pay $129 for the season.
The Indian Peaks Lodge has the Basket Check where visitors to the Eldora Mountain Resort can leave small items. The baskets are $5 each and can be checked or rechecked as many times as you need throughout the day.