Eldora Mountain Resort?
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(Anonymous)
January 7, 2004
Anyone ever been to Eldora, just west of Boulder, CO? Is it suitable for advanced beginners? Are there better resorts near Boulder?
JimK - DCSki Columnist
January 7, 2004
Member since 01/14/2004
2,646 posts
Neat question. I just got back from there. It's a great place and the best and only ski area really close to Boulder (20 miles). It has a nice, separate beginner section. The main mtn offers a lot of challenge and 1600' vert. There are many other ski areas within 100 miles of Boulder. When are you thinking of visiting?
(Anonymous)
January 7, 2004
Jan 22-25. My boys and I are tagging along on a last-minute business trip to Boulder, and were told that Eldora was a good,low-key resort for beginners. Last winter was our first attempt at skiing, at Wisp and Bryce. I am not looking for challenges at this point, just fun.
JimK - DCSki Columnist
January 7, 2004
Member since 01/14/2004
2,646 posts
Beautiful and relatively easy (in fair weather) drive from Boulder to Eldora. Beginner's area alone is the size of Bryce with real friendly staff. They also have a nordic ski center. Website is www.eldora.com
I plan to file a report on my trip to www.dcski.com in the next week, perhaps you'll see it. My report will also cover a little about the city, Boulder Outlook Hotel and couple other front range ski areas I visited.
twin58
January 7, 2004
Member since 04/1/2000
198 posts
Eldora is the first place I ever went snowboarding. The reason I selected it was that I needed no car to get there.

Due to an anomaly in airline ticketing, I could get off one flight in Denver without having to leave on the first connecting flight. By odd coincidence, this anomaly meant I could go snowboarding between flights. Ha, ha, ha.

I took the RTD Denver transit system bus from Stapleton to Boulder Friday night. On Saturday, I walked downtown to the Boulder transit center, where, accompanied by several hundred (or so it seems) kids, I took the RTD bus from Boulder to Eldora.

This link:
http://www.totalboulder.com/resources/65.html
says it's the RTD "N" bus.

Better link:
http://www.eldora.com/mountainInfo/gettingHere.cfm

RTD website:
http://www.rtd-denver.com/

No driving = no muss, no fuss.

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