Vail Resorts announced on Tuesday that Eldora Mountain Resort, located 21 miles west of Boulder, Colo., will be included in the 2013-14 Epic Pass. The popular season pass features seven western ski areas owned by Vail Resorts (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar California and Kirkwood), plus Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado that are independently owned. The pass also covers two Midwest areas, Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton, that were bought recently by Vail Resorts.
The company also announced the spring purchase price of $689 for adults and $359 for children (ages 5-12). The pass may be purchased at epicpass.com.
“We are thrilled to offer Eldora Mountain Resort as part of next season’s Epic Pass for Colorado skiers and snowboarders." said Kirsten Lynch, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. "Adding Eldora to our already robust offering of mountain resorts on the Epic Pass gives Front Range skiers and snowboarders the greatest choice of resort access for the best value in the ski industry. Now our guests have several options to ski close to home, at six iconic resorts in Colorado as well as enjoy a trip further West to our three additional world-class resorts in Lake Tahoe.”
Eldora has 680 acres of skiable terrain with a summit elevation of 10,800 feet. The area receives an average of 300 inches of snow annually. If the Colorado weather report refers to an "upslope storm" along the Front Range, Eldora tends to reap the benefits with huge powder days.
The base area does not have any overnight lodging. The closest hotels are in Nederland, Colo., about a 5-mile drive from the ski area.