Eldora Mountain Resort the closest ski area to Boulder, CO is offering a free day of skiing on Friday, March 4. All you need to do is bring in an old lift ticket from another ski area and your photo ID. Here is a link to their website and the page with details about this promotion. www.eldora.com/promo.html
Eldora offers a variety of terrain and is a refreshing break from some of the larger ski areas in the state. It is also one of the few ski areas in Colorado that you do not need to take a shuttle bus from the parking lot to get to the chairlifts. Eldora unlike many other ski areas in the state of Colorado does not charge for their close in parking. You are actually able to park close enough to the mountain you can walk to the chair lifts. On a good day with enough fresh snow in the parking lot you could actually ski all the way to your car.
Accessible by the RTD bus system
Eldora is the only ski area accessible by the RTD bus system. For more information on the RTD bus routes to Eldora visit www.rtd-denver.com the route is “N” and the link to the bus schedule is http://www3.rtd-denver.com/schedules/getSchedule.action?routeType=12&routeId=N
Eldora is very close to Nederland Colorado. Nederland is a quaint mountain town that offers a variety of non-chain restaurants with affordable prices. The choice to ski at Eldora over some of the larger ski areas could translate into a lot of savings. The regular lift ticket prices are set are substantially lower than that of most other than that of the other large ski areas in the area. The cost of eating out afterword’s in Nederland is more affordable than most of the restaurants in large resort towns.
My Personal Experience with Eldora
Last Sunday a friend and I visited Eldora for the first time in 15 years and found the ski area to be very enjoyable and relaxing. We were able to get in just as many runs in the same amount of time as if we had gone to one of the larger ski areas with faster chairlifts. The lift lines were short the runs were not crowded. The employees of the ski area were very friendly. The drive up Boulder Canyon was beautiful and was much more enjoyable than driving Interstate 70 in ski rush-hour. After skiing we decided to stop off at the Wild Mountain Smokehouse & Brewery in Nederland. www.wildmountainsb.com We were seated right away and servered are food very quickly. The prices were very reasonable and the food was amazingly good.