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Eldora Mountain - Boulder

Boulder, the foothills suburb northwest of Denver is a gateway to some of the very best Eastern Slope skiing in Colorado. As famous for its snow as for John Denver and "Rocky Mountain High," the state of Colorado has more ski resort choices than anywhere else in the world. This progressive college town makes a fine base camp to exploring those alpine destinations. 

Day Trips to Skiing

Eldora Mountain Resort is just 21 miles from Boulder and 47 miles from Denver. It's a smaller mountain compared to other ski resorts in Colorado with a vertical of 1,600 feet, but it has plenty to offer, including downhill skiing, terrain parks for snowboarding, over 40 kilometers of cross-country trails that can also be used for snowshoe hiking. It's 680 acres of skiable terrain are spread across seven beginner trails, 28 intermediate trails, 10 black diamond, and eight double black diamond trails. 

Eldora also offers a truly great ski school that gives you an extra incentive to head to their mountain instead of others in the state. You and your kids will get special attention and improve throughout the day and will feel more comfortable on the mountain. The four terrain parks on the mountain will also keep the kids entertained and more interested in the sport.

Off the Slopes

In addition, the amenities in Boulder are top notch. Head to Pearl Street for dinner, drinks, dancing, concerts, and people watching. You'll find talented street musicians and a countless number of shops and dining options. All in all, if you are heading to Colorado and you want to avoid the crowded mountain towns, Boulder is a great option for a different type of winter experience, with plenty to do and see away from the busy I-70. 

Getting Here

Fly into Denver International Airport and it's just a short drive on Highway 36. There are great options to take an RTD bus from Denver to Boulder, if you'd like to save some money. To get to Eldora from Boulder, you should definitely check out SkiCarPool, an online way to book shared rides to the mountain.

Ski Vacation Savings

The City of Boulder and the surrounding areas offer great value when it comes to skiing and snowboarding equipment and rentals. There are many ski and snowboard shops ranging from big sporting goods chain stores to the small independent owner operated retail shops. These outlets almost always carry a wide variety of equipment and sportswear that will accommodate any ones shopping needs. One can often get great discounts, deals and closeout specials on equipment including skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, jackets, helmets, hats, gloves, custom boot fitting and much more! Also, these shops have extensive ski and snowboard rental and repair departments.

If you don’t mind staying some distance from a ski areas then one can often get incredible lodging deals and discounts on hotels and motels. If you are on a budget staying in a city and day commuting to the ski area of your choice can save you a lot on money even when you factor in the price of gas. So if you are in town on business or vacation, or just visiting friends or relatives, it makes sense to check out the great cheap ski and snowboard deals offered. And if you are a local area resident, take a look at these often exclusive discounts, deals, and savings for everything you would need to gear up for the skiing and riding season.Start planning a trip today and save!

Image courtesy of Eldora Mountain Resort