Spending Time in the Snow, Not Lift Lines in Eldora, Colorado
Eldora’s motto has been “Friends don’t let friends drive I-70,” referring to the interstate highway traffic nightmare that leads from Denver/Boulder to the famous ski areas of Summit County. Eldora is a small ski resort and a favorite of locals for its quick, easy access and tiny-to-non-existent lift lines, 45 minutes west of Boulder. Even if you’re not cold, a break in the warming hut at the top of the Corona Bowl will reward you with expansive mountain range views. From the top of Cannonball lift, the wide valley holding Barker Reservoir etches the eastern horizon. The views are as nice as the snow. Eldora hosts both downhill and Nordic trail systems.