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Open Road Endless Stoke – Eldora Mountain Resort

This article was produced in partnership with Ikon Pass, which encourages you to explore Colorado’s other iconic resorts, including Winter Park, Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain and more.

Close enough to Denver to throw a snowball at, Eldora is the only ski destination that sits squarely on the front range. Approximately 30 minutes from Boulder and about an hour from Denver, Eldora is a backyard favorite that comes packed with sweeping southerly views. Tuck and run (within reason) on the thrilling leg-burner, Muleshoe, and hit up the glades for deep tracks in a hushed subalpine forest – from east to west, try Jolly Jug Glades, Gully Glades, Brian’s Glades, Salto Glades, and Moose Glades.

On the Road Near Eldora:

Betasso Preserve

While some intrepid adventure seekers love to tell you about how they both surfed and skied within a 12-hour window, those that call Colorado home are also familiar with accomplishing multiple sports in one day. While making the day trip out to Eldora, Betasso Preserve is the perfect spot to stop for a trail run before getting some lift-served laps in. And, for those that want to claim the trifecta, bring the bike along. Afterwards, you’ll be ready with your very own run, peddle, and ski sufferthon story.

Nederland Livin’

Nederland – the town closest to Eldora Mountain Resort – is a veritable playground for strolling, exploring, dining, and discovering. Seek to bring home some unique souvenirs from Nature’s Own, Nederland’s eccentric but well-stocked gem shop. After lunch at Crosscut Pizzeria & Taphouse, take a turn through the quaint Mining Museum before searching for the selfie-ready Dead Guy Days coffin. Once you find that box of leaning wood, the adventure is just beginning.

Stay Ready For Stoke

Across the Rocky Mountains and beyond, with destinations coast-to-coast, now is the time to call the crew and plan out your season of stoke. With of endless adventure at Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Aspen Snowmass, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, and Eldora Mountain Resort, winter 21/22 is yours to own.