Winter Sports

Winter visitors come to cross-country ski or snowshoe in the back country, and to alpine ski and snowboard at Eldora Mountain Resort, and nordic ski at the Eldora Mountain Nordic Center, located just five miles from Nederland and the Sundance Lodge.

Visit us during the spectacular winter sports season – enjoy alpine skiing and snowboarding at Eldora Ski Area, and nordic skiing at the Eldora Nordic Center. Or, strap on your x-c skis or snow shoes at the lodge, and head off into the hills – the nearby Magnolia Forest Service trails provide miles and miles of winter trails, extending as far as Rollins Pass on the Continental Divide!

Eldora Ski Area from Sundance Lodge

Eldora Ski Area from Sundance Lodge

Eldora Ski Area receives an average of 300 inches a year and boasts one of Colorado’s best snow-making systems. 

Terrain (From beginner to expert): the most difficult area is Corona Bowl – double black diamond! (Knarly.) With the base at 9300′ and top at 10800′, the ski area sports a 1500′ vertical drop.

Riders: Eldora’s Super Pipe is 17 feet tall! Watch for upcoming events. Last year’s Sobe Rail Jam was sick.

Skiers: Eldora has 680 acres of ski-able terrain with the longest 3 miles long. Watch for upcoming events. Mountain Dew and Subaru are rumored to be planning big events again this year.

X-Country: Nordic trails and an easy 5 minute drive will put you at the Nordic Center trail heads and their trail heads.

Sundance 2003 Storm

Digging out from 8′ of snow, March 2003!