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Eldora Mountain Resort, 45 miles northwest of Denver, is a great alternative to the big ski areas with affordable lift tickets, plentiful snow, and a 30-minute drive from Boulder. Eldora is a local’s mountain that has lots of beginner terrain at the Little Hawk Family Zone as well as steep black diamond runs on the back side, like Corona Bowl with its steep chutes and mogul runs. Eldora also offers stellar views north to the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, and four restaurants—Timbers Lodge, Indian Peaks Lodge, Corona Bowl Bar, and The Lookout.
Recommended season(s): Year-round.
—Stewart M. Green