Eldora Ski Resort in Colorado will be open for uphill skiing this season allowing people to enjoy the workout aspect of the climb while riding safely within resort boundaries on the way down according to dailycamera.com.
“Uphillers” will be allowed to start skiing at 8:45 a.m. on routes with green markers. Alpine touring passes will range from $16-$149 depending on age and the amount of time they plan on their ascent. An adult day pass will cost $25 and a season pass will cost $149. If you already have an Eldora season pass, adding the uphill option will run your $99.
Uphill skiing will not be available during peak holidays and weekends due to Eldora’s small parking lot and and small skiable acreage but the resort does plan to hold midweek events and competitions.
While it is a step in a right direction for people looking to experience the mountain at a human pace, the limited hours leave room for improvement:
“As a community, we would have preferred to see them allow early hours or after-hours skiing for people like (me) who work full-time in Boulder and would like to get a workout in before or after work.” -local skier
For some the addition of uphilling is not a surprise after after Powdr Corp bought Eldora (Powdr Corp also owns Copper Mountain which already allowed uphilling). How do you feel about allowing uphill access to your local resort?