Eldora Ski Resort

Eldora Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Colorado in USA. The resort is in the town of Nederland, CO. We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Eldora stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Eldora is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.

Eldora Lodging:

Eldora Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Eldora has a total of 53 ski trails, which are serviced by 12 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 680 acres, Eldora Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 275 hectares, 1 square miles, or 3 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
680(3 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Eldora Ski Resort Elevation

Eldora Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 10,800 feet, or 3,292 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 9,200 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,600 feet (488 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 10,800 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
10,800'(3,292 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,600'(488 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
9,200'(2,804 m)

Eldora Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
48.4out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Eldora can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Eldora has 680 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Eldora is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
20%(136 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
50%(340 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
30%(204 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Eldora Ski Resort good for beginners?

Eldora can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Eldora Ski Resort Location

Eldora Ski Resort is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Nederland, CO.

Nederland, CO 80466 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
39.94000, -105.56000

Getting to Eldora Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Eldora Ski Resort), its coordinates of 39.94000, -105.56000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Nederland, CO to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Eldora Ski Resort.

Denver International AirportDENDenver, CO47 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Eldora.

Eagle County Regional AirportEGEEagle, CO75 mi
Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy FieldASEAspen, CO85 mi
City of Colorado Springs Municipal AirportCOSColorado Springs, CO91 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Eldora Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Eldora Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Winter ParkWinter Park, CO12,060 ft72%11 mi
Ski GranbyGranby, CO9,202 ft30%12 mi
KeystoneDillon, CO12,408 ft69%31 mi
BreckenridgeBreckenridge, CO12,998 ft82%40 mi
LovelandLoveland, CO13,010 ft63%41 mi
Arapahoe BasinAurora, CO13,050 ft76%44 mi
Copper MountainFrisco, CO12,313 ft66%46 mi
VailVail, CO11,570 ft72%47 mi
Ski CooperLeadville, CO11,700 ft42%56 mi
Beaver CreekBeaver Creek, CO11,440 ft62%56 mi
ButtermilkLarkspur, CO9,900 ft47%59 mi
Aspen SnowmassSnowmass Village, CO12,510 ft86%90 mi
Snowy RangeLaramie, WY10,000 ft40%92 mi
SteamboatClark, CO10,568 ft76%94 mi

Eldora Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation10,800 ft
Base Elevation9,200 ft
Vertical Drop1,600 ft
(20% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Skiable Acres680
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Eldora Ski Resort Mountain Stats