Eldora Mountain Resort - day 26 (day 25 was a rest day)
07.01.2017 - 08.01.2017 -1 °C
Yesterday we didn't really do much. We just had a rest day after a few weeks of non stop adventure, and knowing we had a pretty jam packed rest of our trip. It was nice to just chill out and not do a whole lot. Today we went up to Eldora Mountain Resort. It is much closer to Fort Collins than the other resorts, so we thought we would give it a go. It was quite a nice little resort. It has had a bit of fresh snow, and it was snowing quite heavily today, however the snow wasn't real deep. The tree skiing also wasn't that ideal as the trees were quite dense. We had a really nice day though, skiing some of the main runs. We started skiing out in the Carona Bowl.
They say that the runs are black diamonds, however they aren't quite as difficult as most black diamonds I have skied. The runs were really nice though. Wide, relatively open, not many people and a dusting of fresh snow on top. However, after lunch, the chair lift had mechanical issues, so the bowl was closed. We then headed over Indiana Peaks and found another nice run over there.
It was still a black diamond run, however it seemed even less steep than Carona Bowl. It was nice to be on some nice wide open runs though, and be able to go fast and get some consistent turns in, something you don't get to do when you go tree skiing. We finished the day relatively early at 2:30pm. We all really enjoyed our selves today at Eldora. It was something different to all the other mountains we have skied at. We went into to the town of Boulder and got a nice coffee before heading back to Fort Collins. Thomas cooked us a nice Chinese Chicken and Corn soup for dinner tonight. We watched a movie before heading to bed.