Closer To You: Josh Zeigler

Take a Ride in the 'Cat with Eldora’s Snowmaking Manager, Josh Zeigler.

Eldora's "Closer to You" series showcases the people who make the Eldora community so special.

Josh Ziegler steps up into his shiny red PistenBully snowcat, drops its powerful blade, and starts pushing a massive pile of what he likes to call “man-made powder.” Zeigler, Eldora’s snowmaking manager, grins as he manipulates the snow in preparation for the upcoming ski season.


The 2nd Annual Trick Ditch Banked Slalom presented by 10 Barrel Brewing Co. took place Saturday, April 7th at Eldora. A field of 165 riders, made up of 135 men and 30 women, made 2 timed runs in the morning, then competed in a jam-format competition in the afternoon, all in pursuit of their share of the $10K cash prize purse. Here are the results. For full results, scroll all the way down.

Try Out for Eldora Patrol

Want To Be An Eldora Patroller?

Eldora's Ski Patrol Director, Travis Brock, Describes What It Takes.

What are the primary responsibilities?
Our first priority is responding to emergencies. We aim to respond quickly to any injury on the mountain. Our next priority is providing service to our guests by promoting safety and accident prevention all around the mountain.

From Eldora to Qinghai Province

In September 2017, Eldora ski patroller Jessica Keil and a climbing partner traveled to the remote mountain range of Nyainbo Yuze in China’s Qinghai province to embark on an ambitious alpine-climbing expedition. After entering the range on September 29th, Jessica and her partner needed to decide between three valleys to make home for the next few weeks. They decided to head to the northernmost part of the range, to a valley not yet visited by climbers, and set up a camp at 4,300 meters.