For the health and safety of our employees, guests and community, Eldora closed for the 2019/20 season earlier than anticipated. When this happened, we were left with massive amounts of food that had been planned to feed hungry guests. Instead of letting the food go to waste, the Eldora team donated that food to local nonprofits including the Longmont Food Bank and the Nederland Food Pantry to support those in need.
There are lots of connections between a resort ski patrol and the local medical community, and the staff here at Eldora wanted to help our own in this time of crisis. So in April, our patrollers went to work gathering PPE donations, including masks and buffs, for first responders in the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department, local healthcare workers, and additional media partners. All-in-all more than 300 pieces of protective gear were collected.
Former Eldora ski patroller and current mountain safety team member Scot Gorbet is a registered respiratory therapist at Colorado’s Boulder Community Hospital. Until the COVID-19 outbreak, not many people had heard about respiratory therapists. Now, says Gorbet, they’re in the spotlight.
Eldora staff photographer Tom Winter dug through his archives recently to find some of his favorite photos from the past few seasons
Recognizing growing interest in human-powered skiing and riding, Eldora began offering uphill access during the winter of 2016/17, after the business was purchased by POWDR, an adventure lifestyle company. In consideration of Eldora’s unique layout, relatively small size, and proximity to the Front Range’s large population, Eldora management created uphill-access policies designed to manage risk and visitation levels. Those policies are outlined below. It is the responsibility of Eldora uphill users to know and abide by these policies while uphilling at Eldora.