Nederland, Colorado, Oct. 30, 2020 – Eldora, the backyard winter playground for Boulder County and Colorado’s Northern Front Range, announced today further details for its parking reservation system, which is how Eldora plans to manage the number of people on property in order to ensure the wellbeing of its guests, staff, and community.

The parking reservation system, part of Eldora’s Operation Stay Safe, will be in place every day of the season and in order to ensure availability, parking spaces must be reserved by guests before they arrive at the resort.

“We are doing everything we can to provide a great, fun-filled ski-and-ride season,” says Brent Tregaskis, Eldora’s president and general manager. “Our parking reservation system means that Eldora guests will know that when they plan a day of skiing and riding here, they are going to have a great experience, because they will know they have a space to park and plenty of room to spread out on the mountain.” 

“By managing the number of people visiting Eldora at any given time, we’ll be able to ensure, to the best of our ability, that our guests can appropriately physically distance, stay safe, and have fun,” says Tregaskis. “We believe a parking reservation system will provide the most equal access to ski and ride at Eldora, across all passholder groups and types of resort visitors.” 

Starting November 9, guests may begin booking two types of reservations: advanced days and week-of reservations. Up to 7 advance days may be booked throughout the entire winter season, and as advance days are used, additional advance days may be booked. Once the season begins, an unlimited amount of week-of reservations may be booked within a rolling 7-day window. 

So that Eldora may effectively manage visitation, vehicles dropping off guests will also need reservations. Guests arriving on RTD’s NB Route "Ski-n-Ride" bus will not need reservations but should be advised that RTD’s service will be extremely limited this winter due to COVID-19 changes. Bus capacity has been reduced to 20 people per bus, and no back-up buses will be available at scheduled departure times. More info about RTD’s NB route service changes can be found here.

Initially, Eldora will only release a portion of its total parking inventory in order to remain nimble and to adjust as needed based on the pandemic, user patterns, and weather. We encourage guests to check parking availability often, as additional inventory may be released periodically, and cancellations may open more parking spaces. 

The new parking reservation system is part of Eldora’s comprehensive Operation Stay Safe plan to safely get back to skiing and riding. Eldora's 2020/21 winter operations plan follows the National Ski Areas Association’s Ski Well, Be Well best practices and includes:

  • The requirement for staff and guests to wear facial coverings when indoors, except when seated to eat or drink, and outdoors when 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained.
  • New protocols for lift queueing and riding to ensure appropriate physical distance.
  • Encouragement for guests to be prepared to change and dine at their vehicles, given reduced capacity limits in lodges and limited dining and beverage options at resort venues.
  • A continued commitment to uphold the highest standards of sanitization to keep our staff and guests safe.

Guests can buy 2020/21 Eldora Season Passes and 4-Passes with confidence knowing they will be covered by the Passholder Promise, which offers in-season 2020/21 COVID-19 coverage and the option for any guest with an unused 2020/21 pass to request and obtain a full refund for any reason before December 10, 2020.

For more information about Eldora’s 2020/21 winter season, visit eldora.com/winter-update.

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