Thursday, February 17, 2011

Blue Bird Day and Great Turns at Eldora Mountain

It had been over a week and not turns after the recent set of road trips and I have been getting antsy to ski. Having a season pass to the local mountain Eldora Mountain just 20 miles outside of Boulder has been very convenient to getting mileage and short days in this year. It had been windy in Boulder but the reports were a go at Eldora so up I went yesterday for a few hours ski in the AM.

All season when I have skied at Eldora the conditions have been stellar and there has been little wind. One exception was this past Sunday when lifts were late to open due to wind. It does happen so always a good idea to check in advance when it is blowing in Boulder. Eldora is so often overlooked and provides a great ski and snowboard experience to the local market and those who travel here form out of state.

My day began with a quick trip up the front side and we headed over to the Indian Peaks chair and onto the Corona lift. It had been warm and no snow lately so it really was looking like a high speed groomer kind of day. West Ridge and the glades were open but I opted for the cruisers today. Pick of the day was Muleshoe as it had been groomed and the exposure had softened the snow just right.

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