Winter in Boulder is
surprising. Hotels offer their lowest rates, there isn't much snow
on the ground and CU is in session giving the town hip, young
energy. The city is compact with an intimate small-town feel and
very walker-friendly. If the weather is warm, bike rides and hikes
are the norm. The shops, galleries, restaurants and breweries are
just outside hotel room doors.
Boulder Ski Escape - The Boulder
Ski Escape program resonates with skiers who are looking for more
accessible, easier, and less expensive ski vacations. Boulder is
located in the center of the US, just 35 minutes from Denver and 45
minutes from the Denver International Airport. Lodging - with lift
tickets at Eldora Mountain Resort - starts at $67.50 per person for
a one-night stay. That's less than the price of just a lift ticket
at most ski areas. The rates are good all season, including the
holiday weeks and weekends. Some deals even include breakfast and
Winter Flatirons - photo courtesy of Boulder CVB
Eldora Mountain Resort - An easy 30-minute drive from
downtown Boulder up through Boulder Canyon, Eldora offers
snowboarding, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
With 12 lifts, 680 acres of terrain, Eldora has a laid back local
vibe with enough skiing and riding for any ability level. Women's
programs, race programs and Eldorables - designed for kids - are
well established. One of Eldora's four on-mountain restaurants, The
Lookout at Corona Bowl, sits at the top of Eldora with panoramic
views of the Rocky Mountains and the Continental Divide. The Nordic
Center offers lessons and trails designed specifically for
cross-country skiing, skate skiing and snowshoeing.
The Boulder International Film Festival - Named one
of the "25 Coolest Film Festivals" in the world by MovieMaker
magazine. The February festival has an extraordinary number of
new-but-unknown feature films, documentaries, and shorts that have
gone on from early screenings at the festival to significant
box-office success and multiple Oscar nominations. Nearly 10,000
filmmakers, national media, special guests and film enthusiasts
guided hikes - even in the winter - on Boulder's mountain hiking
trails are offered. Discover winter birds, snowflakes, and animal
tracks in the snow. The trails are super accessible from all points
in town, including hotels, and most of them are located just 5
minutes from downtown.
Ice Rink at One Boulder Plaza - TripAdvisor named Boulder's ice rink
as one of the "Top 10 Bargain Ice-Skating Rinks" in the country. It
is located in downtown Boulder surrounded by restaurants, shops and
cafes, just one block off of Pearl Street. Skating lessons and
broomball games happen a couple days a week. Open 7 days a week,
November thru February.
Boulder Colorado - Eldora Ski Mountain
A look into Eldora Ski Mountain located just outside of
A great place for skiers and boards of all skill level.