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    This review is for the kid’s Trek program. I can’t recommend it. Although the teachers are super, and the day to day folks running the program are nice if very disorganized, the class size is getting larger. Their policy of no make-up days even when the mountain is closed is a travesty. This year (2015) they closed the mountain on Sunday due to high wind and trees down (although by no means a unique weather event.) Honestly I got the impression they decided to close the mountain was because everyone wanted to go watch the playoff game and the Director of Programs (JP Chavelier) said as much. I probably talked to JP for over an hour the first time trying to convince him that it was in his best interest to try to make amends for the canceled program, but the best they would do was a 1/2 price voucher for a day lesson. He explained this was ‘industry practice.’ Well, look online, and you’ll quickly find Winter Park will reschedule if the pass is closed (and that also probably means if they can’t start lifts do to high winds). JP said ‘this will happen again’ and also said next time they won’t be handing out vouchers. I suspect he knows it will happen again as they aren’t properly taking care of their forests in order to save costs (they clearly and cutting costs everywhere they can) and wind will cause it unsafe to ski there.So, if you don’t mind paying higher prices than Winter park (7 week program, so although the total is slightly higher, the per-lesson is quite a bit less) for larger class size and the risk that you won’t get one of the 6 lessons, then go for it.Otherwise go somewhere else. We’ll be going to winter park were the skiing is better for us, and if the lessons are canceled at least they will reschedule, and not just say ‘Sorry!’Eldora is clearly NOT the local’s mountains. It’s the ‘how much money can we make this season’ mountain.

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    I am so frustrated with Eldora. I’ve been a loyal Eldora customer for years. Ski passes, kids lessons and telling my friends how much I love to ski there. No more. I bought my limited 2015 pass for myself and full season passes for my kids as soon as they became available. I was assured that there would be no better deal. Then I purchased my two day passes to Steamboat and Winter Park, and then the announcement was made that Eldora is being added to the Super Pass. For a few more dollars I could have purchased a Super Pass. I have called Eldora several times to see if I can upgrade to the Super Pass and finally they tell my only full adult season pass holder can upgrade. Shame on you Eldora. I will not be purchasing ski passes from you again. You have lost a very loyal customer and a very vocal one. I will be talking about this with all my friends!

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    love Eldora it’s like a mini Tellurideno fluff just old school skiing

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    I loved our trip to Eldora! Like a lot of the other reviewers on here, I thought it was a great place to ski because it was convenient to Boulder and it has a very easy, fun feel to the whole experience. I was especially impressed with the instructors there. It was my daughters’ first time skiing, and during the morning lesson my 4-year-old got altitude sickness pretty badly. The instructors were very caring and attentive with her. The medical staff there was also great when we went to get her checked out – Ann, the medic that did a great job caring for her, even went so far as to send a handwritten card about a week after the trip asking if she was feeling better and if she still had a fun. I’ll definitely be back!

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    Shame on you Eldora! I bought multiple 2015 season passes early, prior to the announcement of being added to the RMSP+, which I have had for years. Eldora will not give refunds, allow transfers, or give on mountain credit for people in this situation. Great for their bottom line, terrible for their image!