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Eldora extends closing date, ensuring longest season in its history

There’s still plenty of snow at Eldora Mountain Resort, where officials have extended its season to April 21. (Cullen McHale/Provided by Eldora Mountain Resort)

The Eldora experience is better now compared to earlier this winter due to the plentiful snow and fewer visitors at this time of year.

One ski area is closing on Sunday, and seven more are scheduled to close next Sunday. However, one area has announced a one-week extension on Monday due to the extremely heavy snowfall in March.

Eldora, located in Boulder County, received nearly seven feet of snow in the last month, prompting a push in its closing date to April 21. This move will make it the longest season in the mountain's 62-year history, lasting 24 weeks and two days. The area originally opened on Nov. 3.

Buttermilk closed on Sunday, and Aspen Highlands, Cooper, Crested Butte, Keystone, Powderhorn, Telluride, and Wolf Creek are scheduled to close next Sunday. Five more are set to close the following Sunday.

During its final week, Eldora plans to operate three lifts and possibly open some of its cross-country trails.

Brent Tregaskis, Eldora’s president and general manager, expressed excitement about providing exceptional skiing and riding conditions to guests for an additional week, thanks to the generous snowfall in March. He mentioned that the Eldora experience is currently better than at any point earlier this winter, with a significant amount of snow and few visitors.

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