Forest Service grants Eldora ski resort’s expansion request

Eldora Mountain Resort

BOULDER, Colo. — The U.S. Forest Service has granted Eldora’s request to add 62 acres (25 hectares) of skiable terrain.

The Daily Camera reports the project will include five new ski trails on Roosevelt National Forest land, as well as tree and gladed skiing. The resort also plans to build a four- or six-person high-speed lift and beef up its snow-making operations.

Eldora general manager Brent Tregaskis says the expansion in an area known as the Jolly Jug is “pretty exciting stuff” that has been a long time coming.

The resort northwest of Denver abandoned plans for improvements on its north side amid concerns they could imperil a watershed and a critical wildlife migration corridor.

It’s not yet clear when the new lift will be installed.

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