NEDERLAND, Colo. — The lower mountain at Eldora Mountain Resort reopened Sunday after strong winds damaged the electrical system that caused chairlifts to not function.
The partial reopening came after the Boulder County ski area advised people not to visit because chairlifts weren’t running.
“Though it pains us to say it, we recommend not coming to Eldora today,” the ski area said in a tweet.
ALERT – Due to major power outages and damage, we are at least an two hours out from knowing if we will be able to open today. Though it pains us to say it, we recommend NOT coming to Eldora today. Sorry and thanks for your understanding.
— Eldora (@eldoramtnresort) December 1, 2019
The ski area was able to open the lower mountain with four lifts — Tenderfoot, Little Hawk, Caribou and Sundance. But all upper mountain lifts were closed Sunday.
The wind storm on Saturday created a ground blizzard in the foothills with zero visibility from blowing snow that led to several road closures.
Eldora said several trees fell during the storm.