First Timer’s Guide


Eldora Mountain Resort has unique First Time experience through Start with WOODWARD and then Ride with WOODWARD for children ages 4-14. These super cool sessions will be the best way to start. We are dedicated to coaching your children the endless joys of skiing and snowboarding by starting them in the WOODWARD Beginner Start Park.

Checkout Start with Woodward, start at $159 for day sessions.

Some things to keep in mind for your first visit:

Everyone learns at different paces. It is important to keep your expectations reasonable; meaning stick to the beginner plan vs going straight to expert terrain park or advance runs. This way you, your friends, or family and children, will have a successful and rewarding first day experience. Many factors can affect a great first day. Find out as much information as possible on when to arrive, what to do, what you need and being ready to learn how to ski or snowboard. Plan to feel excited, courageous, nervous, frightened to exhausted.  These are normal emotions and we are here to help, no matter how confident and or open you are to learning new things.

Adults are recommended to buy Discover Group Lesson Packages. Learning to ski and snowboard takes basic skills on how to move across snow, to steering and stopping safely. Ultimately we ask you to seek professional advice to have a fun and memorable experience for the whole family.


Discover Skiing & Snowboarding – It’s Easy!

Our adult beginner group lesson, rental, lift & lunch package eases adults (ages 15+) into snowsports over an all day lesson. The first day Red Level 1 has a lot of introductory skills and you may not progress to conveyor or chair lifts. second day Yellow Level 2 builds confidence to use conveyor and introduce access to chairlifts. We recommend at least two (2) groups lessons and one (1) private lesson day to learn the basics.

Call 303.440.8700 ext 0 for more info.

Advance reservations are available for adult group lessons.

Registration begins at 8:30am, 7 days a week including holidays, downstairs in the Indian Peaks Lodge at the ticket counter. First come, first serve basis…Classes may fill up.

Click here for Adult Lesson Helpful Hints.

Adults (ages 15+)

Discover Group Lesson Packages $149*

  • Ski or Snowboard
  • Levels 1, 2 (Red, Yellow, Beginner Ability Levels)
  • Includes a full day lesson, rental, lift, lunch package
  • Registration starts at 8:30am
  • Lesson assembly meets at 9:30-9:45am and lessons starts at approximately 10:00am and the day ends at 3:00pm.

*Price subject to change at any time.

Space is limited in Mountain Explorers.

Reservations are highly recommended and essential for weekend and holiday periods.

Please plan to reserve at least 48 hours in advance.

Call 303-440-8700 for reservations.

Click here for our SnowSports School Rescheduling Policy page.

Click here for our Children’s Lesson Helpful Hints.

BOOK NOW – CALL 303-440-8700 x 0