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Eldora ski area pushes back opening

Richard M. Hackett, AP/Daily Times-CallSnowmaking continues at the base of Eldora Mountain Resort in Nederland, on Wednesday.

NEDERLAND, Colorado ” Eldora Mountain Resort, originally slated to open Friday, has pushed back opening day to Thanksgiving as it waits for more snow.

“The area will not open until we can deliver the kind of skiing our customers have learned to expect,” general manager Brian Mahon said. “We are optimistic that the weather patterns will change and we will have the resort open next week.”

The ski area, 21 miles west of Boulder and five miles from Nederland, needs only a few nights of freezing temperatures that will allow for snowmaking, resort officials said.

Seven of 26 ski areas in Colorado were open by Wednesday, though not all their terrain was available. Winter Park opened Wednesday with a 14-inch base.

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