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Eldora reverses paid parking decision following backlash

Posted at 7:42 AM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 20:32:41-05

NEDERLAND – Citing extensive guest feedback, Eldora will be changing course on its paid parking decision.

On weekends and holidays throughout the winter, many Eldora guests arrive with two or fewer passengers per car, causing parking lots to reach capacity quickly, which limits guest and emergency access to Eldora and creates traffic congestion on roads leading to the mountain.

To combat this, Eldora introduced a paid parking initiative last week, charging vehicles with fewer than three passengers a $20 fee on holiday and high traffic days.

This decision did not sit well with with guests, and the resort received an overwhelming negative response to the initiative. Eldora listened, and has reversed the paid parking initiative

“We heard our guests’ impassioned feedback loudly and we’re changing course,” says Brent Tregaskis, Eldora’s president and general manager. “As a community partner, Eldora is committed to embracing input and adapting accordingly. We will not introduce paid parking at this time because we did not give our guests sufficient notice.”

Parking will continue to be an issue for Eldora, and the resort expects to continue turning people away due to overcrowding on peak ski days.

The resort requesting guests help out as much as possible by car pooling and taking the RTD to the mountain. Boulder guests are also encouraged use the 2,000-plus free weekend parking spots in City of Boulder lots and garages to facilitate carpooling.