Alpenglow – Eldora, CO

This visually striking lift replaced two older fixed-grip lifts as part of a major rebranding of Eldora following new ownership.
It was originally slated to be red and called Eldo Express but plans changed with the new brand.
Lift line seen from the base area. Ride time is just 4.1 minutes!
Tower 1.
Lift overview.
Uni-G terminal and a depression tower.
This lift has all the bells and whistles including a Chairkit loading carpet.
Riding up the middle part of the line.
View back down.
Breakover towers.
Nearing the top terminal.
Unloading ramp and maintenance rail.
Terminal underskin at the drive.
View down the lift line.
Lower section of the lift.
Steep face of the line. Note the old lift line to the right.
Towers 1-3.
Optional porch on the Uni-G station.
Top station end.
Another view of the top terminal.
Side view of the return terminal.
Inside the motor room up top.
Electric motor in dark blue with the braking systems, gearbox and diesel engines in the background.
CAT standby and evacuation drives.

10 thoughts on “Alpenglow – Eldora, CO

  1. Misha Flynn January 20, 2018 / 12:25 am

    The lift shack kind of reminds me of a skytrac lift shack. Is this a new Doppelmayr lift shack design?


    • Peter Landsman January 20, 2018 / 12:28 am

      They’ve offered the cube option for awhile with few takers. Beaver Creek’s shacks are actually these with the wooden structure added over top.


  2. Jonathan January 20, 2018 / 9:32 am

    This is a nice lift. I have one of the old chairs from Cannonball. This lift looks like it will be used for many years


  3. AM May 23, 2018 / 10:24 pm

    How did you get access to go up there?


  4. Duncan October 26, 2018 / 11:57 am

    Did you get much skiing there at Eldo? Certainly not the best or biggest in the state, but its quite fun, and serves its purpose as a quick and easy place to go to from Boulder fantastically.


  5. Connor Shuff February 22, 2019 / 8:20 pm

    I got one of the old hall chairs!!! Saw the lift during construction!


  6. Kaden K August 11, 2019 / 11:11 pm

    Hopefully when they build Jolly Jug they build an access from the sundance lift, as if this lift goes down for wind or mechanical, there is no other way to access the rest of the mountain.


    • Donald Reif August 12, 2019 / 12:21 am

      I believe the master plan does include a run from the top of Sundance to the bottom of Jolly Jug.


  7. Boardski April 12, 2020 / 8:17 pm

    Hopefully they might consider kicking the speed of Sundance if it connects with another lift and divert beginner traffic to the other 3 lifts on that section of the mountain.


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