Located only 17 miles outside of Boulder, Colorado, Nederland is a sight for sore eyes whilst trying to escape the city. It is easy to reach by car or bus (the N leaves from the Boulder station every 30 minutes) and takes you through the beautiful Boulder Canyon on the way there. Check out some of the great attractions this quaint little mountain town has to offer.
Eldora Mountain Resort- Though the resort doesn’t boast the most terrain, Eldora is only about a half hour drive away from Boulder. With the mountains being sparsely snowed on this year, this front range resort got dumped on, having to turn away late comers on a 31 in powder day. Students can purchase discounted season passes, and lift tickets are very affordable.
Frozen Dead Guy- Have you ever thought about trying to freeze yourself only to reemerge in a later generation? Unfortunately, the latter half of the plan didn’t work for Granda Bredo (read the history so you don't get too scared to visit!) but did bring an annual festival to the town of Nederland. Head out in early March to participate in the weekend long celebration, including great drinks, live music, and coffin races for the whole family!
Ned Fest- Though not as atypical as the Frozen Dead Guy Days, Ned Fest is an annual music festival featuring bluegrass, jazz, jam band, and world music artists. Along with great tunes, festival attendees also get to camp in the beautiful mountains around Nederland, and drink microbrewed beer from some of the best breweries in the country, coincidently located in Colorado. The festival happens in late August.