That really sucks that the parking lot was full but only 3 people did the course. Hard to believe.
All the skiers & boarders beat the orienteers that day. The lifts open at 8:30 am, and our event was scheduled to start at 9:30 am. The parking lots were totally full by 8:45 am. Yes, IT SUCKED!
It has gotten so crowded on weekends that Eldora is planning a $20 per car parking fee for next year, for cars that have fewer than three people. (They were going to impose that parking fee this year, but people complained really loudly...)