I had an Eldora pass when I was in grad school and loved it. If you're used to NC skiing, you'll not be disappointed. Just dress for windy days and you should be fine. I've even thought about going back to the Eldo pass as I sit in traffic on I-70...
Have fun and welcome to the Buzz!
Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse