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Wolf Creek

Advanced Terrain: 25%
Average Annual Snowfall: 465 Inches The most in Colorado!
Base Elevation: 10,300 Feet (3210.7 Meters)
Beginner Terrain: 20%
Double Chairs: 2
Expert Terrain: 20%
Intermediate Terrain: 35%
Number of Lifts: 7
Number of Runs: 77
Skiable Acres: 1,600 Acres
Snowmaking Acres: 0 Don't need it!
Summit Elevation: 11,904 Feet (3710.7 Meters)
Vertical Rise: 1,604 Feet (500.0 Meters)
Triple Chairs: 2
Surface Lifts: 1 childs lift

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General Description

Wolf Creek is a favorite ski area for those who love great skiing along with a relaxed atmosphere. Superior powder snow, short lift lines, friendly service and excellent food, makes Wolf Creek a haven for skiers who enjoy a quality experience at a very affordable price. Wolf Creek regularly receives more snow than any other ski area in Colorado.

Located in southern Colorado on scenic US Highway 160, between Pagosa Springs and South Fork, Wolf Creek enjoys the beautiful setting of the San Juan Mountains, a pristine landscape with high mountain tops blanketed in white. Lodging is not available at the ski area. Pagosa Springs or South Fork offer the nearest lodging.

To contact Wolf Creek please email: wolfcreekski@wolfcreekski.com
or write to: WOLF CREEK SKI AREA, P.O. Box 2800, Pagosa Springs,CO 81147 Ski Report (800) SKI-WOLF Information (970) 264-5639 Fax (970) 264-5732

Directions from Durango: From Durango take US 160 East to Pagosa Springs, continue up Wolf Creek Pass to the resort. (75 miles)

Directions from Denver: Take US 285 or I 25 to US 160. Take US 160 to Wolf Creek Pass, about 65 miles past Alamosa.

Directions from Alamosa: Take US 160 West to Wolf Creek Pass (65 Miles)

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Late November through Early April .

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Rob Wood (Colorado Springs, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: My buddy and I took a two day trip down to Wolf Creek because of the stories that we heard of the large amounts of snow. We got there at around 8AM and were the third car there. We were greeted by a couple that had been skiing Wolf Creek for over 20 years. All of the people that we met were incredibly friendly and helpful. The terrain was varied from begineer to expert. Couple of excellent things about WC: 1. You can ride the same run several times yet never actually ride the same trail since the area is so wide open and just begging to have you do a tree run. 2. The snow is sooooo deep that you wonder how you went anywhere else without this much snow. 3. The scenery is amazing since you are right on the continental divide. 4. Pagosa Springs is amount 20-25 minutes away - the hot springs are the best after a long day of riding.
Conditions: Mostly packed powder, but if you looked around, you could still find some good powder.
Water Availability: Good idea to bring along a camelpack since you probably won't want to stopped once you have started riding. If needed, at the base is a nice restaurant to get water and food (no credit cards accepted at the restaurant - only at the lift ticket)office
Recommended Clothing: Wear at least a sweatshirt and vest. Sun protection is good since once you hike up to the peak, you are pretty high up there.
Suggested Accessories: Digital camera. After hiking up to the summit of Alberta Peak, the view is amazing. Also, because of some of the terrain (namely the "Waterfall Area", people back home need to see the 25' straight drop into a chute.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cross-country Skiing 1 mile west of Wolf Creek Ski Area, on the Continental Divide.
ICON Downhill Skiing
ICON Snowboarding
ICON Snowshoeing 1 mile west of Wolf Creek Ski Area, on the Continental Divide.

More Information

Links to other sites:
Wolf Creek Ski Area - Wolf Creek Ski Area

Wolf Creek Ski Area - Official Wolf Creek Ski Area site


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