About Wolf Creek Ski Area
Wolf Creek gets lots and lots of light, dry snowfall each year (about 550 inches a year, most in Colorado - Silverton rivals). Located in the San Juan Mountains, Wolf Creek often gets overlooked as a ski destination. Because of its seclusion, even days after a storm there will be plenty of powder for the taking.
This Colorado ski resort is rightly priced and offers plenty of variety in terrain. Wolf Creek is about 4 and 1/2 hours from Denver. Being in southern Colorado, Wolf Creek gets a lot of traffic from Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
Most of the steep, challenging terrain requires you to hike, so get ready. The hike accessed terrain is worth it, as you will still found plenty of fresh lines days after the snow fell. There are some awesome cornices to launch from off of the hiked-to-terrain.
Wolf Creek is also known as a family resort, with lots of beginner and intermediate terrain. The lifts aren't express but who cares. There is some catwalking involved to get from one side of the resort to the other.
There is no town of Wolf Creek. There is a food court and bar at the base of the mountain. The food is affordably priced for a ski resort. Wolf Creek is located at the top of the Wolf Creek Pass 20 minutes or so north of Pagosa Springs, CO.
Pagosa Springs is a nice, quiet town, with ample places to soak in hot mineral springs. If visiting Wolf Creek, stay in Pagosa Springs and you will find plenty of shopping, dining, and lodging accommodations.
Reasons to Go:
Wolf Creek gets the most snow for a resort in Colorado.
MTgnar Rating: 5 out of 5
AJ debating whether to launch a cornice. (2/2010)
MT directing traffic off a cornice at top of Wolf Creek. (2/2010)
Chris on same cornice. (2/2010)
Group at Wolf Creek. (2/2010)
Tired but ready to shred Wolf Creek. (2/2010)
View of Wolf Creek ski area from above the top chair lift. (2/2010)
Summit of Wolf Creek mountain. (2/2010)
TH pondering life before tackling Wolf Creek tree runs. (2/2010)
Travis on same cornice. (2/2010)
AJ on same cornice. (2/2010)
Wolf Creek Ski Area Location
Wolf Creek Mountain Info
Skiable Acres: 1,600
Vertical Drop: 1,604 feet
Base Elevation: 10,300 feet
Summit Elevation: 11,904 feet
Hours of Operation: 8:30am-4:00pm
Season: early November - early April
Top-Wolf Creek Pass Hwy 160 E.
Pagosa Springs, CO
Main Phone Number: 970-264-5639
Hiking along Wolf Creek. (2/2010)
View of mountains from above Wolf Creek chair lift. (2/2010)
Putting in work to get better lines at Wolf Creek. (2/2010)
Hiking up to the cornice drop at Wolf Creek. (2/2010)
It's a long way to the summit of Wolf Creek,not really though, like 15 minutes. (2/2010)
Stoked to ride Wolf Creek during peak season.
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