Wolf Creek Ski Area
Wolf Creek Ski Area, late summer
Wolf Creek Ski Area is a high alpine ski resort: sunscreen and sunglasses are necessary. And as the weather can change in a matter of minutes, you might want to have extra clothing and goggles handy. Wolf Creek earns its reputation for "the Most Snow in Colorado" every year: 465 inches is the average (there's no snowmaking needed here).
The Magic Carpet Lift services the Wolf Pup Program. The Nova Lift services primarily beginner terrain while the new Raven Chairlift feeds into beginner and intermediate terrain. The Bonanza and Treasure Triple Chairs feed intermediate and expert slopes. The Alberta Chairlift services the Water Fall Area: 1,000 acres of tree skiing and boarding through incredible glades and changing terrain with a few groomed intermediate trails.
You'll find pretty much all the services you'll need in either Pagosa Springs or South Fork, although there is a snack bar and equipment rental shop in the Wolf Creek Ski Area base area. Wolf Creek Ski Area also operates a fully accredited ski and snowboard school with both group and private instruction available.
Coming up to Wolf Creek Ski Area in late January
Looking up the hill from the base area
Near the Ski School slopes
Another lift near the base area
In the base area
More base area
More base area (and I liked this shot of the Snow Cat)
Nearest City: Pagosa Springs, Colorado
GPS Coordinates: 37.472222, -106.793333
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Season: Early November - Early April (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, MST
* 2 quad lifts
* 2 triple chairs
* 1 double chair
* 1 high speed Poma lift
* 1 Magic Carpet
Summit elevation: 11,904'
Vertical Rise: 1,604'
Total Ski/Board Terrain: 1,600 acres
Average annual snowfall: 465"
Longest run: 2 miles/ Navajo Trail
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