Wolf Creek

Ski resorts in USA
Wolf Creek Ski Resort is located in the Colorado mountains between Pagosa Springs and South Fork in the Rio Grande National Forest. There are around 1,600 acres of skiable trails with the most amount of snowfall in Colorado, adding up to 430 natural inches each year.

Time to Ski

There are four levels of slopes; beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert with intermediate being more common. There are ten lifts ranging from the high-speed D. Boyce for intermediate and expert slopes to the Magic Carpet, a conveyor lift for the young kids in the Wolf Pup program. Other lifts are the Lynx Lift for beginners and the Alberta Chairlift for those who like to tree ski and snowboard.

You can do cross country trials that span 10 kilometers and the best part about it is that there's no charge. Guests are encouraged to always bring a friend due to the lack of patrols in the area and to make sure they leave enough time to return before dark.

There are also back country hikes available mostly for expert skiers except for a few that require advanced intermediate levels like the Prospector Ridge or Exhibition Ridge.

If guests don't know how to ski, then there's nothing to worry about because Wolf Creek Ski Resort offers classes for children, beginners, private, and groups. Unfortunately, due to Covid, the only lessons available for the season are private lessons.

Other Plesentries

The resort features a multitude of things to do besides, although who would want to go to a ski resort without skiing? There actually plenty of things to do, like eating great food at the Prospector grill, which is known to have great affordable breakfasts, but don't expect to find anything fantastic other than hamburgers, pizza, and chili. In addition, guests can try some of the homemade soup which is perfect to warm up after a day in the snow.

If you want to try something a little fancier, they have the Wolf Creek & Pathfinder Bar, where you can get entrees and a salad bar. When the guests are done skiing, they can also head down to the bar and get Thursday's special, the Trashy Blonde, with their group of friends.

Guests can spend any extra money at some of the shops available, like Treasure Sports which quite literally has many "treasures" to browse through like jewelry, sports clothes, and anything else needed for a day at the slopes. There's also another smaller boutique called Noel Sports for those who forgot something essential.

Wolf Creek also offers Events like January's Giant Slalom Race for individuals and teams to race down the slopes. The event is available for kids and adults with limited spots available. Skiiers can also try The Howlin’ Wolf Super-G/Downhill in April, starting at the top of Wolf Creek going all the way to the bottom. Sign-in for both events begins at Base Camp.

Wolf Creek Snow forecast

  • Wednesday
    0.12 in rain
    7 mph
  • Thursday
    0.31 in rain
    Partly cloudy
    6 mph
  • Friday
    0.2 in rain
    Duggregn / sol
    2 mph

Facts about Wolf Creek

Number of slopes:133
Easiest Green slopes:20
Intermediate Blue slopes:35
Advanced Black slopes:0
Expert Only Double black diamond slopes:45
Longest slope:9843 ft

Lifts (Total: 10)
Chair lifts:7
Platter lift:3
Lift capacity:  8280 persons/hour

Vertical drop
Wolf Creek Vertical drop
Highest Point: 11903 ft
Vertical drop: 1604 ft
Base Point: 10299 ft
Skiable vertical drop: 1608 ft (The vertical drop you can ride in one go on skis)

Cross country skiing
Tracks:6.2 miles
Lit tracks:0 miles
Artificial snow:0 miles

Country: USA
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