Wolf Creek

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Resort Summary
Resort Name Wolf Creek
Location San Juan/Rio Grande National Forest;

Highway 160, Wolf Creek Pass; Between Pagosa Springs and South Fork, CO; 80 miles east of Durango, CO; 65 miles west of Alamosa, CO

Resort Altitude 11,904 feet
Winter Season Early November - Early April
Terrain Overall: 1,600 acres
Beginner: 20% (320 acres)
Intermediate: 35% (560 acres)
Advanced: 45% (720 acres)
Lift System 1 Double, 2 Triple, 1 Quad, 1 Quad Detachable, 1 High Speed Poma Lift, 1 Magic Carpet
Highest Lift
Lowest Lift
Vertical 1,604 feet
Longest Run Navajo Trail - 2 miles
Avg Snowfall 465 inches
Terrain Parks
Snow Sports
Facilities
Nearest Town Pagosa Springs
Lift Pass
Adult 5 Day $153.00

(3 day, 5 day not available.)

Adult 1 Day $52.00
Child 5 Day $81.00

(3 day, 5 day not available.)

Child 1 Day $28.00


Overview 

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Location

Location map of Wolf Creek

San Juan/Rio Grande National Forest; Highway 160, Wolf Creek Pass; Between Pagosa Springs and South Fork, CO; 80 miles east of Durango, CO; 65 miles west of Alamosa, CO

Pros

  1. Friendly Staff.
  2. Great amounts of high quality snow.
  3. Great for those interested in sking/boarding.
  4. Short Queues

Cons

  1. Ski school overlooked and under staffed.
  2. No terrain park.
  3. Not enough groomed runs.
  4. Bad for those interested in parting.

Contacts

Phone: 970-264-5639

Fax:

Postal:

Planning

Getting There

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Accommodation

On Mountain

On mountain there few accommodation options.

Off Mountain

The Wolf Creek Ski Area offers a wide variety of accommodations to meet any budget. Off Mountain Lodging can be found of both the WEST side (Pagosa Springs) and the EAST side (South Fork and Creede) in the form of Cabins, cottages, guest ranches, hotels, motels, bed and breakfast and group accommodations.

Lift Tickets

Single day (full day) :

  1. Adults: $52.00
  2. Children: $28.00

Ski School

Full Day Lesson - 4 Hours $55.00

Half Day Lesson - 2 Hours $40.00

Equipment Hire

Mountain Hire Prices

Adult Set (Skis, boots, poles) $14.00

Child Set (Skis, boots, poles) $11.00

Sport Set (Skis, boots, poles) $21.00

Demo Set (Skis, boots, poles) $31.00

Snowboard (with or without boots) $26.00

Snowboard Boots only $10.00

Telemark Equipment (Adult only) $18.00

Resort Facilities

Getting Around

Wolf Creek Trail Map/Village Map

Refer to Map

Parking

Parking is situated around the base of the village. For more information see map.

Activities

A race at Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek Ski Area hosts a number of "Fun Races" throughout the ski season. These races are open to skiers of all ages and abilities, using the same format and procedure for each race. The races are FREE for any ticket holder from the age of 3 up to 65 and over. There are 12 different age brackets for each gender. Registration is normally from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM in the Prospector (the lower lodge). Each skier is assigned a number which should be visible when racing on the course. Skiers can also sign up on the top of the course after 11:30 AM. Races start at 11:00 AM. The course closes at 1:00 PM or earlier depending on the number of racers.

Dining

There are a number of Restaurants on the mountian including The Wolf Creek Lodge and The Outsider.

Bars & Entertainment

The Pathfinder Bar

The Pathfinder Bar is located in the Wolf Creek Lodge and features a selection of beers, hot wine, and popular mixed drinks.

Children

There are no Child Care facilities at the mountain but child care can be found in both Pagosa Springs, (West Side of Wolf Creek Ski) and South Fork, (East Side of Wolf Creek Ski Area).

Ride Guide

Wolf Creek's seven lifts service incredibly beautiful terrain, over 1,600 acres. The Magic Carpet is a moving conveyor lift for the Wolf Pup Program. The Nova Lift services beginner terrain for children and new skiers. The new Raven Chairlift services primarily beginner and intermediate terrain. The Bonanza and Treasure Triple Chairlift service intermediate and expert slopes. The Alberta Chairlift serves the Water Fall Area. This unique area is beautiful and adventuresome; full of incredible glades and changing terrain. Predominately tree skiing and boarding, these 1,000 acres have a few groomed trails for intermediates' interests and enjoyment.

Other

Weather

Wolf Creek is a high alpine ski resort, 10,300 feet at the base and 11,900 feet at the summit. Because of this the weather conditions can change rapidly.

Geography

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History

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Resources

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Maps

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