Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek

Overall Rating

Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek4/512
Wolf Creek4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews
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Wolf Creek - Reviews

Wolf Creek - Reviews

Best damn powder in CO

David Gilkes
03/08/2021
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    1

Best damn powder in CO

David Gilkes
03/08/2021
Best powder in CO, great hike in great woods.

Great little mountain

Jeff
10/04/2021
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Great little mountain

Jeff
10/04/2021
I've skied Wolf for the last seven years and this mountain never disappoints with fresh powder. You don't have a ton of vert, but the snow quality is consistent from top to bottom and usually there is no lift line.
The tree skiing off the Alberta lift is amazing and you can find untracked pow for days after a storm. Because the high altitude, the northern exposure, and tall trees the snow stays good for days after a storm. Some of best advanced terrain requires a quick boot pack, but it's 15 to 40 minutes depending on wear you go. You go here to ski not sit in a fancy resort or 5-star Resturant.

Wolf Creek is the best skiing I have ever had!

Henry Bcekman
11/02/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    December
  • Admin Rating
    2

Wolf Creek is the best skiing I have ever had!

Henry Bcekman
11/02/2020
I went here with my family and we had the best time. The powder is amazing and the lift lines are very short compared to more popular areas. The ski school for the beginners is amazing. I was once a part of it. My family has come here since the 80s and we will never go anywhere else.

Second Time at Wolf Creek

28/01/2020

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Powder Puppy
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Billy Petty

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Powder Puppy
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Second Time at Wolf Creek

28/01/2020
Wolf Creek is a great resort that is off the beaten path. I think we paid $75 for adult lift tickets and both times that we have visited the snow has been either snorkel and fins or excellent. This is a powder junkies resort for sure. Just be aware that as a rider their are a few flat spots to be aware of, even on the Alberta side of the mountain. When the snow gets super deep these flat areas are exacerbated and you may need a shovel and a buddy to dig out.

Powder Paradise

Pallavicini
23/10/2019
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    N/A
  • Rider Level
    N/A
  • Rider Age
    N/A
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    1

Powder Paradise

Pallavicini
23/10/2019
Wolf Creek gets the goods.
If you are on a website called Powderhounds you should probably ski here.

Great Weekend (or weekday) Getaway

Cole
15/11/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Month Visited:
    December
  • Admin Rating
    4

Great Weekend (or weekday) Getaway

Cole
15/11/2016
No resort in Colorado can compare in terms of volume of snowfall each year. To get the snow totals that Wolf Creek gets you'll have to travel to Utah.

Wolf Creek is a great value for someone looking for a short ski trip, maybe 2-3 days long, or if you like to follow the storms. It smaller in overall size and vertical feet but it is by no means a bunny hill. But it is a medium sized ski area comparable to somewhere like Grand Targhee. Wolf Creek also does not have many lifts to it either meaning a lot more hiking to get to those good spots and powder stashes. But, Wolf Creek makes up for those shortcomings with literally no lift lines (I was there a week and a half before Christmas), tons of powder stashes that lasts for days, and excellent value with the low lift prices. It was less than $50 per day, standard window price, when I visited a few years ago, and even now at $66 it is still a great value. They have been putting those new lift tickets to good use too. They have since added a lift (Elma) and I believe they have more planned for the future.

It is not a ski resort, but rather a ski area which leaves most of the base of the mountain in its natural beauty but the closest places to sleep are in Pagosa Springs and South Fork, both are about a 15-30 minute drive depending on conditions.

This ski area is geared more towards avid and advanced skiers with the hiking needed to explore much of the terrain and the difficulty of some of that terrain like Knife Ridge and the waterfall area. But their is a nice area for the lower level skiers too near the base area.

Wolf Creek is a great place for some looking to explore a new mountain for a few days and wants to sink in several feet of powder with only a college budget available to spend.

Great little resort

Daniel Sherwin
18/06/2015
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Admin Rating
    4

Great little resort

Daniel Sherwin
18/06/2015
Wolf Creek is a bit of a hidden jewel in Colorado. It's very much a locals and family resort without most of the bells and whistles of the flashier mega-resorts in the North. It provides very well for beginners and children with lots of space for learning and excellent value.

The snow quality found here is second to none in the Colorado region! Powder is held in the bowl to climber's left well past the end of storm cycles and a lot of it is only accessible after a short walk or ski along the ridgeline. 98% of the mountain traffic is below intermediate level so there's not too much competition for the best lines. There are a number of fun options with great cornice drops and a few rollers and the like to jump in this area. A longer trip out along this ridgline will yield excellent, deep powdered tree runs.

There is no on-resort accomodation but the staff and restaurants/pubs/food courts are of great quality and are very welcoming. Value is great. A trip back to Pagosa Springs about 30 minutes away will provide numerous accomodation and food options. The local micro-brewery is excellent in true Colorado style.

Support Small Businesses

Cal Phillips
21/11/2011
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Admin Rating
    4

Support Small Businesses

Cal Phillips
21/11/2011
Living here in Colorado since 1990, skiing Winter Park, Mary Jane, Keystone, Eldora, Cooper, Breck, Vail, Beaver Creek, Purgatory, Telluride, Crested Butte, Copper Mountain, Loveland, only missing Aspen, Steamboat, Monarch, must say Wolf Creek is by far our favorite ski get-away in Colorado.

Wolf Creek is normally the first to open, getting the most snow, Thanksgiving Day usually 100% open. The snow is dry, air crisp, and the powder deep, for an exhilarating trip down each time.

Pagosa Springs offers much before and after skiing, for eats, drinks, and lodging, not to mention Hot Springs for those sore bodies.

Another reason being favorite ski spot is Wolf Creek is the only ski resort in Colorado, family owned and operated, but you sure could not tell this having so many amenities. As a small business owner myself, Eco Paint Inc. of Denver, http://paintingdenver.net/ we go out of our way, supporting small business owners, and very happy supporting Wolf Creek, returning again this year.

Wolf Creek is the Alpha of the Pack

Seairra Willett
30/10/2011
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    N/A
  • Admin Rating
    4

Wolf Creek is the Alpha of the Pack

Seairra Willett
30/10/2011
Wolf Creek is one of the top ski resorts in my book. The resort has several trails for any level of skill and has great paths that locals know all about.
The powder is great, and there is always an urge to go back for another round on one of the lifts. Although Wolf Creek doesn't offer accommodations for overnight stay, there is a wonderful town called Pagosa Springs that is a short drive away to stay and wind down in the hot springs.

Of all the times I've been there, there's never been a crowd, making the experience even better. The prices are very reasonable.

The powder is great, and lasts days after snowfall without being packed down. The lifts are great and have never had problems on a regular basis. On top of the thrill of going down a route via snowboard or skiing, there's always a breathtaking view of the mountains the entire way down! At the lodge, there are great delicacies on the menu that don't break the budget.

All in all, Wolf Creek ski resort has been one of the most amazing resorts I've ever been to. I would highly recommend this for everyone, from beginners to hardcore skiing and snowboarding!

Wolf Creek Rocks!

Mark Hughes
17/03/2011
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
    3

Wolf Creek Rocks!

Mark Hughes
17/03/2011
I have skied and snowboarded at most of Colorado's resorts, with the exception of Sunlight and Aspen. The quality of the snow at Wolf Creek and incredible terrain has made Wolf Creek a family favorite for years.

And after a full day of riding in the awesome powder, heading down to Pagosa Springs to enjoy the hot springs gets us ready for the next day of powder! Pagosa Springs is a favorite destination too - great area in the summer.

To give you an idea - Copper, Crested Butte, Steamboat and Monarch round out my top 5 ski areas in Colorado. Kirkwood is my preference in Tahoe area...
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