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Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek4/57
Wolf Creek4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews
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Wolf Creek - Reviews

Wolf Creek - Reviews

Great Weekend (or weekday) Getaway

Cole15/11/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Month Visited:
    December

Great Weekend (or weekday) Getaway

Cole15/11/2016
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 Sherwin18/06/2015
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35

Great little resort

Daniel Sherwin18/06/2015
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 Phillips21/11/2011
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    51-70

Support Small Businesses

Cal Phillips21/11/2011
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 Willett30/10/2011
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    N/A

Wolf Creek is the Alpha of the Pack

Seairra Willett30/10/2011
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 Hughes17/03/2011
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    36-50

Wolf Creek Rocks!

Mark Hughes17/03/2011
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...

Let me fill you in on CO's best kept secret....but don't tell everyone!

gigot15/10/2010
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    36-50

Let me fill you in on CO's best kept secret....but don't tell everyone!

gigot15/10/2010
OK. It's no secret that Wolf Creek has the most (& best) snow of any resort in CO. Even when armed with that knowledge, newcomers to Wolf Creek are invariably amazed at the fantastic & varied terrain, and the absolute lack of a crowd, with the exception of a few holidays.

Spend the day skiing or boarding off the Alberta lift & you'll have a difficult time removing the grin from your face at the end of the day.

Take advantage of the free tour of the mountain first thing in the morning to learn of even more 'secret' terrain just waiting for yours to be the first tracks!

For a Howling Good Time

POWDERHOUNDS.COM16/07/2010
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50

For a Howling Good Time

POWDERHOUNDS.COM16/07/2010
Wolf Creek is great for powderhounds as well as families or ski bums who appreciate an inexpensive ski holiday.

The quantity of the snowfall is a highlight of Wolf Creek, and the quality is well maintained considering the aspect and elevation. And with the general lack of crowds it’s reasonably easy to find plenty of freshies after a snowfall. The steep terrain at the top of the ski area is fantastic for advanced and expert riders who don’t mind hiking. The steep component of the runs is rather short but it drops into an abundance of lines in amongst the trees – bliss on a powder day!

There’s no on-mountain accommodation but a major pro is that off-mountain accommodation (and food and drink) is incredibly inexpensive, especially in South Fork.

Some may think the simplicity of the facilities is a con, but they are more than adequate (except during the Xmas rush), especially when you compare them to nearby Silverton Mountain. One other potential con is that a degree of skating is required around the Alberta chairlift area because one chair services 1,000 acres (with a short vertical).