Elevated between 3,139 m and 3,628 m, the Ski Resort is among the 15 highest elevated Ski Resorts in the USA. The vertical drop from summit to base is 489 m. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in the USA is 362 m. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
Season starts on 13 Oct and ends on 7 Apr (176 days). Average season duration in the USA is 118 days.
Average snow depth during the season (13 Oct to 7 Apr) is 143 cm at summit elevation and 131 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 268 cm at summit elevation and 252 cm at the base.
Wolf Creek Ski Area features 141 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in the USA is 86 sunny days. December is the sunniest month with an average of 29 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 10 sunniest in the USA.
The Ski Resort
Wolf Creek Ski Area is a high alpine ski area located in southern Colorado. With almost 650 hectares of skiable terrain, it offers almost unlimited winter fun! Even seasoned experts won't get bored here.
Rather than only having a couple of difficult runs, experienced skiers will find plenty of space to enjoy here: 45% of the terrain is designated advanced and expert terrain, providing more than enough opportunity to test your limits. However, that doesn't mean Wolf Creek isn't a great ski area for beginners and intermediates as well. The resort is so big there is also plenty of space left for the less experienced. In fact, it is a fantastic place to learn to ski and ride. The Ski School offers the usual beginner packages along with a range of special programmes.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
On Mountain Dining
At Wolf Creek Lodge, a cafeteria-like restaurant by the base station, you will find delicious food for reasonable prices. The Prospector Grill is known mostly for its excellent breakfast, although it also has dishes to offer at other times of day. The menu includes pizza, burgers, chili, biscuits and more.
Raven's Nest, right by Raven Chairlift's top station, features another two dining options. At Raven's Grill you're looking at grilled burgers and sausages along with numerous side dishes and desserts. Raven's Roost offers pizza, soups, salads and baked goods as well as hot and cold drinks.
If you've got a bit of a sweet tooth, check out The Continental for yummy cakes, baked goods, and quality coffee. At Alberta Grill at the foot of Alberta Lift, growling stomachs are silenced with burgers, snacks, coffee, hot chocolates and other drinks.
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The trails off the groomed slopes are perfect for backcountry skiing as well as for hiking. Furthermore, Wolf Creek features about 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) of cross-country tracks.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Enjoy a few drinks after a day on the slopes at Pathfinder Bar's terrace or its cosy interior. The menu features a big variety of beers as well as hot wine and cocktails.
In order to get to Wolf Creek, catch a flight to one of the nearer airports: Albuquerque International, Colorado Springs Airport, or Denver International Airport. Car rentals are available at all three airports. If you don't want to drive up to the resort yourself, you can book a bus or taxi.