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Wolf Creek Ski Area

Pagosa Springs, South Fork

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The Ski Resort

Wolf Creek is situated amongst the Colorado Rockies.
Wolf Creek is situated amongst the Colorado Rockies. © www.wolfcreekski.com

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.


Interesting facts

  • Elevated between 10299 ft and 11903 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 15 highest elevated Ski Resorts in the USA. The vertical drop from summit to base is 1604 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in the USA is 1227 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
  • The day pass at Wolf Creek Ski Area is $85 making it one of the 5 cheapest ski Resorts in Colorado.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 78 " at summit elevation and 71 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during April, offering an average snow depth of 144 " at summit elevation and 126 " at the base.
  • Wolf Creek Ski Area features 72 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in the USA is 59 sunny days. December is the sunniest month with an average of 19 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 3 sunniest in Colorado.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

On Mountain Dining

Your every culinary need is attended to.
Your every culinary need is attended to. © www.wolfcreekski.com

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.


Wolf Creek Ski Area | Mountain Top Series
Wolf Creek Colorado Opening Day 2018:19 Bonanza Chairlift - (Top To Bottom) #snowboarding


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.

Getting here

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.

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last update on Nov 10, 2023
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Wolf Creek Ski Area
PO Box 2800
Pagosa Springs


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Mountain Stats

Elevation10299 ft - 11903 ft
Opening DayNov 11, 2023
Closing DayApr 7, 2024
Capacity 14400 Persons/Hr.
Hours8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Total 10

Skiable Terrain

1599 acres
Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 1599 acres
Number of Slopes 133

Weather (11903 ft)


1 day adult $85
1 day youth $42
1 day child $42
All rates & fees