No crowds no lift lines, Friendly people, Powder
I ski at wolf creek 25 plus days a year and travel to get there from 1000 miles away on three different trips in Dec-Jan, Feb, and March. I get season passes for my family of four and ski for less than $1500- for four people (100 plus skier days).
Why travel so far? Even on the week after Christmas the wait at a lift line is less than 5 minutes. Any other time the wait is non-existent. If you like solitude and challenging terrain wolf is the Apex. No crowds and powder dumps are regular. We got three feet during a nine day stay this Feburary at the Wolf. Don't expect anything except great skiing and a crowd that appreciates real powder, not snow cone snow. This place has real character and is not predictable in run characteristics, most are totally unique.
The staff is very friendly and I have never heard a complaint except from people who are not skiers and really just want to party. This place has it all from the best tree skiing to radically steep slopes in the Waterfall area. If you go there be warned, this terrain is not for the timid. But there are other runs in the Alberta Lift area that are intermediate and no problem. It dosen't matter if you fall anyway, you will generally be falling into feather like powder a couple feet deep. If you love to ski and don't want crowds and lift lines this is the place. 20 runs a day is easy here. You can ski till your legs are rubber.
One of the best burgers I have ever had anywhere(green chili cheeseburger) can be had at Wolf but their daily plate lunch specials are even better and very reasonable.
Stay at the Riverbend Resrt in Southfork for cabin lodging that is very reasonable. Call Dan Pruss there and tell him Mitch said to call. Only about 15 miles to Wolf creek from Riverbend.