Early / Late season snow, and lots of it.
Grooming when it's not fresh.
Wolf Creek is a great mountain when there is tons of new snow. But what is great is since they get so much of it they are usually open around Halloween and close around Easter. So that is when I usually go. There isn't much in the way of dinning, lodging, and Apre's, but sometimes thats a good thing. Wolf Creek is at the top of Wolf Creek Pass (11,000 ft) either direction you go there is a town below with lodging. I live on the west side so I go through Pagosa Springs. Pagosa is a cool little town but there is not much to do here either. If in Pagosa I would recomend stopping by The Springs for a soak. Very nice and soothing after a day of powder.