small town with a big, snowy secret
had to buy a longer board
Fourth year for consistent, deep powder. And, my fourth year smiling at people who visit and say things like they don't like to hike, the drive to the mountain, don't like the traverses, don't like the nightlife, etc. We actually overheard a group this weekend complaining that there was too MUCH snow. I guess it goes to answer a comment in another review that the runs aren't groomed as often as other mountains. Which, is true. Just buy a bigger board, you'll survive.
True, if you want a bus to pick you up at your door to take you to a lift, it's not happening. But, there are buses in the parking lots to take you to the 25 yard (I haven't actually measured but it's not far) walkway to the ticket office. Also true, there are plenty of traverses. But, we've been boarding in 13+ other locations in u.s. and in europe and they have just as many. You just have to be good enough to keep your speed up, right? Right. And - if nightlife to you is a brew pub or a small, locally owned spot - there are plenty here. If your idea of nightlife is a load, crowded, smoky club or a big, commercialized laundry list of restaurants - this place isn't for you.
The only time this place is a pain is when every other resort is a pain - the holidays. It just means that we need to make reservations at restaurants. And, we pack our lunch to the mountain.
We think Wolf Creek is an example of "like speaks to like" - the people who love it will keep coming here because they love it. And the people who don't will go to other mountains that offer all of the other stuff. And they will continue to think we're crazy. So keep up the good work. Let's keep this place small, small, small with big, big, big snow.