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Been going to Wolf Creek since the early 1990s. I’ve been to high-dollar places in Colorado and Utah. Wolf Creek is still my favorite place to ski. You can burn groomers for laps on end with no lift lines, or you can hike to chutes, cornices, glades, and bowls. Just love this place so much.... Full Review
Wolf Creek breaks you for skiing elsewhere. Few placed get this much snow with this little competition for getting on that powder. Outside of Christmas and Texas Spring Break this mountain is has no lift lines and if you already have a pass or lift ticket you can easily park where you can walk 50 feet to a run and ski down to a lift.
Trees are amazingly good here, all over the mountain you have well-spaced trees. The Alberta area is 1000 acres with only a handful of cleared runs. There is a ton of technical terrain here- cliffs, chutes, gullies, couloirs and cornices.
The catch is the mountain is benchy. In most of the mountain you have short hits of technical terrain and then mellow benches before you hit the next band of steeps. Part of skiing the mountain effectively is recognizing how to string together the steeps.
With the addition of the Elma and Charity Jane lifts in the last decade, the Alberta area is much easier to navigate. Both lifts eliminate what were longer flat cat tracks- Charity Jane eliminates Lagerfest's uphill section and Elma eliminates the need to use Park Avenue as a long flat cat track to return to the main base area. Previous to these lifts, it was harder for new skiers to avoid needing to hike out of certain terrain skier's right of the Alberta lift, so keep this in mind if reading reviews of the mountain more than a few years old. It is now much easier to ski downhill and not have to worry about missing a cat track that would save you a hike. ... Full Review
Whiteout up top but as soon as we entered the belly of the best it cleared up and the snow was coming down fast enough to cover up your track from the previous run. I felt like a 48 year old little kid. Thank you Wolf Creek ... Full Review
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Love Wolfcreek. Reminds me of growing up skiing at Bogus Basin. Ski patrol have been excellent with our visiting children and beginners struggling to get down the mountain.... Full Review
Wolf Creek is unique. If you're looking for a "resort" do not go. If you love to ski, you'll love Wolf Creek. There are never lift lines, there is always snow. ... Full Review
My husband first came to Wolf Creek in high school and had such fond memories that we returned with our friends. It was a wonderful experience from purchasing tickets to renting equipment to my private lesson with Cathy. Everyone was so kind and helpful. The staff would strike up a conversation just to see how our day was going! The food at the lodge and other restaurants was homemade and delicious. The ONLY negative we have is the trails and some lifts aren't clearly marked (easily seen from a distance). We would start off on a trail and then you just had to hope you were still on the right one. Also, there were some lifts that weren't easily identified. I would even ask people in line and they weren't sure which lift was which. I'm sure locals and regulars have no such issues. It's just us that are new to the mountain. We truly hope to come back! We had a wonderful time!! ... Full Review
This is one of my go to mountains for skiing. The mountain is the perfect size for a weekend trip. The lift lines tend to be pretty good and the mountain has a lot of varied terrain. The only downside is the lack of a park on the mountain.... Full Review
Wolfcreek has it all amazing skiing snowboarding good food lots of fun. Highly recommended ... Full Review
Great mid/small size mountain with great snow. Plenty of powder days. Pagosa Springs is a nice mountain town with enough bars and restaurants for everyone.... Full Review
I love the woof creek. The ski patrol actually opens terrain that most mountains wouldn’t and that gives you the options to do some huge cliffs and steep chutes. The steep sections are short and the flats can kill but you can make the best of them. I just want them to stay off the ikon/epic pass so we keep the lines short. Maybe they can join mtn. Collective or GEMS pass. I’d love to see another lift maybe on the backside of treasure or near horseshoe. Love this locally owned mountain I appreciate all they have done to make extend the terrain in recent years. ... Full Review
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