Community Contributions

Wolf Creek Ski Area contributes to the local and regional communities through a number of programs that include substantially reduced lift and lesson tickets, as well as donated time, materials and manpower to others. As a part of Wolf Creek's commitment to its special use permit through the US Forest Service, Wolf Creek has offered skiing at affordable rates to ensure the public's recreational use of the Wolf Creek Ski Area in the beautiful San Juan Mountains.

Regional and Local Projects include:

Kids meet the US Ski Team

Providing the Cross Country track at the base of Wolf Creek Ski Area. The track is a 10 km loop and is groomed on a regular basis. There is no fee to use this amenity and it is currently very popular to the skate skiers, classic cross country skiers and people who enjoy snow-shoeing.

Wolf Creek hosts the Free Fun Race Series each winter with a full schedule of races and prizes at no cost to the public.

Skiers/Boarders who are over 80 years of age ski free.

Wolf Creek hosted the US Freestyle Team in 2011 - 2012 and provided free lift tickets, on-mountain services, breakfast and lunches for coaches and ski team members during the early part of November.

The San Juan River Project

The San Juan River Project in Pagosa Springs: Wolf Creek has donated use of its heavy equipment and skilled man-hours. This project has been on-going for the past six years. Along with the rafters, kayakers and fisherman, the river attracts locals and tourists all summer long. Wolf Creek has also participated in the Animas River Project, in Durango as well.

Wolf Creek donated the heavy equipment and skilled labor while making a soccer field for the Pagosa Springs High School.

Wolf Creek Ski Area is a major contributor to the Creede School Endowment Foundation. This foundation provides college scholarship funds to graduating high school students in Creede. Wolf Creek is located in Mineral County and recognizes the importance of educational opportunities for local students.

Wolf Creek offers military discounts for active members of the United States military and their dependent families who bring their US military ID cards. This program is extremely popular and has increased in size each season.

Wolf Creek is a member of Colorado Ski Country USA, a marketing group for 26 Colorado ski areas which offers a 5th and 6th graders ski free program.

Contributions were made to the San Luis Valley Play Park at the Elementary School in Monte Vista for playground equipment.

Grooming equipment, (snow-cat with implement) were donated along with skis, boots and poles to the Lake City Ski Hill.

Annual food and beverage contributions are made to the San Luis Valley food banks.

Contributions were made to the Pagosa Mountain Hospital in Pagosa Springs, CO.

Wolf Creek Ski Area hosts a United Way Day each January and donates a portion of each lift ticket sold to the United Way Foundation.

Wolf Creek provides complimentary lift tickets for a number of fundraising organizations; tickets are awarded based on needs.

Local Programs at Wolf Creek Ski Area that offer significant ticketing discounts include:

  • Local Appreciation Day, this season there are 16 days offered.
  • College Day, students who show a current college photo ID, 9 days offered this season.
  • The School Program: Elementary, middle and high school students are offered a $20.00 program, which includes lift ticket, lessons and ski rentals. Each school is awarded scholarships to 20 percent all participants.
  • Family Day: For the Price of a $12.00 lift ticket, immediate family members of a School Program participant get to enjoy Wolf Creek Ski Area's mountain, including a free two hour ski lesson and free ski rental.
  • Gray Wolves, local club offers many activities including skiing in the area. Wolf Creek Ski Area has honored this club with special pricing for members who have signed up prior to August 31st of each year.
  • Pre-Season Pass Sale for interested skiers and boarders to take advantage of. The greater the frequency the less expensive the ticket becomes.

Other programs that provide an inexpensive ski/lesson program include:

Camp Robbers (Ages 5 to 8), Ladies, Men, Seniors and Tele-mark clinics, Blizzard/Wolf Riders (Ages 9 to 12)