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Backcountry hikes

Bonanza Bowl, Exhibition Ridge & The North Woods

πŸ₯Ύ The Trek
Short traverse to the right from the Treasure Stoke Chair OR easy 5-minute hike to the left from the top of the Bonanza Chair
πŸ” The Terrain
Exhibition Ridge & Bonanza Bowl: Moderately Steep that will challenge an advanced intermediate
North Woods – Expert Only: Very Steep Glade Skiing and Rocky
❌ Open Until
Lifts close since there are no gates to pass through

Prospector Ridge, The Glory Hole & Boundary Bowl

πŸ₯Ύ The Trek
Few minutes traverse after accessing terrain through the avalanche gate to the left at the top of the Treasure Stoke Chair
πŸ” The Terrain
Prospector Ridge: Moderately Steep with a cornice drop that requires a minimum ability of advanced intermediate
The Glory Hole & Boundary Bowl: Longer, rolling pitches that often feature small rock drops that requires a minimum ability of advanced intermediate
❌ Gates Close
3:30 pm daily

Montezuma Bowl & the Peak Chutes

πŸ₯Ύ The Trek
Few minutes traverse after passing Boundary Bowl and the second avalanche gate
πŸ” The Terrain
Montezuma Bowl: Short but steep pitch with rock outcroppings that is for expert ability only
Peak Chutes: Extremely steep with tight chutes and cliffs that is for expert ability only
          Also accessible from above – drop down the skiers left side of Albert Peak
❌ Gates Close
3:30 pm daily

Alberta Peak

πŸ₯Ύ The Trek
25 minute hike after passing Montezuma Bowl OR from the top of the Alberta Lift past the Step Bowl
πŸ” The Terrain
Steep but wide open.  Experts only
❌ Gates Close
3:00 pm daily

Step Bowl

πŸ₯Ύ The Trek
Exit right at the top of the Alberta Lift.  From there climb to the ridgeline and take a right at the Ski Patrol Building.  A 15-minute hike gives access to numerous spots to drop in as well as several cornices
          Also accessible from dropping down the skier’s right side of Alberta Peak.  Enjoyable alternative to returning to base area
πŸ” The Terrain
Steep but wide open.  Minimum of advanced intermediate ability required.
❌ Gates Close
3:00 pm daily

Knife Ridge

πŸ₯Ύ The Trek
Exit right at the top of the Alberta Lift.  From there climb to the ridgeline and take a left at the Ski Patrol Building.  A 15-minute hike gives access to numerous chutes and spots to drop
          Also accessible from dropping down the skier’s right side of Alberta Peak.  Enjoyable alternative to returning to base area
πŸ” The Terrain
Short but extremely steep with cliffs and rocks.  Experts only
❌ Gates Close
3:00 pm daily

Horseshoe Bowl

πŸ₯Ύ The Trek
45 minute hike from the top of the Alberta Lift over the Knife Ridge, past the saddle and up into the bowl
          After large storm cycles the Horseshoe Bowl Snowcat Shuttle will pick up skiers and boarders at the Dog Chutes and transport them to the Horseshoe Bowl – operating hours on home page and snow report page as well as Treasure Stoke and Alberta Lifts
πŸ” The Terrain
Very steep but wide-open bowl.  Experts only
❌ Gates Close
3:00 pm daily

Nordic Trails at Wolf Creek

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The beautiful Alberta Park Area has over six miles of complimentary cross-country trails for cross country skiers, skate skiers and snowshoers. Tracks are groomed regularly for both classic and skate skiers. Below are some highlights of the Nordic loops.

Nordic Loops

  • Red Trail – 1 mi.
  • Green Trail – 1.5 mi.
  • Blue Trail – 3.7 mi.

Furry Friends

  • Dogs are welcome
  • Pick up after them

Details

  • Accessing the trails
    • Trail access is located at the end of the Alberta Parking Lot
    • Beginner Nordic Skiers should walk to the trails
  • Use the Buddy System
    • The area is not patrolled
  • Allow time to complete your tour before dark
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Contact & Hours

General Contact Info

Address
WOLF CREEK SKI AREA
P.O. BOX 2800
PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO 81147
Email
WolfCreekSki@WolfCreekSki.com
Phone
(970) 264-5639
Snow Report
1-800-SKI-WOLF
Ski Patrol Dispatch - FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY
(970) 264-4325
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HOURS OF OPERATION

Normally lifts are open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; however there are periods of time when this schedule does not apply. The public may see lifts opening at 9:00 a.m. early season or during a big storm cycle.
Please check the conditions page to confirm lift hours
RAVEN LIFT
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
ALL OTHER LIFTS
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
TICKET OFFICE
8:15 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
HALF-DAY TICKETS
12:30 P.M.
RENTAL SHOPS
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
TREASURE SPORTS
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
NOEL SPORTS
9:00 A.M - 4:00 P.M.
BASE AREA EATERIES
8:30 A.M - 4:30 P.M.
CONTINENTAL ESPRESSO BAR
8:30 A.M - 3:15 P.M.
ON-MOUNTAIN EATERIES
11:00 A.M - 3:15 P.M.
PATHFINDER BAR
11:00 A.M - 4:30 P.M.

Employment

Wolf Creek Ski Area is hiring full-time, part-time and peak period employees for the 2022-2023 ski season!
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