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Getting to Wolf Creek, CO

Find Your Way Via Air or Car

Wolf Creek is off the beaten path, but well worth the adventure. 
Getting to the beautiful Southern San Juan Mountains to enjoy the “Most Snow in Colorado” isn’t hard at all.

Road Trippin' Info

MILEAGES TO WOLF CREEK SKI AREA
WOLF CREEK PASS – U.S. HIGHWAY 160 EAST
Pagosa Springs 23 mi. – South Fork 18 mi. – Creede 42 mi.
Durango 80 mi. – Alamosa 65 mi.

Colorado Road Conditions

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Shuttles from Pagosa Springs

Flying to Wolf Creek

Denver International
(DEN)

282 mi
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Albuquerque International
(ABQ)

242 mi
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Colorado Springs Airport
(COS)

229 mi
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San Luis Valley Regional
(ALS)

68 mi
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Durango - La Plata Country Airport (DRO)

80 mi
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Archuleta County Airport @ Stevens Field – Private Airfield

29 mi
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Places to stay

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Family Friendly things to do in town

Find things to do with the family while taking a break from the slopes!

Child Care Options

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Staying Healthy at High Elevation

Wolf Creek's MicroClimate

The Rocky Mountaints are notorious for unpredictable and rapidly changing weather. Here are some important tips for your visit

Clothes

  • Dress in layers
    • Add or remove as weather changes
    • Cotton is not recommended
  • Waterproof outer layer
  • Always bring an extra pair of socks & gloves

UV Protection

  • Wolf Creek’s elevation exposes skiers and riders from sea level to nearly 60% more UV rays
  • Snow reflects UV rays as well
  • Sunscreen is a MUST – don’t forget to reapply
  • Sunglasses or goggles with UV protection is essential

Wolf Creek's Elevation

Wolf Creek Ski Area has a base elevation of 10,300 feet with the summit elevation rising to 11,904 feet.  Gaining elevation more quickly than your body can adjust may result in altitude sickness due to lack of oxygen.  Here are some important altitude sickness tips for your visit.

Mild Symptoms

  • Headache
  • Nausea

  What to do:

  • Rest for your first day at high altitude
  • Drink plenty of water

Severe Symptoms (rare)

  • Confusion
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Blue/Gray lips or fingernails
  • Loss of Motor Skills

  What to do:

  • See ski patrol immediately
Prescription medications are available to speed your acclimation to high altitude. Consult your doctor

Powder Portraits

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Ski Patrol & Safety

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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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Open Positions