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About Wolf Creek

An exceptional variety of terrain, abundant snowfall and plenty of powder days makes Wolf Creek a place for everyone to enjoy.  Exploring all varieties of terrain is simple with a refined lift system inclusive of ten lifts total, ranging from high-speed detachable quads and triple chairlifts to rolling conveyors.  Wolf Creek has gradual sloping, wide green runs for beginners to excellent expert terrain.  Tree skiing is endless and advanced skiers and boarders have many chutes, glades, bowls, ridges and steeps to choose from that give an in-bounds backcountry experience.  Finding intermediate groomers to cruise down isn’t hard to find either.

The low-density skiing experience at Wolf Creek Ski Area makes Wolf Creek a destination hot spot for powder hounds, families and new skiers alike.  Wolf Creek stands out from other ski areas in Colorado not only for being family owned and operated, but also for a formulated lift and trail system making terrain for everyone easily accessible.

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Mountain Stats
Trail Stats
Lift Stats
Season: Early November to Early April
Skiiable Acres
1,600
Vertical Drop
1,604 ft
Base Elevation
10,300 ft
Summit Elevation
11,904 ft
Longest Run
2 miles
Annual Snowfall
430 in
Comfortable Capacity
5,700 Skiers
Location:
San Juan/Rio Grande National Forest
Wolf Creek Pass - U.S. HWY 160 E
South Fork - 18 mi
Pagosa Springs - 23 mi
Alamosa - 65 mi
Durango - 80 mi
Named Trails
133
Beginner
20%
Intermediate
35%
Advanced
25%
Expert
20%
Trail Mileage
42 mi
Longest Run
Navajo Trail - 2 mi
Lift Capacity
14,780 / hr
Nordic
3 trails - 10 km
High-Speed Detachable Quad Chairlifts
Raven
Beginner & Intermediate
Charity Jane Express
Beginner & Intermediate
Treasure Stoke
Intermediate & Advanced
Quad Chairlifts
Alberta
Intermediate & Advanced
Triple Chairlifts
Elma
Beginner & Intermediate
Bonanza
intermediate & Advanced
Double Chairlifts
Nova
Beginner
Rolling Conveyors
Lynx
Beginner
Magic Carpet
Wolf Pup Beginners
High Speed Poma Lift
D. Boyce
Intermediate & Advanced
*Normally lifts are open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 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 big storm cycles.
Lift Etiquette
  • Follow and comply with all posted instructions
  • Slow down before approaching the entrance to a lift
  • Ask for assistance if you are unfamiliar with the lifts
  • Quickly move away from unloading areas

Parking & Shuttles

Parking Info >

Terrain

Wolf Creek BackCountry Hikes

Wolf Creek is known for the excellent in-bounds backcountry experience along with abundant snowfall and powder days.  Untouched powder is easy to find in our hike-to terrain areas.  Skiers and boarders have a variety of hikes to get them to Wolf Creek’s legendary chutes, glades, bowls and ridges.

Area Maps

Check out Wolf Creek’s trail map, base area map, Nordic trail map and more.

Ski Patrol & Safety

Skiing is more fun when you ski in control and with caution.  Wolf Creek’s professional Ski Patrol continuously ski the mountain to help with problems, give directions, identify hazards and give reminders to stay in control and slow down.

Specials Just For You

Local Appreciation Days

Everyone is considered a local!

Specialized Clinic Series

Check out the variety of Wolf Creek's special programs

Calendar of Events

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TIPS FOR YOUR TRIP TO WOLF CREEK SKI AREA

Vacation Tips >

Wolf CREEK POWDER PORTRAITS

Looking to have a memory captured at Wolf Creek? Check out Powder Portraits Ski Photography to get your photo taken on the slopes!
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Stewardship, Sustainability & Community Contributions

Contributions >

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
Social Media

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.
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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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