Accessed by a short traverse to the right from the top of the Treasure Chair, or an easy 5-minute hike to the left from the top of the Bonanza Chair. Exhibition Ridge and Bonanza Bowl are moderately steep and the North Woods is very steep, rocky and gladed. Bonanza Bowl and Exhibition Ridge will challenge an advanced intermediate; the North Woods is an expert only run. Since there are no gates to pass through, this terrain remains open until the lifts close.
Access is through the avalanche gate to the left at the top of the Treasure Chair. Prospector Ridge hike takes only a few minutes and offers a moderately steep slope and a cornice drop. Further along the ridgeline, the Glory Hole and Boundary Bowl offer longer, rolling pitches that often feature small rock drops. A minimum of advanced intermediate ability is required. The gate closes at 3:30 p.m. daily.
Access is through the avalanche gate to the left at the top of the Treasure Chair, then hike past the Boundary Bowl and through the second avalanche gate. Short but steep pitch with rock outcroppings. The Peak Chutes are accessed by hiking past the Montezuma Bowl and across the shoulder of the peak. Extremely steep and tight chutes and cliffs. They can also be accessed from above by dropping down the skiers left side of Alberta Peak. Experts only. The second avalanche gate closes at 3:00 p.m. daily.
A 25-minute hike either to the left from the top of the Treasure Chair (past the Montezuma Bowl) or to the right from the top of the Alberta Lift (past the Step Bowl). Steep but wide-open. Drop into the Peak Chutes by keeping to skier’s left or the Step Bowl by keeping to skier’s right. Experts only. Access gates close at 3:00 p.m. daily.
Take the Alberta Lift and exit to the right. Climb to the ridgeline and take a right at the Ski Patrol building. A 15-minute hike accesses numerous spots to drop in as well as several cornices. It can also be accessed from above by dropping down the skier’s right side of Alberta Peak. Also a more enjoyable way to get back to the base area. A minimum of advanced intermediate ability is required. Access gate closes at 3:00 p.m. daily.
Take the Alberta Lift and exit to the right. Climb to the ridgeline and take a left at the Ski Patrol building. A 15-minute hike accesses numerous chutes and spots to drop in. Short but extremely steep with cliffs and rocks. Experts only. Access gate closes at 3:00 p.m. daily.
A 45-minute hike from the top of the Alberta Lift over the Knife Ridge, past the saddle and up into the bowl. Very steep but wide-open bowl. Experts only. Access gate closes at 3:00 p.m. daily. After large storm cycles the Horseshoe Bowl Snowcat Shuttle will pick up skiers and boarders at the Dog Chutes and transport them to the Horse Shoe Bowl. Operating hours are announced on the Home Page as well as the Snow Report page. Ticket Office cashiers, Treasure Stoke and Alberta staff will also know operating hours.
Wolf Creek has nearly 10 kilometers of cross country trails. To get there, take the ski road at the end of the lower parking lot to Alberta Park. A 4 kilometer loop goes around the natural meadows. An additional 6 kilometer loop takes you down to Alberta Reservoir and back through the trees. Tracks are groomed regularly for both classic and skate skiers. Snowshoers are welcome. If you bring your dog, please clean up after it. Use of the cross country trail is compliments of Wolf Creek Ski Area – no charge.
Please allow enough time to complete the tour well before dark.
This area is not patrolled – please take a friend.