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Reviews for Wolf Creek Ski Area

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Wolf Creek Ski Area that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Wolf Creek Ski Area stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Wolf Creek Ski Area review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Wolf Creek Ski Area vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

by: Mack - 12th April 2019

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Routinely awesome snow, great tree skiing/boarding, short lift lines
No terrain park, some long traverses

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I've been snowboarding at Wolf Creek for almost 25 years and it is my favorite mountain for great snow conditions. My first day ever on a snowboard was in late November, 1995 at Wolf Creek. It is far enough away from big cities and interstates that it is rarely crowded (winter and spring break are busy everywhere, including Wolf Creek). The snow is usually better than everywhere else. I always say, "A bad day at Wolf Creek is better than a good day most other places." There are many great tree runs varying from double blacks to blue-black to blue, and when the powder is deep, we usually spend the day east of Alberta chair doing laps in the trees. There are many cornice drops within close walking distance or you can hike Alberta peak and drop in from there or anywhere along that hike. There are plenty of easy runs that are great for carving, and most of these have plenty of fairly open terrain on either side for more advanced riders to play in while doing runs with newer folks/family/friends. The green runs have open areas with fun terrain on the sides, the blues usually have fun tree runs along both edges. Snow quality is often a gamble when planning a trip in advance, but Wolf Creek has really, really, *really* good odds of having fresh powder and a deep base. The only complaints I can think of are as follows. First, there is nothing in the way of a terrain park (rails, boxes, big air jumps, half pipe) for those who care about that sort of thing. Next, there are some fairly long, flat traverses at the top and bottom of some runs that you need to be aware of, particularly if you are on a snowboard, but I've found that I can easily keep my speed on all of them as long as I know where they are and have a decent wax job. Finally, there is such a thing as too much snow, particularly in the Wolf Creek area. There is a risk of large storms and, at best, sketchy roads and, at worst, closed passes or sections of roads. The worst conditions I've ever driven in have been to and from Wolf Creek during white-out conditions. That hasn't stopped me but has added 1-2 hours in travel time in the past. I've also been in Pagosa Springs to the south of Wolf Creek over a boarding weekend where an overnight storm (six feet!) has resulted in the closure of Wolf Creek Pass for clearing and avalanche control, thus blocking me off. When I was there in late March over "Texas Spring Break", there was an accident that blocked off the road (to the north) between Wolf Creek and South Fork. Check the weather and travel before/after/between storms if possible. AWD or 4WD vehicle and/or chains can make a big difference.

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