Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
Wolf Creek Ski Area
Wolf Creek is a high alpine ski resort, 10,300 feet at the base and 11,900 feet at the summit. Sunscreen and sunglasses are a necessity in the high altitude sun. The weather conditions can change rapidly so be prepared with extra clothing and goggles. Clothing need not be elaborate, or even designed for skiing, but a wool hat, warm gloves or mittens, and underclothing are musts. Recognize your own limitations. If you get tired or cold, stop for a while.
Wolf Creek's 7 lifts service incredibly beautiful terrain, over 1,600 acres. The Magic Carpet is a moving conveyor lift for the Wolf Pup Program. The Nova Lift services beginner terrain for children and new skiers. The Raven Chairlift, a high speed quad, services primarily beginner and intermediate terrain. The Bonanza and Treasure Triple Chairlift service intermediate and expert slopes. The D. Boyce lift is a high speed poma that services intermediate and expert terrain. The Alberta Chairlift replaces the snowcat shuttle that served the Water Fall Area. This unique area is beautiful and adventuresome; full of incredible glades and changing terrain. Predominantly tree skiing and boarding, these 1,000 acres have a few groomed trails for intermediates' interests and enjoyment.
Places to Stay & Fun Things to Do
Luxury cabins in mountain seclusion on 85-acre Ranch near Pagosa Springs. Hartland is smoke-free! Beautifully furnished log vacation homes with WI-FI, gas fireplace. 30 minutes from Wolf Creek Ski Area.
On the east edge of South Fork. Chinook's cabins are nostalgically attractive most have satellite TV, kitchen, and rock fireplace. On-site Smokehouse and Sandwich Shop. Big 50amp RV sites. FREE WI-FI!
A full service ski shop and outdoor good store in South Fork, minutes to Wolf Creek Ski Area. Doc's has Ski and snowboard rentals, fishing tackle, snowshoe and sports rentals. Fishing and Hunting licenses.
Cabins east of Pagosa Springs on 10 acres along the San Juan River, near Wolf Creek skiing. Fireside cabins have 1 or 2 bedrooms with kitchens, fireplaces, grills. PRIVATE RIVER FISHING. Free WI-FI.
Between South Fork and Wolf Creek Ski Area; Riverbend Resort is close to Alamosa, Creede, Pagosa Springs. Cabins with fireplaces, decks overlooking private stocked river frontage. Full hookup RV Park.
Between South Fork and Creede on Highway 149. Year round cabins with Satellite TV, Free WI-FI, pets welcome. Spacious SEASONAL Park with full hookup RV sites. Lodge hot tub. Discounted ski tickets.
Getaway to Colorado's Silver Thread Scenic Byway -- South Fork is famous for ATVing, fishing, rafting, hiking, hunting, biking, golf, wildlife, Jeeping, skiing, snowmobiling, and scenic historic driving tours.
General Skiing Information
Season Opening Date: November 5, 2016
Season Closing Date: April 2, 2017
Vertical Rise: 1,604 ft.
Terrain: 1,600 acres
Number of Trails: 77
Longest Run: 2 miles (Navajo Trail)
- Beginner - 20%
- Intermediate - 35%
- Advanced - 25%
- Expert - 20%
Annual Snowfall: 430 inches
Lifts: 8 Total (1 High-Speed Quad, 2 Quad, 2 Triple, 1 Double, 1 High-Speed Poma & 1 Magic Carpet)
Lift Capacity: 11,000 skiers/hour
Base Elevation: 10,300 ft.
Summit Elevation: 11,904 ft.
Map Location: North Central O-9
Location: San Juan/Rio Grande National Forest; Highway 160, Wolf Creek Pass; Between Pagosa Springs and South Fork; 75 miles east of Durango; 65 miles west of Alamosa.