Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding
Wolf Creek Ski Area
Wolf Creek Resort 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 9 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 Treasure Stoke Quad and Bonanza Triple Chairlift services 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
A full service ski shop and outdoor goods store in South Fork, minutes to Wolf Creek Ski Area. Doc's has Snowboard and ski rentals, fishing tackle, snowshoe and sports rentals. Fishing and Hunting licenses.
In South Fork near the Rio Grande, Lazy Bear Cabins have 2-bedrooms, WiFi, Cable TV, kitchen with full sized appliances. Elk Country Jeep Rentals on-site. Snowmobile, hike, fish! Play at Wolf Creek Ski Area.
In South Fork. Rainbow RV Park is open May-October with WiFi, Full Hookups and Cable TV Hookups. Rainbow Lodge Rooms and Cabins have full kitchens; open year round. On-Site UTV/ATV Rentals!
Between South Fork and Wolf Creek Ski Area; Riverbend Resort is near Pagosa Springs and Alamosa. Year Round Full hookup RV Park. Cabins: fireplaces, decks overlooking privately stocked river frontage.
South Fork your outdoor adventure center at the base of the San Juan Mountains. Getaway along the Silver Thread Scenic Byway and the Rio Grande! Fish, hike, hunt, bike, golf, wildlife, Jeep, ATV, and ski.
General Skiing Information
Season Opening Date: October 16, 2021
Season Closing Date: April 17, 2022
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: 9 Total (2 High-Speed Quads, 1 Quad, 2 Triple, 1 Double, 1 High-Speed Poma, 1 Conveyor & 1 Magic Carpet)
Lift Capacity: 12,000 riders/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.