|With over 70 years of ski industry experience, it’s no wonder Wolf Creek Ski Area received the 2010 OnTheSnow Visitors Choice award for the Rockies! With something to please everyone, Wolf Creek is a great place for family, friends and lots of fun. Known for abundant snowfall, Wolf Creek attracts ski enthusiasts from around the world.
Wolf Creek Ski Area is sporting a new look this season with a newly designed website and a remodeled main day lodge. Emphasis is on a number of base area improvements, although lift and mountain maintenance are an on-going priority throughout the year.
The Wolf Creek Lodge, Wolf Creek’s main day lodge, is serving it up this season with a new kitchen and carpeting. Homemade menu items will be prepared each day in a remodeled kitchen with new flooring, siding, countertops and appliances, as well as new carpeting throughout. Known for its incredible dining experience, the Upper Lodge will be ready to serve everything from delicious desserts to Santa Fe style green chile and much more! The restrooms on the lower level have been improved, replacing older water-saving facilities with newer ones, as well as new partitions.
A new look will also greet skiers on the Wolf Creek website, launched in early September. The site continues to be user friendly and visually exciting. All your favorite features of the old site are available, including the live webcam, daily snow report and calendar of special events; but the new site will enable season pass holders to purchase their season passes online, as well as by phone and at the mountain. It will be the first time season passes will be sold online.
Other improvements include: widening Bonanza Trail for beginner skiers and boarders and enhancing the surface on Tranquility by adding topsoil for smoother early season conditions. The water-free, composting restrooms on the top of Treasure are scheduled for completion this season.
In continuing with the Wolf Creek tradition, every attempt is made to keep skiing affordable to the general public. Lift tickets and season pass prices will remain the same as last season. Fifteen Local Appreciation Days, specially priced days — open to all guests ($31 adult all-lift ticket, $18 for seniors and children) — are scheduled throughout the busy season.
Wolf Creek’s ski school offers an extensive array of lessons, both group and private, for skiers and boarders of all levels. The popular Wolf Pup ski program is available for children ages 5 to 8. This program includes the Magic Carpet and a special meeting place for the young skiers.
Holding to a commitment to a clean and sustainable environment, Wolf Creek continues to purchase 100 percent of its energy needs from a wind power supplier for both winter and summer operations for the fifth consecutive year. Likewise, “Share the ride, Share the fun,” a free online car pool service, will again be available this ski season. This program matches up skiers and boarders coming from Anywhere USA to the powdery slopes of Wolf Creek. “Share the ride, Share the fun” can be found on the Wolf Creek website home page or at alternetrides.com.
Wolf Creek’s calendar of events offers United Way Day, 14 free Fun Races, 15 Local Appreciation Days, programs for ladies, men, seniors, college students and telemark skiers. See the Wolf Creek Calendar of Events in this guide for more details.
For updated ski and road conditions call 1-800-SKI-WOLF or visit www.wolfcreekski.com.
Just one mile east of Wolf Creek Pass summit and the Continental Divide, with a base area elevation of 10,300 feet, the Wolf Creek Ski Area has always been known for its abundant snowfall — an average snowfall of over 465 inches a year — and the reason why Forbes Traveler magazine recognized Wolf Creek in its list of the Top 20 Snowiest Ski Resorts in the World.