Wolf Creek Ski Area opens Saturday, Oct. 16


Photo credit: Rosanne Haidorfer-Pitcher, courtesy of Wolf Creek Ski Area.

Wolf Creek Ski Area is excited to announce another early season opening with a 14-inch winter storm. 

Wolf Creek will open this weekend Saturday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17 with Treasure Stoke (detachable quad), Nova (beginner double chairlift) and the Lynx (beginner conveyer lift). Lifts will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The slopes will be closed during the week and will reopen the following weekend. 

Conditions are very early season with unmark obstacles.  The mountain landscape is amazingly beautiful with fall colors coming up from both sides of Wolf Creek Pass.  

Lift tickets will be at Local Appreciation Rates of $60 for adults, $41 for seniors and $31 for children.  Lift tickets to the Lynx and Nova Lifts only will be $40 for all ages.

Guests can enjoy the hard work of Wolf Creek’s key employees who have been moving snow and shoveling to make this early season opening happen.  

Trails that will be open from top to bottom are Tranquility, Treasure, Navajo Trail, and Summer Days. Other partial trails that will be available include: Bonanza Road, Powder Puff and Charisma.  

A scenic hike from the top of Treasure across Exhibition to Divide Trail will give access to Divide Trail and Kelly Boyce. Nova, Susan’s and Foxy will be open for beginners. This variety of terrain will be open for the weekend but may change depending on weather and snow for the following weekends.

Wolf Creek wants to educate skiers and riders that early season conditions warrant extra cautious skiing and riding; terrain can be more difficult than expected if obstacles need to be avoided or snowpack is thin. Private lessons in the ski school are available for all ages and abilities. Wolf Pups for children ages 5 to 8 years old will be available as well.

Pre-purchasing lift tickets is available, but not necessary as walk-up sales will be possible.  Online lift tickets can be purchased for the following day up to 8 p.m. daily. In-person lift tickets can be purchased the morning of at the Ticket Office beginning at 8 a.m. The Upper Lodge will be open, serving a limited menu. Pathfinder Bar will also be open. The Continental Espresso Bar, located at the top of the Treasure Stoke Lift, will be open at 9 a.m.

Face coverings will be required in all indoor public settings. A full 2021-22 COVID-19 Operating Plan can be found at WolfCreekSki.com.

Wolf Creek Ski Area will reopen weekends until Mother Nature visits again with a new venue.