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Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek Ski Resort Guide

Wolf Creek, United States

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift3,628m11,903ft
Lowest Lift3,139m10,299ft
 Nearest AirportGunnison-Crested Butte
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Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek Ski Area is located on top of Wolf Creek Pass, mid-way between Pagosa Springs, 36km (23 miles) west, and South Fork, 30km (18 miles) east. Wolf Creek is one of Colorado's oldest ski resorts that receives an average annual snowfall of 465 natural inches, the most snow in Colorado. Their trademark is friendly employees and abundant light powder. The uniqueness of Wolf Creek lies in the 1,000 acres between Horseshoe Bowl and the Water Fall Area, called the Alberta Lift Area. This wilderness provides everything from challenging double black diamond runs of the Knife Ridge chutes to a variety of intermediate terrain. The traditional trails are the main core of Wolf Creek with 6 lifts serving 500 acres of terrain all leading into the base area facilities.


The American ski resort of Wolf Creek is in the American Rockies at an altitude of 3,139m10,299ft.

Wolf Creek has direct access to a total of 7 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 3,628m11,903ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Wolf Creek?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Wolf Creek.

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Ski Area Stats

Wolf Creek Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Cross Country
Total Length
10km6 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Wolf Creek Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,628m11,903ft
Lowest Piste3,139m10,299ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Wolf Creek
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Wolf Creek Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Knife Ridge'.


The entire mountain is open to snowboarding. Rentals and lessons are available for both adults and juniors.

Location and Map

Where is Wolf Creek?

This ski resort is in the American Rockies in Colorado.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Wolf Creek is Gunnison-Crested Butte, 158 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The seven ski lifts are able to uplift 8,280 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Wolf Creek open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Wolf Creek, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Wolf Creek Tourist Office for the latest.

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