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“Rocky Mountain Heaven” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wolf Creek Ski Resort

Wolf Creek Ski Resort
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Owner description: This little-known ski resort boasts the highest snowfall totals in all of Colorado.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Floydada, Texas
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Rocky Mountain Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

My husband and I have been skiing Wolf Creek since we first met in college. If you like rustic simplicity without the high maintence resort crowds, this is the place for you. Many people criticize the 30 minute drive from the accommodations in Pagosa, as there are no slope-side lodgings available. Actually, the locals are trying (and succeeding) and keeping the fun of skiing "one" with nature. They feel that modernizing WC would take away from the serenity of natural beauty and life there. If you don't like the awesome scenery of the drive, I guess I could understand. The San Juan River Valley boasts some of the most majestic sunrises and sunsets in Colorado, which is a relaxing way to warm up to or unwind from a day on the slopes.

The tree skiing at Wolf Creek is indescribable. The powder is deep and always available. We once stayed for two weeks (after a record-breaking triple threat snowstorm in 2006) and never skiied the same tracks twice. I've never once skiied an icy spot anywhere. There are a variety of runs for all abilities. The best and most secluded place to ski is between Alberta Peak and Casa Del Sol. The Alberta lift never has a wait. Wildlife is abundant....We've skiied with a silver fox before....Also skiied beyond the boundary after a storm and followed bear tracks for about a mile.

Of course, during the peak times of Spring Break and Christmas/New Year's, Wolf Creek can get busy; however, not nearly as busy as the resorts near Denver. If you are able to get away from work, there are virtually no lines during weekdays any other time of the season. The staff at WC are always fun, lively, and jamming to classic rock every where. The beer and burgers are always fantastic. Locals are always nice and welcoming to the visitors, which is hard to find at other places in CO.

Pack a variety of warmth...you'll need it. Mornings and snowstorms can bring temps to well below freezing, while afternoons provide blue skies and sunshine. One could find themselves wearing three layers and a parka in the a.m., only to strip it down to the bare minimum t-shirt in the p.m. Plan to be bummed on your last run on the slopes. Wolf Creek has a beauty and oneness with nature that will be begging you to extend your trip and stay longer!

Visited January 2012
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Austin, TX
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77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great place to learn or advance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

Most always great snow depth. A person of any level can find terrain to ski. We seemed to hit it on "off" days when all the Texans were too tired, hung over to ski so we never had much of a lift line wait. Does not have a kids camp or day-care so you are on your own if you have small children. We do so we take turns with our 6 y.o. while the other stays and plays in the snow and naps with the 2 y.o. at base. Lines at lunch can get busy. They only take CASH! Unbelievable in 2012! Who carry's money???

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank TallTex_Austin
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Alamosa, Colorado
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lots of Powder Days!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

Hidden gem. My favorite place to ride in CO. They're doing lots of updates as well so it's only getting better (hope the prices stay low!)

Visited January 2012
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1 Thank MegB182
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Cypress, Texas
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154 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

I've been a few times now and really liked it. The shuttle from the lower parking lot to the top is a nice touch. I even had an employee offer to give my son a piggy back up the hill! The individual instruction was nice and the Wolf Pup school is a must for your little skier. The food in the lodge is good- take cash! I understand from other people that it is much less crowded than some of the better known resorts and is also significantly less expensive (though I haven't been to those and couldn't say for certain)

Visited February 2012
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Del Norte, Colorado
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Zip grooming”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

While the snow is usually awesome, the lack of grooming on many, many trails makes this area unfriendly to intermediate and older skiers who value their knees. Pretty reasonable, but then it should be. Great food.

Visited January 2012
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