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“Overall a good experience”

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
Reviewed January 5, 2014

My husband and I just returned from our ski vacation to Wolf Creek. He is an avid skier and enjoyed the lifts, runs, and the snow. I am new to skiing and needed to take lessons. The lift ticket rate is only $58 a day, and then only $60 a day for beginner lessons (the beginner ticket restricts you to one lift which takes you to a small mini-run). This is SUPER reasonable compared to what we paid the year before at Breckenridge. The second day lessons cost $70 and include access to an additional lift where you can ski green and blue runs. A lot of the blues have moguls. I enjoyed my lessons and improved on my ability to do the "hockey stop." Interesting notes: You can only purchase tickets in increments of 3 days or 1 day, and you can not purchase tickets on the mountain more than one day in advance. Tickets go on sale from 3-5 pm only. This was inconvenient to us because we had people in our party wanting to ski 2 days, take a day off, and then ski an additional day- meaning they had to wait in line 3 times to purchase tickets for 3 days. The line can get long, so someone had to stop skiing earlier than others in order to get in line.

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Signed my wife up for beginner ski school. Watched ski teacher yelling at students I guess thinking that because English was not the students primary language he could get them to understand him better by shouting. Two students from Middle east, one from Mexico and one from Phillippines. After one run, my wife had to use the bathroom, he said he was making another run with the other three students and she was on her own..
I spent the rest of the day and the 2nd day teaching her to ski and she picked it up quite fast after I taught her how to fall and get back up on her skii's, and how to slide stop. We also picked up one of the other skiers in her class and taught him how to slide stop and fall. I am not a ski teacher.. I think the $60.00 ski school fee was a total waste and I think the (sic: teacher) wasted our time.. I saw ski teachers teaching small children that were doing a much better job than the teacher my wife was assigned.

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

As a skier living in the high desert of New Mexico I am truly thankful that Wolf Creek (and Taos!) ski area is within a 4 hour drive of my home. As a born and raised New Englander I am truly thankful that my NM children are learning to ski everything and everywhere thanks to the amazing conditions and terrain of Wolf Creek! Wolf Creek is a great place to start children skiing; it has both steep and gentle terrain, groomed slopes, open slopes, chutes, and tree glades, and, of course, tons of snow! The variety of terrain allows beginning/intermediate skiers to experience powder and crud and trees at their own comfort level before moving up. Expert skiers can get a bit frustrated by all the 'flat' terrain at Wolf Creek but the Alberta lift opens up the chutes of the Waterfall area, endless trees, as well as hiking possibilities to Alberta Peak and the ridges. Hiking up Alberta Peak from the Treasure lift is relatively easy and quick (compared to Taos) and the skiing heavenly even if the powder is 'skied out'. I think the resort offers a guided tour of the hiking possibilities.

The man-made resort is excellent as well; low ticket prices (thank you!), two high-speed quads (thank you for Treasure!), an awesome Base Camp for picnic-ers (park in the 4WD lot to the right!), and a tasty pizza/burger/beer/ restaurant at the top of the Raven quad (easiest restrooms to access!).
Thank you Wolf Creek, we do enjoy our time with you!

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

The most snow. Deluxe chair lifts. Affordable lift tickets. Small crowd. HUGE amount of snow trails.

Thank mamacarla3
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Good snow,slopes were in good shape. Staff was friendly and very helpful with the rentals and lift tickets. Lift lines moved at a good pace, staff did a good job to help people that we're having a hard time getting on and off the lifts. The only complaint would be the need for lodging at the resort so you don't have to drive 30 minutes to get to the slopes. My kids are already talking about going back to ski again at wolf creek. If you need ski lessons, ask for Jake, he did a great job and was very patient with everyone in the lesson.

Thank awesae
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