Colorado Resort Adventure Guide


Wolf Creek Ski Area

You are in for a treat at one of Colorado's oldest ski resorts...abundant, light powder snow.

Wolf Creek Ski Area is located in the Rio Grande National Forest at the southern end of the Rocky Mountains (The San Juan's), and is best known for its excellent powder snow conditions.

Avid powder-hounds come from all over in search of the powder stashes in the chutes of Knife Ridge and the Horseshoe Bowl. Many skiers enjoy maneuvering the Alberta Lift terrain, while others are happier in the traditional networks of trails that Wolf Creek offers. The variety of trails and superior snow conditions provide a tantalizing mix that skiers and boarders are in constant search for.

Wolf Creek is a high alpine ski resort, 10,300 feet at the base and 11,900 feet at the summit. Sunscreen and sunglasses are necessary in the high altitude sun. The weather conditions can change rapidly so be prepared with extra clothing and goggles. Clothing need not be elaborate, or even designed for skiing, but a wool hat, warm gloves or mittens, and underclothing are musts. Recognize your own limitations. If you get tired or cold, stop for a while.

Horseshoe Bowl has approximately two hundred acres of great glade skiing.

Enjoy your visit with us and ski safely and courteously on our beautiful mountain.

Skiable Acres 1,600 acres
Vertical Drop 1,604 feet
Base Elevation 10,300 feet
Summit Elevation 11,904 feet

Number of Trails 77
Beginner 20%
Intermediate 25%
Advanced 35%
Expert 20%

Longest Run 2 miles, Navajo Trail
Annual Snowfall 465 inches

Lifts - 1 double, 2 triple, 2 quads, 1 magic carpet, 1 poma
Lift Capacity 8,280 per hour
Area Comfortable Crowd 4,400 skiers per day

Location: San Juan/Rio Grande National Forest; Highway 160, Wolf Creek Pass; Between Pagosa Springs and South Fork, CO; 75 miles east of Durango, CO; 65 miles west of Alamosa, CO

Ski Information: 970-264-5639
Snow Report: 1-800-SKI-WOLF