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February 27, 2005
From journal New Year's at Wolf Creek
Wenonah, New Jersey
February 10, 2005
From journal SW Colorado-Wolf Creek
February 7, 2005
Wolf Creek was the place where my brother-in-law learned to ski, and his instructor had him doing intermediate skills by lunch while my wife and sister-in-law were patiently looked after by the same instructor. There wasn't one person at the place who was anything but friendly, and had it not been for the lack of snow at the time of our visit and subsequent icy conditions, we would have had a stellar experience.
Ski rental was easy and cheap, while the dining area had few options and seemed jammed at lunch. We packed lunches the next few times we visited because it was overly expensive and limited (and the back of our SUV acted as a fridge in the cold air).
One item of note, though: Wolf Creek is half an hour to an hour away from Pagosa Springs, and there's not the largest amount of things to do in town. The drive to the ski area can be icy, with patches of black ice that can cause problems for those not prepared for it.
We had a pleasant experience, but overall, it wasn't the big-time resort experience we have come to expect and love. This would probably best serve a beginner or intermediate skier.
From journal Decent runs, but I wished we had more new snow
January 30, 2005
From journal Week-long Ski Trip to CO
Bedford, New Hampshire
March 4, 2003
From journal Powder Skiing
February 5, 2001
It may lack the glamour of Vail or Aspen. It may not be as well known as Copper Mountain or Telluride but for pure skiing enjoyment you can not get any better than this resort 20 minutes from Pagosa Springs.
Skiing during the middle of the week will give you no wait for the lifts and the lift operators have no problems telling you which runs are the best for the day. The lodge is always warm and offers a wide array of food from burgers to salads. There is also a full bar if you want to start working out the kinks after a full day on the slopes.
This is a great resort for the smallest of beginners with a ski school just for children. Grown-ups who have never skied do not need to worry because there are many classes for the beginner. If you are feeling really adventurous I recommend the beginning Snowboarding class. Be careful you won't ever want to ski again.
The runs range from easy blues to double blacks. It is a great value for a day of skiing.
From journal Pagosa Springs: Undiscovered Fun