• Get Outside: Plan a Trip to Powder Country

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    [1] Powder Country  Wolf Creek Ski Area boasts the most snow in Colorado year after year with an average of 430+ inches. wolfcreekski.com

    [2] Skip the Crowds   Discover little traffic, short lift lines (seriously…maybe 10 people), and untouched powder everywhere.

    [3] Super Affordable   South Fork and Wolf Creek Ski area are so affordable you can stretch a two-day vacation budget for other areas into four days here!  LodgingDiningRentals

    Wolf Creek Sledding
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    [4] Remote Yet Accessible  Stop Looking For the Remote. You've found it. Luckily, it's only a four hour drive from Denver…without routing you down the traffic-jammed I-70. Map

    [5] Endless Possibilities  Tired of skiing or just seeking a different powder adventure? Try exploring the back-country on cross country skis or snowshoes or find a lake for ice fishing. If a great time involves fast machines roaring through heaps of snow, check out our 255 miles of groomed snowmobile trails with innumerable off-trail opportunities on wide-open ridges, rolling parks and steep climbs. Access to Colorado’s most scenic wintertime vistas at 12,000+ feet will take your breath away! Affordable rentals won't.  SnowmobilingNordic Skiing/SnowshoeingRentals

    [6] Did we mention the Powder? Nothing compares to a winter forest buried in waist-deep powder: dampened silence, crystal clear air and breath-taking vistas shrouded in sun-sparkling snow.

    Kurt-Miller-wintersnowmobiling-pics6Now pardon me while I go powder my everything...

  • Wolf Creek Ski Area

    Welcome to Powder Country

    The Most Snow in Colorado

    P1010018 1a• 18 miles from South Fork
    • 1600 acres of terrain
    • 7 chair lifts
    • 77 skiable trails
    • 1604 ft vertical drop
    • 465+ inches snowfall

    While the area is largely unknown outside of Colorado, it is beloved by powder hounds. Wolf Creek boasts epic snowfall, generally 465+ inches of the fluffy white stuff each year, more than any other ski resort in Colorado. Snow is so prolific here that the resort typically opens in October, giving it one of the longest seasons in the country.

    You won’t hear the din of snow-making machines fabricating a beaten path between rocks and dirt, but instead, listen for the distant whoops of avalanche-control bombs…
    This is powder country.

    Downhill skiers and snowboarders alike will love the family- oriented atmosphere and limited lift lines. With 1600 acres of terrain, beginners to advanced skiers and boarders will feel right at home. Seven chairlifts provide access to 77 trails, with 20% for beginners, 35% intermediate, 25% advanced, and 20% for experts.

    Photo by JustTooLazy - http://www.flickr.com/photos/90616144@N00/5464197392/Wolf Creek also offers individual and group ski lessons for all ability levels starting at the age of 5. The Wolf Pup Center is for smaller children, where access to the “magic carpet,” Nova lift, and private kid-friendly lodge create the perfect haven for youngsters to learn a new sport.  The Hot Shots program is specifically designed for adventurous children aged 9-12 who are looking to explore the mountain. Adult lessons and clinics are great for learning the sport or refining your technique.

    There are several restaurants and bars at the mountain base for après ski, including Alberta Grill and the Pathfinder Bar, as well as equipment and apparel shops. Check out the three ski rental shops in South Fork for deals and equipment rental discounts.

    For more info and a snow report, visit  www.wolfcreekski.com