Wolf Creek "Stats and Facts"

Wolf Creek summit view

Wolf Creek skiers entrance

Raven ski lift

General Information
Skiable Acres 1,600
Vertical Drop 1,604 feet
Base Elevation 10,300 feet
Summit Elevation 11,904 feet
Longest Run 2 miles - Navajo Trail
Annual Snowfall 430 Natural Inches
"The Most Snow in Colorado"
Lift Capacity 11,000/hr
Area Comfortable Crowd 5,000 skiers
Location San Juan/Rio Grande National Forest; Highway 160, Wolf Creek Pass; Between Pagosa Springs and South Fork, CO; 80 miles east of Durango, CO; 65 miles west of Alamosa, CO
Beginner 20%
Intermediate 35%
Advanced 25%
Expert 20%
Season Early November - Early April
Ticket Office 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM Extended hours over Holiday periods.
Lift Hours 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Extended hours over Holiday periods.
Half Day 12:30 PM
Credit Cards Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover Card; ATM located in Wolf Creek Lodge

Our Lifts and Trails View trail map View map

Wolf Creek's seven lifts service incredibly beautiful terrain, over 1,600 acres.

  • The Magic Carpet (Magic Carpet Lifts, Inc.) is a moving conveyor lift for the Wolf Pup Program.
  • The Nova Lift (Ski Lifts International) - Double Chair services beginner terrain for children and new skiers.
  • The Raven Chairlift (Ctec/Doppelmayr) - Detachable Quad services primarily beginner and intermediate terrain.
  • The Bonanza Lift (Ctec) - Triple Chairlift services intermediate and expert slopes.
  • Treasure Stoke (Doppelmayr) –High Speed Detachable Quad services intermediate and expert slopes.
  • The Alberta Chairlift (Garaventa/Ctec) - Quad serves the Water Fall Area over to Horseshoe Bowl: This unique area is beautiful and adventuresome, full of incredible glades and changing terrain. Predominately tree skiing and boarding, these 1,000 acres have a few groomed trails for intermediates' interests and enjoyment.
  • The D. Boyce (Poma) High Speed Surface Lift operates occasionally as a memento to times past. This lift services intermediate and expert terrain.
  • The Elma Lift (CTEC) - Fixed Grip Triple Chairlift that services primarily beginner and intermediate terrain. 

While using lifts

  • Obey all posted instructions.
  • Ask for assistance if you are unfamiliar with the lifts.
  • Slow down before approaching the entrance to a lift.
  • Move quickly away from unloading areas.

Parking and Parking Shuttles

Parking and the parking shuttles from the parking lot are free!

There are several lots with ample parking for everyone. Shuttles will pick up skiers by their vehicles when parking in the lower lots.

4X4 Lot: Access is to the right of the Entrance, guests should be driving a 4X4 vehicle.

Base Camp Lot is for disabled guests. Located outside the First Aid Room (FAR), the lower level of Base Camp, this building has elevator access.

Upper Parking Lot: Located directly below the Ticket Office, Prospector Grill and the Sports Center.

Lower and Alberta Parking Lots: Located below the Upper Lots and serviced by shuttle buses whenever vehicles are parked there. Stay left when coming in the Entrance.

Upper and Lower Tranquility Lot: Accessed to the far left as you come in the Entrance. Go through red gate. Shuttle service runs frequently.

Snow shed/Overflow Lot: A short distance East of the ski area on US Hwy 160. Used over holidays and busy periods. Shuttle service runs frequently.