Wolf Creek Stats

Skiable Acres

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


Beginner  20%
Intermediate  35%
Advanced  25%
Expert  20%

Most Snow in Colorado!

Annual Snowfall  465 natural inches
Season  Early November – Early April
Lift Capacity  11,000/hour
Comfortable Crowd  5,000 skiers

Chairway to Heaven


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 the 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.

Ski School

You are never to young or old to enjoy skiing!  Wolf Creek Ski Area offers classes for all age groups.

Groups & Beginners
Children’s Programs
Private Lessons
Special Clinics & Programs

Photo by Rosanne Pitcher, Wolf Creek Ski Area

Current Weather Conditions

Getting There


On Highway 160, Wolf Creek Pass is between Pagosa Springs and South Fork, CO; 80 miles east of Durango, CO; 65 miles west of Alamosa, CO

Hours & Tickets

Operating Hours

Ticket Office  8:15 AM – 4:30 PM
Lift Hours  8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
*Extended hours over holiday periods

Lift Ticket Prices

Adult Lift Ticket  $76
Adult Half-Day  $60
Adult 3-Day  $225
Senior Lift Ticket  $46
Senior Half-Day  $38
Senior 3-Day  $135
Child Lift Ticket  $39
Child Half-Day  $32
Child 3-Day  $114
Beginner Lift  $31 (Nova Chair Only)
Toddlers (under 5)  $6

*Child under 12, Senior over 65.  Seniors age 80 or older are eligible for a free lift ticket!


Wolf Creek features races and exciting events all season long.  Check out the local and college days too for discounted lift ticket prices!

Event Calendar
Appreciation Days
College Days

Photo by Wolf Creek Ski Area