Wolf Creek Ski Area
Dec 04, 2008
Access from Denver and a laid-back vibe make this resort a cult favorite among Colorado skiers.
A small area with a big-mountain feel, set on the jagged western slope of the Continental Divide, half above tree line, and high enough to hold snow into June.
Just 25 miles north of the historic mining town of Durango, Colorado.
Wolf Creek's rare combination of excellent snow and non-existent lift lines make it a favorite of skiers in the Southwest—and well worth the trip for anyone seeking an off-the-beaten path gem. Its location in the San Juan mountains averages 465" of snow each year, and it's often the case that this mountain has ample fresh powder when others in Colorado don't. With 1600 acres (25% of which are advanced; the rest beginner and intermediate) and seven lifts, there's ample terrain for skiers of all abilities.
Family-owned and operated for over 70 years, Wolf Creek is known for friendly service and great kids' programs. For children ages 5-8, check out the Wolf Pups program, geared toward fun and on-the-snow confidence. Kids 9-12 can join Hot Shots Ski and Snowboard Adventures, earning medals and exploring the entire mountain as they progress through various techniques and abilities.