Wolf Creek Ski Resort

Wolf Creek Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Colorado in USA. The resort is in the town of Pagosa Springs, CO. We recently ranked all of Colorado's ski resorts, so you can see where Wolf Creek stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Wolf Creek is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

Wolf Creek Lodging:

Wolf Creek Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Wolf Creek has a total of 77 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,600 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 648 hectares, 3 square miles, or 6 square kilometers.

Wolf Creek's slopes see on average 430 inches (169 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 35 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,600(6 km2)
Annual Snowfall
430"(169 cm)

Wolf Creek Ski Resort Elevation

Wolf Creek Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 11,904 feet, or 3,628 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 10,300 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,604 feet (489 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 11,904 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
11,904'(3,628 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,604'(489 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
10,300'(3,139 m)

Wolf Creek Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
50.4out of 100
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Wolf Creek can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Wolf Creek has 1,600 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Wolf Creek is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
20%(320 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
45%(720 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
35%(560 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Wolf Creek Ski Resort good for beginners?

Wolf Creek can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Wolf Creek Ski Resort Location

Wolf Creek Ski Resort is located in the state of Colorado, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Pagosa Springs, CO.

Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
37.47221, -106.79500

Getting to Wolf Creek Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Wolf Creek Ski Resort), its coordinates of 37.47221, -106.79500 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Pagosa Springs, CO to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Wolf Creek.

San Luis Valley Regional Airport/Bergman FieldALSAlamosa, CO51 mi
Aspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy FieldASEAspen, CO121 mi
Pueblo Memorial AirportPUBPueblo, CO137 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Wolf Creek Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Wolf Creek Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
SilvertonSilverton, CO13,847 ft100%53 mi
PowderhornPowderhorn, CO9,850 ft58%58 mi
TellurideTelluride, CO13,320 ft89%65 mi
PurgatoryDurango, CO10,822 ft51%65 mi
MonarchSalida, CO11,952 ft51%78 mi
Red RiverRed River, NM10,350 ft45%92 mi
Taos Ski ValleyTaos Ski Valley, NM12,481 ft83%97 mi
Crested ButteCrested Butte, CO12,162 ft74%97 mi

Wolf Creek Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation11,904 ft
Base Elevation10,300 ft
Vertical Drop1,604 ft
(20% Beginner,  45% Intermediate,  35% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,600
Avg. Annual Snowfall430 inches
Wolf Creek Ski Resort Mountain Stats