Wolf Creek, CO Report: Hardpack, Bumps, and Overcast with up to Three Feet of Powder in the Forecast

Dominic Gawel | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
A lot more grooming than usual at Wolf Creek for the holidays. Photo: Sarah Jane Wood

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Report from December 27, 2020

Wolf Creek has some of the best conditions and snowpack in Colorado. The snow wasn’t the best I have skied at Wolf Creek, but still relatively good. Nearly everything was moguled and the bumps provided plenty of fun. The surface was mostly hardpack with some softer spots off of the groomed runs. The resort is 100% open, although some of the extremes could use some more coverage.

The day started out sunny and a storm system started to move in the afternoon. It began snowing around 2:30 PM with little accumulation by the end of the day. They have 22-36 inches of snow in the forecast in the next three days. This will provide a needed refill to keep the conditions prime!

Wolf Creek is busy for the holidays with long rental shop lines, some long lift lines, and crowded parking.  Despite the crowds, the waits were short and the Alberta, Elma, and Charity Jane lifts had no lines. Once again, Wolf Creek proves to hold up to being a skier’s mountain and having the “Most Snow in Colorado.”

Horseshoe Bowl. Photo: Dominic Gawel

I timed a ride with the snowcat out to Horseshoe Bowl perfectly. The bowl was mostly crud and provided some fun charging. The mountain’s relatively deep base depth is evident in comparison to other resorts. The storm coming in tonight will freshen it up nicely.

Snow Numbers: 

Wolf Creek Snow Report. Photo: Wolf Creek

Weather Forecast:

Weather Forecast for Wolf Creek on 12/27/2020. Photo: NOAA

Photos:

Horseshoe Bowl Snowcat. Photo: Dominic Gawel
Knife Ridge Staircase. Photo: Dominic Gawel
The infamous Knife Ridge. Photo: Dominic Gawel
Bare spots from avalanche control in the Waterfall Area.
Treasure Stoke Chairlift. Photo: Dominic Gawel
Horseshoe Bowl snowcat. Photo: Dominic Gawel

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