Wolf Creek Ski Area, CO, Installing Chairlift to Serve New Beginner Area

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The new chairlift for Wolf Creek Ski Area. Credit: Resort Facebook

Peter Landsman of LiftBlog reports that Wolf Creek Ski Area, CO, is building a new chairlift to serve new beginner terrain.

Although the resort has officially announced nothing, a teaser was posted on social media yesterday, so an official announcement won’t be long.

The project was approved by the Forest Service four weeks ago, and work began immediately.

Wolf Creek announced its 10-20 year Master Plan in 2012, which, among many other things, lays out plans to “Upgrade and expand skier support and operational facilities in order to improve the quality of the recreational experience commensurate with existing and future visitation,” and to “Improve Intermediate-level developed skiing opportunities.”

Wolf Creek Ski Area is in southwest Colorado on the Wolf Creek Pass between Pagosa Springs and South Fork. It is best known for receiving more average annual snowfall than any other resort in Colorado, at about 430 inches per year.

Its top elevation is 11,904 feet, with 1,604 vertical feet of skiing. Its 133 runs are split into 20% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 25% Advanced, and 20% Expert. Currently, ten lifts (three High-Speed Quad, one Quad chair, two Triple chairs, one Double chair, two Magic Carpets, and one High-Speed Poma Lift) serve 1,600 acres of terrain.

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Wolf Creek trail map

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