October 7, 2011
Never mind that the guy in this photo looks like he might have wandered off from the Pagosa Springs Senior Center, he's shredding Wolf Creek Ski Area. You could join him this weekend when the southern Colorado slope opens up for the 2011-12 winter season.
Wolf Creek is opening this Saturday and Sunday after receiving 36 inches of new snow. This early opening is a record breaker for Wolf Creek, with the prior earliest opening being October 27, 2006.
Wolf Creek is reporting a midway base of 27 inches with 30 inches at the summit. Early season conditions do exist.
Local appreciation rates of $33 will be extended to all adults; seniors, (65 and older) and children (12 and under) are $19.
Treasure, Bonanza and Nova Lifts will be operating from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., servicing a variety of beginner, intermediate and expert terrain including Alberta Face and Treasure Falls.
The ski school will be offering both group and private lessons for adults and the Wolf Pup program is open to children ages 5 through 8. The ski and board rentals will open as well as Treasure Sports. Wolf Creek Lodge, the main day lodge will be serving lunch and snacks; the Pathfinder Bar will be open for drinks.
Accommodations can be found in the towns of Pagosa Springs and South Fork, Colorado.
For more, visit www.wolfcreekski.com.