Wolf Creek Ski
The AppleLodge is about a 40 minute drive from Wolf Creek Ski Area. It is located on the “East Side” of Wolf Creek Pass, which means that a lot of the time you can still get to the ski area when the “West Side” closes due to weather/avalanche problems. The AppleLodge is the perfect place for your Wolf Creek Ski vacation headquarters. There are places to get your skis on the way to the ski area in South Fork or at the ski area itself. There are also several eating options at the slopes, in South Fork, or in Del Norte. Give us a call 1-888-56APPLE. We would be happy to help you plan your ski adventure. We can also recommend places for snowmobile rentals if that’s more your style.
The following is an excerpt from the Wolf Creek Ski web site:
Wolf Creek 2009 – 2010
Wolf Creek Ski Area is celebrating 70 years of great powder skiing this 2009 – 2010 ski season! Since 1939, Wolf Creek has grown naturally with both ups and downs, yet still prevails in an industry that continually challenges and changes.
The skiing on Wolf Creek Pass began with a group of ski enthusiasts in Alamosa who were interested in skiing and found that Wolf Creek Pass offered “all kinds of ski slopes to all kinds of skiers”. The San Luis Valley Ski association established a small ski tow and warming cabin, “financed by popular subscription and memberships into the club”. With reliably excellent conditions and changes in ownership, incredible improvements have continued to the present time.
Since 1976, owners, Kingsbury and Charity Jane Pitcher, along with family members, have offered a great product at a great price. A passion for the sport of skiing is shown in the management style and a respect to bring the mountain experience to every walk of life is a mission.
In continuing with that tradition, Wolf Creek Ski Area’s lift ticket and season pass prices will remain the same as last season! Wolf Creek makes every attempt at keeping skiing affordable to the general public especially during these economically tight times. Fourteen “Local Appreciation Days,” specially priced days open to all guests – no ID is required ($31.00 Adult all lift ticket, $18.00 for Seniors and Children), have been scheduled throughout the busy season.
The Raven Building, at mid-mountain, will be in full swing this season, with its’ state-of-the-art water free, composting restrooms. Not only does Wolf Creek have a reputation for excellent deep snow but both full service cafeterias are known for their delicious homemade menu items including: a gourmet salad bar, fabulous burgers, hot daily specials, green and red chili stews, soups, Frito pies, and wonderful desserts.
Seven lifts operate at Wolf Creek daily from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Extended operating hours over holiday periods are a part of the special services program that many guests utilize and enjoy – these times are posted in the ticket office and on the website. The ski patrol is comprised of a friendly and professional staff; the ski school offers an extensive array of lessons, both group and private.
The rental department at Wolf Creek has added 50 new sets of skis, snowboards and boots to its’ already great inventory of equipment. Ski and board tuning, as well as, free overnight storage is available for renters. The Wolf Creek rental staff is certified and trained to fit for top comfort and performance.
Treasure Sports offers stylish and functional ski and board wear for all ages. Many other items are available such as goggles, sunglasses, sunscreen, hats, gloves and more. Snowboards, snowboard boots and bindings can be purchased at great prices in Noel Sports. Other amenities include a picnic building for guests bringing their own lunches and free parking with free parking shuttles.
For the fourth consecutive year, Wolf Creek continues to purchase 100% of its power usage from a wind power supplier for both winter and summer operations. “Share the ride, Share the fun”, a free online car pool service will be available again this ski season. This program matches up skiers and boarders coming from anywhere, USA to the powdery slopes of Wolf Creek. “Share the ride, Share the fun” can be found here.