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New Year at Wolf Creek, CO

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We headed to went to Wolf Creek in Southern CO, arriving on a stormy powder day on January 1st.In total, it snowed 15 inches Wink. Odd little place but full of great skiing. The hill doesn't have great vertical, but is expansive and broad, creating lots of terrain, much of it gladed. The ridges at the top of the lifts provide some steeps, and then there's generally flat-ish runouts where you can find a tree line and have lots of fun, especially in pow. The Alberta Chair on the far (lookers) left serves some great. wild terrain. there were never lines at this chair as there isn't really any easy ways down. You can also get to the Waterfall chutes, which are seriously steep and fun.

 

New Years Day was a big storm day, making crowds very lite and vis limited. It slowly cleared by late afternoon, and the next day was bluebird and cold. This brought out a lot more people, meaning 5-10 minute lines at most chairs (except the Alberta). We used the singles line, and still found lots of pow on a superb, sunny ski day.

 

We stayed at South Fork, which as a local described it, is the 'town that time forgot', so dining/drinking options were limited. To one bar - Ramons Mexican was luckily decent. We also met more Texans than I think I did in a week in Dallas. When you look at a map, it makes sense Wink

Pics at

https://gortonator.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/a-tale-of-two-powder-says-at-wolf-creek/

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I like how you roll Gortonator! Get on a plane and have a great ski experience.
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