So this was my 2nd Colorado trip ever, this time it was with my east coast ski buddies; Bennett and Bruce, a snowboarder (and myself). We researched and went in which was typically the snowiest week of the year, of course with our luck it hadnt snowed in days when we finally got to the creek.
So we landed in Denver on Saturday at around midnight, got our rental car, checked in a hotel, and got ready for the 3 or so hr dive. So we woke up sunday morning, loaded up on some recreational party accessories, got some biker jims dogs and hit the road. After a wonderful ride through the Rocky Mountains and cattle ranch after cattle ranch, we finally crested the mountains and took the long winding road down to Pagosa Springs.
After plenty of reccomendations from Anachronism we found the best bar/restaurant (Riff Raff Brewery, their Lamb Burger was so good I got it 2 out of the 3 days we were there) and breakfast burrito spot in this beautiful picturesque town with an outdoor hockey rink right in the center of town, which was only 15-20mins away from the mountain.
Now on to the skiing, me and my buddies are mainly tree skiiers/boarder so we look for places with great glades, we dont need apres ski, fancy bars, ski on ski off accomodations or that jazz. We want great untouched skiing, and short lift lines,and that is what Wolf Creek is all about, I dont want to give up all of the secrets, but the waterfall area is amazing and the whole left side of the mountain (when standing at the base looking at the peak) is just untouched deep woods skiing that keeps snow days after the last snowfall. When I say waist to chest deep powder, I mean this stuff is dEEP and light, pretty much the exact opposite of what we're used to on the east coast. It was arguably the best tree skiing we've ever had the opportunity to rip up, it was so secluded and I feel like we never saw anyone on the mountain other than the lift line operators, then again we only ski weekdays.
Other than being so far from Denver and so secluded (there arent really any other mountains within a close drive) this place is amazing and if you're looking 1 mountain in a beautiful little mountain town and are a big fan of tree skiing then WC is for you. This is def a mountain we are going to return to