Skiers and snowboarders in Colorado will have three choices of where to ski or ride this weekend as Wolf Creek Ski Area opens for a sneak peak of the 23013-14 season Saturday and Sunday.
The Southwest Colorado ski area, nestled atop Wolf Creek Pass at 10,500 feet, has already received 28 inches of snowfall this season and currently has a 22-inch settled base depth. Wolf Creek joins Arapahoe Basin, which opened on Sunday (Oct. 13) and Loveland, which opened for the season on Thursday (Oct. 17).
Wolf Creek plans to run the Nova and Bonanza Chairlifts from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. this weekend. Several runs will be groomed for beginner and intermediate skiers and riders, and hike-to terrain will be open to Alberta Peak and Step Bowl with very early season conditions.
Wolf Creek will also offer ski school lessons including the Wolf Pup Program. Ski and snowboard rentals will be available and BoarderDome will be open along with Treasure Sports. Burgers and a limited menu will be served in the Wolf Creek Lodge (upper lodge) as well as drinks from the Pathfinder Bar. Lift tickets will be at the Local Appreciation rate of $38.00 for adults and $22.00 for seniors and children.
While no snow is in the short-term forecast for Wolf Creek, according to OpenSnow.com, skiers and riders can expect sunshine with daytime high temperatures in the low 30s this weekend.
Photo: Fresh turns this week at Wolf Creek Ski Area / Wolf Creek Photo.