Thanks to two feet of new snow from last weekend's storm, Colorado's Wolf Creek Ski Area is the first area to open in Colorado, albeit, under strict COVID-19 protocol.
Wolf Creek announced Wednesday's opening hortly after receiving approval from the Silver Thread Health District for the pre-season COVID-19 plan. The weekend storm was welcomed after such dry early fall, dropping temperatures and topping off the slopes with a storm total of 24 inches.
For Wednesday's opening, Treasure, Bonanza, and Nova chairs will be operating through Sunday, November 1. The November operations schedule will be determined by Sunday, November 1. Conditions are powder and packed powder with very early season obstacles; approximately 600 acres will be open with a number of major trails open from top to bottom. Alberta Peak, Step Bowl, parts of Montezuma Bowl, and Boundary Bowl will open pending evaluation of Wolf Creek Ski Patrol. More terrain will be available as more manpower comes on-line. The hours of operations are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
No amenities will be offered to visitors except lifts and restrooms, so there will be no food service, indoor seating areas, ski school or rentals.
For lift tickets and COVID-19 operational procedures, please visit WolfCreekSki.com.