An Amazing Opening Weekend at Wolf Creek

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 11, 2011 11:04 am

It was a big couple of days in Wolf Creek during their surprise opening this past weekend. Over 1,500 skiers and snowboarders made it out for their first lift rides of the season at the Southern Colorado resort. The excitement in the air was almost palatable, with some snow enthusiasts arriving to the resort the night before to sleep in their cars! Who could blame them? With October storms leading to some of the earliest ski days in Colorado history — its better than Christmas!

The riders were whooping it up on the slopes raving about how great the snow was. There was a lot to be excited about after a fresh eight inches dropped Friday night, adding to the 3 feet that accumulated throughout the week. The resort’s official depth was 35 inches at the summit, and 32 at the midway point. Overall there has been 44 inches of snow to date, which is the most legit conditions for an early-October season you could ever imagine.

There were three lifts open, along with the infamous Alberta Peak and the adjoining Step Bowl. The slopes well covered for a unanimously fantastic weekend that stretched into the Columbus Day Holiday. Talk about perfect timing!

Wolf Creek is going to take a short hiatus to collect themselves after all the weekend excitement, and will be set to reopen this upcoming weekend, Saturday the 15th – Sunday the 16th. Then, we’ll just have to see where the season goes from there! Any bets?