Wolf Creek Ski Area in Colorado opens for the 2012-2013 ski season Wednesday, Nov. 14.
A storm dumped a quality 20 inches and brought cold temperatures, providing Wolf Creek with excellent early season skiing. Wolf Creek is reporting an 18-inch base of all natural snow.
On Wednesday, Treasure, Bonanza, Nova and the Magic Carpet (Wolf Pup lift) will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday, Raven, the detachable quad lift, will open along with the Raven‘s Nest Restaurant. The traditional beginner and intermediate trails will be open, as well as a variety of expert terrain including Treasure Falls, Prospector Ridge, Boundary Bowl, parts of Alberta Peak and Montezuma Bowl. Conditions are powder and packed powder, with early season obstacles.
The ski school will be available for group and private lessons as well as Wolf Pup classes starting at 10 a.m. Ski and snowboard rentals will be open, along with the Wolf Creek Lodge, the main day lodge, serving lunch and snacks; the Pathfinder Bar will also be open.
Until further notice, lift tickets will be at the Local Appreciation rate of $35 for adults and $20 for seniors and children. No ID is required.
On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Prospector Grill will open with the Base Camp building following on Tuesday.