Wolf Creek Ski Area ranked in top 10 by Forbes


Staff Writer

Forbes Magazine last week placed Wolf Ski Resort in their “Top 10 Ski Resorts in the United States for 2013.”

The author of the article, Christopher Steiner, explains that this top 10 list ranks only one thing: awesomeness.

“Again, we rank awesomeness and awesomeness only,” Steiner writes. “If you want to find out what ski resort has the best hot chocolate and marshmallow bar, you’ll find that list elsewhere. If you want the hard facts on what ski mountain gives you the best possibility of a soul-moving experience on and off the snow, then you need ranking based on our Pure Awesomeness Factor (PAF).”

Wolf Creek ties for number 10 on the list with Colorado’s Arapaho Basin. Both ski areas came in with a PAF score of 80. Steiner touts the great powder of Wolf Creek and writes, “If it had more vertical and steeps, (it) would be one of the legendary ski destinations of the world.”

The article gives credit to Wolf Creek for consistently receiving the best snow in Colorado “by a big margin,” as well as for having great green chili, an important staple for any southwest destination.

The top one through nine ski resorts according to their PAF scores are: 1. Jackson Hole, Wyo. 2. Alta and Snowbird, Utah. 3. Telluride. 4. Vail. 5. Park City, Deer Valley and The Canyons, Utah. 6. Squaw Valley and Alpine, Calif. 7. Silverton Mountain. 8. Brighton and Solitude, Utah. 9. Big Sky, Mont.