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Wolf Creek Ski Area officially opens for the 2020 season with more resorts to follow

Samuel Bricker Wolf Creek Ski Area
Posted at 4:52 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 08:25:59-04

Wolf Creek Ski Area officially opened Wednesday, ahead of schedule thanks to a snowstorm over the weekend. The ski area is located in the San Juan mountain region east of Pagosa Springs. They received 24 inches of snow during the storm Sunday through Monday.

This storm was vital for Colorado ski areas that have struggled to get snow so far this fall.

Davey Pitcher, the CEO and President of Wolf Creek Ski Area says "I was expecting continuing drought for a while, so we are very pleased and relieved..." with this recent snow.

Pitcher also notes that Wolf Creek often sees early snow and a lot of snow naturally, so they see October opening dates about 40-50% of the time.

Wolf Creek Ski Area will be open through the weekend, close on November 2-3, and then they will open 7 days a week starting November 4.

2020 Ski Area Expected Opening Dates

Arapahoe Basin Early November
Aspen Mountain Nov. 26
Aspen Highlands Dec. 12
ButtermilkDec. 18
Beaver CreekNov. 25
BreckenridgeNov. 3
CooperDec. 9
Copper MountainNov. 30
Crested ButteNov. 25
Echo MountainNov. 27
Eldora Nov. 23
Granby RanchDec. 11
Howelson HillNov. 28
Kendall MountainDec. 12
KeystoneNov. 6
Loveland Ski AreaEarly November
Monarch MountainNov. 20
PowerderhornNov. 27
PurgatoryNov. 21
SilvertonHeli Ski Nov. 25 Guided Dec. 26
SnowmassNov. 26
SteamboatNov. 21
SunlightDec. 11
TellurideNov. 26
VailNov. 20
Winter ParkNov. 18
Wolf CreekNow Open