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|
|Beaver Creek||Nov. 25|
|Copper Mountain||Nov. 30|
|Crested Butte||Nov. 25|
|Echo Mountain||Nov. 27|
|Granby Ranch||Dec. 11|
|Howelson Hill||Nov. 28|
|Kendall Mountain||Dec. 12|
|Loveland Ski Area||Early November|
|Monarch Mountain||Nov. 20|
|Silverton||Heli Ski Nov. 25 Guided Dec. 26|
|Winter Park||Nov. 18|
|Wolf Creek||Now Open|