Wolf Creek Ski Area Now Open for Weekend Skiing and Riding

Submitted by CSCUSA Staff on Fri, 10/12/2018 - 14:56

Wolf Creek First Ski Area to Open in the United States; Race to Open Continuously for the 2018-19 Season Ongoing

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Photo Credit: Wolf Creek Ski Area, Christian Murdock

Click here for high res photos: Wolf Creek Opening Day.
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Wolf Creek Ski Area, Colo. – October 13, 2018 – Wolf Creek Ski Area opened today, Saturday, October 13, for the first chairlift-served runs of the 2018-19 ski season. At 9 a.m. Wolf Creek’s Treasure Stoke, Bonanza and Nova lifts began spinning, delivering skiers and riders to beginner, intermediate and advanced runs with a 22-inch base of powder and packed powder. Wolf Creek is currently operating on Saturdays and Sundays.

Colorado has received significant early season snowfall this October, allowing Wolf Creek to open for weekend skiing and riding after this week’s storms brought in over 30 inches of snow. Snow has blanketed ski areas across the state, giving Coloradans an early taste of the winter season with double-digit snow totals. More snow is in the forecast through the weekend, along with favorable snowmaking conditions that have prompted several Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member ski areas to begin snowmaking for the 2018-19 season.

“The early season snow is exciting for skiers and riders who have been waiting for the winter season,” said Melanie Mills, president and CEO of Colorado Ski Country. “With Wolf Creek open for weekend skiing and riding, we’re looking forward to more Colorado ski areas opening for the season in the coming weeks and months with new lifts, terrain expansions, new dining experiences and other offerings ready for guests to Colorado’s ski areas.”

Colorado is poised to be the first state to have a ski area open continuously for the 2018-19 season with both Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and Loveland Ski Area, located high on Colorado’s Continental Divide, taking advantage of the recent snowfall and cooler temperatures to make snow and prepare their slopes for the season. Both ski areas are targeting opening dates in mid-to-late October.

Links to resort webcams:

Arapahoe Basin http://bit.ly/1GNjD7l

Aspen Highlands http://bit.ly/2fMbDYj

Aspen Mountain http://bit.ly/1GiRPHE

Buttermilk http://bit.ly/2fol9R2

Cooper http://bit.ly/2RE5JLX

Copper Mountain http://bit.ly/2fD7iZX

Eldora Mountain Resort http://bit.ly/2zlpt09

Granby Ranch http://bit.ly/2EWCTCR

Loveland Ski Area http://bit.ly/2g3WF0E

Monarch Mountain http://bit.ly/2g5iGwn

Powderhorn http://bit.ly/1LMoa5T

Purgatory Resort http://bit.ly/2fMfsg6

Snowmass http://bit.ly/1P4XOSK

Steamboat http://bit.ly/2g3IY3Z

Sunlight Mountain Resort http://bit.ly/2fMemkP

Telluride Ski Resort http://bit.ly/2eNN5RX

Winter Park Resort http://bit.ly/2g3DTsF

Wolf Creek Ski Area http://bit.ly/2zo5xd2

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