Wolf Creek Utah: A Huffington Post Travel Ski Resort Guide
01/09/2012 12:40 pm ET
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Wolf Creek Utah is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts Huffington Post Travel offers our guide to Wolf Creek, featuring all the key information snow lovers need to know before they hit the slopes.
Wolf Creek Utah is about one hour from Salt Lake City and 25 minutes from Ogden. Dedicated to family fun, the ski area provides adventures in the tiny town of Eden but is only part of the draw to Wolf Creek. Guests will enjoy panoramic views of the mountain while skiing down well-groomed slopes that are open from November through May. With an average of 350 inches of snowfall each year, Wolf Creek is sure to have fresh powder throughout the ski season.
The base elevation at Wolf Mountain is 5,500 feet and the summit elevation is 6,500 feet. The ski area has a 1,000-foot vertical drop included in its 100 acres of skiable area. Wolf Creek offers a variety of runs for beginners, intermediate skiers and the most advanced guests. The longest run at Wolf Creek is 1,600 feet long. In addition to an abundance of natural snow, Wolf Creek also has 60 percent snowmaking capability to keep guests on the slopes supplied with plenty of powder.
Trails And Lifts
There are 16 trails at Wolf Creek -- 20 percent of them are for beginners and 50 percent are for more intermediate skiers and snowboarders; the remaining trails are more difficult. The ski area has four lifts to carry guests to the top of the mountain, including a Magic Carpet for beginners, one triple chair and two double chairs. Wolf Creek offers guests nighttime skiing opportunities and access to the Wolf's Lair Terrain Park. The terrain park boasts 20 acres of well-groomed practice areas.
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While Wolf Creek Utah does not host annual ski or snowboard races, there are other annual events that draw guests during warmer months. The resort hosts Music in the Mountains, an annual summer event that provides live music ranging from the symphony to country. The Wolf Creek Foundation, a nonprofit, sponsors events to help support deployed soldiers and their families. Wolf Creek has invited more than 1,500 families since 2006 to enjoy what the mountain has to offer.
All-day lift tickets are priced from $35 to $37 for adults and from $22 to $24 for children. Morning and night tickets are $20 to $30 for adults and $14 to $20 for children. Season passes start at $195 for students and cost up to $798 for a family pass. Skiing or snowboard group lessons range from $29 to $65 and $60 for private lessons. Lessons are also offered to children starting at $75.
Several restaurants are located in nearby Eden with casual cuisines such as barbecue, burgers and sandwiches. Guests may enjoy a trip to the Snowy Mountain Sheep Creamery, where handcrafted cheeses are made and sold. Nearby Ogden has shopping along its historic 25th Street, which includes several specialty stores. Guests can stay in Eden in a fully furnished condo with close access to the slopes. During warmer months, Wolf Creek Utah guests have access to the resort's beautiful lake and 18-hole golf course.
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