WOLF CREEK — Just in time for Spring Break a large winter storm system hit the San Juan Mountains and made for excellent skiing conditions at Wolf Creek over the weekend bringing the end of the season to a near-perfect close.
According to co-owner Rosanne Pitcher the 2020-2021 ski season was “the best we could ask for.”
As the only ski resort in Colorado to open on time for the 2020-2021 ski season, Wolf Creek was not only blessed with epic snow totals, but it was also navigated the difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and will go down in the history books for the resort.
“We had excellent conditions early in the season with snowstorms bringing much-needed moisture to the San Juan Mountains. We had dedicated employees who navigated through the season abiding by state and local guidelines wearing masks for up to eight hours and sometimes longer during the day. We really couldn’t be prouder to have the employees we do, and they have all done really well,” said Pitcher.
Pitcher stated that on March 14, the resort saw just under 3,000 people who ventured out into winter weather conditions to hit the slopes and just over 4,200 people on Monday, March 15.
“A lot of our customers are hardy people,” Pitcher said. “They are prepared for those conditions and are just happy to have the chance to get out and ski. We love that we have that customer base and are grateful to all of them for helping us get through this difficult year. They’re just excited to be here and for the chance to enjoy a day of skiing.”
For the past several weeks, the resort required all ticket sales to be reserved beforehand online and though there were some initial difficulties with the online sales during the holiday season, the resort worked out the kinks and was back on track in time for Spring Break.
“We had some technical difficulties around Christmas but after we worked those out, we were pleased with how things ran during Spring Break,” Pitcher said. “Now that Spring Break is coming to an end, we have started opening onsite ticket sales in the afternoons, just in case some people just wander off the beaten path to come ski. All in all, everything has worked out great.”
With another storm system forecasted for Southern Colorado later this week, the resort hopes to end the season after the Easter holiday but may decide to keep things open on the weekends if snow conditions remain decent.
“This time of year, is hard to navigate just because of the warmer days and colder nights, we have to monitor snow conditions and make sure that they are good enough for skiing. We may decide to stay open for as long as possible on the weekends only until snow conditions change,” Pitcher said.
For more information or to book a last-minute, late-season ticket visit, www.wolfcreekski.com.