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Date Monday  2/3/2014
End Date Friday  2/7/2014
Group Denver
Event Title Wolf Creek backcountry skiing - canceled
Start Time 10:30 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Candace Winkle
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult II
Trail Mileage 15
Elevation Gain 6000
Driving Distance 500


Meet at Wooly Mammoth parking lot, the section across from the Conoco gas station.

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Contact leader with questions, e-mail preferred.



The Wolf Creek backcountry is known for its early season snowfalls and powdery backcountry snow.  We will stay in South Fork and ski the backcountry near Wolf Creek.  Drive on Monday, ski Tues/Wed/Thurs, return Friday.  Mileage and elevation gain are estimated over the course of 3 days of skiing and may not be distributed evenly between the days.  We may run a car shuttle in one area where the rise is about 600' and the downhill portion is 2000'.


  1. Shared fuel for driving
  2. Shared or single lodging (about $35 shared/$50 single per night X 4 nights)
  3. Meals.  Leader will attempt to find lodging with cooking facilities or at least microwave/fridge so you can save $$$ on food.


There is a grocery store in town so you can buy groceries when you arrive.  If we don't want to ski one day or part of a day, there may be an option to drive over to Pagosa Springs and enjoy the  hot springs.  

Lodging will probably be here, leader will take care of reservations.



Required gear:

  • Avalanche beacon, probe, shovel
  • AT, Randonee, Telemark skis or split boards
  • Climbing skins

A deposit will be required to hold your spot/motel room.  Once you sign up, instructions for payment will be sent (after the holidays).  If you want to room with someone specifically, please indicate that in the notes when you sign up or send an e-mail.

Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.