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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-2009, 07:43 PM
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Need Wolf Creek Low Down........

Already booked a two day trip for President's weekend to Southern CO. That said looking to hit up Wolf Creek and already have started our prayors to the snow Gods that it gets dumoed on for our visit!!!

Hoping someone out there could give a good review of the runs, which are best, where are some good intermidiate drops, local etc... Basically some good local type advice. We are all mountain riders here on the Ice Coast so although the runs are less intense we can ride ice with the best of them!!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-03-2009, 10:24 AM
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The mountain is pretty easy to read. As you look at the mountain from the base area, the stuff to the left get's more advanced to expert. The stuff on the right is generally the easier terrain. It snows down there a lot. So you probably have a good of a chance as anywhere on hitting great conditions.
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Wolfie is one of my favorites though its only good for one thing and that's tree skiing. If you would rather hit groomers or park you should look to visit Durango mountain or telluride. Wolf creek does get the most snow in Colorado so there is a good chance that there will be powder to be found somewhere on the mountain, specifically on the hike to horse shoe bowl. also expect it to be outrageously crowded that week end as every church in texas will be sending a white van full of people to muck up the slopes in southern Colorado. (you'll see what I mean...)
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Well we hit Wolf Creek this past Thursday Friday and Saturday and we were blown away. Our usual mountains being from the East are Burke in Vt and Jack Frost in the Poconos. Needless to say we are very familiar with ice. We were totally unprepared for the dumpage of snow that is Wolf Creek. They received ~ 40 inches a few days before we arrived and the powder and just sheer amount of snow was unreal.

For our first run we hit a bowl. Jumped into it as if it were a normal run in the East and buried my board and myself up to my waist in snow!!!! Crazy. Had the pleasure of learning to climb out of that stuff (not fun) and then hammer runs from then on out.

Took a while to get used to riding with that much snow. Had to really get my center and read the terrain. The great thing was you could really let it all out with little consequences or I should say with less consequences than sliding down the face of an ice wall in the East. Several times on drops through the trees I let the board nose dive and of course did a front flip or cart wheel.

All in all a real eye opener for an Ice Coaster. All I can say to those of you who live in the Rockies is F You. I am jealous as hell!

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