Formally known as Nordic Valley, Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort is sometimes referred to as Wolf Mountain. This master planned, mountain resort community is a family-friendly resort offering many learn to ski areas. Designed specifically for beginners, the Wolfdeedo Double Chair provides access to one of the best beginner slopes in Utah. The Howling Wolf Double Chair takes skiers to the top of the mountain where they will find a gentle two-mile trial for beginner to intermediate skiers and riders. The Wolf's Lair Terrain Park has twenty features that will appeal to beginner through advanced freeriders.
Recently under new ownership, several mountain improvement have already been made including: adding a state of the art snowmaking machine that covers sixty percent of the terrain, landscape improvements to the beginner hill for better drainage and enhanced environment. The Terrain Park has a longer run and there is a new Learning Center Yurt and Kids Zone that offers lessons and programs to children.
With an emphasis on family fun, there are specials every weeknight and programs for everyone in the family. This resort claims the largest night skiing area with one hundred percent of the mountain being lighted. They advertise that skiers and riders can ski for as little as $10 a person and that their lessons are the most affordable in the Rockies.
Additional winter activities include Hot Air Ballooning, Snowshoe Photography Tour, Geo-Caching, and Scavenger Hunt Adventure Tour on Snowshoes, Snowmobile rentals, Sleigh Rides, Ice Fishing and Heli Skiing.
The resort is in Eden, fifteen miles northeast of Ogden, or 49 miles north of Salt Lake. Located an hour from Salt Lake City International Airport, to get to the mountain from Salt Lake City take I -15 North to Exit 324 - Highway 89/84. Follow Highway 89 ten miles to the junction of I -84 and go East on I-84 toward Morgan/Evanston, WY. Take the first exit, Exit 92 - Mountain Green/Stoddard. Turn left at the stop sign, traveling under the freeway and then turning right on the frontage road, which parallels the freeway. Go two miles and turn left just after the Sinclair Oil Gas Station onto Trappers Loop Road (Rte. 167). Follow all the way up and over the hill approximately ten miles until the road terminates at Pineview Lake. Turn left onto Hwy. 39 West and follow approximately 2 miles along the banks of Pineview. Follow 39 up to the Dam at the west end of Pineview and turn left on Rte. 158, heading over the dam. Travel on Rte. 158 for four miles until the road forks near a trailhead parking lot. Bear left following the sign to Liberty until you come to a four-way stop. Turn left onto Highway 162 and travel two miles to the Wolf Mountain sign, and then turn left. At the first yield sign, take a final left and travel approx. half a mile until you see the Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort driveway on your right.
Wolf Creek Ski Resort Statistics:
Ski-able acres - 110
Annual Snowfall - 300 inches
Elevation at the top - 6400 Feet
Elevation at the bottom - 5440 Feet
Vertical Drop - 960 Feet
Lifts - 1Triple, 2 Double chairlifts, 1 Magic Carpet
Beginners - 30 percent
Intermediate - 40 percent
Advanced - 30 percent
Night skiing - Yes, 7 days a week
Season - Late November through early April depending on conditions
Hours - 9am to 9pm
Ski School - Yes. The Learning Center (Professional Ski Instructors of America School)
This resort offers options for adventure year round. In winter its covered with snow, and in summer its blanketed in wildflowers. When the snow is gone, you can hike, take one of the guided tours or utilize the championship golf course. You can fly fish, go horseback riding, take a guided 4x4 adventure tour, a family pirate tour, or take a Hot Air Balloon ride. There are mountain biking trails and guided tours. You can take tennis lessons or go white water rafting and kayaking. There is a Chuck Wagon dinner.
Available lodging at Wolf Creek includes fully furnished, freestanding luxury homes or condominium in a community meant to be reminiscent of a Swiss alpine village. Lodging includes full access to resort amenities including championship golf, restaurants, lounge and bar, outdoor pools, spa, and concierge shuttle service. Other amenities, like daily maid and grocery service, activity scheduling or banquet catering and special events can be arranged.
February 2008 reviewer said, "Wolf Creek is usually my 1st stop during my annual ski week. On arrival day, I cannot get on the slopes until the afternoon. Add to this the fact that I just need to knock off the rust, and Wolf Creek is the ideal spot. I can get a cheap lift ticket and ski until 9pm.''