January 10, 2008
80" in Past Week at Wolf Creek, CO
Wolf Creek is reporting 80" from the latest storm system. I am leaving on Friday afternoon with Tim, Erich, someone I have yet to meet, and young Jacob for a weekend of pow on Alberta.
I will say it again, Wolf Creek is an untouched gem. Sick snow that is almost as frequent and plentiful as Alta in Utah. Fairly isolated and no real base area, but that means no crowds and powder that lasts weeks before getting completely tracked. Alberta is one of my favorite places anywhere to ski. Glades and just steep enough. Waterfall is almost as good and it is sick steep. Treasure's face provides an excellent descent.
My only complaint about Wolf Creek is that their marketing manager, Roseanne, completely blew me and my 5 readers off when I called her for an interview about the Raven Lift that they just built last year. Like I do not exist. Like the Interwebamagiggy is fun for things like online poker and porn, but serious journalists are never "bloggers", and she didn't even know what a "blogger" was. I guess that is what happens when you live in a town of 2,000 in rural Southwestern Colorado. So here I am doing PR for a resort that doesn't even think I exist. Talking about 450" of snow per year, the most in Colorado. Talking about great glade skiing and no lift lines. And paying my own way instead of having them say "Hey, Justin, thanks for all the work creating buzz. Here are a couple lift tickets on the house." Again, this is similar to the issues that I had with Brian Head in December until I finally got ahold of Ron Burgess.
Posted by Justin at January 10, 2008 01:46 PM
I drove up from Santa Fe on Tuesday. The west side of the pass was closed due to avalanche, so there was no one there. Alberta lift had been closed while they were doing snow maintenance. So basically I got there at 10am (drive took 5 hours instead of the usual 3) and rode 60" untracked on the entire south side all day long. Wish I could go this weekend, but I'm still pretty lucky to be 30 mins off the ski area here in town which got a good 30" out of the storm.
Posted by: Gabe da Silveira at January 11, 2008 03:12 PM