Wolf Creek turns 75

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Wolf Creek turns 75

Pitcher family’s engine is still revving for historic ski area near Pagosa Springs

Wolf Creek turns 75

A sign at the Wolf Creek Ski Area base area reads: “No dogs,” but that doesn’t apply to Spencer, resort owners Davey and Rosanne Pitcher’s black Labrador-border collie mix. Spencer is trained to ride the chairlifts. He hops on Rosanne’s lap to board, then launches off the chairlift at a sprint at the top.
Whenever longtime Wolf Creek Ski Area owner Davey Pitcher reflects on his tenure, he thinks of his customers, such as 14-year-old Colton Simon of Creed. “When I start to doubt what I’m doing, I usually go ski, and I see the customers and how much enjoyment they’re getting out of it,” he said. “And that usually fortifies me.”
Wolf Creek ski lodge seen in this 1939 photo.
An early ski trail map of Wolf Creek Ski Area courtesy of Del Norte Historical Society.
Kylie Anderson of Colorado Springs, the 7-year-old daughter of Aaron and Natalie Anderson, and her family celebrated their Thanksgiving holiday at Wolf Creek Ski Area, its 75th anniversary season.
A historic photograph of a ski run at Wolf Creek Ski Area.
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