Posted on January 31, 2023
When it comes to ski resorts in Colorado, most of the focus centers on the northern part of the state closer to Denver. The bigger names tend to attract the attention. But did you know there was a wonderful spot tucked away in the southwestern section of Colorado that will blow you away? That’s where you’ll find Club Wyndham Pagosa.
Pagosa Springs, Colorado, has a fantastic selection of activities for all four seasons of the year, and skiing in Pagosa Springs is top of the list at Wolf Creek Ski Area. The combination of extensive snowfall (an average of 430 inches a year) due to its location in the San Juan Mountains along with its steep terrain and lack of crowds makes it a perfect spot for skiing and snowboarding.
After all the activity, the spacious timeshares of Club Wyndham Pagosa await. The indoor pool is just the place to unwind, with storage available to leave your ski equipment until your next adventure.
Club Wyndham Pagosa Springs is a unique collection of varying types of accommodations, set on 1,800 acres and about three miles from the town of Pagosa. You’re only about a half-hour from the Pagosa Springs ski slopes at Wolf Creek, and because the resort sits on the banks of the Pinon Lake Reservoir you’ll have amazing fishing available during the warmer months.
Condo-style suites are available in the primary buildings, but there are also low-set, duplex-style accommodations and stand-alone buildings in neighborhood-type settings for even more privacy.
With the Rocky Mountains as your backdrop, the scenery is spectacular. The Durango-La Plata County Airport is the closest airport at about 40 minutes away, but one item of note is that Wyndham recommends the use of a car in order to fully enjoy the experience.
Because popular ski weeks can be difficult to book, the opportunity to buy timeshare in this Pagosa Springs resort is a great way to secure accommodation during your favorite time of the year.
Comfortable, condo-style vacation units are located among several groupings throughout the 1,800 acres of this scenic countryside. These groupings feature varying unit layouts and go by the names:
Units features kitchen facilities to prepare healthy meals and save on dining costs, living room, dining area with a proper dining table, an in-unit washer/dryer, Wi-fi and a balcony or patio to soak up the surroundings.
The one-bedroom suites have the largest range in size, from about 400 square feet in the basic suite all the way to 917 sq. ft. in the Deluxe version in the Teal Landing complex. King-sized beds are in the master bedrooms, while queen-size sleeper sofas allow for an overall capacity of four people. The added space in the larger units is mainly in the living room and dining areas.
Two-bedroom suites go from 1166 square feet in size to 1548 sq. ft. in the lock-off versions in Teal Landing. All have two bathrooms, with king beds in the master, double beds in the second bedroom and sofa bed. Some of the lock-off units have a queen Murphy bed and the capacities range from six to eight people depending on the style of unit.
Teal Landing is the only part of the Club Wyndham Pagosa Springs timeshare complex with three- and four-bedroom units. Three-bedroom suites are 1549 square feet and sleep up to eight between the king beds in two of the bedrooms and two double beds in the third bedroom. Each unit also has two bathrooms with a jetted tub in the master bathroom.
The four-bedroom Presidential suite is a massive 2813 square feet and sleeps 10 with king-sized beds in three of the bedrooms and two double beds in the fourth. Separate dining room, kitchen with stone countertops and an island bench, fireplace and four bathrooms make this the top of the line accommodation option for Pagosa Springs lodging.
While many visitors focus on the Pagosa Springs skiing option at Wolf Creek, there are also cross-country skiing activities onsite at the resort thanks to the expanse of the resort property. During the warmer months, cast a line into the Pinon Lake Reservoir for some lakeside fishing at the resort, go swimming, hiking or try horseback riding.
Pagosa Springs Golf Club is right at the resort so you can easily get in 18 holes under the backdrop of the San Juan Mountains. If you’re more of a tennis enthusiast, choose from the six onsite tennis courts to get in a match or two.
The fitness center lets you get in a good workout, although you may already get enough of a workout after skiing in Pagosa Springs at Wolf Creek.
Go for a swim in the indoor pool or soak in the hot tub at any time of the year, whether it’s after the slopes, a game of volleyball or a hit out on the tennis court. Maybe a game of mini-golf or a game of ping pong in the activity center. The scheduled activities that are part of the “Play Days” activities program will be sure to entertain the kids. For off-site activities, be sure to check with the Concierge to plan out your day.
If we haven’t already mentioned it (and we have!) the Pagosa Springs skiing at Wolf Creek Ski Area is the main reason most of the visitors come in winter to Club Wyndham Pagosa Springs.
With 1600 skiable acres, 77 trails and a base elevation of 10,300 feet, this gem set in the San Juan Mountains can handle as many as 5,700 skiers at capacity with runs for every skill level. Ten lifts can operate ranging from high-speed quads and triple chairlifts to even easier access with rolling conveyors. The site is ready for beginners through to intermediate and advanced skiers.
For cross country skiers and snowshoers, Nordic loops are a complimentary feature of the site with over six miles of cross-country trails in the Alberta Park Area. The level of difficulty ranges from the Red Trail at one mile to the Green Trail (1.5 miles) and the Blue Trail (3.7 miles).
Families looking to ice skate can head over to the Pagosa Multi-Purpose Pavilion, located in town next to South Park. Skate rentals are available but keep in mind this is a volunteer-run operation and most of the opening hours revolve around Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Those with a need for speed can try hoping on a snowmobile. Tour operators in town can provide a fun, guided trip through the backcountry to find those incredible scenic spots that only the locals know about.
After days of Pagosa Springs snowboarding and skiing, a must-do is a visit to the Pagosa Springs hot springs. The Mother Spring aquifer that runs over 1000 feet under the town is legendary for providing one of the best geothermal hot springs experiences in the country. Discovered by the Southern Ute Indian tribe, they named the area Pagosa – which is Ute for “healing waters.” That gives you an idea of just how stimulating these hot springs can be.
Try The Springs Resort, where a day pass gives you access to 25 individual hot springs pools and use of the locker room, with towels and robes available for rent. And because this is more of a wellness center, spa and wellness experiences are top of mind with massages, scrubs, facials and the Magnesium Muscle Melt among the services that will leave you relaxed and refreshed.