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Monday, March 27, 2017

16.17 Winter Comes to an End / Let Spring Begin

The chairs stopped turning at 5pm Sunday, March 26 to conclude the 16.17 Winter Season.  Thank you to everyone who came out to support us and enjoy winter!  

Now on to the next season - SPRING!

The Mountain Park will be open Saturdays & Sundays thru April with Canopy Tours, Gem Mining, Archery and the ever-popular mountain coaster.  

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, March 27, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Snowmaking Update / Spring Carnival Weekend

Snowmaking Overnight

The Mountain Ops Team fired up the snow guns at 10pm, Wednesday, March 22!  They turned 1 million gallons of water in 6 acre feet of snow on Squirrel Cage and The Face last night.

Daily Operations

Wisp Resort is open daily from 9am - 5pm as long as the snow allows. 

Spring Carnival Weekend

Gather the family and come clown around on the mountain for a fun themed weekend with Spring Carnival!  Step right up to buy your 'All Access Pass' for ONLY $29 per day on Saturday & Sunday, March 25 -26 which includes unlimited skiing/riding, snow tubing and mountain coaster rides from 9am - 5pm each day.  Season Pass Holders receive the 'All Access Pass' for no additional cost.  Plus, in the Big Top McHenry Lodge, there will be music, games and your favorite carnival food and drinks all weekend long!  

Lodging Special

Stay slopeside at The Lodge at Wisp for only $89 per night!  You'll be smack-dab in the middle of all the action.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, November 20, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Winter Continues at Wisp Resort

Thanks to everyone who came out for a fun Life's a Beach re-opening weekend!  

Ski / Ride Operations

We plan to continue ski operations daily from 9am - 5pm as weather and conditions allow.  Lift tickets are $29 each and a lift ticket and rental equipment package is only $39.  All skier / rider services are based out of the lower level of the McHenry Lodge. Check the Daily Mountain Report for trail openings and the Hours of Operation for services, shopping and dining schedules.

Mountain Park

The Mountain Park will re-open next Saturday & Sunday, March 25 - 26 with Snow Tubing and the Mountain Coaster, weather and conditions permitting.  The 'All Access Pass' will once again be just $29 for unlimited skiing, snow tubing and mountain coaster.  Season Pass Holders receive the All Access Pass for no additional cost.  Pass Holders should visit the Mountain Park to sign a release waiver and receive a ticket for Snow Tubing and the Mountain Coaster.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, November 20, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Life's a Beach Weekend at Wisp

With over 11 inches of natural snow and 65 hours of snowmaking this week, Wisp Resort is raring to open for the 'Life's a Beach' Weekend, Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19.  An All Access Pass for skiing / riding from 9am - 5pm, unlimited Snow Tubing and unlimited Mountain Coaster rides is ONLY $29.  Wisp Resort 16.17 Season Pass Holders receive the 'All Access' for no additional cost!  

Terrain & Hours

Chair 2 or 3 will operate to mid-station from 9am - 5pm with Grouse, Boulder, Squirrel Cage, The Face and Central Park.  Additional natural snow-covered terrain could potentially open.  

The Mountain Park will operate from 9am - 5pm for Snow Tubing and the Mountain Coaster.  All Guests need to visit the Mountain Park Ticket Counter and sign a release form to get their tubing and coaster access.

Stay tuned to the Daily Mountain Report for information.

Beachin' Lodging Special

Stay slopeside at The Lodge at Wisp for only $89 per night during Life's a Beach Weekend, March 17 - 19.  Call 800.462.9477 to book today! 

Food, Drinks & Fun

What would a party be without food and drinks?  Wet your whistle with a 'Storm Stella Can'.  Relax with a 'Beach Bucket' full of a fruity concoction or 'Shoot the Ski Boot' overflowing with a Wisp Amber Ale.  Then dig in to some special seafood and summer themed dishes.  Our DJ will be rocking the house with her beachy tunes.  Come dressed in your best beach gear and enter our costume content.  Get ready to get your beach on!  See the special Life's a Beach Weekend Menu.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, March 17, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Wisp Resort presents 'Life's a Beach' Re-Opening

The storm has hit.  The snow guns are blazing.  Winter is Back!  Stella has delivered 8 inches of snow on the mountain and the Mountain Ops Team has 65 snow guns concentrated on limited terrain to run day and night through Friday. Ski operations will commence on Saturday and Sunday, March 18th & 19th with Chair 2 or 3 operating from 9am - 5pm with tickets at $29 for adults and juniors.  

We're throwing in a special twist to make the weekend more festive!  'Life's a Beach' when you get a snowstorm in March so we're making the most of it with a DJ, giveaways, food and drink specials.  Bring your Hawaiian shirt, wear your hula skirt or ski in your swimsuit and come out for Wisp's winter re-opening.  

Look for more updates on trail openings, Mountain Park operations and other happenings as the weekend nears.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Wisp Resort Set to Re-Open for Winter

In February, Wisp Resort was forced by rain and temperatures in the 50’s to suspend skiing and snowboarding operations.  Now, in the midst of a cold and snowy March, Wisp Resort is anticipating a re-opening of winter operations sometime this week.  The exact day will depend on just how much natural snow Deep Creek Lake gets from Winter Storm Stella and how much machine-made snow we can make with the colder temperatures.

With a depleted snow base and mild forecast, Wisp Resort closed for skiing two weeks ago after just 72 days of operation.  It was the lowest number of operating days in the past ten years even though we had pumped more than 160 million gallons of water for snowmaking up to that date, the third highest total in the past ten years.  “The weather was pretty uncooperative this winter,” dryly noted Artie Speicher, Mountain Operations Director at Wisp.  “Mother Nature was testing our resolve, just like she is now.  She’s given us another window this week, so we’re going to make the most of it.”

The Deep Creek Lake Area received 5 inches of snow on Friday, March 10 along with temperatures dipping into the single digits.  Wisp’s snowmaking team will be making snow as weather permits this week, and Winter Storm Stella is expected to add several more inches of natural snow Tuesday.  Stay tuned for updates and opening announcements.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, March 13, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Winter at Wisp - Take Two!

Something's brewing at Wisp Resort.  There's movement on the mountain.  It's cold and snowy again.  The rumors are true - Wisp Resort is anticipating a re-opening.  Stay tuned for an update on snowmaking, operations and more things winter...

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Mountain Report Summary

April 2, 2018

New Snow:  0" / 0"
Trails/Lifts Open:  Closed for Season
Base:  --
Snowmaking:  --
Surface Conditions:  --

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