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Kaitlin and Freddy R. - 7.16.16

Kaitlin and Freddy came to Wisp Resort knowing exactly what they wanted for their wedding: a huge celebration of love in an elegant, classic style. With a Mountain Top ceremony, dinner and dancing in the McHenry Lodge, and help from the Wisp Staff and some incredible vendors, they achieved just that.

About the Couple
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The couple shares an intimate moment in a lush surrounding.

Kaitlin and Freddy met during their freshmen years of college at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, and were engaged in December of 2014. The bride grew up spending summers at Deep Creek Lake, as her grandfather has a cottage on the lake. She always dreamed of getting married at the lake, but never thought it would be an option. In July of 2016 her dream came true at Wisp Resort.

The Wedding
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Kaitlin and Freddy are pronounced Husband and Wife! 

The couple chose to say their vows at Wisp Resort’s Mountain Top and celebrate with a reception at the McHenry Lodge.  The magical ceremony was kicked off by a surprise horse-drawn carriage for Kaitlin! The parents of the bride surprised their daughter with the ride just moments before Kaitlin was to make her grand entrance.  The processional was made even more unforgettable when the bride and groom’s boxers, Ralph and Reba, made their way down the aisle.

When the ceremony came to an end, the newlyweds making their way back down the aisle to Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.,” the guests and wedding party headed down the mountain to the McHenry Lodge, where Joelle of Wedding Elegance by Joelle had created a breathtaking space for the 330 guests to celebrate the couple. The centerpiece of the space: a bejeweled cake-pop cake by Christine of Harvest Moon Bakery.

A cocktail hour in Wispers Bar and outside on the deck at the McHenry Lodge featured the couple’s signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres selections of bacon wrapped scallops, prosciutto wrapped asparagus and tomato bruschetta.  The Wisp staff served a buffet dinner of chicken piccata, broiled flounder with crab imperial and roasted round top sirloin before dancing broke out for the rest of the evening.        

From the Bride
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The grand wedding party poses for a beautiful mountaintop shot.

“When it came down to picking a wedding location it was easy to pick the Wisp. No matter what, either the bride or groom’s families would have to travel. We made an executive decision to have a “mini” destination wedding, so that both families would have to travel and no one’s feelings would be hurt. The Wisp was the first and only place we visited.”

Making Memories
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A charming and unique mode of transportation for the Bride and Groom.

The bride and groom’s families rented homes on the mountain for the wedding weekend, and took advantage of all the Deep Creek Lake area has to offer. They rented a boat and jet skis to get out on the water, and rode the Mountain Coaster and chair lift here at Wisp Resort. The group enjoyed rounds of miniature golf with their guests and raced go-karts. And, of course, a wedding weekend at the Lake would not be complete without a celebration at the local hot spot, Honi-Honi Bar!

Vendors:

Photo/Video: Adliv Collective / Cake: Christine Lewis or Harvest Moon Catering / Florist, Decorator & Planner: Joelle Hadix of Wedding Elegance by Joelle / HMU: The Lake Salon / Attire: Kleinfeld Bridal; Miller’s Tuxedo Rentals & Sales / Transportation: Red Carpet Limousine; Pleasant Valley Dream Rides (Horse & Carriage) / Jeweler: Kranich’s Jewelers

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

3rd Annual Tunes and Brews

The 3rd annual Tunes & Brews event is slated for Saturday, September 1.  Join us on Labor Day Weekend to celebrate, well, whatever you want - the start of the school year, the end of summer, the coming of fall (and winter!), friends, family or life! There will be over 20 varieties of craft beer to sample and 3 live bands occupying Stage Wisp.  Tickets are $34 pp for ages 21 and over and includes unlimited sampling, while supplies last for ages 21 and older.  Non-drinkers and under 21 are free. 

Tunes & Brews

Saturday, September 1, 2018
1pm - 7pm
$34 pp, ages 21 & over - includes sampling glass and unlimited samples, while supplies last
Ages 20 and under / non-drinkers are FREE 
Front Lawn at Wisp / Stage Wisp venue
Inclement weather? No problem - we'll move the party inside to the McHenry Lodge

Music Line-up
1 - 3pm:  Scott Alexander
3 - 5pm:  Jason Shaw
5 - 7pm:  TBA

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Last Edited by The Wisperer on Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Wisp Resort named SmartStar Winner!

Wisp Resort is proud to announce that it has been named a 2018 Smart Stars Awards winner. Ranked against thousands of properties and voted upon by meeting professionals, Wisp Resort was hand-selected as one of 2018’s most exceptional venues in the category of Best Boutique / Lifestyle Hotel.  

“The dedication and commitment to completing over $2.6 million in renovations at The Lodge at Wisp and the continual growth of Wisp Resort’s recreational offerings has paid off.  To be recognized by Smart Meetings solidifies our team’s efforts in providing exceptional meeting and conference experiences,” commented Lisa Ratliff, Director of Sales at Wisp Resort.

Read the full news release here.

Thanks Smart Meetings!

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, July 26, 2018

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Make a Splash!

Summer is all about splashing around in water - rivers, lakes, pools - whatever you can find.  Thanks to all this warm weather, it makes us want to spend more time in and around the cool refreshing waters.  From mild to wild, Wisp Resort offers many options for water-filled fun.  We've put together a handy-dandy list to help you navigate the waters!

Adventure Sports Center International

Experience the world's ONLY mountaintop re-circulating whitewater course.  Yep, it's a river on top of a mountain that features whitewater rafting, duckies (inflatable kayaks) and whitewater kayaking.  Professionally trained whitewater guides will instruct you on how to paddle, river safety and how to have fun in the class II rapids.  This is an ideal setting for beginners, younger paddlers (just need to be 50 lbs) and anyone wanting to ride the rapids.  Book a trip today.

Deep Creek Lake State Park

The beach and the lake = the best of both worlds!  DCL State Park offers a beach area complete with sand, play areas, concessions and watercraft rentals including paddleboards, kayaks and canoes.  Details here.

Pontoon Boat Tours on Deep Creek Lake

Feel the cool lake breeze on a guided Pontoon Boat Tour on Deep Creek Lake.  While you may not be immersed in the water, you'll be floating on top and taking in the beautiful mountain scenery.  Book a tour today.

Watersports & Bike Express

We delivery the fun to you!  Paddleboard, kayak, canoe and bike rentals can be delivered directly to your lakefront vacation rental home.  How easy and convenient!  Book a rental today.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Sunday, July 08, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Celebrate the 4th of July at Wisp!

We are reveling in the summer season at Wisp Resort and Deep Creek Lake - mild temps, sunny skies, activities galore, lots of events and Independence Day is on the horizon.  Come celebrate America's birthday at Wisp Resort and take in the live music of the kick-off concert for Stage Wisp, grab some fresh produce and goods at the Farmer's Market onsite, then oooh and aaah at the fireworks on the mountain.  Here's the skinny:

Wednesday, July 4th

  • 10am - 6pm: Mountain Park Activities Mountain Coaster, Chairlift Rides, Segway Tours, Zip lines & more!
  • 6:30pm - 9pm:  Stage Wisp Concert Series Kick-off featuring Dennis McClung Band Free live entertainment on the front lawn
  • 6:30pm - 9pm:  Farmer's Market Shop for fresh produce and goods
  • 9:15pm:  Fire on the Mountain fireworks display approximate start time may vary
  • Open 'til 10pm:  Wispers Bar & Grill Grab a drink and a meal before, or after, the show!

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Extend your Stay & Save!

It's time to kick your summer into high gear with a trip to Deep Creek Lake and Wisp Resort!  With plenty of adventure to experience by land, water or air, you'll want to stay more to play more with the Extend your Stay & Save June offer at The Lodge at Wisp.  The 169 renovated rooms, courtyards with firepits, fitness center, central location to mountain activities and close proximity to Deep Creek Lake, make The Lodge at Wisp the ideal place to start your summer adventures.  

  • Extend your stay 2 nights & Save 10%*
  • Extend your stay 3 nights & Save 20%*
  • Extend your stay 4+ nights & Save 25%*

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*Based on availability.  Valid for new online bookings in June 2018.  Not valid with other specials, promotions or group stays.

Wisp Resort Has So Much To Offer - Just Wish I Wasn't On Business While I Was Staying Here
"I stayed here on business while working in the area. The rooms are large and very well laid out. I had a room with a murphy bed and a separate bedroom as well just for me and it was a treat to have two separate rooms to spread out in. The bathroom is well equipped, the furnishings were very nice and up to date. Bedding was very comfortable and the towels were very plush as well. My room was very clean and sparkly as was the bathroom. This is an older building, but honestly the care they take of it and the renovations and updates they have done are wonderful. They really care here and the service was fantastic as well. I would not hesitate to recommend a stay here when you are in the area on business and especially on leisure. I intend to come back with my family to enjoy!"  -- Lisa M. via TripAdvisor

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, June 14, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

New Wisp Escape Game Opens

Wisp Escape Games debuted in late summer 2017 with the first game, Race to the Slopes, and was met with such overwhelming enthusiasm that we have opened a second game, Detention Breakout. 

The game scenario is reminiscent of the 1985 film, The Breakfast Club, in which the players are spending Saturday at in-school detention.  The detention supervisor, Mr. Vernon, has left for his lunch hour.  Mr. Vernon isn't interested in spending the rest of his Saturday in detention either so he's issued the group a challenge:  Prove you're not a bunch of delinquents by working together as a team and escaping the detention room.  Use your combined brain-power and if you're successful, Mr. Vernon will consider your detention obligation complete!

Wisp Escape Games are $24 per person.  Reservations required. Games are 60 minutes.  

Detention Breakout accommodates 4 - 10 players.  Race to the Slopes accommodates 6 - 10 players.

Do you have what it takes to ESCAPE!?

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Last Edited by The Wisperer on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Let's Get this Summer Started!

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and we welcome you to spend it in the Mountains of Maryland -- playing on our lush fairways and greens, zipping through the air at our Mountain Park and splashing in the cool waters of ASCI's re-circulating whitewater course and Deep Creek Lake.

Spring Sprang Late - Lodging Specials

Take advantage of these amazing lodging packages while we are, technically, still in the Spring Season!

May Golf Getaway >> Just $99 pp/pn*

Enjoy a 1-night stay at the recently renovated Lodge at Wisp and 18-holes of golf on Lodestone Golf Course OR Fantasy Valley Golf Course.

*Rates are per person per night based on double occupancy, availability and advance reservation.  Tee times required.  Valid May 1 thru June 7, 2018.

Great May Getaway & Play Package >> Just $99 pp/pn*

Enjoy a 1-night stay at the recently renovated Lodge at Wisp, breakfast and a 3-For-All activity pass that includes any combination of three of the following activities:  Mountain Coaster ride, Spider Monkey Adventure Tour and Chipmunk Challenge Course Tour.

*Rates are per person per night based on double occupancy, availability and advance reservation.  Valid Friday thru Sunday, May 3 thru June 3,  2018.  Mountain Park hours vary, open Saturdays and Sundays and holidays - view hours here.

Call 844.472.2759 to book today!

Get Outside & Play!

Find your next adventure by land, water or air at Wisp Resort!  All of our activities and recreation will be open for Memorial Day Weekend so you can get outside and play.  

  • Golf - Play the '#2 ranked course in Maryland' (GolfWeek Magazine, 2018) -- Lodestone Golf Course or roll out of bed at The Lodge at Wisp and tee it on Fantasy Valley Golf Course.  
  • Mountain Park - offering over 14 different activities from chill to thrill, you won't have any trouble having fun here.  Plus, the scenic chairlift and mountain biking open this weekend.
  • Adventure Sports Center International - whitewater raft on the world's only mountain top re-circulating whitewater course.  
  • Deep Creek Lake State Park - Nothing says summer more than splashing in water!  Try paddleboarding or flat-water kayaking from the Beach Hut at the state park.

Wisp Escape Games - NEW Game Now Open

Wisp Escape Games has added a second game to the menu - Detention Breakout.  Do you have what it takes to escape? View details here.

Wispers Bar & Grill Grand Opening

We're changing things up this summer by making Wispers Bar & Grill THE full service restaurant and bar at Wisp Resort.  With a new menu, great outdoor deck dining, a peek at Deep Creek Lake and giant lawn games to entertain, we are excited to debut this new outlet.  Bring the entire family to experience Wispers Bar & Grill for the Grand Opening Weekend, May 25 - 28.  We'll have 1/2 price appetizers, beach bucket drinks, raffles and prizes happening all weekend long.  

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

Golf Deals and Steals

Golf Season is in full swing at Wisp Resort with Lodestone Golf Course and Fantasy Valley Golf Course open every day!  We are offering some amazing deals and steals this golf season to make your game more affordable and fun.

Super Days

The super days on each course equal super deals.  Lodestone Golf Course features Super Day every Wednesday with 18-hole rates for just $74 during spring and fall and $79 during the summer.  Fantasy Valley Golf Course offers TWO super days - Tuesdays and Thursdays with 18-hole rates at just $44 all season long.  Call 844.472.2759 or click for tee times.

Lodestone 10-Rounder

If you know you'll play at least 10 rounds at Lodestone Golf Course, the Lodestone 10-Rounder is the best deal going.  For just $899, you'll get 10 unrestricted 18-hole rounds with cart for the 2018 golf season.  That's over $200 in savings and only $89.90 per round to play the #2 ranked course you can play in Maryland (GolfWeek Magazine, 2018).  Rounds are non-transferable and expires at the end of the 2018 golf season.  Call 844.472.2759 or click to purchase.

1/2 Price Sundays for Ladies & Juniors

Get the entire family into golf at a great rate on Sundays!  Ladies and Juniors are half price after noon every Sunday at both golf courses all season long.  Call 844.472.2759 or click for tee times.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, May 14, 2018

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Mother's Day Weekend

Mothers are so special that we think Mother's Day (Sunday, May 13) should be expanded to Mother's Weekend!  We've put together a list of recommendations to make a memorable Mother's Day Weekend at Wisp Resort and Deep Creek Lake.

Top 10 Things to treat Mom to this Mother's Day Weekend:

  1. Mother's Eat FREE* at Wisp's Mother's Day Buffet.  Over 25 brunch items on the menu!  Mother's must be accompanied by paying adult.  Adults $27.99 Children 12 and under pay $1 per year.  Reservations welcome - call 844.472.2759.
  2. If your Mom is into adventure, book a Great May Getaway & Play Package for just $99 pp/pn*.  Call 844.472.2759 to book today!  Details here.
  3. If your Mom loves the links, book a May Stay & Play Golf Package for just $99 pp/pn*.  Call 844.472.2759 to book today!  Details here.
  4. Uncover your Mother's sense of adventure at the Mountain Park with a Mountain Coaster ride.  Open Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 4pm.  Details here.
  5. Test Mom's wit and smarts with a Wisp Escape GameDetails here.
  6. Tee it up with Mom on Lodestone Golf Course or Fantasy Valley Golf Course for 1/2 price Sundays after noon.  Call 844.472.2759 for tee times.  Details here. 
  7. Shop at Outdoor Elements at Wisp Resort.  Let Mom pick out a new dress, pair of sunglasses or trendy outfit.  Open Friday thru Sunday, 10am - 4pm.
  8. Hike around the mountain top re-circulating whitewater course at Adventure Sports Center International.  Better yet - book Mom a rafting trip - course opens May 19!  Details here.
  9. Take Mom on a hike to Swallow Falls State Park to watch rushing Muddy Creek Falls in action! 
  10. Enjoy a hike along Deep Creek Lake at Deep Creek Lake State Park. 

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Spring Sprang Late

Spring sprang late around here so we're making up for it with unbelievable May Getaway packages.  We can't control Nature, but we can make it ridiculously easy for you to get outside and enjoy Spring (at last!) with a stay at Wisp Resort, complete with lodging and activities.

Plus, you can enjoy miles of hiking trails in Deep Creek Lake along with rushing spring waterfalls including Maryland's tallest waterfall - Muddy Creek Falls.

May Golf Getaway >> Just $99 pp/pn*

Enjoy a 1-night stay at the recently renovated Lodge at Wisp and 18-holes of golf on Lodestone Golf Course OR Fantasy Valley Golf Course.

*Rates are per person per night based on double occupancy, availability and advance reservation.  Tee times required.  Valid May 1 thru June 7, 2018.

Call 844.472.2759 to book today!

Great May Getaway & Play Package >> Just $99 pp/pn*

Enjoy a 1-night stay at the recently renovated Lodge at Wisp, breakfast and a 3-For-All activity pass that includes any combination of three of the following activities:  Mountain Coaster ride, Spider Monkey Adventure Tour and Chipmunk Challenge Course Tour.

*Rates are per person per night based on double occupancy, availability and advance reservation.  Valid Friday thru Sunday, May 3 thru June 3,  2018.  Mountain Park hours vary, open Saturdays and Sundays.

Call 844.472.2759 to book today!

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, May 04, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Golf Season is Here!

The 2018 golf season has kicked off with the opening of Fantasy Valley Golf Course.  Spring season rates are in effect thru June 7, plus, Super Tuesdays and Thursdays are back with a discounted rate of just $44!  Tee times are available daily and can be made online or by phone at 844.472.2759. Come tee it!

Lodestone Golf Course will open on Friday, May 4.

Golf Memberships

Memberships are available on both Lodestone and Fantasy Valley Golf Courses.  Lodestone memberships include unlimited access to both courses and start at $2,499 >> you'll break even on your investment with just 21 peak season rounds.  Fantasy Valley memberships start at just $699 >> that's equal to about 12 peak season midweek rounds!

Call  844.472.2759 or stop by Fantasy Valley Golf Shop to purchase your membership today.

Mountain Park Fun

The Mountain Park is open Saturdays and Sundays with activities for the entire family including canopy tour zip lines, the ever-popular mountain coaster and more.  

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, April 23, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

Golf Season is Near!

Fantasy Valley Golf Course >> Opening Friday, April 20

After a short stint of warm dry weather this past weekend, we hope some golfers got in a few practice rounds during the special opening days on Fantasy Valley.  Fantasy Valley Golf Course is tentatively scheduled to open on Friday, April 20 at noon.  This week's weather is looking, well, a bit un-spring like so we will have to see how the course shapes up.

Golf Memberships

Golf memberships are available on both Lodestone and Fantasy Valley Golf Course.  Lodestone memberships include both courses while Fantasy Valley offers a variety of memberships to fit your lifestyle.  Check out all the options here.

Call 844.472.2759 for tee times or to purchase your 2018 Golf Membership.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018

MISSION: AFFORDABLE Launch Period Ends Today!

Wisp Resort is on a mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for the entire family with the 18.19 MISSION:  AFFORDABLE Season Passes for just $269.  HURRY, the lowest price point ends today, Sunday, April 15!

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What's the Deal?

  • Unlimited skiing and riding everyday during the 18.19 Winter Season -- NO BLACKOUT DATES
  • Access to three Sister Resorts during the 18.19 Winter Season
  • Summer and Winter discounts on Wisp activities, shopping and more.
  • Hurry, season pass rates go up on April 16!  Adult - $519  Millennial - $339  Student - $289  Senior - $299
  • 3 Ways to Order:  Buy online.  By phone 844.472.2759.  In person in Outdoor Elements at Wisp Resort.

Fantasy Valley Golf Course >> Open Today!

Fantasy Valley Golf Course is open again today, Sunday, April 15 from 9am - 4pm with a special 18-hole rate of $44 and golf memberships are now on sale for both Lodestone Golf Course and Fantasy Valley Golf Course.  Plus, we are waiving all weekend fees for Fantasy Valley Gold Members for the two early opening days - that's over $50 in savings.  

Stop into the Fantasy Valley Golf Shop today to pick-up some logo gear, golf essentials, buy your membership or talk shop.

Call 844.472.2759 for tee times or to purchase your 2018 Golf Membership.

Mountain Park Open Today

If you are looking for more ways to enjoy this warm weekend, head over to the Mountain Park from 10am - 4pm.  The entire family will enjoy canopy tours, the mountain coaster and more.  

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Sunday, April 15, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Golf Opens and MISSION: AFFORDABLE Sale Continues

What a fabulous Friday - the sun is shining, the breeze is warm and there is exciting news with Golf and Ski:  Fantasy Valley Golf Course has two special opening days (today and tomorrow) and there are still three more days on the MISSION:  AFFORDABLE Season Pass sale at just $269!  

Fantasy Valley Golf Course Opening

Fantasy Valley Golf Course is tentatively scheduled to open on Friday, April 20 and with a warm and sunny couple of days on-tap in Deep Creek Lake, the course is opening early for two days - Friday and Saturday, April 13 & 14.  A special 18-hole with cart rate of $44 is being offered and golf memberships are now on sale for both Lodestone Golf Course and Fantasy Valley Golf Course.  Plus, we are waiving all weekend fees for Fantasy Valley Gold Members for the two early opening days - that's over $50 in savings.  

Stop into the Fantasy Valley Golf Shop Friday or Saturday to pick-up some logo gear, golf essentials, buy your membership or talk shop.

Call 844.472.2759 for tee times or to purchase your 2018 Golf Membership.

MISSION:  AFFORDABLE Season Passes

Wisp Resort is on a mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for the entire family with the 18.19 MISSION:  AFFORDABLE Season Passes for just $269.  HURRY, the lowest price point ends Sunday, April 15!

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What's the Deal?

  • Unlimited skiing and riding everyday during the 18.19 Winter Season -- NO BLACKOUT DATES
  • Access to three Sister Resorts during the 18.19 Winter Season
  • Summer and Winter discounts on Wisp activities, shopping and more.
  • Hurry, season pass rates go up on April 16!  Adult - $519  Millennial - $339  Student - $289  Senior - $299
  • 3 Ways to Order:  Buy online.  By phone 844.472.2759.  In person in Outdoor Elements at Wisp Resort.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, April 13, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Let's Tee It!

We see a warm weather window and we are golfing for it, uh, we mean going for it!  Fantasy Valley Golf Course will have two early open days this Friday and Saturday, April 13 & 14.  The early open days 18-hole rate with cart will be $44.  Tee times will start at 10am each early open day and can be made by calling 844.472.2759.  Operations after Saturday will be based on weather, otherwise Fantasy Valley Golf Course is tentatively scheduled to open for the 2018 golf season on Friday, April 20.  Be sure to check The Blog for updates.

Golf Memberships

Golf memberships for both Fantasy Valley Golf Course and Lodestone Golf Course will be on sale at the Fantasy Valley Golf Shop during the early open days.  Plus, Fantasy Valley Gold Members pay $0 to play this weekend -- that's over $50 in savings.  Check out all Golf Membership information here.  Or call 844.472.2759 to purchase your 2018 Golf Membership.

MISSION:  AFFORDABLE Season Passes

Wisp Resort is on a mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for the entire family with the 18.19 MISSION:  AFFORDABLE Season Passes.  Take advantage of the lowest price point --  just $269 -- thru April 15!

buy now

What's the Deal?

  • Unlimited skiing and riding everyday during the 18.19 Winter Season -- NO BLACKOUT DATES
  • Hurry, season pass rates go up on April 16!  Adult - $519  Millennial - $339  Student - $289  Senior - $299
  • 3 Ways to Order:  Buy online.  By phone 844.472.2759.  In person in Outdoor Elements at Wisp Resort

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Will you accept the MISSION?

Wisp Resort is on a mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for the entire family with the 18.19 MISSION:  AFFORDABLE Season Passes.  Take advantage of the lowest price point --  just $269 -- thru April 15!

buy now

What's the Deal?

  • Unlimited skiing and riding everyday during the 18.19 Winter Season -- NO BLACKOUT DATES
  • Hurry, season pass rates go up on April 16!  Adult - $519  Millennial - $339  Student - $289  Senior - $299
  • 3 Ways to Order:  Buy online.  By phone 844.472.2759.  In person in Outdoor Elements at Wisp Resort

Valuable Benefits for Valued Pass Holders

Wisp Season Passes are loaded with great benefits to give you more value, more adventure and more mountains to ski!

Sister Resort Reciprocal Program  Ski up to 6 times during the 18.19 Winter Season at each of our sister resorts:  Wintergreen Resort, Virginia; Ragged Mountain Resort, New Hampshire & Mount Washington Alpine Resort, British Columbia.  Restrictions apply.

NEW>>Buddy Passes  Adult, Millennial & Senior Passes are loaded with 4 Buddy Passes so you can buy your best buds a $54 1-day Lift Ticket next winter.  Blackout dates apply.

Summer Savings  Save up to 50% at Wisp Resort during the summer on activities and items such as scenic chairlift rides, golf, mountain coaster, shopping and more.

Winter Perks & Extras  Pass holders get different savings and offers each month throughout the winter season.

See all the benefits here.

Friends don't let friends miss a deal like this!

Don't keep this great deal to yourself, spread the word to all your networks so you have plenty of ski buddies lines up for next winter!  Share on social.

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Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, April 05, 2018

Monday, April 02, 2018

We've hit 100!

With the 5" of snowfall overnight, we've hit the 100" mark for snowfall this season.  Yes, ski season is over but we are still tallying snowfall until Mother Nature decides to let Spring happen.  We keep track from the first flakes in late fall to the last flakes in early spring.  Now that ski season has ended, we are optimistic that this will be the last snow storm so we can move on to greener things like golf!

MISSION:  AFFORDABLE Season Passes

Wisp is on a mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for the entire family with the 2018.2019 Season Pass Program.  MISSION:  AFFORDABLE Season Passes are just $269 during the launch period from March 25 thru April 15.  Don't wait, these prices won't last long.  Check out all the details here and get ready to accept the mission.

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Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, April 02, 2018

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Happy Easter

March certainly held true to the saying 'In like a lion, out like a lamb' as yesterday was gorgeous.  Now April... well, April showers can be interpreted a few ways:  rain showers or snow showers!  Yes, Garrett County is under a Winter Storm Watch from 11pm tonight thru 11am tomorrow with up to 6" of snow possible.  Hang on, this winter weather roller coaster isn't over yet!  

Mountain Park

The Mountain Park will be open today from 11am - 5pm with snow tubing, the mountain coaster and canopy tours so come over and work off those Easter treats!

Launching MISSION:  AFFORDABLE

Wisp is on a mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for the entire family with the 2018.2019 Season Pass Program.  MISSION:  AFFORDABLE Season Passes are just $269 during the launch period from March 25 thru April 15.  Don't wait, these prices won't last long.  Check out all the details here and get ready to accept the mission.

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Last Edited by The Wisperer on Sunday, April 01, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

2017.2018 Season Comes to an End

April showers have started a bit early and with multiple inches of rain forecast over the next few days, the lifts have halted for the 2017.2018 Winter Season.  We are full of gratitude for our valued season pass holders, loyal guests, new skiers and snowboarders, supportive community and hard-working employees which have all made this season an uplifting one.  After 95" of snow and 101 operating days this winter, we hope you had as much fun as we did.  Don't forget to get your 2018.2019 MISSION:  AFFORDABLE Season Pass before April 15 for only $269!

The Mountain Park Lives On

The transition of winter to spring means the Mountain Park becomes the center of fun.  We will open this Saturday and Sunday, March 31 - April 1 with Snow Tubing, Mountain Coaster and, potentially, Spider Monkey Adventure and Chipmunk Challenge Course.  Check our Hours of Operation for the most up-to-date information.  

Launching MISSION:  AFFORDABLE

Wisp is on a mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for the entire family with the 2018.2019 Season Pass Program.  MISSION:  AFFORDABLE Season Passes are just $269 during the launch period from March 25 thru April 15.  Don't wait, these prices won't last long.  Check out all the details here and get ready to accept the mission.

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Last Edited by The Wisperer on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

April Showers

Those inevitable April showers are starting early and are forecast each day this week.  This may be the only week in March 2018 where we will not see a snow storm - how crazy is that?!  

Ski Operations

Ski operations are closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 27 - 29.  Our team will evaluate slope conditions overnight and we will announce any future operations tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28.

Mountain Park

We do plan to open the Mountain Park Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 30 - April 1 however, the hours and activities are tentative at this time.  

Launching MISSION:  AFFORDABLE

Wisp is on a mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for the entire family with the 2018.2019 Season Pass Program.  MISSION:  AFFORDABLE Season Passes are just $269 during the launch period from March 25 thru April 15.  Don't wait, these prices won't last long.  Check out all the details here and get ready to accept the mission.

buy-now

Winter Clearance Sale

Stop into Outdoor Elements or the Rossi Concept Shop for great deals on winter gear and goods.  Hurry, items are flying off the shelves and inventory is limited!

  • Save up to 50% - 70% on hardgoods, winter coats & pants
  • Save up to 30% off all gloves, hats, socks, Leatherman® tools & helmets
  • Save up to 20% on all base & mid layers

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Extend your Weekend

What an amazing last full weekend of March on the mountain!  We are skiing thru Monday, March 26 from 9am - 5pm so extend your weekend and make Monday a ski day.  Ski operations will be suspended midweek and weekend operations will be announced on Wednesday, March 28.  Check out all the hours here.

Launching MISSION:  AFFORDABLE

Wisp is on a mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for the entire family with the 2018.2019 Season Pass Program.  MISSION:  AFFORDABLE Season Passes are just $269 during the launch period from March 25 thru April 15.  Don't wait, these prices won't last long.  Check out all the details here and get ready to accept the mission.

buy-now

Winter Clearance Sale

Stop into Outdoor Elements or the Rossi Concept Shop for great deals on winter gear and goods.  Hurry, items are flying off the shelves and inventory is limited!

  • Save up to 50% - 70% on hardgoods, winter coats & pants
  • Save up to 30% off all gloves, hats, socks, Leatherman® tools & helmets
  • Save up to 20% on all base & mid layers

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Saturday, March 24, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

Beaut of a Day!

With crisp blue skies and 18 trails open today, it's going to be another stellar day on the mountain.  Snow Tubing and the Mountain Coaster are open thru the weekend.  Come join us for a great Friday or the entire weekend and make the most of this fabulous March weather!

Launching MISSION:  AFFORDABLE

Wisp is on a mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for the entire family with the 2018.2019 Season Pass Program.  MISSION:  AFFORDABLE Season Passes are just $269 during the launch period from March 25 thru April 15.  Don't wait, these prices won't last long.  Check out all the details here and get ready to accept the mission on March 25.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, March 23, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Another Nor'easter is Here!

Update: March 21, 3:00pm

The current Nor'easter has delivered 5" of snow to the slopes at Wisp Resort.  It's still snowing so if you're not on the slopes enjoying the fresh snow (which we hope you are), you can check out the flakes flying on our Mountain Cams.


What's the weather like you ask?  Oh, you know, just the first day of spring with a massive Nor'easter dumping snow in Deep Creek Lake today.  As of 2:00pm, approximately 2.5" has fallen and it's snowing to beat the band!  See the live action on our Mountain Cams.  Enjoy the powder!

Launching MISSION:  AFFORDABLE

We are stoked about this storm but we are more excited to announce the launch of MISSION: AFFORDABLE -- our 2018.2019 season pass program!  Wisp is on a mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for the entire family.  MISSION:  AFFORDABLE Season Passes are just $269 during the launch period from March 25 thru April 15.  Don't wait, these prices won't last long.  Check out all the details here and get ready to accept the mission on March 25.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Season Continues

Winter season is still here and we continue to ski and ride daily from 9am - 5pm.  Mountain Park operations will commence on the weekend.  Check the daily mountain report for the latest on trail and lift openings and the hours of operation for details on all outlets.

$99 Spring Lodging Special

We are still offering a $99 Spring Lodging Special at the slope side Lodge at Wisp all March long.  Rate is per night based on limited availability in the Lodge Rooms.  Give us a buzz to book - 844.472.2759.

The Next Nor'easter

We've got our eye on the next nor'easter which looks like it may drop some snow accumulation on us Tuesday night into Wednesday.  This winter ain't over 'til it's over!  Stay tuned...


Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, March 19, 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day

The luck o' the Irish has been with us this March with all the snow.  We hope you are joining us on the slopes today to enjoy the great conditions.

St. Patrick's Day Party

Celebrate the luck o' the Irish and this lucky March weather we're having on Saturday, March 17 in Wispers Bar from 11am -  6pm.  There will be beer and drink specials along with Irish food in several of our outlets.  Sláinte!

March Deals

Late season brings about some awesome deals on lift tickets and lodging.  The earlier you purchase lift tickets online, the more you could save - browse the deals here.  Stay slope-side at The Lodge at Wisp for only $99 each night in March.  Call 844.472.2759 to book!

Schedule

We are skiing and riding everyday from 9am - 5pm.  Reference our Hours of Operation for details on all outlets.


Last Edited by The Wisperer on Saturday, March 17, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

More Snow! Let's Go!

Another March day, another Winter Weather Advisory!  This is becoming the norm and we are loving it.  2" - 4" more is expected thru tonight with continued snow showers into Friday morning.  Then - BAM - mostly sunny skies thru Sunday with comfortable temps.  Talk about the perfect set up for a weekend of skiing -- Come and get it!

You can find great March deals with online lift tickets - the earlier you buy, the more you could save!  Buy Now 

Open & Operating

We are skiing and riding from 9am - 5pm until further notice.  Reference our Hours of Operation for details on all outlets.

$99 Spring Lodging Special

We're going to keep using the term 'Spring' because every time we do, it snows!  Stay slopeside at the recently renovate Lodge at Wisp for only $99 per night any day in March.  Limited availability - valid on lodge rooms only.  Not valid with other discounts or promotions.  Call 844.472.2759 to book!

St. Patrick's Day Party

Celebrate the luck o' the Irish and this lucky March weather we're having on Saturday, March 17 in Wispers Bar from 11am -  6pm.  There will be beer and drink specials along with Irish food.  Sláinte!

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

Snowy Trend Continues

March weather has been incredible with abundant snow and cold temps.  There is snow in the forecast for the next several days - for real!  We plan to turn on the snowguns and keep those surfaces dusted. 

You can find great March deals with online lift tickets - the earlier you buy, the more you could save!  Buy Now 

Open & Operating

We are skiing and riding all week from 9am - 5pm.  Reference our Hours of Operation for details on all outlets.

$99 Spring Lodging Special

We're going to keep using the term 'Spring' because every time we do, it snows!  Stay slopeside at the recently renovate Lodge at Wisp for only $99 per night any day in March.  Limited availability - valid on lodge rooms only.  Not valid with other discounts or promotions.  Call 844.472.2759 to book!

St. Patrick's Day Party

Celebrate the luck o' the Irish and this lucky March weather we're having on Saturday, March 17 in Wispers Bar from 11am -  6pm.  There will be beer and drink specials along with Irish food.  Sláinte!

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, March 12, 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Blue Bird - Take Two

Just when we thought yesterday couldn't get any better, today shows up!  It's going to be another Blue Bird Day on the mountain with primo conditions.  Enjoy the fresh corduroy and look for some leftover stashes from Mighty Quinn.  Be sure to work on that goggle tan with mostly sunny skies and a high of 41° today.

Spring Blow-out Retail Sale

Rossignol Concept Shop is offering 50% off all merchandise and hardgoods.

Outdoor Elements is offering 40% off all ski / snowboard jackets and pants along with 40% offall hardgoods.

Limited quantities so hurry in to grab the deals!

Governor's Cup Race presented by DCWST

Race open to all expert skiers and riders.  Come show us what you're made of!

Sunday, March 11 - Giant Slalom on Squirrel Cage*

$25 / race fee

*Trail closed during race.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Sunday, March 11, 2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018

We Heart Blue Bird Days!

The only thing we love more than powder days are blue bird days and we've got one on tap for today!  With 11" of snow in the past 48 hours, there will be packed powder surface conditions, sunny skies and a high of 35°.

New Terrain & Nordic Open

Two more East Ridge trails open today - Highline Pass and Eye Opener.  The Nordic Center will be open with over 3 KM of groomed trails.  Stop by the Appalachian Yurt in Sundown Village for Nordic trail passes and rentals.

Spring Blow-out Retail Sale

Rossignol Concept Shop is offering 50% off all merchandise and hardgoods.

Outdoor Elements is offering 40% off all ski / snowboard jackets and pants along with 40% off all hardgoods.

Limited quantities so hurry in to grab the deals!

Governor's Cup Race presented by DCWST

Two-day race open to all expert skiers and riders.  Come show us what you're made of!

Saturday, March 10 - Slalom on The Face*

Sunday, March 11 - Giant Slalom on Squirrel Cage*

$40 / 2-day race — $25 / 1-day race

*Trails close during race.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Saturday, March 10, 2018

Friday, March 09, 2018

QUINNtessence of a Spring Storm

It's Fresh Flakes Friday!  Oh Mother Nature, we know you just had an 'off' month in February so thanks for making up for it in March!  Winter Storm Quinn has delivered 10" of snow to Wisp Resort in the past 48 hours.  The snow continues to fall and the snow guns continue to churn out more snow.  We're skiing and riding on 10 fluffy trails served by 5 lifts from 9am - 5pm.  Check out the live action on the Mountain Cam.

FPV from a Groomer

Groomer Jared Feather sent in some snowy photos this morning and we wanted to share the first person views with you.  Check 'em out below.

$99 Spring Lodging Special

We may call it a Spring Special but we're still reveling in the winter weather we're experiencing this March!  Stay slope-side at the recently renovated Lodge at Wisp in March for only $99 per night.  Limited availability - Spring Special valid on Lodge rooms only.  Not valid with other discounts or promotions.  Call 844.472.2759 to book!

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, March 09, 2018

Monday, March 05, 2018

Winter's Still Here!

There's still plenty of winter to enjoy!  We're skiing and riding all week from 9am - 5pm.  Check the Mountain Report for trail and lift openings.  Hours of operation may fluctuate for other outlets so please reference the Hours page for details.  

Flakes in the Forecast

March can be quite surprising - just take a look at the forecast this week.  Chance of snow almost every day this week!  

$99 Spring Lodging Special

We may call it a Spring Special but we're still reveling in the winter weather we're experiencing this March!  Stay slope-side at the recently renovated Lodge at Wisp in March for only $99 per night.  Limited availability - Spring Special valid on Lodge rooms only.  Not valid with other discounts or promotions.  Call 844.472.2759 to book!

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Solid Sunday

With more snowmaking overnight, a prime corduroy surface and forecast of sunny skies with a high of 36°, it's going to be a solid day on the mountain!  We're skiing and riding from 9am - 5pm today on 10 trails serviced by 5 lifts.  Snow tubing, ice skating and mountain coaster is happening at the Mountain Park from 10am - 5pm today.  Enjoy the great conditions, squeeze in as much winter as you can and seize the season!

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Sunday, March 04, 2018

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Open and Operating

The nor'easter may not have dropped much snow in Deep Creek Lake but it did bring cold temperatures allowing for some solid snowmaking to refresh the current slopes that are open.  We are back at it today, Saturday, March 3, with 10 trails and 5 lifts open and operating from 9am - 5pm.  The Mountain  Park also received a treatment of fresh snow to plump up the tubing lanes allowing for snow tubing, ice skating and mountain coaster operations to commence today from 10am - 8pm.  Check the Mountain Report for more details or view our Mountain Cams to see the action.

BlackStrap Rail Jam Finale

The third and final BlackStrap Rail Jam will be held in Central Park today at 2pm.  Registration is at Noon.  Watch these freestyle skiers and riders throw down to see who takes home the title!

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Saturday, March 03, 2018

Friday, March 02, 2018

In Like A Lion...

As the saying goes, March comes in like a lion and that's held true here in Deep Creek Lake.  With less than 1" of snow on the ground, temps in the upper 20s and the wind howling, the winter storm is here.

Ski & Ride Operations Suspended Today - March 2

Due to high winds and snowmaking operations, ski and ride operations are suspended for today.  Snowmaking will continue through the night as weather permits so we can get back on track to open tomorrow, Saturday, March 3 from 9am - 5pm. 

Mountain Park

The Mountain Park operation is also suspended today for snow tubing, ice skating and mountain coaster operations.  Operations will re-open as scheduled tomorrow at 10am.

Stage Wisp Concert - Canceled 

The Stage Wisp Concert scheduled for tonight has been canceled.

Stay safe, stay warm and stay posted for updates!

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, March 02, 2018

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Hello March

New month, new weather pattern, NEW SNOW!  There is lots to be psyched about today as we welcome March into ski season.  

S - N - O - W

A winter weather advisory is in effect from Thursday, March 1 at 1am thru Friday, March 2 at 4pm.  (Have we mentioned we love those?) 3" - 6" of snow accumulation possible in Garrett County!  And with that comes a helping of high winds which could impact snowmaking.  We may see ideal temps and wet bulb but those winds better simmer down for our Snowmaking Crew to be able to crank out some snow.  Check out our Mountain Cams for a live shot of the action.

Daily Operations

We're still skiing and riding from 9am - 5pm daily.  The Mountain Park is open for snow tubing, ice skating and the mountain coaster daily.  View the hours of operation for more details.

Military March

We are honoring our Nation's Heroes with savings up to 25% off lift tickets, rentals, lessons, snow tubing, mountain coaster and ice skating.  Plus, Military can stay at the recently renovated slop-side Lodge at Wisp for just $89 per night.  Call to book - 844.472.2759.

Must show military ID to receive offer.  Promotion valid March 1 - 25 or the end of the 17.18 winter season.  Not valid with other promotions, discounts, packages, combos, multi-packs, skating lessons or group stays.  Lodging based on availability and advance reservation.

Stage Wisp Bonus Concert

We're not ready for the party to end so we've booked a Stage Wisp Bonus Concert for Friday, March 2.  Come enjoy the new snow and a free show by Eli Cook at 6:30pm in Wispers Bar.  


Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, March 01, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February Out!

As we round out the second month of 2018 today with partly sunny skies and a high of 53°, let's look to see what March has in store for us:

Snowmaking?

It looks like winter weather will return Friday and Saturday, March 2 & 3.  And yes, if conditions allow, we are going to make snow!  Some natural snow on top of that would be a sweet treat.  Our Mountain Cams is the best way to keep your finger on the snowmaking pulse when things start to happen.

Military March

We are honoring our Nation's Heros with savings up to 25% off lift tickets, rentals, lessons, snow tubing, mountain coaster and ice skating.  Plus, Military can stay at the recently renovated slop-side Lodge at Wisp for just $89 per night.  Call to book - 844.472.2759.

Must show military ID to receive offer.  Promotion valid March 1 - 25 or the end of the 17.18 winter season.  Not valid with other promotions, discounts, packages, combos, multi-packs, skating lessons or group stays.  Lodging based on availability and advance reservation.

We're still skiing & riding!

The lifts are scheduled to operate 9am - 5pm daily.  We'll have next week's schedule posted as details are confirmed.  Check our Hours of Operation or Mountain Report for any updates.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, March 01, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

We're Still Skiing and Riding!

Our Groomer's made some more magic last night and slopes are looking better today for more skiing and riding.  The sun is forecast to make an appearance today so keep those sunglasses handy.  Conditions are soft and spring-like but we're still doin' it from 9am - 5pm all week long.  Cover may be thin and patchy in areas so please use caution on the slopes.  Check out the Mountain Report for the latest openings and operating times.  The Mountain Park will offer snow tubing, ice skating and the mountain coaster from 4pm -8pm Monday thru Thursday with longer hours Friday thru Sunday.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, February 26, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Final Day of Gold Medal Weekends

Oy vey! Rains continued through the night leaving the slopes looking like your old Uncle's hair - thin and patchy in areas.  Our Groomer's repaired the damage the best they could but please use caution while skiing and riding as conditions vary.  Be sure to check the mountain report for the most up-to-date information on trail openings and lift operations.

Gold Medal Weekend 

Today is the final day of our Gold Medal Weekend celebrations.  Stop by the McHenry Lodge to say your farewells to the 2018 Winter Olympics with some festivities.

Sunday, February 25

  • 10am - 1pm:  Master of Ceremonies Connor Norman McHenry Lodge
  • 11am:  Fun Race for all ages Base of Central Park
  • 1pm:  Gold Medal Ceremony McHenry Lodge

*Itineraries tentative and subject to change without notice.

All Weekend Long

  • Medal Podium Photo Booth McHenry Lodge
  • Pop-up Medal Opp on Wisp's Social Media Networks (be sure to follow us)
  • NBC Olympic Coverage Wispers Bar







Last Edited by The Wisperer on Sunday, February 25, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Spring Conditions

There will be spring-like conditions on the hill for the next couple of days so why not make the most of these soft surfaces?  We've peeked into our crystal ball and looks like we may see the return of some cold weather the first part of March.  

Gold Medal Weekend

Friday, February 23

  • 6:30pm:  Stage Wisp Concert Finale - Kid Pro Quo Wispers Bar
  • 6:30pm:  SweetWater Brewing Company Beer Promotion Wispers Bar

Saturday, February 24

  • 10am - 3pm:  Master of Ceremonies Connor Norman McHenry Lodge
  • 11am:  Olympic Trivia McHenry Lodge
  • 12pm:  Ice Carving Demonstration by Olympian Richard Bubin 
  • 1pm:  Olympic Trivia McHenry Lodge
  • 2pm:  Freestyle Competition Central Park Terrain Park
  • 3pm:  Turtle Luge Base of Face

Sunday, February 25

  • 10am - 1pm:  Master of Ceremonies Connor Norman McHenry Lodge
  • 11am:  Fun Race for all ages Base of Central Park
  • 1pm:  Gold Medal Ceremony McHenry Lodge

*Itineraries tentative and subject to change without notice.

All Weekend Long

  • Medal Podium Photo Booth McHenry Lodge
  • Pop-up Medal Opp on Wisp's Social Media Networks (be sure to follow us)
  • NBC Olympic Coverage Wispers Bar


Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, February 23, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Spring Fever

If you've got the uncontrollable urge to remove layers, bask in the sun, roll your car windows down and just be outside, you may have a case of Spring Fever.  The best cure is to go skiing or riding!  With soft snow conditions, mild temps and a little extra light each night, now's the best time to do some laps on the hill.  

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy President's Day

What a perfect set-up for this President's Day Monday - powder yesterday to packed powder groomers today!  Mild temps will have folks t-shirt wearing and slope-side chillin'.  We're recommending snow bathing today.  Modeled after forest bathing which is the practice of being in the presence of trees, snow bathing is all about being on, in and around SNOW!  Said to help promote lowering heart rate and blood pressure along with boosting your immune system and overall feeling of well-being, we hope you find your zen on our mountain today.  

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, February 19, 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Snow Time

The mountain and landscape are white once again with 5 inches of snow overnight.  Lifts will operate from 9am - 9pm today for some fresh and fluffy turns.  The Mountain Park will offer snow tubing, mountain coaster and ice skating from 10am - 8pm.   Get out there and get some Snow Time in!

President's Weekend Sale

Be sure to stop by Outdoor Elements or the Rossignol Concept Shop to take advantage of the biggest retail savings of the season thru Monday. 

  • Save up to 30% on ski/snowboard jackets & pants
  • Save up to 30% on skis/boards, bindings & boots
  • Save up to 20% on helmets, gloves & hats
  • Save up to 10% on everything else

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Sunday, February 18, 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Promise of a New Day

Update:  Saturday, 4:22pm

Holy Underwear - it's snowing to beat the band!  If we were betting people, we would have bet it all on the Winter Storm Warning this morning.  Three inches has accumulated since the first flakes started falling at approximately 1:00pm.  Some of it's blowing sideways but it's still landing on the slopes.  We hope everyone is sticking around (just like the snow), to enjoy the freshies!

WOW - what a difference 24 hours makes!  Only 5 more inches to go...


After 2.56" of rain ((shudder)) yesterday, the weather turned more winter-like by evening allowing our crew time to reverse the effects -- our Snowmaking Team cranked out some hardcore snowmaking and the Groomer Crew pushed / pulled snow to reshape the slopes.  The cherry on top this morning is the Winter Storm Warning in effect.   

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM EST SUNDAY... * WHAT...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 7 INCHES, WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS UP TO 8 INCHES, ARE EXPECTED. * WHERE...IN MARYLAND, GARRETT COUNTY. 

 Eight is great!  It's going to be a awesome day on the mountain - we hope you enjoy every second!

President's Weekend Sale

Be sure to stop by Outdoor Elements or the Rossignol Concept Shop to take advantage of the biggest retail savings of the season thru Monday. 

  • Save up to 30% on ski/snowboard jackets & pants
  • Save up to 30% on skis/boards, bindings & boots
  • Save up to 20% on helmets, gloves & hats
  • Save up to 10% on everything else

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Saturday, February 17, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

Weathering the Weather

Update:  Friday, 3:00pm

The weather is starting to turn and the flakes are beginning the fall.  Current temperature is 37º which is already 15 degrees cooler than where we were this morning.  BRING ON THE SNOW AND COLD WEATHER!

Ski Operations will cease at 6:00pm tonight, Friday, February 16 and will re-open at 9:00am tomorrow, Saturday, February 17.  First Tracks will happen tomorrow:  Chair 2 or 3 opens at 8:00am for Season Pass and Multi-day Ticket Holders.

Ice Skating and the Mountain Coaster will operate from 4pm - 8pm tonight.  Snow Tubing will re-open tomorrow, Saturday, February 17.


While rains held off most of the day Thursday, overnight rainfall was significant and continues this morning. Not what we had ordered for the weekend but there is change coming.  Temperatures will be falling today and the forecast calls for a change to snow this afternoon.  

Snowmaking will get underway as soon as conditions permit and we will turn the mountain white again. Snow is in the forecast for Saturday with up to six inches --yes, you read that correctly-- SIX inches possible. Sunday looks to be a great day of skiing.

Grooming machines are pushing snow and patching weak spots. There will be limitations today and we will be skiing on the front side of the mountain only as we repair North Camp and East Ridge slopes. Use caution as you ski today. Snow tubing will open later this afternoon.  Here is the updated Hours of Operation.  Please continue to check the Mountain Report for current slope status.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, February 16, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Snow is in the Forecast

The countdown to the weekend is on and we are watching the mercury closely with our eye on Friday evening.  This fickle weather has 24 hours to move out before our Snowmaking Team can get to work cranking out snow all over the mountain to refresh our surfaces.  Then comes the really good part - SNOW!  Garrett County is forecast up to 6 inches of accumulation.  We love visual aids so check out the image below and notice Wisp Resort in the red circle along the dark blue swath in the storm.  Stay up-to-date with slope conditions with the Mountain Report or see what we're up to on our Mountain Cams.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Q and A Session

How about a little Q&A?

Did you make snow Monday night?
Sure did.  We were able to refresh some surfaces overnight.

Did you see the forecast for the rest of this week? 
Yep. Best we can tell, we’ll see some ‘Liquid Sunshine’ or ‘Underdeveloped Snow’ Wednesday thru Friday at 3pm.  Then Friday gets pretty freaky with snow showers after 4pm and a low of 18 degrees at night which means… we’ll be MAKING SNOW!  That’s right, hardcore snowmaking returns around the mountain into Saturday as long as weather permits.

How will the slopes hold up midweek?
Our Mountain Ops Team has strategized a plan this week to counter the effects of the wet weather best we can and keep the slopes covered.  Once the unwelcomed weather moves out, the Snowmaking and Grooming Teams will work in tandem on Friday to produce the best snow surface possible.

Can I still ski / ride in the rain?
You bet ya!  If you do plan to visit Wednesday, Thursday or Friday morning, break out your best waterproof gear and have a ball.  It’s just water, right?!  Oh, and keep in mind the forecast has been known to change from time to time here in Garrett County.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

Snow Returns

The flakes are falling and the landscape is white once again.  The Mountain Ops Crew is preparing to make snow tonight as weather permits.  

Gold Medal Weekend Wrap-up

This past weekend was the perfect combination of winter sports enthusiasts and Olympic fans at Wisp Resort.  The first of two Gold Medal Weekends featured on-snow competitions, off-snow games, pop up medal opps, a fun patriotic atmosphere and lots of Gold Medals.  Join us for the second Gold Medal Weekend February 23 thru 25.  USA!  USA!

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, February 12, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Gold Medal Weekend - Day 3

Mother Nature may rain on our parade but that won't dampen our spirits today.  We've got another fun-filled day for the last day of the first Gold Medal Weekend!  

Day #2 Recap

The weather was great, the crowd was jazzed and there were gold medals everywhere!  Master of Ceremonies Connor Norman kept the energy flowing in the McHenry Lodge with music, games and sheer personality.  The Medal Podium Photo Booth was popping with tons of winners from young to young at heart.  An overwhelming turnout of racers made it out for the 'Fund-Racer' presented by and benefiting the Deep Creek Winter Sports Team.  There were several Pop Up Medal Opps on Wisp's social networks including one on the logo sign on the front of the McHenry Lodge.

Today's Events

Sunday, February 11

  • 10am - 1pm:  Master of Ceremonies Connor Norman McHenry Lodge
  • 12pm:  Olympic Ice Sculptor Demonstration Outdoor Deck
  • 1pm:  Gold Medal Ceremony McHenry Lodge 
    If you won a Wisp Gold Medal this weekend, you're invited to the ceremony for chances to win prizes.  Bring your medal, put your name in the pot and good luck!

On-going: 

  • Medal Podium Photo Booth McHenry Lodge
  • Pop Up Medal Opps on Wisp Social Networks #wispgoldmedalweekend
  • NBC Olympic coverage Wispers Bar

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Sunday, February 11, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Gold Medal Weekend - Day 2

Day #1 Recap

There was a lot of excitement and patriotism for yesterday's start of the Gold Medal Weekend.  Radio station 102 WVAQ's Jack and Nikki in the Morning were live with their broadcast yesterday morning to get listeners pumped about the weekend.  The Torch Light Parade kicked-off the festivities as about 30 skiers and riders of all ages made their way down The Face with flashing batons while chanting USA USA and the spectating crowd cheering.  The Stage Wisp Concert in Wispers Bar followed and featured the sounds of Eric Lewis.  Just outside of Wispers Bar is the Medal Podium Photo Booth - be sure to stop by and snap a shot of your winning smiles - don't forget to tag Wisp Resort in all your social posts and use #wispgoldmedalweekend

Today's Events

Saturday, February 10

  • 10am - 3pm:  Master of Ceremonies Connor Norman McHenry Lodge
  • 11am:  Olympic Trivia McHenry Lodge
  • 12pm:  Fund-Racer presented by the Deep Creek Winter Sports Team $5 / 2-runs Base of Squirrel Cage
  • 1pm:  Olympic Trivia McHenry Lodge
  • 2pm:  Freestyle Slopestyle Competition Central Park Terrain Park
  • 3pm:  Turtle Luge Mountain Park

On-going: 

  • Medal Podium Photo Booth McHenry Lodge
  • Pop Up Medal Opps on Wisp Social Networks #wispgoldmedalweekend
  • NBC Olympic coverage Wispers Bar

USA! USA! USA!

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Saturday, February 10, 2018

Friday, February 09, 2018

Let The Games Begin

Mother Nature lit her own torch this morning with a spectacular sunrise.  Groomer, Jared Feather, had a front row seat and captured the images below.  

Gold Medal Weekend - Day #1

Let the Games Begin!  The weekend's celebration kicks off tonight at 6pm with a Torch Light Parade down The Face followed by a free live Stage Wisp Concert in Wispers Bar at 6:30pm with Key Brewing promoting their craft beer.  Be on the lookout on our social networks for Pop-up Medal Opportunities for chances to nab a custom Wisp Resort Gold Medal.  If you get a gold medal throughout the weekend, be sure to join us at 1pm on Sunday, February 11 for the Gold Medal Ceremony and chances to win all sorts of prizes.  USA! USA!

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, February 09, 2018

Mountain Report Summary

April 2, 2018

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

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