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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Opening Day for 18.19 Winter Season

Wisp Resort will open for the 2018.2019 Winter Season on Friday, December 14, 2018 for skiing and snowboarding from 9am – 9pm. Operations will continue Saturday, December 15 from 9am – 9pm and Sunday, December 16 from 9am – 5pm then regular operating hours will commence.  The Mountain Park will open on Saturday, December 15 from 10am-7pm and Sunday, December 16 from 10am – 5pm with Snow Tubing and Mountain Coaster.  The Mountain Park will then operate Monday through Thursday, December 17 through 20 from 4pm – 8pm and continue with regular season hours over the weekend.

“We anticipate opening with nearly 60 acres of terrain on a base depth of 18” to 36” and more terrain will open as snowmaking progresses,” commented Mountain Operations Director, Artie Speicher.  Wisp Resort began snowmaking on Wednesday, November 21 and as of 6:00 am Thursday, December 13, a total of 56 million gallons of water had been pumped equating to approximately 367 acre feet of snow while running the system for 319 total hours. Wisp Resort’s General Manager, Jerry Geisler stated, “After the past several turbulent winters (due to weather), the entire team at Wisp is determined to persevere and make this winter count.  Our Snowmaking and Grooming Crews have done an exceptional job in preparing the mountain. Over 500 employees in departments ranging from Parking, Ski Lifts, Snow Tubing, Ski Rentals, Food and Beverage, Retail, Ski and Snowboard Instruction, Ski Patrol, Mountain Hosts, Hotel and Facilities are excited to welcome guests and we all look forward to a long snowy winter.”

Standard and Premium Day pricing will be in effect with lift tickets for Friday and Sunday at $59 per day for adults and $49 per day for juniors ages 6 – 12; Saturday’s lift tickets are $79 for adults and $59 for juniors.  Rates for the Mountain Park include Snow Tubing at $34 per person per 2-hour session; Mountain Coaster at $14 for a single ride and $19 for double rider.  ALL OPERATIONS ARE TENTATIVE AND WEATHER PERMITTING.  For the most up-to-date conditions, lift operations and trail openings visit Wisp Resort’s Mountain Report at www.wispresort.com.

Let Winter Begin!

Last Edited by Wisp Resort on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Let the Countdown begin!

From a sunny day to a beautiful night, Wisp Resort is preparing for a projected opening date of Friday, December 14.  The Wisp Resort team has been working overnight the last several weeks to keep the snow guns operating at max power.  Over the weekend, the wind came in fierce from the South which delayed some operations on the mountain.  When winds are Southerly, most of the guns cannot be operated for two reasons: (1) wind coming from this direction pushes the plume out of the gun's back onto itself, which does not allow for snow crystallization to take place (2) wind blows water back onto the gun, which can ice up the shell and ultimately damage the equipment. When these Southerly winds occur, our team re-positions all mobile guns on the mountain, but many snow guns have to be shut down. With that said, the resort was still flowing 2,800 to 3,000 gallons per minute in challenging times over the weekend.  Thank you snowmaking team!  With Squirrel Cage, Face, Central Park (terrain park), and the Tubing Park nearing a desired base, the team has moved on to cover other areas of the mountain and will continue to make its way around throughout the week: Sunset, Wisp Trail, Grouse, Beaver, Muskrat, Boulder, Happy Camper, Backbone, Aces, Big Dipper and Ridge are starting to pile up. Wisp Resort plans to keep the snow guns rolling through Thursday evening when we hit a little temperature bubble on top of the mountain.  The snowmaking team has projected the resort will open with a base depth average of 18 to 36 inches of fluffy snow. Let the countdown begin! 



Last Edited by Maggie Moran on Monday, December 10, 2018

Thursday, December 06, 2018

We've Got Whales Swimming!


The Mountain Operations team at Wisp Resort has kept a steady snowmaking flow since late Monday evening.  The front side of the mountain is well covered and the snowtubing park is starting to shape-up nicely.  We accumulated about 3 inches of natural snow overnight that helped cover the mountain.  With temperatures dropping tomorrow, the team is hoping to start building up Main Street in the evening.  Check out those massive piles of snow!  

Wisp Resort is targeting to open on December 14th.   More details to come as snowmaking continues...   



Last Edited by Maggie Moran on Thursday, December 06, 2018

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Here Comes Winter!

We turned on our snowmaking guns around 3am this morning, attempting to push through marginal temperatures and high humidity.  The weather is forecast to be more conducive to snowmaking as the day goes on, so we are planning to push through for the remainder of this window.  We are still anticipating to open by mid-December. 

Last Edited by Maggie Moran on Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Monday, December 03, 2018

Gearing Up for Another Burst of Winter Weather

With milder temps and a bit of under-developed snow, Wisp Resort has been in a holding pattern on snowmaking since late last week. We are pushing through this last rain event and plan to be back on track with snowmaking operations sometime tomorrow when weather permits. Stay tuned for snowmaking updates. 

In the meantime, stop by the newly renovated lobby at The Lodge at Wisp.  This was the final phase of the $3.9 million multi-year renovation project.  Be sure to arrive in the new entrance on the other side of the hotel to get the full experience with Porte Cochere, waterfall and welcoming outdoor fireplace.  We are so pleased with the all of the results and know our guests will be too.  

Lodge Reno

Last Edited by Connor Tangney on Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Snowmaking Paused

Temperatures stayed in the mid-to upper 30’s all night with humidity running 100% on the mountain so snowmaking has ceased for the moment. As our Team of Snowmakers waits for the bell to ring on the next round of snowmaking, they worked overnight cleaning water filters and fine-tuning equipment along with relocating a few guns in preparation for the return of temperatures on Tuesday night. Ding, Ding - let's have a total knock out on this next round!

Last Edited by Wisp Resort on Friday, November 30, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

A Beautiful Day in the Mountains


With snow guns blasting 5,000 gallons per minute around the mountain, Wisp Resort has turned about 15 Million gallons of water into snow so far this year.  Along with natural snow fall, this has created a beautiful base of roughly 6 inches. The resort has put in over 100 hours of snowmaking over the last few weeks, anytime the wet bulb allowed for it. That said, heavy winds have been a jester at times and we think some of our snow might have made it all the way to Oakland!  As of today, the winds have finally subsided and we are starting to see some pretty good whales develop. We are forecast to lose snowmaking temperatures around mid-day today, and will be shutting down snowmaking operations until the next window of opportunity.  Next window looks to be sometime Tuesday evening, but our snowmaking team is standing by should that change.  We will update you with Opening Dates as soon as they are officially announced through our Wisp Resort Facebook page and our e-club newsletter which you can sign up at www.wispresort.com.  In the meantime, our grounds-crew is making sure all of the features around the resort are ready for the winter season: working on snowtubing lanes, reloading firepits, and decorating for the holidays. Let's get excited for an awesome winter in Deep Creek Lake! 


Sunny Day




Last Edited by Maggie Moran on Thursday, November 29, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Snow is Flying

Deep Creek Lake gained several inches of natural snow accumulation over night, leaving Wisp Resort with a base of about 5 inches.  The wet bulb (temperature & humidity) continues to look good for snowmaking until about mid-day Thursday.  Snow is completely covered on the tubing area, Central Park, Face, Squirrel, Wisp Trail, Sunset, and the Kiddie area.  Follow us on Wisp Resort's Facebook page and sign up for our e-club in the Header of this page to be the first to know about opening dates for skiing, boarding, snow tubing, and cross-country.  We continue to build a strong base and are getting very excited for the Winter Season!

Snow is Flying2

Last Edited by Maggie Moran on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Natural Snow Dust

We had a lucky evening of gusty, sideways wind last night that helped cover the mountain with an additional 1 inch of natural snow. Wisp Resort fired up the snowmaking guns around 10pm yesterday evening and will keep them running through this window of opportunity.  The wet bulb looks like it will last for a few more days, allowing for a solid 60 - 68 hour window for making snow.  We will keep the snowmakers blasting until temperatures go up and winds head South/Southwest sometime early Thursday afternoon.  Our base continues to grow.   Web Cam Today

Last Edited by Maggie Moran on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

A Window of Opportunity

Garrett County had a beautiful weekend with temperatures in the 40’s and 50’s.  We are now looking forward to a lengthy window of opportunity to put our snowmakers back in action.  Late this evening, temperatures and humidity look to fall back into snowmaking weather.  The system should come online in the early morning hours of Tuesday and, weather permitting, we’ll keep pumping snow until sometime on Friday.  Be sure to check out our webcams for all the snowmaking action and follow us on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates on snowmaking and other happenings. 

Last Edited by Maggie Moran on Monday, November 26, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

Winter Prep Continues

Wisp's Snowmaking Team was hard at work throughout the night.  Temperatures lingered in the upper teens while winds danced around and finally changed direction which the team reacted to and was still able to pump out 2,500 gallons per minute from the system.  Forecast calls for rising temps and humidity so snowmaking will continue as weather permits.

Last Edited by Wisp Resort on Friday, November 23, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Snowmaking is Underway!

It's a 'Happy' day and we are 'Giving Thanks' for many things today.  At the top of our list is Wisp's Snowmaking Team who went into action yesterday afternoon with snow guns blanketing the front side and the snow tubing park at this time.  Weather conditions are optimal and we will continue to pump out the white stuff as long as weather permits.  Follow the action on our web cam.  Always on our list are our wonderful employees and loyal guests - endless 'thank yous'.  Enjoy and embrace your Holiday!


Today, Thursday, November 22, is the last day to gobble up the Mission:  Four'dable quad packs and the Pre-Season Winter Lodging Deal.  While you are in the company of friends and family today, plan your Winter Getaway to Wisp by taking advantage of these incredible deals!  Available online only until 11:59 pm tonight.  

MISSION:  FOUR'DABLE

Mission:  Four'dable is 4 unrestricted transferable lift tickets valid for the 18.19 winter season for only $169!

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Here’s the deal:

  • Four unrestricted lift tickets (printed on 4 vouchers that must be redeemed at the ticket window for a valid lift ticket)
  • Only $169
  • Offer valid online only thru 11:59 pm on November 22, 2018.
  • Tickets valid anytime from opening day to closing day of the 18.19 Winter Season.  Redeem anytime including same day.
  • Unlimited quantities per purchase.
  • Vouchers are transferable and may be used by someone other than the purchaser.
  • All purchases are final and cannot be cancelled even with a fee.
  • Once your purchase is complete, your credit card will be charged for the amount shown regardless of whether or not the vouchers are used.
  • We do not guarantee number of operating days, lifts or slopes, weather, or other conditions.
  • Vouchers expire at the end of the 18.19 Winter Season.  All sales final.  No refunds, exchanges, returns, extensions or cash value.  Not for re-sale.

Fulfillment Options:

  • Shipping Option:  By choosing the shipping & handling fee at time of purchase, you agree to the S&H fee of $4.99 and your vouchers will be mailed to the address on file.
  • Pick-up Option:  Mission:  Four’dable vouchers will be available for pick-up starting Friday, November 23, 2018 at Guest Services.  The guest name attached to the purchase transaction must be the same person picking up the vouchers.  Valid photo ID and confirmation email required.

Pre-Season Winter Lodging Deal

Save up to 31% on select winter dates at the newly renovated Lodge at Wisp.  With $3.9 million in renovations, you'll enjoy a true ski-in/ski-out experience while being close to all other resort amenities - indoor pool, rental shops, ski & snow board school, dining, shopping and more. 

Rates starting at $99 per night.  Book online by November 22 to secure the best rate!

*Based on availability, advance reservation.  Offer non-cancelable and non-refundable.  Not valid with other discounts, offers, packages or group stays.  Dates include:  January 1 - 10; February 18 - 28; March 3 - 9, 2019.

Last Edited by Wisp Resort on Thursday, November 22, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Only 2 Days Left on 2 Incredible Deals!

MISSION:  FOUR'DABLE

Mission:  Four'dable is 4 unrestricted transferable lift tickets valid for the 18.19 winter season for only $169!

buy now

Here’s the deal:

  • Four unrestricted lift tickets (printed on 4 vouchers that must be redeemed at the ticket window for a valid lift ticket)
  • Only $169
  • Offer valid online only thru 11:59 pm on November 22, 2018.
  • Tickets valid anytime from opening day to closing day of the 18.19 Winter Season.  Redeem anytime including same day.
  • Unlimited quantities per purchase.
  • Vouchers are transferable and may be used by someone other than the purchaser.
  • All purchases are final and cannot be cancelled even with a fee.
  • Once your purchase is complete, your credit card will be charged for the amount shown regardless of whether or not the vouchers are used.
  • We do not guarantee number of operating days, lifts or slopes, weather, or other conditions.
  • Vouchers expire at the end of the 18.19 Winter Season.  All sales final.  No refunds, exchanges, returns, extensions or cash value.  Not for re-sale.

Fulfillment Options:

  • Shipping Option:  By choosing the shipping & handling fee at time of purchase, you agree to the S&H fee of $4.99 and your vouchers will be mailed to the address on file.
  • Pick-up Option:  Mission:  Four’dable vouchers will be available for pick-up starting Friday, November 23, 2018 at Guest Services.  The guest name attached to the purchase transaction must be the same person picking up the vouchers.  Valid photo ID and confirmation email required.

Pre-Season Winter Lodging Deal

Save up to 31% on select winter dates at the newly renovated Lodge at Wisp.  With $3.9 million in renovations, you'll enjoy a true ski-in/ski-out experience while being close to all other resort amenities - indoor pool, rental shops, ski & snow board school, dining, shopping and more. 

Rates starting at $99 per night.  Book online by November 22 to secure the best rate!

*Based on availability, advance reservation.  Offer non-cancelable and non-refundable.  Not valid with other discounts, offers, packages or group stays.  Dates include:  January 1 - 10; February 18 - 28; March 3 - 9, 2019.

Last Edited by Wisp Resort on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

First Winter Storm of 18.19 Season

STORM UPDATE - November 16, 9:00am:  By sunrise, 5" of a wintry mix has accumulated in Garrett County.  It's slick and heavy and everyone is digging out this morning so please use caution.  Wet bulb is still not ideal for flipping on the snowmaking switch but our teams are standing by.  

The wintry mix started at approximately 7:00am in Garrett County and by 2:00pm had turned to snow.  By 7:30pm, there is 3" of accumulation on the ground with another 3" to 5" forecast into the morning.  Check out our live webcam to see the white stuff return to the mountain.  And in the meantime, purchase your Mission:  Four'dable quad pack today!

Mission:  Four'dable is part of Wisp's ongoing mission to make skiing and riding more affordable for everyone.  We want to introduce a fresh crop to the sport, bring back those seasoned veterans we've lost and offer more opportunities to our already loyal skiers and riders!

Mission:  Four'dable is 4 unrestricted transferable lift tickets valid for the 18.19 winter season for only $169!

buy now

Here’s the deal:

  • Four unrestricted lift tickets (printed on 4 vouchers that must be redeemed at the ticket window for a valid lift ticket)
  • Only $169
  • Offer valid online only starting Midnight on November 1 and ending 11:59 pm on November 22, 2018.
  • Tickets valid anytime from opening day to closing day of the 18.19 Winter Season.  Redeem anytime including same day.
  • Unlimited quantities per purchase.
  • Vouchers are transferable and may be used by someone other than the purchaser.
  • All purchases are final and cannot be cancelled even with a fee.
  • Once your purchase is complete, your credit card will be charged for the amount shown regardless of whether or not the vouchers are used.
  • We do not guarantee number of operating days, lifts or slopes, weather, or other conditions.
  • Vouchers expire at the end of the 18.19 Winter Season.  All sales final.  No refunds, exchanges, returns, extensions or cash value.  Not for re-sale.

Fulfillment Options:

  • Shipping Option:  By choosing the shipping & handling fee at time of purchase, you agree to the S&H fee of $4.99 and your vouchers will be mailed to the address on file.
  • Pick-up Option:  Mission:  Four’dable vouchers will be available for pick-up starting Friday, November 23, 2018 at Guest Services.  The guest name attached to the purchase transaction must be the same person picking up the vouchers.  Valid photo ID and confirmation email required.

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Last Edited by Wisp Resort on Friday, November 16, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Snowmaking Begins

Here we are on November 10, 2018 and the snowguns are ON!  The snowguns on the front side roared to life shortly before 9am this morning.  Temps are hanging in the low to mid 20s and we'll keep those guns blazing for a while.   With no exact opening day currently set, our Mountain Operations Team is watching the forecast and looking for a prolonged window to lay down a solid base.  Check out our live webcam to follow the snow.  Stay tuned...  and in the meantime, get your Mission:  Four'dable quad packs today!

Mission:  Four'dable is part of Wisp's ongoing mission to make skiing and riding more affordable for everyone.  We want to introduce a fresh crop to the sport, bring back those seasoned veterans we've lost and offer more opportunities to our already loyal skiers and riders!

Mission:  Four'dable is 4 unrestricted transferable lift tickets valid for the 18.19 winter season for only $169!

buy now

Here’s the deal:

  • Four unrestricted lift tickets (printed on 4 vouchers that must be redeemed at the ticket window for a valid lift ticket)
  • Only $169
  • Offer valid online only starting Midnight on November 1 and ending 11:59 pm on November 22, 2018.
  • Tickets valid anytime from opening day to closing day of the 18.19 Winter Season.  Redeem anytime including same day.
  • Unlimited quantities per purchase.
  • Vouchers are transferable and may be used by someone other than the purchaser.
  • All purchases are final and cannot be cancelled even with a fee.
  • Once your purchase is complete, your credit card will be charged for the amount shown regardless of whether or not the vouchers are used.
  • We do not guarantee number of operating days, lifts or slopes, weather, or other conditions.
  • Vouchers expire at the end of the 18.19 Winter Season.  All sales final.  No refunds, exchanges, returns, extensions or cash value.  Not for re-sale.

Fulfillment Options:

  • Shipping Option:  By choosing the shipping & handling fee at time of purchase, you agree to the S&H fee of $4.99 and your vouchers will be mailed to the address on file.
  • Pick-up Option:  Mission:  Four’dable vouchers will be available for pick-up starting Friday, November 23, 2018 at Guest Services.  The guest name attached to the purchase transaction must be the same person picking up the vouchers.  Valid photo ID and confirmation email required.

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

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

MISSION: FOUR'DABLE

Mission:  Four'dable is part of Wisp's ongoing mission to make skiing and riding more affordable for everyone.  We want to introduce a fresh crop to the sport, bring back those seasoned veterans we've lost and offer more opportunities to our already loyal skiers and riders!

Mission:  Four'dable is 4 unrestricted transferable lift tickets valid for the 18.19 winter season for only $169!

buy now

Here’s the deal:

  • Four unrestricted lift tickets (printed on 4 vouchers that must be redeemed at the ticket window for a valid lift ticket)
  • Only $169
  • Offer valid online only starting Midnight on November 1 and ending 11:59 pm on November 22, 2018.
  • Tickets valid anytime from opening day to closing day of the 18.19 Winter Season.  Redeem anytime including same day.
  • Unlimited quantities per purchase.
  • Vouchers are transferable and may be used by someone other than the purchaser.
  • All purchases are final and cannot be cancelled even with a fee.
  • Once your purchase is complete, your credit card will be charged for the amount shown regardless of whether or not the vouchers are used.
  • We do not guarantee number of operating days, lifts or slopes, weather, or other conditions.
  • Vouchers expire at the end of the 18.19 Winter Season.  All sales final.  No refunds, exchanges, returns, extensions or cash value.  Not for re-sale.

Fulfillment Options:

  • Shipping Option:  By choosing the shipping & handling fee at time of purchase, you agree to the S&H fee of $4.99 and your vouchers will be mailed to the address on file.
  • Pick-up Option:  Mission:  Four’dable vouchers will be available for pick-up starting Friday, November 23, 2018 at Guest Services.  The guest name attached to the purchase transaction must be the same person picking up the vouchers.  Valid photo ID and confirmation email required.

buy now

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Join the Team!

The Deep Creek Winter Sports Team that is!  Registration for the 2018.2019 Winter Season is now open.

The Deep Creek Winter Sports Team (DCWST) is a parent-run, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the development of young athletes in the winter sports of alpine ski racing and snowboarding.  

If you have children, grandchildren, relatives or friends ages 7 to 18 who are avid/aspiring skiers or snowboarders, this is an excellent winter activity to take them to the next level of proficiency in their chosen sport. Joining DCWST also affords opportunities to compete regionally and locally in sanctioned ski races and snowboard competitions. This year the team is also offering a "New Members" reduced dues rate for first time members.

DCWST has been a mainstay at Wisp Resort for the past 15 years as a result of its focus on athlete-skills development in a structured and supportive environment. Information about the team is available on its website, http://www.dcwst.org/. Registration is completed online at http://dcwst.org.leag1.com/.

New this year is a DCWST Master's Membership for ski-racers age 19 and older who can't give up their passion for the sport and wish to practice running gates in a challenging environment on Tuesday and Friday evenings!

Register Now




Last Edited by Maggie Moran on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Monday, October 08, 2018

Autumn Glory Festival Week

Celebrate the glory of Autumn Wed. - Sun., October 10 – 14 with 5 days of activities and events: concerts, band competitions, craft show, art displays and performances, a Fireman’s parade and the big event - the Grand Feature Parade!

Best Ways to take in the foliage:

Wisp's Mountain Park

Take to the air to get eye-level with the turning leaves and soak in the mountain views on a Scenic Chairlift Ride or Canopy Tour.  Check operating hours or call 844.472.2759 before visiting.  Don't forget your camera!

Last Weekend to Whitewater Raft at Wisp Resort

Experience the world's only mountaintop re-circulating whitewater course at the Adventure Sports Center atop Wisp Resort.  Whether you're riding the rapids or watching from the shore, this unique attraction has scenic mountain views into neighboring states.  Call 844.472.2759 for reservations.  Don't miss the annual Great Pumpkin Race on Sunday, Oct 14, when the course closes and pumpkins race to raise funds for Hospice of Garrett County.

Take a Scenic Drive

With an assortment of beautiful fall leaves changing throughout the county, we love to watch the White Oak, which is the Maryland State Tree, turn from lively green to a deep purplish red hue.  A driving excursion around Deep Creek Lake is the one of the best ways to experience all the colors.  Take a drive through Garrett County’s scenic byways, quaint small towns, historical attractions, and wind your way around Western Maryland’s most prized landscape, Deep Creek Lake:

Visit Garrett County Chamber of Commerce website for full details.

Highlights of Events - On & Off-site

Wednesday

Autumn Glory Kick-Off Reception & Dinner at Wisp Resort

Thursday

Fireman’s Parade downtown Oakland

Oktoberfest Dinner at Oakland Fire Hall

Friday

Banko & Mandolin State Championship at Southern Garrett High School

BINGO at Oakland Volunteer Fire Department & Oakland Elk’s Club

Saturday

Garrett County Chamber of Commerce’s Grand Feature Parade at downtown Oakland

DemFest at The Alley

State Fiddle Competition at Southern Garrett High School

41st Annual Western Maryland Tournament of Bands at Southern High School Athletic Field

Sunday

Mountain Top Cruisers Car Show at downtown Oakland

“No Hands” Ice Cream Eating Contest at Lakeside Creamery

“The Great Pumpkin Race” to benefit Hospice of Garrett County atop Wisp Resort at the Adventure Sports Center International (ASCI)

Southern Girl’s Basketball Spaghetti Dinner at Southern Rescue Squad Hall

MULTIDAY EVENTS

Friday, Saturday

SEYMOUR - An Art Experience

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Historical Mountain Lake Park Victorian Tours

16th Annual Quilt Show at St. Peter’s Catholic Parrish Hall

Woodlake Tree Farm Autumn Glory Spectacular

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Farmer’s Market & Craft Show in Mountain Fresh Pavilion at downtown Oakland

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Corn Maze at Cove Run Farms (just past Northern Garrett High School)

Glassblowing in Simon Pierce at Mountain Lake Park



Last Edited by Wisp Resort on Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Welcome to Autumn

In the next few weeks, Mother Nature will set off her fireworks with a spectacular display of Fall foliage.  Don’t miss the kaleidoscope of colors that will blanket the mountains of Maryland and surround Deep Creek Lake.

Make the newly renovated Lodge at Wisp your home base as you Peep Leaves!  We’ve put together a checklist for everyone to do in the next few weeks to experience the ultimate Fall adventure.

Top Fall Favorites:

  1. Scenic Chairlift Ride (weekends only)
  2. Round of Golf at Lodestone or Fantasy Valley Golf Course
  3. Delight in the Maryland Crab Poutine on Wispers Deck while taking in the colorful views
  4. Pontoon Boat Tour on Deep Creek Lake (weekends only)
  5. White Water Raft at the Adventure Sports Center on top of Wisp Resort Mountain (weekends only)
  6. Take a Scenic Drive around Deep Creek Lake / Garrett County
  7. Mountain Coaster Ride (weekends only)
  8. Buy a Cozy Fleece at Outdoor Elements
  9. Sit around the Firepit in the Courtyard at The Lodge at Wisp Resort
  10. Enjoy Autumn Glory Festivities October 10 - 14

Last Edited by Maggie Moran on Friday, September 07, 2018

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Last Chance to Save!

Save up to 15% on 2018.2019 Wisp Season Passes by Monday, September 3.  Plus, you'll receive exclusive Season Pass Holder savings on activities this fall at Wisp Resort including Fantasy Valley Golf Course, Scenic Chairlift Rides and more.  As a valued Season Pass Holder, you'll also receive monthly Perks & Extras throughout the winter AND admission into the Sister Resort Reciprocal Program.

What are you waiting for!?  Invest in Winter now!

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Last Edited by The Wisperer on Sunday, September 02, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

3rd Annual Tunes and Brews

UPDATE:  Event will be held inside the McHenry Lodge today.  We won't let the weather dampen our party - it's going to be a great time! 

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 

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

Brew Line-up

  • Bells
  • Bold Rock
  • Devil's Backbone
  • Full Tilt
  • Key Brewing
  • Reckless
  • SweetWater
  • Troegs
  • Victory

CHEERS!

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Saturday, September 01, 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.

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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

Mountain Report Summary

December 16, 2018

New Snow:  0' / 0"
Trails/Lifts Open:  9 / 5
Base:  18
Snowmaking:  No
Surface Conditions:  Machine Groomed

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