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Wednesday, October 31, 2018


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!

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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 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 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, Registration is completed online at

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


Autumn Glory Kick-Off Reception & Dinner at Wisp Resort


Fireman’s Parade downtown Oakland

Oktoberfest Dinner at Oakland Fire Hall


Banko & Mandolin State Championship at Southern Garrett High School

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


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


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


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

Mountain Report Summary

April 1, 2019

New Snow:  0"/0"
Trails/Lifts Open:  0 / 0
Base:  0''
Snowmaking:  No
Surface Conditions:  Closed For 18.19 Season

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