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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!

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 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.

buy now

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

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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