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Mountain Message Blog

Monday, December 16, 2019

12 Days of Christmas

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin! Come celebrate the Holiday season with us at Wisp Resort. Every day will hold magical adventures for you and your whole family. From carolers during our tree lighting ceremony and the Ugly Sweater Party to daily s’mores around the firepit and Santa sightings.

‘Tis the season of giving - Wisp Resort is supporting local charitable organizations to help enhance others’ holidays and year-round programs including: Marine Toys for Tots and Garrett Mentors. 

Make it a memorable overnight adventure and stay in the slope-side Lodge at Wisp with one of our special lodging packages.

Events Schedule - December 20 – December 31, 2019 

Daily: 4pm - 5pm  S'mores by the Fire Pit between DC's and the Lodge at Wisp
Daily: 2pm - 4pm  Waffles and Hot Chocolate Bar in the Mchenry Lodge
Daily: 2pm - 4pm  Loco Cocoa Bar in the McHenry Lodge

Friday, Dec 20:
9am - 4pm  Elvis on the Mountain
5pm - 5:30pm Caroling Elvises with Marine Toys for Tots at Wisper's Bar & Grill

Saturday, Dec 21:
2pm - 2:30pm Northern Garrett Middle & High School Carolers and Tree Lighting Ceremony in the McHenry Lodge
7pm - 10pm  Ugly Sweater Party at Wisper's Bar & Grill

Monday, Dec 23:
9am - 3pm Ski with Santa at Ski School
4pm - 4:30pm Santa on the Fire Truck in front of Lodge at Wisp

Tuesday, Dec 24:
1pm - 4pm 'Twas the Night Before Christmas reading with Santa & Pictures in Lodge at Wisp Lobby
1pm - 4pm Cookies with Santa in the Lodge at Wisp Lobby

Tues, Dec 31:
6pm - 10pm New Year's Celebration with DJ Connor Norman in the McHenry Lodge
9:30pm Torch Light Parade down frontside of mountain

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, December 23, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Ready. Set. Make Lots of Snow!

Winter weather is back again and it's showtime for our Mountain Operations Team of snowmakers and groomers.  They are busy covering the mountain with snow to open as much terrain as possible on Opening Day, Friday, December 13.  Mother Nature may kick in a few extra inches of natural snow this evening to our overall efforts and we'll take it!  The only thing that gets us more excited about opening for the season is opening with over $1 million in improvements and changes to enhance the skier, and overall, resort experience.  Read all about it here.

Opening Weekend Chairlift Hours:

Friday & Saturday, December 13 & 14: 9am - 9pm
Sunday, December 15:  9am - 5pm

Opening Weekend Mountain Park Hours:

Friday, December 13: Mountain Coaster-1pm-8pm, Snow Tubing-4pm-8pm
Saturday, December 14: 10am-8pm
Sunday, December 15: 10am-5pm

Opening Weekend Rates:

Friday & Sunday 8-hr Flex Lift Ticket:  Adult-$64/day Junior-$39/day
Saturday 8-hr Flex Lift Ticket: Adult-$69 Junior-$49

Handy Links & Information:

Buy your Mission: Four'dable 4-pack of unrestricted lift ticket by Dec 20

Book your stay at the slope-side Lodge at Wisp

Stay up-to-date on snowmaking and trail status with the Mountain Report.

Watch the snow fall on our Mountain Cam.

Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Monday, December 02, 2019

3-Free-Learn-to-Ski or Snowboard Program is Back!

Wisp Resort is on a mission to introduce more skiers and snowboarders to our industry.  What better way to do that then by making it FREE and EASY!?

Who:  First-time skiers or snowboarders ages 8+

What:  Free Learn-to Ski or Snowboard Package includes Learning Area Lift Ticket, Ski or Snowboard Equipment Rental and Group Lesson

Where:  The Learning Center at Wisp Resort located in Sundown Village

When:  Saturday, December 14 thru Friday, December 22, 2019  9am - 3pm

How:  Registration is only available online HERE at least 48 hours in advance.  Guests must select 3 different dates to register as it is not automatic nor consecutive.

Reservation Fee: $5; First 3-free-learn-to-ski reservation fee will go to the RFID card processing fee.  The 2nd and 3rd reservation fees for 3-free-learn-to-ski will be refunded.  Cancellations and no-shows forfeit the reservation fee.  

Graduate:  Our goal is for all those beginner skiers and snowboarders to complete 3 learn-to ski or snowboard lessons.  After that, we will offer a $299 19.20 Winter Season Pass as well as a $199 seasonal equipment rental.  Graduate products must be purchased by end of business on Monday, December 23, 2019.

Fine Print:  Limited availability.  One learn-to package per person per day.  Maximum of 3 learn-to packages per person.  After the group lesson, guests can upgrade to a full-access lift ticket for that day (based on available terrain) and extend rental equipment for the remainder of the day for $19.  Seasonal equipment offer based on availability and limited quantities.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Mountain Report Summary

March 27, 2021

Slopes Open: 
New Snow:  0in
Trails/Lifts Open:  0/0
Base:  0in
Snowmaking:  No
Surface Conditions: 

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