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Winter at Wisp Resort

Since 1955, Wisp Resort has welcomed skiers and snowboarders in the Western Maryland mountains.  From a modest operation with one ski slope serviced by a tow rope, Wisp has grown into a four-season premiere resort offering 33 slopes, snow tubing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, lodging, dining and shopping during the winter months. 

Winter 2019.2020

Who's ready for the flakes to fly?!  WE ARE!  Wisp Resort has some exciting new high-tech additions for the 19.20 Winter Season including 5 new state-of-the-art Techno Alpin TR8 tower fan snow guns on lower Squirrel Cage, a new RFID ticketing gate system, a new mobile app and revamped food outlets and offerings. 

The science of making snow continues to evolve in the mid-Atlantic and with new advancements in the snowmaking industry, Wisp Resort is continually improving snowmaking infrastructure to bring skiers and riders more reliable snow.  This winter we are adding 5 new Techno Alpin TR8 tower fan snow guns on lower Squirrel Cage.  These guns are more energy efficient, have a greater range of working temperatures and will be safer for the staff to work on due to their telescopic ability.  

Wisp has partnered with Team Axess on an RFID ticketing gate system that will provide a more convenient and streamlined experience for skiers and snowboarders.  No more fumbling with zippers or pockets to get your pass out, no more visits to the Lift Ticket Window - once guests have their reloadable RFID card, they can reload lift tickets or renew season passes online and go direct from their car to the chairlift.  RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification Device and it's all in a card the size of a credit card.  Learn more here.

Wisp - there's an app for that!  While our website is mobile responsive, our new app will feature all the most useful mountain and resort information displayed in a convenient easy-to-use format including an interactive trail map, GPS tracking, push notifications on dining specials, unique offers and more.  Launching November 2019.

Wisp Resort knows how important dining and lounging are during a mountain getaway; that's why we are continuously changing and improving our restaurants, bars and food offerings.  This winter, we are bringing back DC's Bar & Restaurant to serve guests lunch and dinner in a casual family-friendly atmosphere.  Cheers!

Stats & Facts:

Elevation - Summit 3,115 ft.; Base 2,415 ft.
Trail System - 33 slopes totaling 11 miles of trails on 137 acres, Vertical Drop 700 ft 
Slope Difficulty - 24% beginner; 45% intermediate, 33% expert
Trail Grooming – Beginner to expert, runs are groomed nightly
Night Skiing – Over 90% of skiable terrain is lit for night skiing & riding Tuesday thru Saturday and select premium days.
Chair Lift System - Two quad chairlifts, five triple chairlifts, five conveyor carpets, one surface tow
Snowfall - The Deep Creek Lake area averages over 100" annually
Snowmaking - energy-efficient snowmaking systems with computerized weather and pumping stations. 90% of all skiable terrain is equipped for snowmaking.
Wisp Mountain Park - Snow Tubing, Mountain Coaster 
Nordic Center - Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing

Virtual Tour

We could write about the resort all day but we'd rather show you our property.  Take the grand winter tour - Enjoy!