Safety + Stats

at Wisp Resort

Know the Code. Ski and snowboard safely at Wisp Resort. Thank you for following our rules and regulations! Ski Patrol: 240-488-4311

Your Responsibility Code

  1. Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.
  2. People ahead or downhill of you have the right-of-way. You must avoid them.
  3. Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.
  4. Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.
  5. You must prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Read and obey all signs, warnings, and hazard markings.
  7. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  8. You must know how and be able to load, ride and unload lifts safely. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.
  9. Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  10. If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski area employee.
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Approved Sliding Devices

SKIS: Allowed with a working brake binding system or a retention device

SNOWBOARDS: Allowed with a retention device (Snowboard binding considered ok)

TELEMARK SKIS: Allowed with a retention device or a working brake system (please be aware of releasable telemark bindings as they typically do not have a retention device)

MONOSKIS: Allowed with a working brake system or retention device

SNOWBLADES: Allowed with a retention device

ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT: Mono-ski, dual-ski, bi-ski, slider, outriggers, and tether are allowed.  Any other devices must be approved by the management of Wisp Resort.

SKIBIKES / SNOWBIKES: Allowed under the following parameters:

  • Bike must have no more than two (2) skis
  • Must have metal edges on skis
  • Must have seat
  • Only one (1) rider per bike
  • Must be designed to load lift without slowing or stopping
  • Must be loaded within the envelope of chair; bike counts as a rider on chair lift
  • No homemade bikes
  • NOT allowed in Terrain Parks
  • MUST always wear a leash (on lifts and on slope)
  • May be restricted in certain areas and lifts for safety concerns

SNOW TRIKES: Allowed under the following parameters:

  • Must have metal edges on skis
  • Only one (1) rider per trike
  • Must be designed to load lift without slowing or stopping
  • Must be loaded within envelope of chair
  • No homemade trikes
  • NOT allowed in Terrain Parks
  • MUST always wear a leash (on lifts and on slope)
  • May be restricted in certain areas and lifts for safety concerns

SNOWDECKS: Allowed, but must have metal edges and a leash

Below are a few examples of what Wisp Resort does NOT allow for alternative sliding devices which includes but is not limited to the following:

SNOWSHOES: NOT allowed on the mountain or on any lift


BOOT SKIS: NOT allowed

SNOWBIKES (bicycle conversion): NOT allowed (bikes are not allowed to have gears/chain/wheels/tires or crank assembly)

PLASTIC SNOWBOARDS: NOT allowed (plastic snowboards that do not have metal edges)

CROSS COUNTRY SKIS: NOT allowed on the mountain or on any lift




GHOSTY: NOT allowed



TANDEM: NOT allowed

SNOW TUBES: NOT allowed on the ski mountain or any ski lift (only Wisp Resort snow tubes can be used for Tubing operations at the Mountain Park)

ZIPFY: NOT allowed

This list is subject to change at any time and may have slight variations

Uphill Travel

Earning your turns is another great way to enjoy what Wisp Resort has to offer and get a great workout.  We’re happy to be included in your fitness and touring routine.

Below is our Winter Uphill Travel Policy.  For your Safety and Others around you, please read and abide.

Wisp Resort reserves the right to suspend Uphill Travel or revoke guests Uphill Travel Privileges at anytime.

Thanks for joining us and see you at the resort!

Uphill Travel Trial Map


Uphill Season Pass $50.00

Uphill Season Pass Add-On* $25.00

*Add-on available to Current Wisp Resort Season pass holders

Season Passes can be purchased in person at the Guest Services Office during normal guest services hours. Hours of operation can be found on our website Here

  1. Complete your application form and bring with you to our guest services office.
  2. At the guest services office you will be asked to provide a photo ID, your current Wisp Resort season pass*, your winter uphill travel access application, sign our release form, pay the uphill travel access fee.
  3. Go ski touring or split boarding and have fun!
  • This pass does not provide any type of lift access.
  • Re-issued passes are subject to a $19 replacement fee.
  • All uphill travelers are required to have an Uphill Travel Pass with a photo ID and sign an Uphill Travel Release before accessing open and designated uphill travel routes at Wisp Resort. Signature of a Release by parent or legal guardian is required for minor children ages 17 and under.
  • Each applicant must be present to sign for themselves.
  • Passes must be carried by all uphill travelers at all times whenever they utilize uphill travel routes on resort property. Please be prepared to present your pass to resort personnel upon request.
  • Travel only on designated routes indicated on our approved uphill/downhill travel routes highlighted on our attached trail map.

Your safety is directly affected by your judgment. Observe and follow Your Responsibility Code:

  1.  Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  4. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Stay off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
  • Allowed Uphill Travel Equipment and devices with meatal edges such as Skis with Touring Bindings, Split boards, or Tele-skis. You must have a brake or retention device (snowboard bindings OK). You Must Be Able to Ski/Snowboard the Downhill Routes.
  • Uphill travel by means of skinning is permitted. Snowshoes and Cross-Country Skis are not permitted.
  • Pets are not permitted on trails or slopes
  • Uphill Winter Travel is not allowed during non-daylight hours and normal operating hours of operation. Ascend and Descend the mountain on the designated routes. For your safety and that of our staff, do not deviate from the designated route.
  • Before accessing resort premises, make others aware of your uphill travel plans, including anticipated arrival and departure times. Charge your cell phone before you go and always travel with your cell phone. BE AWARE THAT ON-MOUNTAIN CELL PHONE SERVICE IS NOT ALWAYS AVAILABLE OR RELIABLE.
  • Ski Patrol is not available during Uphill travel hours. Call 911 if there is an Emergency
  • Always use the buddy system—travel with a party of at least two or more. If you decide to go alone, be sure to advise someone in advance about your activities.
  • It’s your responsibility to make yourself visible to operations personnel. Wearing bright and/or reflective clothing and a headlamp is highly recommended when you are participating in uphill travel.
  • Do not stop in high-traffic areas.
  • Be alert and yield to all downhill traffic, including skiers and snowboarders.
  • Resort and mountain operations run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Stay clear of all mountain operations and equipment, including but not limited to grooming machines, snowmaking equipment, snowmobiles and lifts.
    • Always yield to all resort personnel, mountain-operations equipment, machines and vehicles.
    • Stay clear of all snow-grooming winch operations. Be alert for warning beacons on vehicles. Be alert for equipment and machinery. If you encounter winching operations, stay off the trail. Winch cables may be located underneath the snow surface one moment, then high in the air above the surface the next. Grooming tractors and equipment suspended on winch cables may be located thousands of feet away. These circumstances can make dangers and hazards hard to see or invisible to both uphill travelers and equipment operators.

Mountain Stats

Wisp’s 172 acres of ski terrain provide snowsport enthusiasts of all levels with a stellar winter playground.


Terrain Overview

33 Total Runs

11 Total Lifts – 7 Chairs and 4 Surface Lifts

3115′  Summit Elevation

118 Acres of Snowmaking and Night Skiing

132 Total Skiable Acres

  • 27% Beginner Runs
  • 42% Intermediate Runs
  • 30% Advanced Runs


Drone Policy

Our top priority is safety for guests, employees, and resort property, as well as concerns for individual privacy. Wisp Resort prohibits the operation or use of remote aerial systems or drones by the general public – including recreational users and hobbyists – without the prior written authorization from the Resort. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping and any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within 100 ft of Resort boundaries.

This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drone launched or operated from Resort property and drones launched from private property outside the Resort boundaries.

Please contact Lori Zaloga, [email protected], if you have questions or need prior authorization to operate aerial drones. FAA rules and regulations may govern any authorized operation of aerial drones, local law enforcement, and policies separately established by this Resort, including certification, training, insurance coverage indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability.

Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your skiing or snowboarding privileges, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any drone equipment, and may subject violators to any damages, including, but not limited to, damages for violations of privacy and/or physical or personal injuries or property damage, as well as regulatory fines and legal fees.

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