It’s skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, ice skating, mountain coaster, and the Flying Squirrel Canopy Tour (Canopy Tour has limited winter operations by appointment only) that make the beautiful Wisp Resort, a winter family fun paradise.
Wisp Resort has 32 slopes and trails totaling 10.5 miles on 132 acres of terrain plus terrain parks in their trail system. A lift arsenal of two quad chairlifts, five triple chairlifts, four conveyor carpets and one surface lift, that give them plenty of lift capacity to wisk their happy guests up their mountain that possess a summit elevation of 3,115 ft.
The resort has a 700 ft vertical drop, and 100 inches of snow annually except in 2010 the resort received a record breaking 22 feet. The most snowfall in the entire region of all the nearby snowsport resorts. Their are slopes for every age and ability level, and the resorts world class snowmaking make Wisp Resort a wonderful family winter destination.
The children’s programs are a wide variety for teaching children to ski and board. The Wisp Kidz Program has lessons, with talented and professional instructors for every children’s ability level. Willy Wisp (ages 3-7) and Club Wisp (8-14), Mini Rider (6-7) Kids Night out (5-12), and the resort has daycare for (2-5) for the kids that are not ready yet, but give the parents the opportunity to go out and enjoy the fun at the Wisp Resort.
The ski and snowboard school can teach every age level for the adults that want to improve their ski and snowboard skills. With the Wisp Resort instructors at your side, you’re always learning something new. The resort terrain is designed for every level skier and boarder. The resort also assembled the best snow-grooming and park building teams, that are committed to give the greatest snow experience the weather will permit.
Off the slopes, the resort has the popular Bear Claw Adventure Park. It is an avalanche of speed-sliding fun for the whole family. With 10 snowtubing lanes, their snowtubing is a spectacular experience for the entire family. It’s far more exciting than your average sledding. You’ll experience gravity and defying speeds as you plunged down the snowtube lanes.
The ice skating rink that Wisp Resort possesses is Western Maryland’s newest rink. Its open air is perfect for that slide and glide in the view of the beauty of the mountain scenery.
The Mountain Coaster last season looked like a luge run in the Olympics, with snow piled so high from those February storms that gave this ski mecca 22 feet of snow. The Mountain Coaster is an avalanche of adrenaline that speeds you along a 3,500 ft. of downhill track of pure winter fun. So if it is not skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, or the Mountain Coaster, then there is the Flying Squirrel Canopy that is by appointment with limited winter operations. Snowmobiling, Nordic Trails and Snowshoeing round out the winter fun at Wisp Resort.
The base lodge which is attached to the Wisp Resort Hotel and Conference Center has plenty of dining varieties, superior food and cocktail lounges that are very relaxful. Add in shopping, rentals and the ski and snowboard school desk, and the big area of cafeteria seating with a variety of delicious food, rounds out the Main Base Lodge.
The hotel which is attached to the main lodge, has superior lodging, banquet and conference facilities, a spa, a fitness center and indoor pool all under one roof. You don’t even have to leave the building, to enjoy everything this grand resort possesses. All in all, its the ski in/ski out convenience of a hotel that will lure you to the Wisp Resort for the Family Winter Adventure.
This resort is a tourism treasure for the great state of Maryland and the surrounding community of Deep Creek Lake. With its community of variety of lodging, dining, dancing, a movie threatre with a vast amount of screens, shopping and countless amounts of other amenities, this is the place to be. There is plenty of night life in this winter haven, and that combined with all of the above make the Wisp Resort the Lake Tahoe of the East.
Wisp Resort is in a region that receives a plentiful amount of snow from its location in its mountain range. Garrett County is always the weatherperson’s main target of pointing out heavy snowfalls. And heavy snowfalls they get which benefits the Wisp Resort.
Also the resort has the ability to turn on their snowguns a couple hours earlier than the Laurel Highlands resorts because of being higher elevated.
Wisp Resort is a first class resort, in a first class snowsports tourism mecca. Happy snowsports thrills always come true at Wisp Resort of Western Maryland.
Wisp Resort is a regional power
Wisp Resort (Photo Courtesy of Wisp Resort)