The Maryland Open Feb. 21 at Wisp Resort will crown two top winners - a skier and a rider - who excel in three formats: slopestyle, big air, and terrain park.
Entry fee is $20.
Skiers and riders have 32 slopes and trails spread over 132 acres, with a comfortable 700-foot vertical of a 3,115-foot-tall summit. Wisp is weighted toward beginner runs, with 41 percent of terrain ranked as green, including Possum, a trail that stretches from the top of three chairs for 1.5 miles, covering more than 10 acres. Intermediate terrain makes up 28 percent of the offerings, with the remaining 31 percent advanced.
Wisp's freestyle offerings include the Pro Terrain Park, Rail Park, Whip Saw Terrain Trail, Kid Zones, and new Terrain Gardens mini parks. Snow tubers can enjoy the nine-chute Bear Claw Snow Tubing Park with its own rope tows to the top of the hill. Terrain is served by two quad chairs and five triples, three carpets, and four surface tows.
Night skiing is offered on 90 percent of the mountain.