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Reviews for Wisp

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Wisp that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Wisp stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Wisp review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Wisp vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

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Chris Anthony

Our adult family had a great time, Overall a great place for families that is evident by the number of kids, very much a green, some blue mountain. Very easy to get to since it's an easy 15 min drive off the interstate. Ski/boarding school was very crowded for mid week and didn't look great. I think Wisp is a great place for a beginner to work on becoming better. The lifts are very slow, two of them closed during the week. Even with lots of natural snow and a good base some of the trails were closed all three of the day we were there. I've never been to a ski resort that took so little pride in their trial grooming. There's no reason to have ice three days after a rain. They close the few top of the mountain lifts and hour before closing even though the longest a run could take is 10 min. Being a four seasons resort, winter seems to take the back seat. For me I would do Timberline, Cannan, and Snowshoe before I return to Wisp. ... Full Review
Great for families
Poor slop conditions
9 months ago

Connor

Very relaxed, family-friendly mountain. With only 700 ft of vertical, some of the easier trails were too flat and there weren't many expert trails. However, there were plenty of intermediate trails. Food was decent for the price. Although there were several inches of fresh powder on 2/29, underneath it was mostly ice.... Full Review
Relaxed, family friendly, good...
Some trails too flat, many tra...
2 years ago

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Great place to go if stopping by for a couple days. Wouldn’t recommend for longer vacations. Lacks expert territory.... Full Review
Good beginner mountain with a ...
Can get pretty crowded and con...
2 years ago

Anna Smith

trails poorly groomed , horrible conditions . ... Full Review
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trails poorly groomed , horrible conditions . ... Full Review
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Dennis Dey

The Wisp is a decent skiing area for all skill levels. I find the snow quality better than in New England on average and the terrain will keep you entertained for a day or so. Access is very easy. Just park your car and walk a few steps to the bottom of the trail from where the lift will take you up. Except on holidays there is usually not a long line at the lift. The view of the lake from up top is a nice touch. The area is small compared to what one would be used to from some of the areas in the west or in Europe and the lift tickets are not cheap. I still come often since I live close and I always have a good time. In Summer there are various other activities in the area such as an artificial wild water course, mountain coaster (open in winter too), Mini Golf and of course boating on the lake!... Full Review
Easy access, nice views
not all runs open all the time
4 years ago

Gary W

Day trip to ski with the family. First time skiing for my 6 y/o son, so we put him in the kids all day ski program, which was awesome! They took care of everything from getting his equipment, feeding him lunch, and several hours of ski lessons and activities (~$120 for everything). We got to spy on him throughout the day, and it looked like they were all having a blast. My wife had never been skiing before either. Fortunately Monday's are learn to ski days, so included with the $49 all day lift ticket and rental was a 1hr group lesson. I saw lots of ski instructors teaching groups, and they all seemed to be great with kids and adults alike. As for the mountain, pretty much everything was open with the exception of a few short glade runs. We got a little bit of rain the day before we came, so the snow was a little hard and icy early, but otherwise the place was in really decent shape. Even with the special lift ticket prices, it wasn't terribly crowded and lines at the lift were short all day. ... Full Review
4 years ago

Dave Miller

Arrived Fri night , parking lot convenient, check in easy , room good but pricy ,skiing Saturday 2/4 was great , Good mountain management , staff polite ... Full Review
Slope side view, was great
inconvient to getting from slo...
5 years ago

Demetri Engel

Wisp has a lot of runs for an east coast resort. It is very easy to get to it and there is a lot of terrain to choose from. The snow pack is usually good and snow-making keeps wisp open for a long time. ... Full Review
Great runs that are never run ...
A lot of gapers everywhere
5 years ago

Chad P

The runs were a solid sheet of ice, it snowed the day before our arrival. The price quoted was at least $50 per person higher during check in. Overall cost was $1200 for a rental house and over $800 for rentals and lift tickets for 6 people one day of skiing on ice. Sunday skiing on ice was not an option so we waisted money on the house rental for 3 days. My recommendation would be travel a bite further and save money by skiing the poconos. You'll find most rental homes or hotels provide ski packages in the cost of the accommodations. ... Full Review
The town and area.
Ice skating on skis and overal...
5 years ago
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