Located in Maryland’s Garrett County and well known to skiers and riders in the Mid-Atlantic, Wisp Ski Resort is one of the longest running operations in the region. It is a skier’s and boarder’s playground with its over 170 acres and over 30 trails. With multiple terrain parks, freestylers can also get in on the action.
The resort is located two hours from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and three hours from the Washington, DC, metro area and Baltimore, Maryland. These cities are serviced by major airports. Get a rental car directly from the airport.
Located along Deep Creek Lake, Wisp boasts 100 inches of natural snow annually with 90% snowmaking on its skier and rider accessible terrain. Thirty-four trails spread across 172 acres entertain skiers and riders on Wisp’s 700-foot vertical drop. Freestylers will find terrain parks for beginner through advanced on which to practice progressions.
The base elevation is 2,415 feet, and the summit is 3,115 feet. The slope difficulty is 35% beginner, 38% intermediate and 27% expert, serviced by 13 chairlifts. Runs are groomed nightly to ensure they’re ready for you in the morning. Night skiing is available on over 90% of the skiable terrain.
Lessons are available to skiers and boarders of all levels, including first-timers, adults and children. The resort offers more than skiing and boarding. Other activities include a mountain coaster, ice skating, snow tubing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing at the Nordic Center. During the summer, you can go mountain biking, golfing or gem mining, or try your hand at disc golf or archery. Segway tours are also available on the mountain. There are many shops, restaurants and food courts in the village.