Wisp Ski Resort

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Overview

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.

Where Is Wisp Ski Resort Located?

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.

In addition to a base hotel with 170 rooms, there are accommodations for more than 9,000 people ranging from motels to slopeside condominiums and home rentals in the area.

Restaurants

Breakfast

  • MoonShadow offers an inexpensive brunch with breakfast sandwiches and omelets. It’s also a great place to listen to live music in the evenings. 145 Bumblebee Road, McHenry, Maryland 21541

Lunch

  • Right on the mountain, Mountain Park Cafe provides all your lunch favorites: pizza, hot dogs, burgers and more. 296 Marsh Hill Road, McHenry, MD 21541

Dinner

  • Wispers Bar & Grill is the place to go to watch the sunset. Its outdoor deck and full bar will relax you after your daily adventures. 296 Marsh Hill Road, McHenry, MD 21541

Apres/Nightlife

  • Try a house beer at Mountain State Brewing Co. while taking in the majestic views of the mountains from the pub. 690 Sang Run Road, McHenry, MD 21541

Terrain

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.

Inside Scoop

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.

Plan Your Trip

Wisp Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

32"
21"
14"
7"
0"
0.9"
Nov
11"
Dec
23"
Jan
27"
Feb
13"
Mar
0"
Apr

Terrain Overview

27%
Beginners Runs
42%
Intermediate Runs
30%
Advanced Runs
33
Runs in Total
1.5 mi
Longest Run
172 ac
Skiable Terrain
118 ac
Night Skiing
118 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 12

2
Quad Chairs
5
Triple Chairs
5
Surface Lifts

Elevation

3115'
Summit
700'
Vertical Drop
2415'
Base

Important Dates

December 03, 20222022/12/03
Projected Opening
March 26, 20232023/03/26
Projected Closing
120
Projected Days Open
121
Days Open Last Year
67
Years Open
100"
Average Snowfall
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