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Elevation

  • 3115ft
    Summit
  • 700ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 2415ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 5
  • 0
  • 5
  • 12
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    35%

  • Intermediate Runs

    38%

  • Advanced Runs

    27%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    34

  • Terrain Parks

    3

  • Night Skiing

    118 ac

  • Longest Run

    1.5 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    172 ac

  • Snow Making

    118 ac

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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.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/14/201903/31/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    121
  • Projected Days Open
    120
  • Years Open
    64
  • Average Snowfall
    100"

More Info

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.

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

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Wisp Reviews

Dennis Dey
23rd March 20184
The Wisp is a decent skiing area for all skill levels. I find the snow quality better than in New England on...Full review
Gary W
30th January 20185
Day trip to ski with the family. First time skiing for my 6 y/o son, so we put him in the kids...Full review
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