Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

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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

    27%

  • Intermediate Runs

    42%

  • Advanced Runs

    30%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    33

  • 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 Closing12/13/202003/29/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    121
  • Projected Days Open
    120
  • Years Open
    65
  • 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

Gallery: Wisp

Wisp Reviews

Connor
3rd March 20204
Very relaxed, family-friendly mountain. With only 700 ft of vertical, some of the easier trails were too flat and there weren't many...Full review
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21st January 20205
Great place to go if stopping by for a couple days. Wouldn’t recommend for longer vacations. Lacks expert territory.Full review
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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation