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Overview

Wisp Resort in Western Maryland's Garrett County is an easy-going drive of less than three hours from Washington, D.C.; Baltimore; Pittsburgh; Annapolis; and points in between.

Wisp has a long season, averaging 121 days, usually running from Thanksgiving into late March. The resort's sophisticated snowmaking system, which covers 90 percent of terrain, accounts for the length and reliability of that season. This fully automatic snowmaker relies on TechnoAlpin fan guns controlled by weather-station monitoring computers.

Skiers and riders will find 32 slopes and trails spread over 132 acres, with a comfortable 700-foot vertical of a 3,115-foot-tall summit. Wisp is weighted toward beginner runs, with 31 percent of terrain ranked as green, including Possum, a trail that stretches from the top of three chairs for 1.5 miles, covering more than 10 acres. Intermediate terrain makes up 41 percent of the offerings, with the remaining 28 percent considered advanced.

Wisp's freestyle offerings include the Pro Terrain Park, Rail Park, (and Super Pipe – delete), Whip Saw Terrain Trail, Kid Zones (and new Terrain Gardens mini parks-delete)The Wisp Adventure Park offers snow tubing, ice skating and the only Mountain Coaster in the Mid-Atlantic along with 3 canopy tours (Snow tubers can enjoy the twelve-chute Bear Claw Snow Tubing Park with its own rope tows to the top of the hill. – delete) Terrain is served by two quad chairs and five triples, three carpets, and four surface tows. Night skiing is offered on 90 percent of the mountain.

Altitude

  • 949m
    Summit
  • 213m
    Vertical Drop
  • 736m
    Base

Lifts

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

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Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    27%

  • Intermediate Runs

    42%

  • Advanced Runs

    30%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    33

  • Terrain Parks

    3

  • Night Skiing

    48 ha

  • Longest Run

    2.4 km

  • Skiable Terrain

    70 ha

  • Snow Making

    48 ha

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski SeasonProjected Closing Ski Season13/12/202029/03/2021
  • Days Open Last Year
    121
  • Projected Days Open
    120
  • Years Open
    65
  • Average Snowfall
    254cm

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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