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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Happy February / Nordic Center

Happy February skiers, riders and all snow enthusiasts!  It's SNOWING again at Wisp Resort which has made very good conditions GREAT today with 4" of new snow since this morning.  Today is one of those days where the ride up the lift is almost as enjoyable as the downhill slide and the only sound on the chairlift is the sound of snow falling.  There are many different kinds of snowfall (blizzard, mixed precip, fluffy flakes, pellet flakes, etc) but today is an idyllic snowfall with no wind, perfect flakes and not-too-cold temps.  Trail pick of the day is definitely Mainstreet - with plush powder coverage, low-to-no skier traffic and Chairlift Attendant, Jeff Wilson, at the bottom of Chair 5 ready to load with a smile!  Side note:  The Wisperer captured a pic of a friendly little waterfall in the woods looking like something out of a Bob Ross painting.  We just had to share it's tranquil beauty.

The Nordic Center

Located within Sundown Village, the Nordic Center offers Cross Country Skiing (aka Nordic Skiing) and Snowshoeing trails, rentals and lessons.  Rentals go out of the Appalachian Yurt and the Nordic Trail System covers the Fantasy Valley Golf Course so when Mother Nature does her thing, we groom the trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.  Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing can be as intense or as leisure as you make of it, from a heart-pounding calorie burning workout to a peaceful stroll through the snow.  Wisp Kids Supervisor, Tracy Rush, took a short spin on the Nordic Course today.  If you are looking to get into either sport, Wisp offers a Learn-to Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe Package for $44 standard days and $49 premium days, the package includes a nordic trail pass, equipment rental and intro lesson.  

Sundown Cafe

When you need to refuel from playing in the snow, Sundown Cafe has what you need - counter service cafe with fast and healthy options, a quaint bar and a dining yurt with slope views.  A local favorite on the menu is the Southwest Turkey Wrap - it's a must-try!

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Wednesday, February 01, 2017