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Friday, February 10, 2017

Perfect Snow Day

With 7.5" of fresh snow, a bluebird sky and crisp temperatures, today is a PERFECT SNOW DAY!  Happy skier and riders were out in full force this morning to grab fresh powder turns including our valiant Ski Patrollers.  Snowmaking may be present on open terrain today because as they say - make hay when you can - and since Mother Nature keeps throwing curve balls at us with several thaws this winter, we want to ensure you have the best skiing and riding surface possible.  This will set us up for a weekend of stellar conditions!

Speaking of Ski Patrol...

Did you know that the Ski Patrol has a long history at Wisp Resort?  When Wisp Resort opened in the mid 1950's, ski clubs generally brought their own patrollers with them. As Wisp grew, the need for a permanent patrol was evident. George Kearns, Barney Dunbar, Bruce Anderson, and others worked with the late Wisp founder, Helmuth 'Ace' Heise to establish the patrol. By the late 70's, the ski patrol had grown to 70 members and hired paid patrollers to cover weekdays. Today,  Wisp Resort's Ski Patrol is made up of 88 active patrollers, 76 of which are volunteer and come from all over the region including Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh.  The current  Patrol Team has 1,205 years of combined experience on the slopes!  If you are interested in joining the Wisp Ski Patrol, visit wispskipatrol.com.  March 4 marks the first phase of training with the on-snow 'Ski Off'.  Read more here.  Thanks for keeping us safe Patrollers!

Terrain Parks 

Central Park Terrain Park, designed for advanced to expert freestylers, is currently open with 12 features including multiple tubes, rails and jumps up to 25-feet.  Hang out on the outskirts or at the base of the park to watch some truly talented freestylers strut their stuff.  If you are just getting into freestyle skiing or riding, the newly opened Lower Boulder Park, located at the base of Boulder Run, is made for you with 5 smaller features including 2 table top jumps along with a few benches and bars.

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, February 10, 2017