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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Wisp Resort is Now Open for Business - Welcome Back!

It may have seemed like a very long Spring in 2020, but we assure you - Summer is here to stay!  The Lodge at Wisp is open with slopeside rooms giving you a sense of peace in the mountains.  Enjoy s'mores by one of our outdoor fire pits or go for a hike up the mountain and discover an array of colorful native birds...don't forget your binoculars! 

Get whisked away with your sense of adventure at Wisp Resort's Mountain Park. You can now discover a bag full of jewels as you sift through the sluice at our Gem Mining exhibit. Ready to kick it up a notch? Enjoy wind in your hair as you cruise down the front side of Wisp Resort on our very own Mountain Coaster.

We know you've been eager to go on a road trip - so get in the car and come join us at Wisp Resort! 


Below is our current & scheduled openings based on the current Maryland COVID-19 regulations:

Currently Open:

  • Lodestone Golf Course - book tee times online
  • Fantasy Valley Golf Course - book tee times online
  • Deep Creek Lake State Park Watercraft Rentals - call 844.472.2759
  • Watercraft & Bike Delivery Service - call 844.472.2759
  • The Lodge at Wisp - call 844.472.2759
  • The Mountain Coaster at Wisp Resort's Mountain Park
  • Chipmunk Challenge Canopy Tour at Wisp Resort's Mountain Park
  • Spider Monkey Canopy Tour at Wisp Resort's Mountain Park
  • Gem Mining at Wisp Resort's Mountain Park
  • Disc Golf -  call 844.472.2759
  • Pontoon Boat Tours - by reservation only, call 844.472.2759

    Please stay tuned to our website for future updates and openings as regulations permit.


    Maryland COVID-19 Guidelines:

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    COVID-19 News & Updates

    Please visit this page dedicated to news and updates related to COVID-19 and resort operations. 

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, June 26, 2020

    Friday, May 29, 2020

    It's Time to Welcome You Back!

    Summer is here and the Wisp Resort Team welcomes you to enjoy a stay with us in the beautiful mountains and fresh air of western Maryland.  As Governor Hogan continues to move forward with Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery, Wisp Resort has two top-notch golf courses that are open daily, watercraft rentals at Deep Creek Lake State Park, and a watercraft and bike rental delivery service in operation.  The Lodge at Wisp, our wonderfully renovated 169 room hotel, will reopen on Friday, June 12 with special pricing and lodging packages available for individuals, families, and small groups. 

    Most importantly, during this unprecedented time, please know that we are committed to the safety and health of our valued staff and guests.  We have created an environment that allows for physical distancing and protocols are in place to increase the routines of disinfecting the high touch surfaces following guidelines as provided by the CDC, Maryland Department of Health, and the recreational industry.  You can read the full set of guidelines here.

    Be sure to stay tuned for updates from Governor Hogan regarding the Roadmap to Recovery and Executive Department Orders.  When the State of Maryland permits more to open, Wisp Resort and the friendly staff is ready to activate our many other fun activities and amenities in the healthiest way possible.  We look forward to serving you in the fresh mountain air and beauty of Deep Creek Lake.

    We hope to see you soon.


    Below is our current & scheduled openings based on the current Maryland COVID-19 regulations:

    Currently Open:

    • Lodestone Golf Course - book tee times online
    • Fantasy Valley Golf Course - book tee times online
    • Deep Creek Lake State Park Watercraft Rentals - call 800.462.9477
    • Watercraft & Bike Delivery Service - call 800.462.9477

    Opening June 12, 2020:

    • The Lodge at Wisp - call 800.462.9477 to book

    Opening June 13, 2020:

    • The Mountain Coaster at Wisp Resort's Mountain Park
    • Gem Mining at Wisp Resort's Mountain Park

    Please stay tuned to our website for future updates and openings as regulations permit.


    Maryland COVID-19 Guidelines:

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    COVID-19 News & Updates

    Please visit this page dedicated to news and updates related to COVID-19 and resort operations. 

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, June 11, 2020

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    Come Play in the Great Outdoors!

    Wisp Resort is pleased to announce Openings for Golf and some of our Lake activities are in effect:

    •   The Beach Hut at Deep Creek State Park is offering kayaks and paddleboards. 

        A fun outdoor adventure the entire family can enjoy!!

        Want to get in the water, but would rather do it from your dock? Get them delivered to your house by calling: 800.462.9477. 

    •   Pontoon Boat Tours will be available beginning Friday, June 12th.    

        Leave the boat driving to one of our experienced Adventure Guides and sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of Deep Creek Lake.  Book now by calling: 800.462.9477.

    •   Lodestone Golf Course will open for the season!  

        We are looking forward to having our guests back to kick off the 2020 golf season! 

        Make Tee Times Online Now.

    •   Fantasy Valley Golf Course is open, under guidelines outlined by the state of Maryland.  

        The time has come to get back into full swing! 

        Make Tee Times Online Now.

    •   Fantasy Valley and Lodestone 2020 Golf Memberships will receive a 10% discount in account of delayed opening due to Covid-19 restrictions. Purchase golf memberships by calling 800.462.9477. 

    •   The Lodge at Wisp will be opening on Friday, June 12th.  It's time to get out of town and enjoy the crisp mountain air surrounding the beautiful Deep Creek Lake.  Book your lodging reservations here or call 800.462.9477 for more information. 



    Maryland Guidelines during Covid-19 outbreak:

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    COVID-19 News & Updates

    Please visit this page dedicated to news and updates related to COVID-19 and resort operations. 


    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, June 01, 2020

    Thursday, May 07, 2020

    It's Time to Tee It Up!

    Fantasy Valley Golf Course will open this Sunday, May 10th, under guidelines outlined by the state of Maryland.  We are looking forward to having our guests back to kick off the 2020 golf season!  The time has come to get back into full swing.

    Make Tee Times Online Now.

    Fantasy Valley 2020 Golf Memberships will receive a 10% discount in account of delayed opening due to Covid-19 restrictions. Purchase golf memberships by calling 800.462.9477.

    Maryland Guidelines for golfing during Covid-19 outbreak:

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    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, May 08, 2020

    Monday, May 04, 2020

    Springtime Sunrise to Sunset Photo Contest

    The snow has melted, the birds are chirping and the spring is in bloom!  Wisp Resort is celebrating Spring by hosting a photo contest!  With the diverse topography, flora and fauna in Garrett County, there are many landscapes to enjoy.  Take a photo of your favorite during the sunrise or sunset to enter for a chance to win the Grand Prize:  Four (4): High 5 Adventure Passes or Two (2): Rounds with cart on Fantasy Valley Golf Course.  Bonus points if you capture Garrett County's famous wildlife in the shot. To submit an entry, you must include your name, phone number, email, a photo taken between now and the deadline: Noon on Monday, June 15, 2020, submit your photo in JPEG format to [email protected] and the Winner will be announced on our Facebook page and contacted to choose their prize! We look forward to enjoying Spring with you. 


    High 5 Adventure Pass includes any combination of 5 of the following activities: 
    Spider Monkey Adventure
    •Chipmunk Challenge Course
    •Mountain Coaster
    •Scenic Chairlift Ride
    •9-Holes of Disc Golf
    •Bag of Gem Mining Pay Dirt

    Rounds at Fantasy Valley Golf Course are valid anytime, non-holiday, including cart.  Offer may not be combined with other promotions, discounts or group stays.  Advance tee time required and based on availability.  Rounds must be used on the same day.  Standard cancellation policy applies.

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, May 04, 2020

    Friday, May 01, 2020

    Mission: Affordable XTRA Season Passes at $299 Ends May 3rd

    TWO CONSTANTS YOU CAN COUNT ON:
     The Beauty of the Mountains & Mission: Affordable

    During these unprecedented times, there are two constants you can count on - The beauty of the Mountains and Mission: Affordable.  The Appalachian Mountains will always be here to provide crisp mountain air and scenic beauty.  And, Mission: Affordable will be here to make sure skiing is as affordable as possible.

    Everyone deserves to own a Mission: Affordable XTRA season pass to ensure next winter is active and enjoyable for you on the slopes with all of your family and friends.  That's why we have extended the deadline for this crazy good deal to May 3rd and we have introduced a new payment plan with just four easy payments of $74.75 each.

    HERE'S THE DEAL:

    • The $299 price is the Best Deal of the Year - A Regular Adult Pass will be $599
    • Unlimited Skiing - NO BLACKOUT DATES!
    • NEW Easy Pay Plan! Now we've made it even easier with just four easy payments of just $74.75 each
    • NEW One-time Pass Deferral Option!
    • Mission: Affordable XTRA benefits include:
      • Access to all Pacific Group Resorts across North America
      • Reciprocal Mid-Atlantic Resort Program
      • 6 Buddy Tickets valid at any Pacific Group Resorts ski area

    Come Join Us: Accept the Mission!


    COVID-19 News & Updates

    Please visit this page dedicated to news and updates related to COVID-19 and resort operations. 

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, May 01, 2020

    Sunday, April 12, 2020

    The Green of Spring

    The big indicator that spring has sprung in Deep Creek Lake is having snow flurries one day and 65° and sunshine the next.  Another sign is the greening of the golf courses!  Both Lodestone and Fantasy Valley Golf Courses are undergoing spring conditioning and shaping up nicely to prepare for the day we can open for operation.  While we do not have an exact date at this time, it is our hope that the current regulations in place will lift or lighten soon and we can tee it up.  

    The Mountain Park is also under current closed regulations and we look forward to the day we can welcome new and returning guests to hear the squeals and laughter of family fun all over the mountain!

    In the meantime, keep watching the webcam to catch wildlife playing on the mountain and nature continue to bloom.  


    COVID-19 News & Updates

    Please visit this page dedicated to news and updates related to COVID-19 and resort operations. 

    Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Sunday, April 12, 2020

    Friday, April 03, 2020

    Coronavirus Mission: Four'dable 4-Pack Resolution

    The coronavirus has disrupted life for pretty much everyone around the world, and our resorts are among the affected operations.  The corona-crisis only impacted a small portion of our season, but it was enough that some of those who purchased our Mission: Four’dable 4-packs (M:4) might not have had a chance to use all of the lift tickets included.

    In the past, any unused lift tickets (including Mission: Four’dable) have expired at the end of a ski season but because of the extenuating circumstances involved with the coronavirus, we have decided to allow up to two unredeemed M:4 tickets from this season to be used next season before (or on) Dec 24, 2020.  Those qualifying tickets from this year will need to be taken to the ticket office after November 1, 2020, along with your ID to be exchanged for tickets that will work next season.

    Alternatively, because of the unprecedented interruptions caused by the coronavirus, up to two unredeemed M:4 tickets from this season can be appended to a new M:4 purchased for next year and may be used anytime next season.  Those tickets qualifying for exchange should be taken to the ticket office after November 1, 2020, along with your ID to be added to the newly purchased M:4 for the 2020/2021 season.

    The 2019/2020 season had some great conditions, and some challenges, but we managed to get in the vast majority of a normal season even with the coronavirus caused shut down.  Most importantly, we noticed time and again families, friends, and even those who enjoy being solo on the slopes, enjoying the improvements at Wisp Resort and being out in the fresh mountain air more than ever before.  It’s unfortunate the coronavirus has been a major disruption for everyone, including the entire ski industry, and we hope this one-time extension of the M:4 program helps ease the inconvenience a bit.

    While normally all M:4 tickets strictly expire at the end the season for which they were issued, the corona-crisis is anything but normal.  Allowing the extension of up to two of the unused tickets is our way of helping you get the most out of your time on the mountain.  We value you as a customer, we appreciate you as a patron, and we look forward to seeing you on the slopes at Wisp next season.

    Stay healthy and ski safe!


    COVID-19 News & Updates

    Please visit this page dedicated to news and updates related to COVID-19 and resort operations. 

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, May 01, 2020

    Monday, March 30, 2020

    Mission: Affordable XTRA Season Passes - EXTENDED!

    There have been significant disruptions from the coronavirus for all of us.  Due to these extenuating circumstances, Wisp Resort has EXTENDED the Mission: Affordable XTRA passes for just $299 until May 3!  During these unprecedented times, Wisp Resort wants to make it easy and affordable for everyone to own a Mission: Affordable XTRA Season Pass to ensure next winter is active and enjoyable for you on the slopes with all of your family and friends. To facilitate that objective, we have extended the deadline for our lowest price of the year until May 3rd.  In addition, a payment plan will be introduced shortly.

    NEW - Easy Pay Plan

    We've made it even easier to purchase your Mission: Affordable XTRA Season Passes with four (4) easy payments of $74.75 each*!

    Easy Pay Payment schedule:

    • May 3
    • June 1
    • July 1
    • August 1

    *A $2.99 service fee applies to all payments on the Easy Pay Plan.  Season Pass Insurance and add-ons must be paid in full.  Payments will be automatically charged to authorized credit card on the account.  

    HERE'S THE DEAL:

    • Best Deal of the Year - Regular adult season pass will be $599
    • Unlimited skiing - NO BLACKOUT DATES!
    • Mission: Affordable XTRA benefits include:
      • Access to all PGRI resorts across North America
      • Reciprocal Mid-Atlantic Resort Program
      • 6 Buddy Tickets valid at any PGRI resort
    • XTRA! XTRA! Season passes paid in full by March 29th will receive 4 more Buddy Tickets for a total of 10!

    COVID-19 News & Updates

    Please visit this page dedicated to news and updates related to COVID-19 and resort operations.

    Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Friday, April 03, 2020

    Monday, March 16, 2020

    Resort Update 3/16

    Update: March 26

    The coronavirus has created a number of unique challenges.  One of those is how to continue to serve our guests while also helping to protect their health and the health of our wonderful staff.  We take both the service of our customers and the coronavirus safety concerns very seriously, so in order to protect our employees, our guests, and our communities, we are following CDC guidelines along with federal and state mandates for non-essential business operations in this most unusual of times.

    To meet our dual objectives, while we are not open for normal in-person business transactions at the resort, we are available for business online, by telephone, or by email. We have staff working (mostly from home) who can respond to your needs and assist you with purchases and reservations so you can enjoy the fresh mountain air here in the not-too-distant future.  Please check our website frequently for the latest updates and answers to your questions, and contact us if we can assist you.

    We hope everyone can be safe and healthy as we all follow social distancing and stay-at-home  protocols to get through this corona-crisis.


    Update: March 23

    With further orders from the Governor of the State of Maryland for all nonessential businesses to close, The Lodge at Wisp and DC's Bar & Restaurant will be closing as of end-of-day Monday, March 23.  Please call 800.462.9477 or email [email protected] with any questions.  Please stay safe and healthy.


    The unexpected closure of Wisp Resort has understandably caused a great number of questions, concerns and uncertainty for individual guests, pass holders, group bookings, weddings and Spring or early Summer operations.

    We are evaluating the changing circumstances daily and doing our best to address your questions and concerns. Like every other winter resort, we are experiencing heavy call, email and social media volume. We will address every inquiry, but it may take some time before we get to your specific inquiry. This web site is your best source for up to date information.

    There are a few questions we can answer at this time:

    • Will there be any adjustment to my season pass as a result of the unexpected closure?

    No, season passes are good for the duration of the season regardless of the actual closing date. Opening and closing dates are planned but not guaranteed.

    • I have a complimentary ticket. Will it be valid next season as a result of the closing?

    No, complimentary tickets expire at the end of the season in which they were issued.

    • I paid for lift ticket(s) on your web site for a day after you closed. Can I get a refund?

    Yes, we will refund any day ticket purchased for a day after the closing date. We will process these automatically.

    • I paid for rentals and/or ski school for a day after you closed. Can I get a refund?

    Yes, like online lift ticket purchases rental and ski school purchases for any day after closing will be refunded. These too will be processed automatically.

    • Will my 2019-2020 Buddy Tickets be valid next year?

    No, Buddy Tickets expire at the end of the season for which they were issued.

    • I have a reservation at your lodging that is after the closing date. Can I get a refund or change the reservation?

    Yes, any lodging reservation between now and May 1 can be cancelled or changed with no penalty. We will reassess the situation closer to May 1 as we know more about the COVID 19 situation.

    • I have unused quad pack tickets. Will they be refunded or extended?

    Please read our Mission: Four’dable Resolution here.


    Below are links to the Execute Order from the Governor of the State of Maryland which Wisp Resort is abiding by to protect our guests, staff and community.

    The Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland - Update 3/16/2020

    The Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland - Posted 3/13/2020

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, May 01, 2020

    Friday, March 13, 2020

    Thank you for a Great Season!

    An open letter to Wisp Resort guests, property owners and community members,

    The entire world has been impacted by the rapidly evolving coronavirus - COVID-19 – crisis.

    We take this development very seriously and we are committed to being diligent in our efforts to safeguard the well being of our guests, employees and community. We have reviewed our daily policies and practices to make certain we are utilizing the most advanced tools available and rigorously enforcing policies to achieve the highest level of safety and confidence possible.

    Some of the resort amenities are open but we encourage you to check the web site daily for changes. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust current as well as Spring and early Summer operations with the same objective; to enjoy the many virtues of Wisp Resort and at the same time guard the safety of all stakeholders.

    We are following Centers for Disease Control COVID 19 protocols in cleaning, food service, handwashing and by requiring employees stay home in the event of illness.

    We have relaxed our cancellation policies and are being flexible with booking policies as it relates to future bookings. 

    We understand the challenge this situation presents and we also recognize the situation may be different tomorrow and again the day after. We are committed to evolving as the circumstances do.

    You can check back here to get the latest details and updates.


    Posted:  Friday, March 13, 2020
    As the Coronavirus crisis has become an evolving and uncertain public health issue Wisp Resort is committed to the wellbeing of our guests, homeowners, employees and community. Yesterday Maryland’s Governor Hogan issued an official Order precluding large gatherings and events and controlling the use of buildings and premises including places of amusement, recreational leisure and sporting.

    In keeping with the ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND and to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the state, Wisp Resort will be closed for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and mountain coaster activities effective 5pm on Friday, March 13, 2020.

    Only these attractions will remain closed until further notice per the ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND.  Please reference the ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND for details PROHIBITING LARGE GATHERINGS AND EVENTS AND CLOSING SENIOR CENTERS.

    Please know that The Lodge at Wisp will remain open and all gatherings or events of 250 or less that have been scheduled will continue as planned.  Reservations for future gatherings or events of 250 or less can be booked as well.

    Thank you for your understanding as all of us need to follow and adhere to the ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND.  

    Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Saturday, March 14, 2020

    Thursday, March 05, 2020

    Mission: Affordable Season Passes are Back!

    Wisp Resort's mission to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for everyone is back for the 2020.21 Season with the Mission: Affordable Season Pass for just $299

    HERE'S THE DEAL:

    • Buy Your Mission: Affordable Season Pass for just $299.
    • The lowest price is available thru March 29, 2020.
    • Best Deal of the Year - Regular Adult Pass will be $599.
    • NEW Pass Holders can ski the remainder of the 2019.20 Winter Season FREE!
    • Ski or ride every day Wisp Resort is open during the 2020.21 season -- NO BLACKOUT DATES!
    • Mission: Affordable Xtra benefits include:
      • Access to all PGRI resorts across North America
      • 6 Buddy Tickets
    • Summer and Winter Savings Programs

    Come Join us:  Accept the Mission!

    Learn more here.


    Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Saturday, March 07, 2020

    Monday, March 02, 2020

    Carry On Winter!

    Who else is outside stompin' on those daffodils?!☃️🌷☃️ Spring isn't here yet! With superb conditions on the mountain - this is the best time to get out there and catch some turns!

    Try out our Midweek Madness Lodging Package, including 1-night's lodging at the newly renovated slopeside Lodge at Wisp and 1-full day lift ticket, starting at only $99 per person! Reserve your package by calling: 800.462.9477. See you on the slopes!

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, March 02, 2020

    Thursday, February 27, 2020

    From Snow to Whoa!

    Waking up this morning to half a foot of fluffy white stuff was so much fun! Scattered flurries continued to drop across the mountain until about 1pm today, leaving us with great ski conditions for the weekend. Lifts spinning until 9pm this evening, so plenty of time to take advantage of this February snow day.

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, February 27, 2020

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    It's All Downhill From Here...

    Your phone is alarming a Winter Weather Advisory for 2-6 inches in the highest elevations of Maryland tonight and tomorrow - and THAT'S US!  Along with the snowmaking team adding to the pack later this evening and into the weekend, the sky is about to start dropping snowflakes on our helmets at Wisp Resort.  Snow showers are likely to hang around until Sunday, giving us plenty of reason to turn right, turn left and repeat down the slopes this weekend. With most of our trails open and 24/39 groomed - the mountains are calling and you must go! 


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     Have you tried the new Wisp Resort App?  Go paperless with the interactive trail map, log your Vertical and Runs by GPS, find your friends on the mountain, access trail, grooming and weather reports easily and have the latest updates and information in your pocket at all times.

    "To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold." —Aristotle

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Looking at the Week Ahead

    Hi everyone! We hope you are getting ready for another week of snowy family-fun. Winter is far from over and the team at Wisp is ready to turn the snow guns back on once again! This Wednesday, Mother Nature is giving us the opportunity to fluff up the trails even more.  With a 28 inch base and terrain open on all sides of the mountain, Wisp Resort is offering some of the best skiing and boarding in the Mid Atlantic! 

    We've even built packages to accommodate your outdoor adventure plans.  Looking for a getaway before the weekend?  For 1-night’s lodging at the newly renovated slope-side Lodge at Wisp and a 1-day Lift Ticket, try our Mid-week Madness Package starting at only $99 per person. 

    Want to head out on ski trips with your friends, but don't know how to ski?  We've got that covered too!  Try our Learning Adventure Weekend Package - including everything you need to learn to ski or snowboard over a weekend in one small package. Enjoy 2-night’s lodging at the Lodge at Wisp, an all-inclusive Learn-to Ski or Snowboard Package on Saturday and a Lift and Rental Package on Sunday! Package starting at only $474 per person.

    Call 855.990.0262 to book or more information on any lodging packages.  It's going to be another excellent ski week - looking forward to having you! 

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, February 21, 2020

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    President's Day Weekend is Here!

    The adrenaline of Winter has returned... with 2 unexpected inches of snow this morning, Mother Nature has given us more reasons to get excited about President's Day weekend!!  Snow flurries continue to fall today through perfect 20 degree Winter temperatures. Hurry over to catch a Valentine's Powder Day with your sweetheart. 

    Events:
    Wisp Resort has all kinds of fun activities happening this weekend.  Don't miss Rusty Rail Brewing Company's Tap Takeover at Wispers Bar & Grill this evening from 6pm - 9pm, featuring the live Bluegrass trio, Second Wind! Then Saturday afternoon at 2pm, catch riders and boarders from all over the mid-Atlantic region showing off their best rail slides and tricks at the Black Strap Rail Jam in Central Park!

    Winter Retail Sales:
    President's Day Weekend only - grab some of the best gear available from top brands like: Rossignol, Burton, Obermeyer, DaKine, NILS, Picture, & Helly Hansen at Outdoor Elements and Rossignol Concept Shop for a Winter Sale!

    20% off all regular priced skis /Boards and boots
    20% off all regular priced Skis / Snowboards Jackets for men and women
    10% off everything else
    Excluding previous purchases

    Valentine's Day:
    Join us for a special Valentine's Day dinner at DC's Bar & Restaurant this evening featuring a pre-fix menu for only $34.99 each! Call 800.462.9477 ext. 2165 to make reservations. 

    Pre-Fix Menu:
    App: Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
    Salad: House Salad with choice of dressing
    Entree Option #1: 12 oz Prime Rib, Twice Baked Potato, with Grilled Asparagus & Mushrooms
    Entree Option #2: Blackened Yellowfin Tuna topped with Pineapple Salsa over Basmati Rice, with Grilled Asparagus & Mushrooms
    Dessert Plate: Cheesecake, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, & French Macaroons






    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, February 14, 2020

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    President's Day Snowcast Looking Great!

    Freezing temperatures will return Thursday evening, giving us an opportunity to show off our new snow guns and blanket the mountain once again! Snowmaking will resume at first freeze Thursday and remain in effect until Saturday morning as Mother Nature allows. Bring your family over to spend this President's Day weekend on the ski slopes of Wisp Resort.

    In addition to outdoor recreation, the Lodge at Wisp offers many indoor amenities as well and still has limited rooms available for the long weekend.  Book now to guarantee a room!

    It's going to be a weekend with a lot of skiing and boarding, with the front side of the mountain, East RIdge, and North Camp terrain open, make sure to purchase your Lift Tickets ahead of time and skip the lines when you arrive.  

    Happy President's Day weekend from the Team at Wisp Resort! 

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Friday, February 07, 2020

    It's Time For a Snow Day!

    With 2-3 inches of natural snow having accumulated and 2-3 more expected - don't you think it's time to take a snow day?! Wisp Resort is currently operating with a 27 inch base around the mountain and continuing to make snow during any window of opportunity Mother Nature gives us. With snow accumulation continuing until tomorrow afternoon and a few days of cold spell toward the end of next week, it's also time to start planning your President's Day weekend adventure! Book your hotel reservations here for the Lodge at Wisp

    Have you tried the new Wisp Resort App?  Go paperless with the interactive trail map, log your Vertical and Runs by GPS, find your friends on the mountain, access trail, grooming and weather reports easily and have the latest updates and information in your pocket at all times.

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, February 07, 2020

    Monday, February 03, 2020

    This Week at Wisp Resort

    With favorable conditions blanketing the mountain, 11 Snow Tubing lanes open & Spring-like temperatures - it's the perfect time to enjoy Winter at Deep Creek Lake. ☀️⛄️ Make your Snow Tubing Reservations Here.  

    Know which slopes are open and check lift status ahead of time, by downloading our new Wisp Resort App.  With the App, you can also receive info on specials and see our upcoming events so you are prepared for your adventure on the mountain.  

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, February 03, 2020

    Friday, January 31, 2020

    Adjust your Altitude!

    It's looking like a beautiful weekend at Wisp Resort. Conditions are simply amazing! With 25 slopes now open and more natural snow coming through tomorrow evening - it's time to pack up your family and head over to Wisp today! Get your lift tickets ahead of time at wispresort.com.  

    Know which slopes are open and check lift status ahead of time, by downloading our new Wisp Resort App.  With the App, you can also receive info on specials and see our upcoming events so you are prepared for your adventure on the mountain.  

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, January 31, 2020

    Monday, January 20, 2020

    Fresh Snow and Great Conditions!

    The conditions keep getting better over this long holiday weekend with fresh powder and great snowmaking. With 3 inches of natural snowfall and a whole lot of snowmaking, Wisp Resort has been able to open East Ridge and North Camp over the weekend, a large variety of features in the terrain park, and whole lot of excitement in the air! Check out some of the happy faces from the mountain. :) 

    Know which slopes are open and check lift status ahead of time, by downloading our new Wisp Resort App.  With the App, you can also receive info on specials and see our upcoming events so you are prepared for your adventure on the mountain.  

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, January 20, 2020

    Friday, January 17, 2020

    Loving the Winter Weather!

    It looks like Winter weather is here to stay for a while!! 🌨 Among 2 inches of fresh powder falling from the sky, the snowmaking crew turned on the guns last night - making the lit up mountain look like a giant snow globe! Backbone Pass is OPEN on North Camp and the crew is working hard to get more terrain open as soon as possible. We are making snow on 7 slopes in North Camp, 5 on East Ridge, and the majority of the front slopes. Make Wisp Resort your long-weekend destination and come play in the snow!

    If you haven't already booked your room for Martin Luther King, Jr weekend, click HERE for a full list of available rooms at the Lodge at Wisp, Deep Creek Lake's only slopeside hotel. 

    Time to book Lessons for the family! Find info here to get you started with Kids Lessons and Adult Lessons.  We will get you turning down the mountain in no time! 

    Know which slopes are open and check lift status ahead of time, by downloading our new Wisp Resort App.  With the App, you can also receive info on specials and see our upcoming events so you are prepared for your adventure on the mountain.  

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, January 17, 2020

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    Getting Excited for the Long Weekend?

    With snow showers starting Thursday evening and freezing temperatures returning, Wisp Resort is looking forward to some fresh powder for the holiday weekend!   We will turn our snowmaking machines back on as soon as the temperature and humidity allows it - adding to our 17 inch base.  Woohoo! 

    If you haven't already booked your room for Martin Luther King, Jr weekend, click HERE for a full list of available rooms at the Lodge at Wisp, Deep Creek Lake's only slopeside hotel. 

    Time to book Lessons for the family! Find info here to get you started with Kids Lessons and Adult Lessons.  We will get you turning down the mountain in no time! 

    Know which slopes are open and check lift status ahead of time, by downloading our new Wisp Resort App.  With the App, you can also receive info on specials and see our upcoming events so you are prepared for your adventure on the mountain.  

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, January 17, 2020

    Friday, January 10, 2020

    Warm Weekend Outlook

    We are looking forward to another Spring-like day tomorrow in the low 60's with sunshine and a few clouds.  Temperatures drop back down to the 40's on Sunday, making this is a spectacular weekend to get over to Wisp Resort and get some runs down the mountain with your warmer weather gear.  Over the past 3-4 days, our snowmaking team has been cranking the snow guns and have been able to get more terrain open across the mountain.  The weather takes a turn back into Winter conditions on Thursday and keeps a steady flow of snow and snow-making temperatures as far was we can see in the forecast - giving the team great hope to get more of the mountain open as soon as possible. If you haven't purchased your tickets for this weekend, you can purchase Lift Tickets here.  See you soon! 

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, January 10, 2020

    Tuesday, January 07, 2020

    Powder Day!

    POWDER DAY!! ⛷🌨🌨🌨🏂
    Ski conditions are pristine today at Wisp Resort. With more snow on the horizon, you don't want to miss the opportunity to kick your skis and boards through this Winter wonderland! Purchase your LIFT TICKETS here.  

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, January 09, 2020

    Wednesday, January 01, 2020

    Happy New Year!

    With a new year upon us there is no better way to enjoy Winter than getting on the slopes to ski, snowboard, and snow tube!  Our snowmaking team is blowing snow whenever conditions permit and the grooming team is out each night preparing the slopes for loads of fun. Make sure to book one of these lodging packages for a great deal on lodging and lift tickets. 

    Learn-to Midweek Package - Starting at $114 pp*

    Enjoy 1-night’s lodging at the newly renovated slope-side Lodge at Wisp and an all-inclusive Learn-to Ski or Snowboard Package.  It's everything you need to become a skier or snowboarder including a lift ticket, ski or snowboard equipment rental and a 90-minute group lesson.

    Call 800.462.9477 to book.

    *Price is per person based on double occupancy, availability and advance reservation.  Valid Sunday thru Thursday, non-premium / non-holiday.  Group Lessons available for ages 8 and up.  Not valid with other discounts, promotions or group stays.

    Wisp Weekend Experience Package - Starting at $414 pp*

    Enjoy 2-night’s lodging at the newly renovated slope-side Lodge at Wisp and a 2-day Lift Ticket.

    Call 800.462.9477 to book.

    *Price is per person based on double occupancy, availability and advance reservation.  Valid non-holiday Friday and Saturday nights.  Excludes January 17-18, 2020; February 14-15, 2020.  Not valid with other discounts, promotions or group stays.

    Learning Adventure Weekend Package - Starting at $474 pp*

    Enjoy 2-night’s lodging at the newly renovated slope-side Lodge at Wisp, an all-inclusive Learn-to Ski or Snowboard Package on Saturday and a Lift and Rental Package on Sunday. It's everything you need to learn to ski or snowboard over a weekend!

    Call 800.462.9477 to book.

    *Price is per person based on double occupancy, availability and advance reservation.  Valid non-holiday Friday and Saturday nights.  Excludes December 27-28, 2019; January 17-18, 2020; February 14-15, 2020.  Not valid with other discounts, promotions or group stays.




    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, January 06, 2020

    Monday, December 16, 2019

    12 Days of Christmas

    Good tidings we bring to you and your kin! Come celebrate the Holiday season with us at Wisp Resort. Every day will hold magical adventures for you and your whole family. From carolers during our tree lighting ceremony and the Ugly Sweater Party to daily s’mores around the firepit and Santa sightings.

    ‘Tis the season of giving - Wisp Resort is supporting local charitable organizations to help enhance others’ holidays and year-round programs including: Marine Toys for Tots and Garrett Mentors. 

    Make it a memorable overnight adventure and stay in the slope-side Lodge at Wisp with one of our special lodging packages.

    Events Schedule - December 20 – December 31, 2019 

    Daily: 4pm - 5pm  S'mores by the Fire Pit between DC's and the Lodge at Wisp
    Daily: 2pm - 4pm  Waffles and Hot Chocolate Bar in the Mchenry Lodge
    Daily: 2pm - 4pm  Loco Cocoa Bar in the McHenry Lodge

    Friday, Dec 20:
    9am - 4pm  Elvis on the Mountain
    5pm - 5:30pm Caroling Elvises with Marine Toys for Tots at Wisper's Bar & Grill

    Saturday, Dec 21:
    2pm - 2:30pm Northern Garrett Middle & High School Carolers and Tree Lighting Ceremony in the McHenry Lodge
    7pm - 10pm  Ugly Sweater Party at Wisper's Bar & Grill

    Monday, Dec 23:
    9am - 3pm Ski with Santa at Ski School
    4pm - 4:30pm Santa on the Fire Truck in front of Lodge at Wisp

    Tuesday, Dec 24:
    1pm - 4pm 'Twas the Night Before Christmas reading with Santa & Pictures in Lodge at Wisp Lobby
    1pm - 4pm Cookies with Santa in the Lodge at Wisp Lobby

    Tues, Dec 31:
    6pm - 10pm New Year's Celebration with DJ Connor Norman in the McHenry Lodge
    9:30pm Torch Light Parade down frontside of mountain

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, December 23, 2019

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    Ready. Set. Make Lots of Snow!

    Winter weather is back again and it's showtime for our Mountain Operations Team of snowmakers and groomers.  They are busy covering the mountain with snow to open as much terrain as possible on Opening Day, Friday, December 13.  Mother Nature may kick in a few extra inches of natural snow this evening to our overall efforts and we'll take it!  The only thing that gets us more excited about opening for the season is opening with over $1 million in improvements and changes to enhance the skier, and overall, resort experience.  Read all about it here.

    Opening Weekend Chairlift Hours:

    Friday & Saturday, December 13 & 14: 9am - 9pm
    Sunday, December 15:  9am - 5pm

    Opening Weekend Mountain Park Hours:

    Friday, December 13: Mountain Coaster-1pm-8pm, Snow Tubing-4pm-8pm
    Saturday, December 14: 10am-8pm
    Sunday, December 15: 10am-5pm

    Opening Weekend Rates:

    Friday & Sunday 8-hr Flex Lift Ticket:  Adult-$64/day Junior-$39/day
    Saturday 8-hr Flex Lift Ticket: Adult-$69 Junior-$49

    Handy Links & Information:

    Buy your Mission: Four'dable 4-pack of unrestricted lift ticket by Dec 20

    Book your stay at the slope-side Lodge at Wisp

    Stay up-to-date on snowmaking and trail status with the Mountain Report.

    Watch the snow fall on our Mountain Cam.

    Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    Monday, December 02, 2019

    3-Free-Learn-to-Ski or Snowboard Program is Back!

    Wisp Resort is on a mission to introduce more skiers and snowboarders to our industry.  What better way to do that then by making it FREE and EASY!?

    Who:  First-time skiers or snowboarders ages 8+

    What:  Free Learn-to Ski or Snowboard Package includes Learning Area Lift Ticket, Ski or Snowboard Equipment Rental and Group Lesson

    Where:  The Learning Center at Wisp Resort located in Sundown Village

    When:  Saturday, December 14 thru Friday, December 22, 2019  9am - 3pm

    How:  Registration is only available online HERE at least 48 hours in advance.  Guests must select 3 different dates to register as it is not automatic nor consecutive.

    Reservation Fee: $5; First 3-free-learn-to-ski reservation fee will go to the RFID card processing fee.  The 2nd and 3rd reservation fees for 3-free-learn-to-ski will be refunded.  Cancellations and no-shows forfeit the reservation fee.  

    Graduate:  Our goal is for all those beginner skiers and snowboarders to complete 3 learn-to ski or snowboard lessons.  After that, we will offer a $299 19.20 Winter Season Pass as well as a $199 seasonal equipment rental.  Graduate products must be purchased by end of business on Monday, December 23, 2019.

    Fine Print:  Limited availability.  One learn-to package per person per day.  Maximum of 3 learn-to packages per person.  After the group lesson, guests can upgrade to a full-access lift ticket for that day (based on available terrain) and extend rental equipment for the remainder of the day for $19.  Seasonal equipment offer based on availability and limited quantities.

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Tuesday, December 03, 2019

    Monday, November 25, 2019

    Mission: Four'dable Quad Packs - Only $209!

    Wisp Resort's on-going mission to make skiing and riding more affordable for everyone is back for the 19.20 Winter Season with the Mission: Four'dable quad pack.  It's 4 unrestricted extended day lift tickets valid for the 19.20 winter season for just $209

    Here’s the deal:

    • Four unrestricted extended day lift tickets (printed on 4 new one-way non-reloadable RFID cards)
    • Only $209
    • Offer valid online only from November 25 thru 11:59 pm on December 20, 2019
    • Tickets valid any day Wisp Resort is open during the 19.20 Winter Season.
    • No redemption necessary - take ticket directly to chairlift!
    • Use anytime including same day.  Use all 4 yourself or give them out to others.
    • Unlimited quad packs per purchase.
    • Once your purchase is complete, your credit card will be charged for the amount shown regardless of whether or not the cards are used.
    • We do not guarantee number of operating days, lifts or slopes, weather, or other conditions.
    • Tickets expire at the end of the 19.20 Winter Season.  All sales final.  No refunds, exchanges, returns, extensions or cash value.  Not for re-sale.

    buy now

    Come Join Us: Accept the Mission!

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, November 25, 2019

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    Mission: Four'dable Quad-Pack - Running Out of Time!!

    Only a few days left to get this deal at such a great price.  Wisp Resort's on-going mission to make skiing and riding more affordable for everyone is back for the 19.20 Winter Season with the Mission: Four'dable quad pack.  It's 4 unrestricted extended day lift tickets valid for the 19.20 winter season for just $189

    Here’s the deal:

    • Four unrestricted extended day lift tickets (printed on 4 new one-way non-reloadable RFID cards)
    • Only $189
    • Offer valid online only from November 1 thru 11:59 pm on November 24, 2019
    • Tickets valid any day Wisp Resort is open during the 19.20 Winter Season.
    • No redemption necessary - take ticket directly to chairlift!
    • Use anytime including same day.  Use all 4 yourself or give them out to others.
    • Unlimited quad packs per purchase.
    • Once your purchase is complete, your credit card will be charged for the amount shown regardless of whether or not the cards are used.
    • We do not guarantee number of operating days, lifts or slopes, weather, or other conditions.
    • Tickets expire at the end of the 19.20 Winter Season.  All sales final.  No refunds, exchanges, returns, extensions or cash value.  Not for re-sale.
    • Quad pack rate increases November 25, 2019

    buy now

    Come Join Us: Accept the Mission!

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    Winter Is Here!

    Welcome Winter!! ❄️ Check out those new Techno Alpin TR8 tower fan snow guns in action!!  Wisp Resort's Snowmaking Team started making snow around 3am this morning with snow guns blanketing the front side and the snow tubing park at this time. Weather conditions are optimal and we will continue to pump out the white stuff as long as weather permits. ⛷⛷⛷ Follow the action on our web cam at: https://wispresort.com/Wisp-Cam/ 

    Almost time to pick up your SEASON PASSES!! 

    Wisp Resort has brand new RFID cards and we are stoked.  Season Passes can be picked up on Saturday, November 30th at Outdoor Elements Retail Shop. It's almost time to shred!  

    Mission: Four'dable

    Don't forget to purchase your Mission: Four'dable quad packs!!  Wisp Resort's on-going mission to make skiing and riding more affordable for everyone is back for the 19.20 Winter Season with the Mission: Four'dable quad pack.  It's 4 unrestricted extended day lift tickets valid for the 19.20 winter season for just $189

    Here’s the deal:

    • Four unrestricted extended day lift tickets 
    • Only $189
    • Offer valid online only from November 1 thru 11:59 pm on November 24, 2019
    • More info HERE

    buy now

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    Mission: Four'dable is Back!

    Wisp Resort's on-going mission to make skiing and riding more affordable for everyone is back for the 19.20 Winter Season with the Mission: Four'dable quad pack.  It's 4 unrestricted extended day lift tickets valid for the 19.20 winter season for just $189

    Here’s the deal:

    • Four unrestricted extended day lift tickets (printed on 4 new one-way non-reloadable RFID cards)
    • Only $189
    • Offer valid online only from November 1 thru 11:59 pm on November 24, 2019
    • Tickets valid any day Wisp Resort is open during the 19.20 Winter Season.
    • No redemption necessary - take ticket directly to chairlift!
    • Use anytime including same day.  Use all 4 yourself or give them out to others.
    • Unlimited quad packs per purchase.
    • Once your purchase is complete, your credit card will be charged for the amount shown regardless of whether or not the cards are used.
    • We do not guarantee number of operating days, lifts or slopes, weather, or other conditions.
    • Tickets expire at the end of the 19.20 Winter Season.  All sales final.  No refunds, exchanges, returns, extensions or cash value.  Not for re-sale.
    • Quad pack rate increases November 25, 2019

    buy now

    Come Join Us: Accept the Mission!

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    2019 Winter Job Fair

    Wisp Resort Winter Job Fair 2019.20


    Saturday, November 16th (9am - 12pm)
    Wednesday, December 4th (5pm - 7pm)


    Wisp Resort is looking for motivated, enthusiastic, team-oriented candidates to add to the team this Winter.

    Seasonal Departments:

    • Retail
    • Facilities
    • Food & Beverage Front of House
    • Food & Beverage Back of House
    • Hotel Front Desk
    • Hotel Housekeping
    • Mountain Coaster
    • Chairlift
    • Snowtubing
    • Ski & Ride School
    • Rental Shop
    • Wisp Kids
    • Snow Making/Grooming
    • Terrain Park

    APPLY HERE

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    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Monday, September 23, 2019

    Happy Fall Ya'll

    It's Fall and that means we are one season closer to Winter - yippee!  In the next few weeks, Mother Nature will set off her fireworks with a spectacular display of Fall foliage.  Don’t miss the kaleidoscope of colors that will blanket the mountains of Maryland and surround Deep Creek Lake.

    Make the newly renovated Lodge at Wisp your home base as you Peep Leaves!  We’ve put together a checklist for everyone to do in the next few weeks to experience the ultimate adventures of the most beautiful season in Western Maryland.

    Top 10 Fall Favorites:

    1. Scenic Chairlift Ride (weekends only)
    2. Round of Golf at Lodestone or Fantasy Valley Golf Course
    3. Delight in Homemade Maryland Crab Dip and Pretzel Bites on Wispers Deck while taking in the colorful views
    4. Pontoon Boat Tour on Deep Creek Lake (weekends only)
    5. White Water Raft at the Adventure Sports Center on top of Wisp Resort Mountain (weekends only)
    6. Mountain Coaster Ride (weekends only)
    7. Buy a Cozy Fleece at Outdoor Elements Retail Shop in the Main Lodge
    8. Sit around the Firepit in the Courtyard at The Lodge at Wisp Resort
    9. Enjoy Autumn Glory Festivities October 9 - 13
    10. Wisp Resort's Oktoberfest Saturday, October 19

    Check out Sip & Savor Magazine's article giving Wisp Resort a huge shoutout: "Deep Creek Lake might be the best year-round vacation destination in the country; Winter ski trips, springtime strolls, summer boat cruises, and autumn hikes under the changing leaves..." Wisp Resort, with slopes for skiing and snowboarding and adventurous activities year-round, is also a big draw." Maryland Sip & Savor Magazine.

    Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Monday, September 23, 2019

    Monday, September 16, 2019

    Hurry, Savings End Soon on Season Passes

    Season Passes starting at just $299!

    Savings End September 22

    The countdown for final savings is on - GET YOURS NOW!

    The Season Pass Countdown is on at Wisp!
    Here's the Deal:
    • Buy your MISSION: AFFORDABLE Season Passes starting at just $299
      • Regular Price:  Adult $599 | Student $329
    • Ski & ride every day we're open during the 2019.2020 Season - NO BLACKOUT DATES.
    • Plus, enjoy benefits like Sister Resort Program, Buddy Tickets, & More!

    Come join us: Accept the Mission!

    buy now

    Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Monday, September 16, 2019

    Monday, September 02, 2019

    Summer Slow Down, Fall on the Horizon

    In the next few weeks, Mother Nature will set off her fireworks with a spectacular display of Fall foliage.  Don’t miss the kaleidoscope of colors that will blanket the mountains of Maryland and surround Deep Creek Lake.

    Make the newly renovated Lodge at Wisp your home base as you Peep Leaves!  We’ve put together a checklist for everyone to do in the next few weeks to experience the ultimate adventures of the most beautiful season in Western Maryland.

    Top 10 Fall Favorites:

    1. Scenic Chairlift Ride (weekends only)
    2. Round of Golf at Lodestone or Fantasy Valley Golf Course
    3. Delight in Homemade Maryland Crab Dip and Pretzel Bites on Wispers Deck while taking in the colorful views
    4. Pontoon Boat Tour on Deep Creek Lake (weekends only)
    5. White Water Raft at the Adventure Sports Center on top of Wisp Resort Mountain (weekends only)
    6. Mountain Coaster Ride (weekends only)
    7. Buy a Cozy Fleece at Outdoor Elements Retail Shop in the Main Lodge
    8. Sit around the Firepit in the Courtyard at The Lodge at Wisp Resort
    9. Enjoy Autumn Glory Festivities October 9 - 13
    10. Wisp Resort's Oktoberfest Saturday, October 19

    Check out Sip & Savor Magazine's article giving Wisp Resort a huge shoutout: "Deep Creek Lake might be the best year-round vacation destination in the country; Winter ski trips, springtime strolls, summer boat cruises, and autumn hikes under the changing leaves..." Wisp Resort, with slopes for skiing and snowboarding and adventurous activities year-round, is also a big draw." Maryland Sip & Savor Magazine.


    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, September 09, 2019

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    Tunes & Brews plus Food Truck Festival!

    Wisp Resort's 6th annual Tunes & Brews event is slated for Saturday, August 31st.  Join us on Labor Day Weekend to celebrate, well, whatever you want - the start of the school year, the end of summer, the coming of Fall (and Winter!!), friends, family or life! There will be over 20 varieties of craft and local beer to sample and some of your favorite live music occupying Stage Wisp.  This event will be held on outdoor stage, weather permitting. Check back day-of for weather and location update.

    Tunes & Brews

    Saturday, August 31, 2019
    1pm - 7pm
    $34 pp, ages 21 & over - includes sampling glass and unlimited samples, while supplies last
    Ages 20 and under / non-drinkers are free

    Music Line-up
    1pm      - Boathouse with Tim Beckman
    3:30pm - Scott Alexander Acoustic
    4:30pm - Time Flies

    Brewery Line-Up: TBA

    Purchase tickets HERE.

    CHEERS!

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Friday, August 16, 2019

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    Movie Night in the Yurts!

    Every Monday in July & August, come enjoy a Free movie night with the whole family. A unique way to watch your favorite classics on the big screen. Food and beverage available for purchase, including alcohol.  Don't forget your blanket! Doors open at 7:30pm, movie starts at 8pm in Dolomite Yurt.

    July 1 - Night at the Museum
    July 8 - The Sandlot
    July 15 - Alvin & the Chipmunks
    July 22 - Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children
    July 29 - Horton Hears a Who
    Aug 5 - ET
    Aug 12 - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    Aug 19 - The Goonies
    Aug 26 - Honey I Shrunk the Kids

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, July 22, 2019

    Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    Howl at the Moon

    From the start of time, we imagine the Moon was always a mysterious object to humankind.  It appeared in the night sky and routinely waxed and waned.  We eventually learned the moon impacted our daily lives in more profound ways and wanted to discover more so the race to the moon began in the 1960's to further explore this mysterious celestial body.  On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched it's mission to the Moon.  After 4 days and 240,000 miles, Neil Armstrong and ‘Buzz’ Aldrin were taking one giant leap for mankind.  July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S.A. landing on the Moon and Wisp Resort is celebrating with an out-of-this-world party. 

    Come Howl at the Moon as we celebrate this momentous event and enjoy UNLIMITED Mountain Coaster rides and Spider Monkey & Chipmunk Challenge Tours, Flying Saucer Disc Golf, Shooting Star Range, Live DJ with games and glow accessories and more!  Plus, tickets include a picnic dinner.  

    Howl at the Moon Party
    Saturday, July 20
    7pm - 10pm @ the Mountain Park
    $44 pp, includes activities & picnic dinner

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    Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Friday, July 12, 2019

    Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Stage Wisp Concert Series is Back!

    Come celebrate Summer in Deep Creek Lake with the Stage Wisp Concert Series and Farmers/Art Market! Every Wednesday in July and August you can walk through the market from 4pm to 8pm to browse local farmer's and artisan booths chock full of fresh produce, hand-crafted wares and unique goods.  Then put your dancing shoes on for the main event -- Stage Wisp!  Enjoy FREE live music from 6:30pm to 9pm under the saddle tent on the front lawn - don't forget your blanket and lawn chairs!  Hot eats and cool drinks will be available for purchase on the outdoor deck.  Bonus concert on July 4th will not have a Farmers/Art Market - Fireworks will start at 9pm over the Mountain Park that evening.

    The show and market goes on Rain or Shine!  Should inclement weather find us, the band and market will be moved indoors to the McHenry Lodge.

    2019 Stage Wisp Lineup

    July 3 - The Hillbilly Gypsies

    July 4 - The Hillbilly Gypsies (Bonus Concert & "Fire on the Mountain" Fireworks display)

    July 10 - Optimus Riff

    July 17 - Terah Crawford Band

    July 24 - The Remedy

    July 31 - The Plate Scrapers

    Aug 7 - Queen City Funk & Soul

    Aug 14 - Trailheads

    Aug 21 - Savage Road

    Aug 28 - Expanda Band

    See the full event schedule here.

    Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Friday, June 28, 2019

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    Things to Know About Catching a Bear on a Segway at Wisp Resort...

    Get your adventure on! Come enjoy a scenic mountain Segway tour - fun for the whole family - right on the beautiful slopes of Wisp Resort in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Be on the lookout for Western Maryland’s famous Black bears as you race across valleys and shimmy up ridges on your 1 hour Segway tour. With over 200 acres of terrain to explore, who knows what kind of wildlife you’ll come across! A great activity for Spring, Summer, and Fall - book your adventure at online or call 866.486.4090.

    Check out the full episode of Maggie on the Mountain!

    Last Edited by Lori Zaloga on Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Beautiful Greens. That's How We Roll...

    Summer has arrived at Wisp Resort - woohoo!   Lodestone Golf Course and Fantasy Valley Golf Courses are both sporting luscious fairways and challenging holes.  Don't let summer go by another year without making it to one of our Nationally ranked courses. As a bonus, we are offering some amazing deals this golf season to make your game more affordable and fun. 

    Super Days

    The super days on each course equal super deals.  Lodestone Golf Course features Super Day every Wednesday with 18-hole rates for just $74 during spring and fall and $79 during the summer.  Fantasy Valley Golf Course offers TWO super days - Tuesdays and Thursdays with 18-hole rates at just $44 all season long.  Call 844.472.2759 or click for tee times.

    1/2 Price Sundays for Ladies & Juniors

    Get the entire family into golf at a great rate on Sundays!  Ladies and Juniors are half price after noon every Sunday at both golf courses all season long.  Call 844.472.2759 or click for tee times.


    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Memorial Day is on the Way!

    Memorial Day is upon us and Wisp Resort is open for Summer! Starting tomorrow, all activities will be open for the season: ASCI Whitewater Rafting, Lodestone & Fantasy Valley Golf Courses, Ziplines and Canopy Tours, Mountain Coaster, Escape Games, 18 -Hole Disc Golf Course, Archery, Orienteering, and Much More... And don't forget our newly renovated slopeside Lodge at Wisp, where you can roast s'mores by the outdoor firepits, take a dip in the indoor pool, and relax in our new lobby lounge.  Jump in the car and road trip over to see us for your Memorial Day weekend. Book Here!

    Already booked your trip with us and looking to plan out your weekend?  Click Here for Hours of Operation to get your family fun all lined up!

    Thank you to all of the U.S. troops that have sacrificed their lives for us to have such an amazing country. Happy Memorial Day!  

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, May 23, 2019

    Monday, May 13, 2019

    Here Comes Summer!

    Summer is upon us and we welcome you to spend it in the Mountains of Maryland -- playing on our lush fairways and greens, zipping through the air at our Mountain Park and splashing in the cool waters of ASCI's re-circulating whitewater course and Deep Creek Lake.

    Lodging Specials

    Take advantage of one of our amazing golf lodging packages this Spring! View details here.

    Call 844.472.2759 to book today!

    Get Outside & Play!

    Find your next adventure by land, water or air at Wisp Resort!  All of our activities and recreation will be open for Memorial Day Weekend so you can get outside and play.  

    • Golf - Play the '#2 ranked course in Maryland' (GolfWeek Magazine, 2018) -- Lodestone Golf Course or roll out of bed at The Lodge at Wisp and tee it on Fantasy Valley Golf Course.  
    • Mountain Park - offering over 14 different activities from chill to thrill, you won't have any trouble having fun here.  Plus, the scenic chairlift, Deep Creek Lake State Park activities, and mountain biking opening Memorial Day weekend!
    • Adventure Sports Center International - whitewater raft on the world's only mountain top re-circulating whitewater course.  
    • Deep Creek Lake State Park - Nothing says summer more than splashing in water!  Try paddleboarding or flat-water kayaking from the Beach Hut at the state park this Memorial Day weekend.

    Wisp Escape Games - 2 rooms to choose from!

    Wisp Escape Games offers Race to the Slopes and Detention Breakout for your and your family to work through puzzles and clues.  You don't need to be a rocket scientist or mathematician to play - just communicate, work together and have FUN! .  Do you have what it takes to escape? View details here.

    Wispers Bar & Grill Slopeside Patio 

    It is not uncommon to dine on our slopeside patio and see a few Black Bear cubs chasing one another around the ski slopes.  How fun!  With a new menu, great outdoor deck dining, a peek at Deep Creek Lake and giant lawn games to entertain, where else would you want to dine?  Bring the entire family to experience Wispers Bar & Grill - view hours here.



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    Thursday, May 02, 2019

    Lodestone Opening for the Season

    Rainbows and spring greens and fresh air -- oh my! The time has finally come to test your skills on one of the best public golf courses in the nation!  Tomorrow, May 3, Wisp Resort's Lodestone Golf Course will open for the season.  Book your Tee Times here to ensure you get an early start.  Planning ahead? Book your slopeside room here at the Lodge at Wisp for a beautiful weekend getaway in the mountains.  

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, May 02, 2019

    Friday, April 26, 2019

    Celebrate Mother's Day at Wisp Resort

    Join us this Mother's Day in the McHenry Lodge for a delicious buffet to celebrate Mom and Grandma! Reservations will be taken through our Reservations Team at 855.990.0304. Time slots available: 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, & 2pm. Come celebrate with us at Wisp Resort!!

     

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    Time to Golf in the Mountains

    If you've been waiting to get some sun on your legs and wind in your hair, we've got some great news for you!  Fantasy Valley Golf Course is officially open at Wisp Resort.  Book your tee times HERE to get the ball rolling - pun fully intended.  And if you love playing golf as much as we do, you'll want to give us a call at 800.462.9477 to sign up for your 2019 Wisp Resort Golf Membership. You will enjoy many benefits from being a member at Wisp Resort other than just enjoying our amazing golf courses such as: Member Tournaments, Member Appreciation Days, and 6 complimentary rounds of golf on Devil's Knob or Stoney Creek Golf Course at Wintergreen Resort in Central Virginia.  Visit our Members page for more information.  

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    Saturday, April 06, 2019

    Swing Into Spring

    It's that time of year again when the trees start to bud and the birds start to sing...And there is no exception on Wisp Resort Mountain. Our team is back at it, prepping for Springtime.  Fantasy Valley Golf Course is scheduled to open for the season on April 19th and Lodestone Golf Course on May 3rd, weather dependant.  The Mountain Park has added Spring activities on the weekends such as: Gem Mining, The Chipmunk Challenge, and Spider Monkey ropes courses to the Mountain Coaster.  Snow Tubing has closed for the season.  Check our Hours of Operation for details on openings and closures as we move into the warmer season.  Looking forward to having you back very soon! 

    Last Edited by The Wisperer on Tuesday, April 09, 2019

    Mountain Report Summary

    March 14, 2020 8AM

    Slopes Open: 
    New Snow:  0in
    Trails/Lifts Open:  0 / 0
    Base:  N/A
    Snowmaking:  No
    Surface Conditions:  Closed For Season

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