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Maryland’s only ski resort set to open with five runs, learning terrain, snow tubing, and more!

– Wisp Resort opens for the 2021-22 winter season Friday, December 3 with Snow Tubing and the Mountain Coaster at the Mountain Park from 4:00pm – 8:00pm and for skiing and snowboarding Saturday, December 4 from 9:00am – 4:00pm.

The Mountain Park will continue operations on Saturday, December 4 from 10:00am – 4:00pm and then as regularly scheduled. Skiing and snowboarding will continue daily from 9:00am – 4:00pm weather permitting.

Maryland’s only ski resort began snowmaking on Monday, November 22. Wisp Resort’s General Manager, Ron Hawkes said, “We are excited to be opening as early as we are, and it is all thanks to our Mountain Operations team who took advantage of every second of snowmaking opportunity. We look forward to welcoming guests to the resort for a fun season.” Five slopes are planned to open Saturday including Squirrel Cage, Wisp Trail, Grouse Way, Sunset Boulevard, and Central Park Terrain Park. Multiple chairlifts and conveyor carpets will access the terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels.

Speaking of Mountain Ops, Snowmaking and Maintenance… Click to Enlarge!

In an effort to manage the ongoing Covid-19 risk for the 2021-22 winter season, Wisp Resort asks guests to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines which recommend wearing masks indoors, whether vaccinated or not, and at all times if unvaccinated. Guests are reminded to “Physical Distance” and remain 6 feet apart from other guests and staff and should regularly wash their hands or use hand sanitizer when washing is not possible. Lifts will operate at full capacity and masks are not required while riding or waiting in lines. Guests should purchase lift tickets online in advance and utilize contactless pick-up boxes and the resort’s mobile app for food & beverage orders whenever possible.

Lift tickets are $89 for adults and $69 for juniors ages 6-12. Weekend 4-hour flex tickets are $79 for adults and $59 for juniors. Rates for the Mountain Park including Snow Tubing are $39 per person for a 2-hour session. Mountain Coaster tickets are $19 for a single ride and $24 for double rider. Mission: Four’dable Quad Packs of unrestricted lift tickets are available online at wispresort.com through December 19 for $279. Additional services and amenities available for opening weekend include dining, shopping, and skier services. The most up-to-date conditions, lift operations, and trail openings will be on Wisp Resort’s Mountain Report at wispresort.com. All operations are weather permitting.


Wisp Resort is a four-season mountain resort by the shores of Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland. Wisp offers skiing, snowboarding, two golf courses, canopy tours, activities on Deep Creek Lake, mountaintop whitewater rafting, and a variety of other mountain recreation activities. The ski resort has 14 lifts and 34 trails on 172 acres, more than 90% of which is lit for night skiing. The Lodge at Wisp offers 169 rooms along with meeting and conference space for weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions, conventions, and general group business.


Pacific Group Resorts, Inc. is a geographically diversified international resort operating company based in Park City, Utah whose portfolio includes Wintergreen Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Wisp Resort in the Appalachian Mountains of western Maryland, Ragged Mountain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Mt. Washington Alpine Resort in the Beaufort Mountain Range on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and Powderhorn Mountain Resort on the Grand Mesa of western Colorado. Among the resorts, there are over 3,500 acres of ski terrain, 81 holes of golf, lift served mountain biking, ZipTours, canopy tours, aerial challenge courses, five pools, water sports on two lakes, lodging accommodations for more than 3,000 people, more than 30 food outlets, and a full-service spa. For more information on PGRI, please visit www.pgri.us.

For more information about Wisp Resort, call 844.259.0267 or visit the website at www.wispresort.com.

[Photos used on this release are compliments of Wisp Resort (The Wisperer -cm) ]

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