Free 2013-14 Wisp Day Ski Passes – Volunteer to clear new trails

Volunteer some time at Wisp clearing new terrain and get a complimentary ski pass!
Glade Clearing Project

Weekly: Every Saturday through June 29, 2013

Event: Glade Clearing Project

Dates: Saturdays – June 1 thru 29

Times: – 9am – 4:30pm
Includes complimentary Lunch
Location To Meet: Bear claw Adventure Park Building

Call To Register Early – 301.387.4000 ext.0

Description:  Wisp Resort plans to open up over 20 acres of gladed ski and board terrain for the 2013.2014 winter season and we want you to be a part of the team!  Volunteers are needed to assist Wisp Staff in removing  felled trees, shrubs, brush  and debris from the wooded area skier’s left of Squirrel Cage trail.  Volunteers will receive one complimentary one-day non-holiday lift ticket valid for the 13.14 winter season and a complimentary lunch day of service.  Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  Event rain or shine.

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Freestyle skiing: Scott native is top candidate for first U.S. team

By Sam Werner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tom Wallisch remembers what it was like when he got into freestyle skiing.

Youths interested in the sport had a couple of underground videos to watch — if they could find them — and, once a year, ESPN’s X Games would broadcast the sport to a wider, but still niche audience…

…Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, Wallisch didn’t have the benefit of giant Colorado or Utah mountains in his backyard. His family owned a home at Wisp Ski Resort in Maryland, and Wallisch traveled there on weekends.Wallisch took to the terrain course, and started “slopestyle skiing,” focusing on rails and jumps.

“To me, slopestyle is so fascinating because a guy like me can come from a mountain so small,” Wallisch said. “It doesn’t matter the size of the hill, it doesn’t limit the slopestyle skiers you can produce. All that matters is whether or not you can build a terrain park, build jumps and rails.”

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