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DEEP CREEK LAKE — Maryland’s Wisp Resort opened for the 2018-19 winter season on Friday, Dec. 14.
Regular operating hours have commenced.
The Mountain Park opened Dec. 15 with snow tubing and mountain coaster. The Mountain Park will be open from 4-8 p.m. through today, and continue with regular season hours over the weekend.
“We anticipate opening with nearly 60 acres of terrain on a base depth of 18 inches to 36 inches, and more terrain will open as snowmaking progresses,” Mountain Operations Director Artie Speicher last week.
Wisp Resort began snowmaking Nov. 21, and as of Dec. 13, a total of 56 million gallons of water had been pumped, equating to approximately 367 acre feet of snow while running the system for 319 total hours.
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With the Wisp Resort opening this weekend, we decided to celebrate with some flashbacks to snowier winters.
First, let’s take a look at this old school video of Wisp Resort.
And some photos…
Now lets take a look at how much fun we’ll be having this weekend…
Can’t wait to have a great weekend!
See you on the slopes!
In February, Wisp Resort was forced by rain and temperatures in the 50’s to suspend skiing and snowboarding operations.
Now, in the midst of a cold and snowy March, Wisp Resort is anticipating a re-opening of winter operations sometime this week.
The exact day will depend on just how much natural snow they get from Winter Storm Stella and how much machine-made snow they can make with the colder temperatures.
With a depleted snow base and mild forecast, Wisp Resort closed for skiing two weeks ago after just 72 days of operation. It was their lowest number of operating days in the past ten years even though they had pumped more than 160 million gallons of water for snowmaking up to that date, the third highest total in the past ten years.
“The weather was pretty uncooperative this winter,” dryly noted Artie Speicher, Mountain Operations Director at Wisp.
“Mother Nature was testing our resolve, just like she is now. She’s given us another window this week, so we’re going to make the most of it.”
The Deep Creek Lake Area received 5 inches of snow on Friday, March 10 along with temperatures dipping into the single digits.
Wisp’s snowmaking team will be making snow as weather permits this week, and Winter Storm Stella is expected to add several more inches of natural snow Tuesday.
The resort suggested skiers and snowboarders check www.wispresort.com and Wisp’s Facebook page for updates and opening announcements.
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The home sits across from the access trail to Main Street at Wisp Ski Resort. You can see the lake and the mountains from the front deck.
This home truly offers space for everyone! This home has three gas fireplaces, a two car garage, a game room, multiple living areas and much more!
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