• Know and obey the rules.
• Display required dock number plate and use the nearest
number to identify your location in an emergency event.
• Be attentive and look out for others.
• Control your speed and dock slowly—boats have no brakes.
• Navigate carefully into narrow coves and watch for restrictions.
• Watch your wake. You’re responsible for damage it may cause.
• Never swim near a running engine.
• Always sit in a moving boat—never on it.
• Be respectful of Natural Resources Police officers, who are
there for your safety.
• Control personal watercraft speed safely—jet drives have
no steering when you cut power. Keep required distances
from other boats, docks and the shore.
• When overtaking another boat from behind, the boat in
front has the right of way.
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Snowmaking is underway as the Mountain Ops Team prepares to start making snow for the resort. Temperatures are continuing to drop throughout next thursday permitting an offical opening on Saturday, December 16th. For more information click here.
Picture credit to onthesnow.com
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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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Ski season is over in Garrett County!
Due to the unusually warm winter, Wisp Resort has decided to end ski season early. The weather has been historically warm this season. Some days it has reached 70 degrees here in McHenry and others it has been back in the 20’s and 30’s.
Wondering what the Wisp looks like right now?
Here is a view of the Wisp from Taylor-Made’s Branch Office next to Smiley’s.
For comparison, here is a photo from the Wisp taken last winter.
Wisp Resort made the announcement via Facebook Sunday evening.
Well, it was a great season while it lasted! Time to move on to springtime activities.
Guess the groundhog was wrong this year!