Three area ski resorts just a short drive away
December 27, 2010 – By Edward Marshall, Journal Staff Writer
MARTINSBURG – With schools closed and students home for holiday break, families may be getting a little cabin fever now that the Christmas holiday is officially over….
…Those up for a slightly longer drive also can hit the slopes at the Wisp Resort, tucked away in the mountains of Western Maryland near Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County.
Located at 296 Marsh Hill Road in McHenry, Md., Wisp Resort is about a two-hour drive from Martinsburg.
With more than 100 inches of annual snowfall in Garrett County, Wisp’s 132 acres of ski terrain provide snowsport enthusiasts the perfect winter playground. The resort’s trail system features 32 slopes and trails totaling 10.5 miles on 132 acres of skiable terrain. The resort also features Bear Claw Adventure Park, which includes snowtubing lanes, a mountain coaster and an ice skating rink.
Through Jan. 2, the resort will be operating under peak holiday hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Daily rates for skiing and boarding range from $36 to $65 depending on age and the amount of time you want to spend on the slopes. Snow tubing rates for holidays are $25 per person for two-hour sessions. When traveling from Martinsburg, take I-81 North toward Hagerstown, crossing into Maryland. From I-81 North, take I-70 West’s Exit 4 toward Hancock. Once in Hancock, merge onto I-68 West via Exit 1A on the left toward Cumberland. From I-68 West, merge onto U.S. 219 South via Exit 14A toward Oakland. Turn right onto Sang Run Road. Take the third left onto Marsh Hill Road. The resort will be on your right.
For more detailed information about Wisp Resort, visit www.wispresort.com