Pros: Decent place to learn to ski, Local shopping amenities
Cons: Too many reckless & clueless skiers, Limited Vertical Drop
THE PROS: The best part about Wisp Mountain is its Ski School. It's snowmaking capabilities are good for a region that survives on it. The lodge, restaurant, and local amenities nearby are a big attraction.
THE CONS: This place is crowded on weekends! It's full of people that should take more ski lessons and there are yard sales everywhere and people skiing out of control. Skiing is not as fun while you're worried about your own safety. Their trails get tracked out quickly after a morning grooming. The lift ticket cost was high for the experience. The mountain has short trails and only has a vertical drop of 700ft, but sometimes I question if that number is even that long. Driving 3 hours from DC, then skiing down most likely icy terrain for a couple minutes on a crowded trail and you wind up back in a long lift line. It's not how I would like to spend my time and money!
THE RUN DOWN: I cant justify the drive and money from DC and settle for less whereas there are better resorts to go to under 3 hours away from DC such as Timberline Resort ($20 Lift tickets with a Student ID, 150-200in of annual snow, has great tree skiing!) and Canaan Valley Resort (180in of annual snow and a great terrain park) in West Virginia or Blue Knob (100in of annual snow, most advanced terrain in the Mid-Atlantic, & should be skied after a big storm) in Pennsylvania!
My Timberline Resort Review: http://www.epicski.com/products/timberline-four-seasons-resort/reviews/3558
My Blue Knob Resort Review: http://www.epicski.com/products/blue-knob/reviews/3483