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Wisp Resort Reviews


Good mountain to learn, then move on to better & brighter resorts


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...
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Not much beyond intermediate-level trrain.


Pros: Inexpensive, well-maintained

Cons: Not much vertical, nothing steep

This is probably a great family resort. It's very accessible, it's well taken care of, and there's not a lot of terrain that's going to frighten anyone. That said, if you're looking for something challenging -- you'll have a hard time finding it here. Further, the mountain skis (IMHO) much shorter than the purported 700' vertical. I felt there like I was never more than three turns from the bottom. Couple the short vertical with the slow lifts and -- it's just not that exciting. Again, it's probably a great place to bring the kids, the price is excellent, parking's convenient, and everything runs smoothly. There's just not much to do for anyone who's advanced past the intermediate...
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Pros: Mountain coaster was nice

Cons: Inflexibility of group sales

If you are bringing a group to ski and snow tube, I suggest you look somewhere else. We brought 40 people to ski and tube, and they would not give us any discount on the ski people. The numbers were 27 tubing and 13 skiing. This caused us to pay for the additional cost of skiers out of our own pockets. Most ski places will work with you as long as your numbers are high.   When we arrived at the ski resort it took us over an hour in line for one person working the desk at group sales. Unacceptable!!!



Pros: Superior snow conditions and long season for the region, decent trail variety disperses crowds well, lot of midweek bargains

Cons: vertically challenged, a long daytrip from nearest major cities

Wisp provides a superior experience for snowriders in the mid-Atlantic US, skiing bigger than its 700' vertical might imply. About two dozen trails fan out in three directions off the summit (elev ~3100'). Although there is no serious double black diamond terrain, Wisp features a nice array of beginner, intermediate and advanced groomers, some as long as 1.5 miles. A couple of trails are sometimes allowed to sprout bumps (e.g. Mainstreet) and there is one easily poachable glade that is short, but steep (Devil's Drop). The layout also includes three terrain parks (beg, int, adv). Some of the ski trails finish within a few hundred yards of 3900 acre Deep Creek Lake, which provides a scenic...
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