296 Marsh Hill Road, McHenry , MD (Driving Directions to Wisp)
Last Updated: 8/30/2016 4:22 AM

Wisp Lift Ticket and Ski Pass Deals

Wisp Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 10 Beginner
  • 13 Intermediate
  • 9 Advanced
Wisp, the monster mountain resort of Maryland, has a nearly unlimited scope of activities. Perched on the shores of Deep Creek Lake, Wisp's state of the art snowmaking facility keeps the slopes covered all season long. With 32 trails, 13 lifts, and multiple terrain parks, Wisp has something for everyone. The lake and mountain offers a plethora of ... summer activities as well, including fishing, canopy tours, mountain biking, golf, zip lines and more. Read more

Wisp Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Wisp Operations


Open for Events/Activities

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 12

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 34

Weekend Hours


Wisp Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

2,415 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

700 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

3,115 ft

Wisp Ski Pictures and Photos

Wisp Logo
Wisp Trail Map

Wisp Reviews & Tips (8)

New management no longer offers the deals of previous owner. Previous owner had 'White Sale' for one day in fall to get discount lift tickets. Also, the Costco discount lift tickets were previously valid for non-holiday Saturdays but no longer. $79 (2015/16) for a Saturday lift ticket is getting a bit out of my price range for what the mountain has to offer. I can save the drive and use my 'Advantage Card' at a closer ski resort.
Wisp review written Feb 03 2016 - 08:01 AM
Ginny Advanced Skier
Please complain to mgmt, place used to have great locals deals. Now all tickets are overpriced. If I could still afford their lift tickets, I'd go north where you get the vertical for the price.
Wisp review written Nov 09 2014 - 12:10 PM
jonathan Beginner Skier
Alpine Lake WV is a great place to stay for the price conscious skier. Access is easy from Alpine to Wisp or Canaan Valley ski areas. Northern Virginia skiers will find travel of about three hours from Centerville out 66 to 81 South,two exits to VA 55w to Wardensville, then the Byrd Highway WV 48 to 42 north to Mount storm, 50 west to Gormania and then to Oakland Md. Often it will be snowing in MD but clear on this side of the continental divide. Wisp is a great operation at reasonable prices. Ice skating and tubing are also available.
Wisp review written Jan 23 2014 - 08:46 AM
Chris Cipperly Beginner Skier
my children want to learn bias snowboard. so I need learn too.
Wisp review written Nov 18 2013 - 06:50 PM
WEI ATTIA Beginner Snowboarder
Skied Wisp wasn't very impressed with the creeper lifts but the slopes are nice, broad and smooth. I went on MLK weekend (Sunday) and it was EMPTY! Great food as well, if you go get the special, it is great! I feel that this resort with a decent crowd would be a nightmare however :( If you get a ticket deal or take a weekday this would be a great place. If you are thinking about a day trip be mindful of the weather, I came from DC to WISP and back in the same day! THe weather changed rapidly, I-68 was barren and rt 19 was covered!
Wisp review written Oct 28 2012 - 08:07 PM
Gee Otto Intermediate Skier
Due to its proximity to Washington, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh, Wisp doesn't need to discount its lift ticket prices. Only the wealthy can afford to own or rent a place at Deep Creek Lake, so why should Wisp offer discounts? I've had the opportunity to ski there on weekends, and it's always painfully crowded. And the runs are very short . . . top to bottom in less than five minutes. You spend so much more time waiting in lift lines than you do skiing. It's not worth the cost. The value just isn't there.
Wisp review written Dec 06 2011 - 08:58 PM
poonlarp Intermediate Skier
I don't think they really have many at Wisp. Wisp usually has a costco deal, but that's about it.
Wisp review written Oct 31 2011 - 01:53 PM
kat Beginner Snowboarder
Every time I try to pull up a lift ticket deal for Wisp you never have one !! Would really like to see some lifts on this site
Wisp review written Dec 09 2010 - 09:18 AM
Gwen Carroll Intermediate Skier

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