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“Good skiing for the east coast”
Review of Wisp Resort

Wisp Resort
Reviewed January 30, 2012

We've been you going to WISP with a group of 4 other families for 5 years. We rent a large house near the base. The kids started going to WiSP ski school when then were 3. It is great - for the kids and parents. The hill is large enough so decent skiers don't get board. It is a great place for a long weekend. If you have non-skiers in your group, there is ice skating, mountain coaster and snow tubing. Buy your tix in November during the 'winter white sale' for a great deal.

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Reviewed January 16, 2012

We really enjoy skiing at Wisp resort. They provide a great variety of slopes with beautiful views. You can easily spend the entire day there. We do not stay at the wisp hotel when we visit as we feel other local places are a better value, but we do enjoy the food at DC's, the resorts restaraunt for luch.

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Wisp is a great family-friendly resort for both skiers and non-skiers. The hotel is ok, your best bet is to rent a nearby vacation home/townhome (there are homes that are ski in/ski-out). They have a great children's full day program (boots and skis included, not helmets) where our 8 yr old (in their "Club Wisp" for 8+ yr old kids), 6 and 5 yr olds attended. Their teachers were college-aged children who did a good job showing them the ropes. When it comes time to pick up the children, the teachers reviews your child's progress, gives you a "report card" and a picture. All three of our children enjoyed the program. They also have childcare so that parents can enjoy some child-free skiing during the daytime. Our two oldest children were able to hold their own going down a black diamond trail with their father. Our 5 yr old felt confident enough after going on the bunny hill to try the chair lift, the green trails, and a blue trail. We like coming to this location for skiing b/c they also have options for non-skiiers, who were also in our group this year). There is a mountain coaster that's a lot of fun ($15 for a double where two people ride in one coaster car). There is a hand-brake you can use to control your speed; even Grandma had a fun time taking the children down the hill. There is also a tubing hill. One ticket is good for a two hr window. You're given a big inflatable donut that you take with you up the people mover track to the top of the trail. You can catch some "air" if you're going fast enough down the hill. There's also a grocery store a few minutes down the road called "Foodland" with competitive prices. If you prefer Walmart, you have to go down the road for about another 15 minutes and it'll be on your left (there's also a Redbox here where you can rent movies while nursing sore muscles at night). On your way to Walmart, be sure to stop at Trader's Coffee shop on the right - a great local coffee shop with wi-fi and great coffee. Be careful about buying ski items at the High Mountain store next door. We found that ski items at Wisp's ski store, Rudy's, actually has very competitive prices b/c they're able to buy in higher volume. Overall, it's a good place to go for skiing that's just a little over 3 hrs outside of the Washington, DC area.

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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Deep Creek Lake is about 12 miles long and is a dammed-up creek, which drains from the dam into the Youghiogheny River. Good for fishing or boating in summer and ice-fishing or skating in winter. About 2,800 feet elevation and about 15 miles South of I-68 in Western Maryland, near the border with West Virginia. Also has a downhill and a cross-country ski area in winter. Rental boats and guides available. Lots of short-term rentals available because of poor sales market, including homes that look like they could easily hold parties of 20 people. Restaurants and movies available, stretched out for miles along the lake. Honi-Honi, next to Uno's Pizza, is a very popular bar and site of a charitable mass dunk during cold weather called The Hooley Plunge. Fall is the most beautiful time to visit, but also more crowded.

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Reviewed December 29, 2011

The Hotel is really nice. We stayed in a small suite which had 2 double beds and a queen bed, 2 rooms, both w/ flat screen TVs, couch, leather chairs, fridge, nice small bathroom. The indoor pool is large, nice small hot tub. DC's restaurant is beautiful, has delicious food and was reasonably priced. All activities are very close, easy walking distance. Ice skating rink is very small. There is tubing, zip lining, mountain roller coaster, spa and the slopes to ski and snowboard on. My daughter had a great lesson by Connor. the resort is an easy quick drive from Baltimore or DC.

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