Wisp Ski Resort at Maryland's Deep Creek Lake

Two people carrying skis through snow

Maryland Tourism

Wisp is Maryland's only ski resort and is located near Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County. The resort features a world renowned energy-efficient snowmaking system, and with more than 100 inches of annual snowfall, offers a wide range of winter activities including skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and sleigh rides. A recent expansion to Wisp Ski Resort adds 10 trails and two quad chairlifts. Western Maryland has a number of forests and state parks that make this area a popular getaway destination for year-round outdoor recreation.

Wisp Ski Resort Description

Address: 296 Marsh Hill Rd., McHenry, Maryland.
Snow Report: (301) 387-4911
Distance from Washington, DC: 180 miles - 3 hours, See a map
Trails: 34
Lifts: 7
Vertical Drop: 700 feet
Website: www.wispresort.com

Hotels Near Wisp Ski Resort

  • Wisp Mountain Resort Hotel and Conference Center - The slopeside hotel offers ski-in/ski-out convenience, a fitness center, heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi. The property was recently updated and features 169 renovated guest rooms.
  • Quality Inn at Deep Creek Lake - With its location just a half mile from the resort, this hotel offers comfortable and affordable accommodations.
  • Camel Cove Inn - The mountain lodge hotel is a former monastery nestled in the woods providing a unique setting for a ski getaway.

State Parks Offering Additional Recreational Opportunities

  • Herrington Manor State Park – Located in Garrett State Forest, the park has 10 miles of trails for cross-country skiing and a 5.5-mile trail that connects with Swallow Falls State Park. Cabins are available all year-round.
  • Deep Creek Lake State Park – This 1,800-acre park, on the east side of the lake, has six miles of snowmobile trails and opportunities for cross-country skiing. The Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center, a venue of exhibits showcasing the environment, is open weekends during the winter.


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