Get Ready for Ski Season at Wisp Resort near Deep Creek Lake

Make the Trip to Wisp Resort near Deep Creek Lake

Select Registry - November 8, 2022

Hit the Slopes in Maryland!

Get Ready for Ski Season at Wisp Resort near Deep Creek Lake

With the busy holiday season ahead also comes colder, wintry weather. For some, that’s a good excuse to retreat indoors and get cozy. For others, it’s exciting, and winter also means ski season at top winter destinations around the country, including Wisp Resort in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Deep Creek Lake, and Wisp Resort, in particular, are fabulous four-season getaway destinations – and now is the perfect time to start planning your getaways. 

Though the East Coast isn’t short on fabulous ski getaways, don’t overlook Wisp Resort. It’s located just across the street from the popular Deep Creek Lake and is just a short drive from major metropolitan areas like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., and Baltimore.

That means, within just a few hours, you can be luxuriating in the cozy accommodations of our Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts in Maryland and preparing to hit the slopes at Wisp Resort. Everyone who visits this remarkably beautiful part of Maryland becomes enthralled with it – it’s a true outdoor lovers’ paradise. 

Whether you’re looking for luxurious lakeside retreats or romantic cabin getaways, you’ll find what you’ve been dreaming of within Select Registry’s portfolio of properties near Deep Creek Lake. Whichever you choose, you’ll enjoy an unparalleled sense of hospitality. Combine this with breathtaking natural beauty and plenty of fun things to do in Deep Creek Lake no matter the season, and you have the recipe for a getaway you won’t forget. 

Give yourself something to look forward to this year, and start planning your retreat to one of these fantastic Maryland Bed and Breakfasts near Wisp Resort in Deep Creek Lake today! 

Get Ready for Ski Season at Wisp Resort near Deep Creek Lake

A Perfect Day at Wisp Resort

If you’re looking for a great place to go skiing and enjoy Maryland’s winter wonderland, Wisp Resort is it. Wisp Resort is Maryland’s leading ski resort and has been operating since 1955. These slopes are well-loved by skiers and snowboarders, but Wisp Resort also offers plenty of opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing tubing, and all the winter fun you can ask for. 

The summit at Wisp Resort stands at an impressive 3,115 feet and offers downhill enthusiasts 33 incredible runs to choose from and a vertical drop of 700 feet. With all this spectacular terrain at your disposal, you’ll have eleven miles of skiable runs to enjoy, most of which are open at night for even more winter fun. It’s one of the most magical experiences of the winter. 

Though weather conditions can vary year to year, Wisp Resort receives, on average, more than 100 inches of snow, which results in a long and fulfilling ski season in the Deep Creek Lake area. In drier years, there are also snowmaking capabilities for more than 90% of the skiable terrain. The lift system is also extensive, with Two quad chairlifts, five triple chairlifts, five conveyor carpets, and one surface tow to get you to the runs faster. 

The best way to ski at Wisp Resort is to purchase a season pass before the season. However, lift tickets can be purchased online, and doing so in advance offers additional savings. For even more savings at Wisp Resort, consider coming, staying, and skiing midweek. There will also be far fewer crowds to compete with on the slopes.

If downhill skiing and snowboarding aren’t for you, don’t worry – you can still enjoy plenty of time at Wisp Resort – and when you’re done here, there are even more great things to do in Deep Creek Lake during the winter. To start, head to the Nordic Center at Wisp Resort, where you’ll find cross-country skiing, as well as a tubing run and snowshoeing trails to enjoy.

As you can see, Wisp Resort is a one-stop destination for all your winter fun in Deep Creek Lake.

Wisp Resort is great, this winter wonderland

7 Things to do in Deep Creek Lake in Winter

Winter enthusiasts are lucky to have two fantastic Select Registry properties in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Not only are there plenty of great things to do in Deep Creek Lake in the winter, but it’s nearby to one of the state’s top ski destinations, Wisp Resort. 

Hints of snow are starting to fall for the season ahead, and we can already feel the excitement in the air for what’s to come. However, skiing or snowboarding at Wisp Resort aren’t the only things to do in Deep Creek Lake this winter.

With the vast expanses of the Savage River State Forest, the Potomac-Garrett State Forest, and a variety of Maryland State Parks, there are more than enough things to do in Deep Creek Lake this winter. We’ve already mentioned the Nordic Center at Wisp Resort, but below, you’ll find even more of our favorite things to do in Deep Creek Lake. 

  1. Beyond the cross-country ski trails at Wisp Resort, there are miles of trails to enjoy, including those at Herrington Manor State Park and New Germany State Park.
  2. If you want to surround yourself with solitude and the breathtaking beauty of this winter wonderland, you should take a snowshoeing hike through the woods. It’s one of the most beautiful things to do in Deep Creek Lake in the Winter. Try one of the seven state parks, which offer more than 70,000 acres of public, snowshoe-able trails.
  3. Go ice fishing on Deep Creek Lake! The 3,900-acre lake offers 69 miles of shoreline and has a depth of 25 ft. 
  4. Take a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride with Pleasant Valley Dream Rides.
  5. Another one of the most popular things to do in Deep Creek Lake during the winter is snowmobiling, and there’s no shortage of trails to enjoy here. Keep in mind you’ll need to have a current ORV sticker to ride on Maryland State Trails.
  6. Take a hike to Swallow Falls State Park, and enjoy the ice formations at the frozen waterfall.
  7. Why not enjoy some old-fashioned fun and go sledding? There’s a great sledding hill at Blackwater Falls State Park – and they offer sleds for rent for those last-minute adventures.

As you can see, Deep Creek Lake is a veritable winter wonderland worth experiencing, all while enjoying the warm and welcoming hospitality of our Select Registry properties in the area

Best Places to Stay in Deep Creek Lake

Savage River Lodge

The Savage River Lodge’s 18 rustic luxury cabins, 8 glamorous yurts, and gourmet American restaurant offer the height of relaxation and unparalleled tranquility with a taste of indulgence.

Nestled among 700 acres of protected forest land in mountaintop Maryland, the Lodge is a true four-seasons destination. Fourteen miles of hiking trails provide ample reasons to get outdoors for a hike over the headwaters of the Savage River or cross-country ski in the winter. Or, you may find yourself curled up by the fireplace with a glass of wine. For romantic weekends away to executive retreats, we look forward to welcoming you for every reason, every season.

Lake Pointe Inn Bed and Breakfast

The Deep Creek Hotel with B&B amenities is located just 13 feet from water’s edge where a relaxing hammock awaits you. During the Spring, Summer, and Fall – roast marshmallows, stargaze and relax around the Inn’s outdoor fireplace. “Kindle” upon our wrap-around porch in a rocking chair and take in the Lake views as you enjoy a good read! During the Winter season, relax or read by our 9′ fireplace in the Great Room or in the privacy of your room with a gas fireplace.

There are many activities at this 4 season destination: hiking, biking, skiing, etc. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water and Kentucky Knob are nearby. Lake Pointe Inn is a perfect getaway in any season. 

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