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Wisp improvements targeted at beginners

Wisp is planning to add two new triple chairlifts and a ski carpet this summer in an effort to create a better environment for beginning skiers and boarders. The new ski carpet will replace the current Belly Flop tow rope, while the two new triples will replace the existing double Chairs 2 and 3. The triple lifts, which will increase capacity over the older lifts by 50%, will have a lower top and mid-station unloading ramp, and can have their speed varied for easier loading and unloading.

To further cement the beginner-targeted improvements, Wisp will be offering a special season pass for first-time skiers and boarders. The $249 “Get On Board” unlimited season pass will be available upon completion of three lessons with Wisp’s certified instructors. The pass price includes three rentals.

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Snowshoe to host National Trails Day

On June 7, 2003, Snowshoe Mountain Resort will team with the U.S. Forest Service to host National Trails Day, an effort to promote outdoor activities, healthy lifestyles, and hiking trails. Snowshoe is the only four-season resort participating in the nationwide celebration.

The West Virginia resort will be offering numerous free activities included guided hikes along the Cheat Mountain Ridge Trail, Shavers Lake, and Snowshoe’s Enchanted Forest. Guests over 18 will also be able to go on guided introductory caving trips throughout Pocahontas County. Outdoor exhibits will be available highlighting West Virginia birds, camping, and backpacking, and guided bird watching tours will also be given.

For more information, visit or call Snowshoe at (877) 441-4FUN.

About M. Scott Smith

M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.

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