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Weekend lift ticket specials at Wisp

Resorts in the region are beginning to close for the season, but a number of resorts are still kicking. Maryland’s Wisp Resort plans to stay open until March 28, and for the upcoming weekend, March 20-21, Wisp will celebrate a “Beachin’ Weekend” by offering a $21 lift, lesson and rental, and $10 tubing sessions. A Bikini Slalom will be held on Saturday, along with a game of white sand volleyball. A hula hoop contest will be held for the kids.

Conditions should be good this weekend -; Wisp received 3-4 inches of new snow on Wednesday and is expecting a sunny weekend.

Although the slopes will close for skiing and boarding on March 28, Wisp will also be hosting a Sno-Cross and Hill Climb Snowmobile Race on April 3.

For more information on thesse events, visit www.skiwisp.com.

Snowshoe launches 24 Hour Race this weekend

West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort plans to keep the skiing going through Easter weekend, and in a first of its kind event for the Southeast and mid-Atlantic region, Snowshoe will host a “24 hour” ski race this weekend.

According to the resort, teams of two, four, and six will race through the night beginning Saturday, March 20, and going through noon on Sunday. The race will be held at the Silver Creek area.

Racers and spectators alike -; or those just itching to put some time on Snowshoe’s 57 still-open trails -; will find some late season bargains at the resort. Snowshoe is advertising a two nights lodging / two day lift ticket special for as low as $129 per person for the March 19/20 and March 26/27 weekends.

For more information on the Snowshoe 24 race, visit www.snowshoemtn.com.

Checking the status of resorts

Although a number of resorts have shuttered up for the 2003-2004 winter season, there’s still plenty of resorts that are aiming to keep the slopes open through the end of March or beyond.

Visit the DCSki Conditions page to quickly scan the current status of resorts in Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. However, we recommend using these condition reports only as a guide -; before making plans to visit any resort, please call the resort in advance to verify operating conditions.

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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