Good news! Snow is currently falling at Wisp Four Seasons Resort and Snowshoe Mountain Resort. (Wisp is located in far-west Maryland, and Snowshoe is located in West Virginia.) Both resorts contacted DCSki today with the good news.
Wisp and Snowshoe have each received 4” of natural snowfall so far; Wisp is expecting to receive another 2”, and Snowshoe expects another 6” to fall through Sunday. Each resort has also been making snow.
“Snowmakers have been hard at work this week working around the clock to prepare for the weekend,” writes Wisp’s Derek Versteegen. “Great temperatures and help from Mother Nature have put the white stuff where we need it.”
Wisp expects to have five trails open for the weekend, and suggests that skiers and snowboarders bring goggles as snowmaking will be in effect. Wisp will have reduced lift ticket rates this weekend. An all-day ticket for Saturday (8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.) is $30 for adults and $19 for children. Tickets for Sunday (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) are the same price.
Snowshoe currently has 14 trails open, with groomed packed powder.
“The excellent snowmaking conditions will help mountain operations open additional terrain for skiing and snowboarding in the days to come,” writes Snowshoe’s Joe Stevens. “Hopefully by the end of the weekend, more will be available.” Snowshoe’s new tubing area at Silver Creek is also getting plenty of exercise.
All area resorts should have snowmaking operations in full force this weekend.
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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