I am trying to compare the two ski resorts, 7 Springs and WISP, that have been recommended rather highly by friends.
I have been to 7 Springs twice this year and I loved the resort. Here is a breakdown of what I liked:
*ski lodge's proximity to the slopes (we stayed overnight)
*aprés ski scene (though can get noisy if you sleep on the 4th floor)
*number of lifts and REAL green + blue trails (REAL as opposed to the inflated number of runs boasted by Timberline and Canaan Valley)
*Tahoe lodge at the top of the mountain (very handy for bathroom and snack breaks!!!)
*ski school (my friends took lessons and can vouch for helping them get comfortable on the slopes)
My question is: how does WISP compare to 7 Springs? I am salivating at some of their lodging specials right now and hope they stay open in April...but that might be wishful thinking!
Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
Go for it. IMHO, if you like one you'll like the other, they are somewhat comparable, big horizontally, if lacking a little in verticality. Seven Springs has more trails, with perhaps a little more challenge. It also has much bigger lodge/hotel complex and better après ski. Wisp has pretty views of Deep Creek Lake and a lot of excess summer vacation homes/condos available for rent during winter. Both places have tremendous commitment to snowmaking and other than Snowshoe, probably the longest ski seasons in the region.
I think Wisp has better terrain variety. Maybe not as consistently steep as 7Springs. But there are a few nices pitches with plenty of easy cruising to go along with them.