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Ron Hawkes Named Wisp Resort’s New General Manager

Wisp Resort’s new General Manager was recently named. Ron Hawkes will replace longtime GM, Jerry Geisler. Geisler is retiring after forty-five years at Wisp. Hawkes has extensive knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic market making him an excellent choice.

About Wisp Resort’s New General Manager

Ron Hawkes is a ski industry veteran. He began his career as a ski instructor in the early 1990s. Holding the position of director of skiing and snowboarding, he worked at Hunter Mountain, NY for ten years. He most recently worked at Camelback Resort in Pennsylvania. Having both summer and winter activities, it is similar to Wisp Resort. For eleven years, he was president and general manager at Roundtop Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania. Hawkes brings wide-ranging experience to the job, having worked at ski resorts in Vermont, New York, Colorado and even Chile.

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Ron Hawkes new GM at Wisp Resort. Photo courtesy of the Cumberland Times-News.

Hawkes also has experience with conference hotels, large event venues and active summer operations. Additionally, he is familiar with golf operations as both as a recreational and tournament player and working at Jack Frost National Golf Club.

About Wisp Resort

Wisp Resort opened during the winter of 1955/1956. It was founded by Helmuth “Ace” Heise. At that time, there was just one slope. It has since grown to 34 slopes and trails that cover 172 acres. Also, the vertical drop is 700 feet. Wisp has long been renowned for its snowmaking capabilities.
It has energy-efficient snowmaking systems with computerized weather and pumping stations. 90% of all skiable terrain is equipped for snowmaking.

During the winter, Wisp offers snow tubing and cross country skiing as well. The Mountain Coaster opened in 2007. It is a thrilling activity that is available throughout the year.

Wisp’s warm weather activities include aerial adventures and ziplines, disc golf, two championship golf courses, mountain bike rentals and trails, Segway tours and much more!

In Conclusion

We are excited about this upcoming chapter with Wisp Resort’s new General Manager!

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