Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Easter Winter Wonderland!

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Easter Winter Wonderland!
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake on Easter Week!!!!

Weekly updates by Betsy Spiker Holcomb of Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales, Deep Creek Lake. Put March 26, 2014 into your phone reminders for next season and I’ll tell you why. I have noticed that this Easter week we are having epic winter wonderland snow/ski conditions and virtually no one here to enjoy them. We have been getting dumped on with snow from a late winter storm that has left many upset about the never ending winter that we are having across the East Coast. I say, take it as it comes! The majorities of people have their minds on golf and the beach this time of the year and often miss the last week here at Wisp Resort. If you were here this weekend you could have pounced on some “West Coast” style powder that lasted most of the day because of the light pressure on the slopes. Check into rental & ticket rates next year around this time and pray for snow! Chances are you’ll score big on some sweet conditions! Check out this photo I got off Wisp’s Facebook page. “Got powder?”

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Easter Winter Wonderland!

 

 

Looking ahead a little when spring and summer start to show their face, consider getting your boat tuned up early before the marinas are swamped with service work. If you are looking for a boat, this is a great time to place your order to ensure getting the boat you want in time for the start of the season. Give Betsy’s brother, Adrian, a call at Deep Creek Marina 301-387-6977 with questions regarding a new or used boat. If you are looking for service, ask for Kim who will be happy to help you.

 

Here’s a little teaser that I took before a morning session with Bets and the boys a few years back.  Bring on summer!

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

 

 

Don’t get caught in a stagnant rut & work routine and forget to enjoy life! LetDeepCreekLake and GarrettCounty serve as catalyst for this year being the BEST EVER for you and your family! Feel free to call me anytime with questions about anything here of interest to you.

 

Check out this slope access homesite which is just a short pump with your ski poles from the slopes: http://vt.realbiz360.com/Listing-1265232.html.  Happy Spring Break to you and your family!

42nd Annual Wisp Labor Day Sale-Wisp Outdoors Sale 2012

 

42nd Annual Wisp Labor Day Sale-Wisp Outdoors Sale 2012

42nd Annual Wisp Labor Day Sale-Wisp Outdoors Sale 2012. This weekend is very exciting because it is the famous annual Rudy’s Wisp Labor Day Sale and Wisp Outdoors Sale! My phone has been blowing up with calls from clients wanting to get a big jump on competing shoppers for the mega blowout sale. In my best used car salesman voiceJ, “the deals are crazzzzy!”

Rudy’s will be hosting their 42nd Annual Labor Day Sale in Wisp’s Lodge from Friday, August 31st through Monday, September 3rd and I can’t reiterate enough the savings you will receive on skis, snowboards, winter apparel, and the list goes on and on.  I’m talking discounted warehouse prices on last year’s inventory.  No joke!  People who have experienced this sale before put it on their yearly schedule and are first in line to fill up their arms with mountains of winter sports gear.

Hours are:

Friday- 9am-8pm

Saturday-9am-8pm

Sunday- 9am-6pm

Monday -9am-4pm

Questions call 301-387-4640 or email info@rudysatwisp.com.

42nd Annual Wisp Labor Day Sale-Wisp Outdoors Sale 2012

 

Wisp Outdoors also has an annual sale that equally compares to the Rudy’s sale! They take their demo and rental paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes at the end of every season and sell them over the Labor Day Weekend at discounted rates. There are a lot of people literally counting down the seconds until this sale starts so they can pounce on this sought after recreational gear. Get there early and scoop up a deal! Remember that this is the best time of the season (in my opinion) to enjoy these sports on the lake.  It’s warm, calm and glassy this time of year…

42nd Annual Wisp Labor Day Sale-Wisp Outdoors Sale 2012

 Check out the pricing/inventory below.

 

Wisp Outdoor Sale

Hours:

Friday – Sunday  9am – 6pm

Monday 9am – 4pm

Location:

WispOutdoorsAdventurePark

Kayaks:

Wilderness SystemsPamlico 100  $299

Wilderness SystemsPamlico 120 $329

Wilderness SystemsPamlico 135T (double kayak) $449

Dagger Axis 12 $449

Kayak paddles $35 -$50 depending on style

Canoes:

Mad River Canoe Journey 156 $475

Mad River Canoe Explorer 15 $600

Canoe paddles $25

Stand Up Paddleboards:

Yolo Red Foam 10’ – $250 (faded) (1)

Liquid Shredder 11’Yellow – $350 (broken handle) (1)

Rivera Nugg 9.6’ White – $475 (1) (good youth and small ladies board)

Stride Inflatable 11’ – Green or Blue $475 (with bag and pump) (4)

Rivera 10.6’ Yellow – $450 (deck pad torn) (1)

Rivera 11.6’Green – $450 (needs vent plug) (1)

Yolo Coastal Cruiser 12’  Rasta – $475 (nose damage) (1)

Rivera Voyager 12.6’ Yellow – $675 (dings on underside) (1)

Rivera Voyager 12.6’ Green – $675 (nose damage) (1)

Tahoe Grom 10.0’ White – $525 (great youth board) (1)

Tahoe Rubicon 12.6 Green – $1099 (new) (1)

Doyle 11’ Yellow – $525 (scratches and dings) (1)

Doyle 12’ Green – $525 (scratches and dings) (1)

Stand Up Paddles Cannon $60

Stand Up Paddles Regular $45

 

Items are first come first serve, limited stock for sale, 6% tax on all items sold, equipment is rental or demo and is sold as is with no warranty.  

 

Enjoy summer’s last splash atDeepCreekLakeand call me if I can be of any assistance.  240.321.5335

Wisp Resort Closed For The Season 3/18/12

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Wisp Resort Closed For The Season 3/18/12
Wisp Resort Closed For The Season 3/18/12

Wisp Resort Closed For The Season 3/18/12. Wisp Resort Closed For The Season 3/18/12 as the springtime temperatures have finally decided to consistently stay warm enough to make snowmaking impossible. It has been a very successful winter for Wisp even though Mother Nature made them work harder than normal to keep snow on the ground. Thankfully the temps dipped periodically throughout the season, and when they did, Wisp was ready on every occasion to maximize their snow making efforts to keep excellent ski conditions throughout a very mild winter season. I talked to a lot of folks who weren’t complaining about skiing groomed corduroy trails with temps in the 50’s-60’s. Thanks Wisp Resort for a great winter season!

Wisp Resort Closed For The Season 3/18/12
Wisp Resort Closed For The Season 3/18/12

Reflecting On The Winter Deep Creek Lake

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Reflecting On The Winter Deep Creek Lake
Reflecting On The Winter Deep Creek Lake

Today, I reflect on a wonderful winter that I’ve had here at Deep Creek Lake and all the wonderful adventures that came my way. I finally put down my old-school 10-year old parallel skis and stepped into a set of modern shape skis and had a go on perfect powder at Wisp Resort. I can’t believe that I went this long without experiencing the amazing engineering and control that this has brought to my skiing.  As always, Devils Drop is my go-to slope when I want to carve through the trees and experience that “out west” feeling that Wisp can give you in certain areas of the mountain.

Reflecting On The Winter Deep Creek Lake

I have also had a lot of “first time” experiences this winter which has me buzzing more than my norm with excitement over other winter activities.  Since I was a very young girl, I have always loved ice skating and thankfully I had the opportunity to put the skates on again at Wisp’s Ice Rink this winter.  I felt exhilarated gliding across the ice with a bonfire roaring along the outside of the ice rink and dozens of people sharing the experience.

Reflecting On The Winter Deep Creek Lake

Make no mistake about it; my absolute new favorite sport is snowmobiling!  For years I have heard from my local friends how they routinely drive their “sleds” across the lake; the safety net in my mind always spoke to me when I would hear this wondering “if these folks were a little short of common sense?!”  The old question, “Why would you jump out of a perfectly good plane?” comes to mind as I contemplate driving over frozen Deep Creek Lake waters.  I mean, there are plenty of trails around the county on perfectly solid ground that would serve as a safer outlet for me and this sport.  The fact is that the lake is impeccably safe after it gets 6+ inches of ice buildup and it’s strong as solid ground when it gets 15+ inches, as it was when I when crossed it for the first time.  I’ll never forget the rush of just casting aside my fears and hitting the throttle wide open launching straight across the center of the lake.  The change in perspective in viewing the lake in the winter from the middle looking inward while racing at 100mph is something you have to experience to understand.  It’s cool because you can cover 60-70 miles around the lake in a very small amount of time and the sights you see are some that many life-long residents have never and will never see.  I urge you to put it on your list of things to experience here in Garrett County.

I feel fortunate every morning I wake up and relish every experience that is available throughout all the wonderful seasons we are blessed with here.

Deep Creek Lake Wisp Resort Winter Sports

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Deep Creek Lake Wisp Resort Winter Sports
mainstreet wisp resort

Deep Creek Lake Wisp Resort Winter Sports. Okay folks; get your minds centered at the task at hand. Feel the cold winter, accept the cold winter, love the cold winter! After you get in the winter spirit, turn your focus toward Deep Creek Lake and Wisp Resort and get ready for the winter sports to begin. We have had steady flow of snowfall for the last week and conditions are improving at Wisp Resort. Wisp has had the snowmaking canons firing around the clock for the last couple of weeks to ensure that they have a solid base of snow to get the season started. As I look out my window from Long and Foster across the lake, my vision of the ski slopes is impaired because of the amount of snow we are getting at the moment. It is forecasted to keep coming down for the next few days, and then on and off for the next 10 days. Load up the car and the family, set your GPS for Wisp Resort and spend the next couple of weeks of the holiday season enjoying impressive powder. See you on the slopes.

 

Deep Creek Lake Wisp Resort Winter Sports
mainstreet wisp resort
Deep Creek Lake Wisp Resort Winter Sports
squirrel cage wisp resort

Deep Creek Lake Ski Season Update

 

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

Deep Creek Lake Ski Season Update. What an amazing weekend we’ve just experienced at Deep Creek Lake!  The skies were blue and the slopes were nothing but corduroy.  We couldn’t have asked for better conditions.  If you think you’ve had your fill of winter, the last 4 days of sunshine will make you appreciate the exhilaration of spring skiing.

A record snowfall of 262+ inches will easily carry us well into April (and probably even June!), but the one month alarm has just sounded.  Wisp Resort will remain open through Easter weekend allowing us 4 more weekends of fun on the slopes.  The fresh powder we’ve had has been a dream, but there’s also something to be said for skiing without all those layers.  Then again, who’s to say we won’t see one more snowstorm!  🙂

 

Deep Creek Lake Ski Season Update
Skiing Wisp Resort

 

Deep Creek Lake Sunset

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

The next time you are vacationing here at Deep Creek Lake, Maryland take a little time at dusk to drive around to the North side of Wisp Ski Mountain and experience some spectacular sunsets.  Even during the day, the incredible views of the surrounding mountain ranges span for 30-50 miles.  At nighttime, the skies transform into a kaleidoscope of colors that will leave you in a spiritual calm.

Deep Creek Lake Sunset
Deep Creek Lake Sunset

Just a short distance from our home, we enjoy these sunsets atop Wisp Mountain on a regular basis along with our dog, Mali, who pounces us anytime the word “walk” is mentioned!  This is a spectacle worth penciling on your next trip to Deep Creek Lake!!!  Visit www.DeepCreekLakeProperty.com for an up-to-date calendar of Garrett County happenings.

Deep Creek Lake Sunset
Mali Mae

 

Skiing-Deep Creek Lake

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

Skiing at Deep Creek Lake

           Skiing-Deep Creek Lake. After going through a very mild fall here in Deep Creek Lake, we finally had a significant snow event over this past weekend here on Wisp Mountain. Hopefully you have already had your skis and snowboards waxed and had the edges tuned up in anticipation of getting on the slopes to carve up some fresh powder.

Skiing-Deep Creek Lake
Skiing-Deep Creek Lake

           Wisp Resort hands down has one of the best snowmaking systems in North America and the temperature and humidity now are perfect for making champagne powder. Although the skies have stopped snowing for the moment, Wisp Resort’s snow making operation is steady blowing a blizzard on the mountain getting ready for the grand opening on Friday December, 11th.

           Snowfall has traditionally signaled Garrett County of the upcoming holiday season focusing on winter sports, good friends, family, and memorable times. Pack up your family and come join us this weekend in christening the mountain and getting a festive start to the great month of December

Skiing-Deep Creek Lake
Skiing-Deep Creek Lake