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.

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Ski In Ski Out Wisp Resort Communities at Deep Creek Lake

Ski In Ski Out Wisp Resort communities are ideal for winter sports enthusiasts. The are the perfect choice for a second home or primary residence at Deep Creek Lake. Because they are centrally located, they have great rental potential too.

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Ski In Ski Out Wisp Resort Communities

Recent development has added to the list of options. There are several communities that offer direct ski in ski out Wisp Resort access.

boulder ridge

This is a gated slopeside community on top of Marsh Mountain. The impressive homes in this area offer amazing views. You can step outside your door and access Main Street or Eye Opener slopes. Plus, chairlift 4 & 5 are close-by. The convenient location is also within walking distance of the Adventure Sports Center International’s (ASCI) Mountaintop Whitewater Course.

Highline

The views from the Highline community feature Deep Creek Lake and the surrounding mountains. All of the homes are free-standing. Highline has slopeside access to Main Street while parts of the community overlook hole #6 of Lodestone Golf Course. Depending on the season, you can walk to the slopes or to ASCI. Continue reading Ski In Ski Out Wisp Resort Communities at Deep Creek Lake

Wisp Resort Opening Day Announced!

Wisp Resort opening day is December 15! There is literally a buzz in the air that is the sound of their snowmakers. Their crew is taking full advantage of the cold temperatures.

Wisp Resort Opening Day

WISP RESORT opening day excitement

Wisp Resort opening day signals the unofficial beginning of winter season at Deep Creek. As a lifelong resident of the area, I grew up skiing and snowboarding at Wisp. It is just one of the recreational opportunities that enriches life at Deep Creek Lake. Spending time on the mountain with family and friends is a favorite way to make memories.

About wisp resort

The mountain has an elevation of 3,115 ft at the summit. There are 32 slopes covering 172 acres with a vertical drop of 700 ft. There is something for every skier’s ability level: 35% beginner; 38% intermediate, 27% expert. Continue reading Wisp Resort Opening Day Announced!

Wisp Resort Offering Discounted 2017-18 Season Passes For A Limited Time

Wisp Resort Offering discounted 2017-18 Season Passes for A Limited Time
Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Real Estate Agent

 

Wisp Resort Offering discounted 2017-18 Season Passes for A Limited Time
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

Wisp Resort Offering Discounted 2017-18 Season Passes for A Limited Time
Wisp Resort Offering Discounted 2017-18 Season Passes for A Limited Time

 

 

 

Wisp Resort Offering Discounted 2017-18 Season Passes for A Limited Time

Heads up folks! This is a great deal!

 

 

MISSION: AFFORDABLE
Wisp Resort is on a mission to make 17.18 winter season affordable for the whole family! Accept the mission and join us for the best deal in the Mid-Atlantic! Passes ONLY $249 for Adults, Millennials, Students & Seniors!

3 Easy Ways To Order:
Online – http://www.wispresort.com/Season-Passes
Phone: (855) 990-0262
In person at Outdoor Elements

Friday Weekend Update-Deep Creek Lake-Wisp Resort

Friday Weekend Update-Deep Creek Lake-Wisp Resort
Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Real Estate Agent

Friday Weekend Update-Deep Creek Lake-Wisp Resort
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

Friday Weekend Update-Deep Creek Lake-Wisp Resort
Style Points

If you are sitting in your office dreaming of enjoying virgin corduroy ski slopes with your family and friends, I have one question for you…why aren’t you here?? After all, this is the time of the year when you can find the slopes with minimal traffic and fantastic conditions. I passed by Wisp Resort today on the way to work and saw two snowboarders on the first runs of Mainstreet throwing up huge rooster tails on the freshly groomed slope.  Passing the lodge area confirmed my thoughts on the “crowds”. They are non-existent during the week days and manageable on the weekend. Normally we see a huge peak of traffic during the Martin Luther King Holiday and then things taper off to a steady through February leading up to the Deep Creek Dunk on 2/25. This is also a great time to look at real estate in between winter sports and making merry. Call Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales to find a last minute vacation rental home or call Betsy Holcomb at 301-616-5022 to sit down and discuss the real estate options here at the lake!

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Friday Weekend Update-Deep Creek Lake-Wisp Resort
Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Real Estate Agent

Deep Creek Lake Events Month by Month

Deep Creek Lake Events Month by Month
Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Real Estate Agent

Deep Creek Lake Events Month by Month
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

 

Deep Creek Lake Events Month by Month

Deep Creek Lake Events Month by Month

January – Winterfest at Wisp

Deep Creek Lake Events Month by Month

February – Oakland WinterfestDeep Creek Dunk/Goosebumps & Grapes

Deep Creek Lake Events Month by Month

March – St. Patty’s Day Mountain State Brewery, Rail Jam at Wisp/Maryland Governors Cup Ski Race

Deep Creek Lake Events Month by Month

April – Garrett County Health Fair, Sunrise Service, CARC Swimming

Deep Creek Lake Events Month by Month

May – Boating Season Kicks Off, Mountain Fresh Farmers Market Kicks Off

June – Taste of Garrett County, Deep Creek’s Got Talent, Grantsville Days, Little Yough Summer Music Festival Kicks Off

Deep Creek Lake Events Month by Month

July – Broadford Park Fireworks, Fire on the Mountain, Accident July 4th Parade, Art in the Park, Garrett County Fair

August – Garrett County Fair (cont.), Country Fest & Auction

Deep Creek Lake Events Month by Month

September – SavageMan 70,  Art & Wine Festival,

Deep Creek Lake Events Month by Month

October –Fall Foliage,  Springs Festival, Autumn Glory Festival, Great Pumpkin Race @ ASCI,   Deep Creek Lake Events Month by Month

November – Festival of Trees

December – Christmas in the Village @ Penn Alps, A Great Small Town Christmas in Oakland, Garrett Choral Society Christmas Performance, Lighting of Tree @ Uno’s

46 KENDALL CAMP CIR… Ski-in,Ski-out access on top of the “Main Street” slope

Betsy Holcomb

This is a gorgeous home in the gated Kendall Camp Subdivision. This well-established and respected community boasts both summer and wintertime conveniences to popular local amenities. Continue reading 46 KENDALL CAMP CIR… Ski-in,Ski-out access on top of the “Main Street” slope

4 Lakeview Court Village near Wisp at Deep Creek Lake

4 Lakeview Court Village near Wisp at Deep Creek Lake

4 Lakeview Court Village near Wisp at Deep Creek Lake is a great town home located a stones throw away from the slopes and amenities here at Deep Creek Lake. Continue reading 4 Lakeview Court Village near Wisp at Deep Creek Lake

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake…Pathway to Homeownership…Events

Betsy Holcomb

 

 

 

No matter the season here at the lake, there is one constant…the sunrises and sunsets are absolutely stunning!  This view never gets old; it puts off an overwhelming feeling of peace and gratefulness each day I have the opportunity to see it. Continue reading Greetings from Deep Creek Lake…Pathway to Homeownership…Events

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake…Hangin’ on to Fall…Market Stats…Halloween Events

Betsy Holcomb

 

 

Another beautiful Autumn Glory Festival is in the books!  The leaves were in perfect color and the temperatures were just right.  The photo below was taken from the back side of the dam on Oakland Sang Run Road looking across the mountain toward Lodestone Golf Course.  Continue reading Greetings from Deep Creek Lake…Hangin’ on to Fall…Market Stats…Halloween Events