And Wisp is beautiful.
From almost anywhere on the mountain, you’re
looking down on Deep Creek Lake, a long, narrow body of water with great
fishing and quite a summer tradition of boating, water skiing and swimming.
This is where the Tahoe reference came from.
It is certainly accessible. Just a few miles off I-68, Wisp is easier to
get to than Timberline, Canaan Valley or Snowshoe. It is three hours from
Washington, two from Pittsburgh and four from Cincinnati.
And it’s a lot less expensive than its regional rivals. You could
come to Wisp two or three times for what you’ll spend on one weekend
This odd little resort, the easternmost outpost of the Ohio Valley Region,
is embarking on an ambitious expansion. New lifts, more trails, and the
usual slopeside village are on the way.
Wisp has been around 48 years and, while it doesn’t get the attention
of its bigger rivals, it plans on being around for quite a while to come.