During an unusually warm winter, the region's ski resorts have struggled, through long stretches between snowfall, spring-like temperatures and snow-melting rains, to attract winter sports enthusiasts.
Now one of the most popular has given up for the year.
After watching the snow on its trails thaw four separate times this winter, Western Maryland's Wisp Resort called an early end to the season Sunday, blaming "historic, unseasonably warm rainy weather." The Garrett County attraction has moved on from skiing, snowboarding and skating to focus on aerial ropes courses, archery, gem mining and the Mountain Coaster.
The Baltimore region has seen less than an inch...