Maryland’s only ski slope, Wisp Resort in Garrett County, has announced plans to open for the winter season Friday.
The resort struggled through last year’s unseasonably warm and rainy winter, reducing skiing hours and eventually closing early for the season. The resort’s owner, Pacific Group Resorts, gave season pass holders six complimentary tickets for use at its other resorts in New Hampshire and British Columbia.
“After the past several turbulent winters (due to weather), the entire team at Wisp is determined to persevere and make this winter count,” general manager Jerry Geisler said in a news release Thursday. “Our Snowmaking and Grooming Crews have done an exceptional job in preparing the mountain.”
Resort crews began making snow Nov. 21 and have pumped about 56 million gallons of water to create 367 acre feet of snow, the release said.
The resort is scheduled to be open for skiing and snowboarding from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The resort will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Following opening weekend, the park will have regular operating hours available on the Wisp Resort website.
Baltimore Sun reporter Colin Campbell contributed to this article.