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Opening Day: June 15, 2015 - Closing Day: August 31, 2015
2015 OPERATING HOURS
Open Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2015 TICKET PRICES
Full Day: $44
Half Day: $34
Season Pass: $189
Wisp Resort Bike Park Overview
Wisp Resort has been hard at work continuing development on the mountain bike trails Wisp Freeride Park over the past couple of years.Bergrad Trails founder, Geoff Allen, from Alexandria VA spent last summer at Wisp Resort creating a new “beginner downhill mountain bike trail” that should be better suited for the beginner downhill rider. The trail is named “Smooth Operator," and should be a blast to ride, even for a more advanced rider.
The trails at Wisp aren’t overly technical or very rocky. The trails are mostly tighter single track with moderate rocky sections in a few places throughout the park.
The technical trails aren't the most challenging for expert riders, but are fun and fast and offer lots of optional drops and jumps. High Roller and any of the old race courses connecting Edgewood Park into Fresh Cut to Easy Does It would be good choices for the more advanced riders. Either way, Wisp offers great riding and a great place to get some laps in, test your skills and try out new lines.
Wisp’s Edgewood Park is a good choice if you're looking for more freeride options. Riders will find lots of natural rocky terrain, wood ramps and bridges built throughout the wooded mountains at Wisp Resort in addition to the dual slalom course that is used each year during races.
Wisp offers a full assortment of activities around the base area including paintball, disc golf, mountain buggy tours, and their always popular Mountain Coaster. There are also hotels and restaurants nerby to choose from if you're looking for a place to stay or a bit to eat during your visit.
Getting to Wisp Resort
Wisp is only 2 hours from Pittsburgh and less than 3 from the DC metro area and Baltimore.
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TRAIL RATINGS FOR WISP in JUN 2015
NUMBER/TYPE OF DIFFERENT TRAILS: about 6 serious downhill and 5 beginner downhill also a full bmx track.
OBASTACLES / FEATURES: about 10 total I could find: couple of mild rock gardens, half a dozen 2 – 3 foot drops, couple of ladders, a nice small table top rhythm section plus a cool little bmx track at the bottom. No big air though. I also couldn’t find any of the features that were in the video posted for this place, albeit they were quite old.
AVERAGE TRAIL DIFFICULTY: The only real difficulties you will find are very narrow trails and some pretty steep switchbacks.
SLOPE ANGLES: mostly mild and then steep for short periods.
TRAILWIDTH / SURFACE: usually very narrow. Some ruts cut. Some roots.
LIFT # / STYLE: 1 quad chair… wait no… double chair. Crap I cant remember now.
MAINTENANCE CREW: It’s hard to tell this year, everything keeps washing out every week from crazy-ass torrential rain storms. If I were to guess, it seems like people attempt to get out there and straighten things out a couple times a week. The trails are weed-wacked and some parts were freshly raked.
RENTALS : Giant Glory I and II and Kona sumthins for 89$ They also offer a good first timer package. They also offer XC bikes.
SHOP: rental and repairs only, however, the dude who runs it is way willing to help you out with whatev. He even hooked me up when I blew a tire.
RESORT: Nice, 50% or more of it remains open. A very nice large ski shop open inside as well selling clothes, ski gear and go pro gear.
RESORT ACTIVITIES: Tons: human sized chess and checker board games, A very good track mountain rollercoaster, A huge 40 foot Rock Climbing wall, And –I’ve never even heard of this before-- An insane Man made white-water rafting course! This would be a great place to spend more than a weekend with the whole family.
NEAR-BY: In a clean and touristy resort-town on a river in McHenry MD that is full of both local and fast-food restaurants, a local outdoor shop that sells/repairs bikes and parts and a theatre nearby.
SHOWERS CLOSE-BY?: Yes, at the top, near the water course, but they close 30 mins before the lift does.