[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r59phRM1Ows] Update: Overnight we’ve received nearly a foot of snow! If you need a winter getaway, be sure to check out one of our Deep Creek Lake vacation rentals. Coming to take advantage of the fresh snow? Be sure to take advantage of our ski free/stay free packages!
Wisp Resort now has 7 trails open: Belly Flop, Possum, Wisp Trail, Grouse Way, Squirrel Cage, The Face and Happy Camper. Snowmaking is currently in progress on all open slopes, as well as a majority of the North Camp trails. Recent colder temperatures and a small amount of natural snowfall has aided Wisp’s efforts to get more trails open. Keep an eye on Wisp’s Lift Status and Grooming Report for more up-to-date information. Don’t forget to take advantage of our Ski Free/Stay Free promotion – Receive three days for the price of two on your vacation rental and lift tickets at Wisp Resort.
Jeremy is on top of Wisp mountain to give us an overview of current ski conditions. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxHClAwx6T4]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o10XXlBaKk] Jeremy gives us the latest report on conditions at Wisp Ski Resort.
Winter is officially kicking off, as we’ve received a few inches of wet, heavy snow already at Deep Creek Lake. Wisp Resort has set a tentative opening date of December 17th if they are able to lay down a sufficient snow base, and their 56th birthday celebration has been moved to December 18th and 19th. We’ll be sure to update you whenever Wisp announces its grand opening.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr4DIhBuZ54]
The Volunteers of The United States Army field Band filmed part of their first music video “The Christmas Song” – which remembers soldiers and their families separated during the holidays – in the lower lobby of the Suites at Silver Tree. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQLUlgXR8Ik]
Deep Creek Lake and Railey Mountain Lake Vacations are in the spotlight with an article in the December issue of Southern Living Magazine. Titled “The Lake Tahoe of the South”, it highlights many of the winter recreation and dining options available in the Deep Creek Lake area. Want to experience everything winter has to offer at Deep Creek Lake? Visit DeepCreek.com and browse all of our winter activities, then book online! Don’t forget to visit Railey Mountain Lake Vacations to find a vacation home that will serve as your winter base camp.
The 2011 Festival of Trees will be this weekend – November 25th and 26th at the new Garrett County Fairgrounds exhibit hall from 10am-8pm. Browse and bid on a number of trees specially decorated by area individuals and businesses. You will also be able to bid on centerpieces, swags, gingerbread houses and other unique items. The kids have a lot of their own activities, including a breakfast with Santa at 9am on Friday ($10, includes admission and a sundae), pictures with Santa and friends, karaoke, letters to Santa and more. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Dove Center. View a video of some of the decorated trees from 2010 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIfshLi4dnE]
Our 2012 Rental Guides have arrived just in time for the holidays! Request yours today and dream of your next vacation to Deep Creek Lake with family and friends. Don’t forget that you can book all of your favorite Deep Creek Lake winter activities online or call one of our activities planners – everything will be ready to go when you check in!