Ski Deep Creek Lake at Wisp

The leaves have fallen and flurries can be spotted flying through the air in Deep Creek. Fireplaces and hot tubs are a norm here at the lake when the snow covers the ground. Skiing tops the list of Deep Creek winter activities, whether you have a need for downhill speed or like to cross-country through the fields. Snowshoeing, tubing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling round out your winter wonderland experience. Plus, area hiking destinations, like Swallow Falls State Park, freeze over to become a magical destination for those who like to travel crispy trails.

Pack your wool socks and gloves, and dig in for a fun experience you won’t soon forget!


Browse and bid on a number of trees specially decorated by area individuals and businesses at the annual Festival of Trees.  You can bid on centerpieces, swags, gingerbread houses and other unique items all to support the Dove Center a resource center for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  The kids have a lot of their own activities, including a breakfast with Santa.

This event is typically held during the Thanksgiving weekend at the Garrett County Fairgrounds

Don’t be left out of the cold! The annual Deep Creek Dunk is a popular event for a worthwhile cause Let the fun begin and be a part of all the chills and thrills for this fun February event at Deep Creek Lake. It’s not just an event – it’s an experience that has become a winter-time tradition for thousands of warm-hearted Dunkers! And it all benefits Maryland’s children and adults with intellectual disabilities, as they enjoy the life-changing benefits of participating with Special Olympics Maryland.

Typically held in February at the lakefront of UNO’s bar and grill.

With a world renowned energy-efficient snowmaking system and over 100 inches of annual snowfall in Garrett County, Wisp’s 172 acres of ski terrain provides snowsport enthusiasts a stellar winter playground. Non-skiers and boarders won’t be left out, in fact, they’ll have as much trouble deciding what to do next with all that Wisp Resort and the Deep Creek Lake area have to offer: mountain coaster, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, shopping, dining and more.

Take a winter adventure at Deep Creek Lake you’ll never forget! During our snowy months, All Earth Eco Tours offers guided snowshoeing or winter hiking tours for almost all ages. Add a knowledgeable area guide and hot cocoa and you’ll be feeling like a local in no time! Explore some hidden gems, secret spots and have some fun learning about the plants, animals, local ecosystem and history of the area.  It’s the perfect way to experience winter in Deep Creek!


And more!