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By Lindsey Citron and Lindsey Citron,lindsey.citron@baltsun.com | December 18, 2008
It's time to unearth those skis from their hibernation; it's ski season at area resorts. Whether you're looking for local slopes or planning to take a wintertime vacation, there's plenty to keep you busy at mountain resorts. Staffs are firing up snow machines, packing the powder and opening more trails and slopes than before. Here's a list of ski spots in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Maryland Wisp at Deep Creek Mountain Resort: / 296 Marsh Hill Road, McHenry / The resort includes 32 slopes and 10 1/2 miles of trails, accessible by two quad chairlifts, five triple lifts, three carpet lifts and four surface tows.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2012
The wicked warm spell that bedeviled the region's ski areas last year has been broken. Snow guns, ably assisted by Wednesday's surprise storm, are turning the brownscape of late fall into the dazzling white of winter. "That storm gave us a big kick. We're opening Friday," said Katrina Gayman, marketing director at Pennsylvania's Whitetail Mountain Resort, 90 minutes northwest of Baltimore. "Now we're going to be sitting pretty. " That goes for Whitetail's sister resorts - Liberty and Roundtop - which expect to open some trails Saturday morning.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 31, 2002
ASPEN, Colo. - As another ski season winds down, industry officials in Colorado are puzzling over why more people have died in skiing accidents this winter than ever before, a record that has brought new attention to the use of helmets for protection against serious head injuries. So far, the death toll in Colorado is 15 - 14 skiers and 1 snowboarder - surpassing the previous high of 12 set in the winter of 1998-99. In only one case this season was the victim wearing a helmet. The accidents fall into no discernible pattern.
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By Scott Dance | March 7, 2012
Wednesday morning started out freezing, but it feels like spring already. BWI Airport started the morning at 32 degrees at 7 a.m. but appears to be topping out at 67 degrees as of 4:30 p.m. The Sun weather station at Centre and Calvert streets is posting a high of 67 degrees, as well. The National Weather Service was predicting a high of 63 today and 68 tomorrow. It's welcome news for many who didn't mind the mild winter and are ready for spring already. But I've spoken with some businesses that suffered through the winter season and have now given up on snow as a lost cause.
NEWS
By Scott Dance | March 7, 2012
Wednesday morning started out freezing, but it feels like spring already. BWI Airport started the morning at 32 degrees at 7 a.m. but appears to be topping out at 67 degrees as of 4:30 p.m. The Sun weather station at Centre and Calvert streets is posting a high of 67 degrees, as well. The National Weather Service was predicting a high of 63 today and 68 tomorrow. It's welcome news for many who didn't mind the mild winter and are ready for spring already. But I've spoken with some businesses that suffered through the winter season and have now given up on snow as a lost cause.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2011
Selling a ski resort near Deep Creek Lake is one of several options that its owners are considering to resolve financial difficulties related to another business. Karen Myers, one of the three partners of Wisp Resort in Garrett County, said in a brief interview Thursday that the partners were having trouble negotiating the repayment of a $28.5 million loan with BB&T Corp. The loan was tied to the construction of an 18-hole golf course and a community near Deep Creek Lake, which is experiencing lackluster sales of home sites, Myers said.
FEATURES
By Carol Bidwell and Carol Bidwell,LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS | January 14, 1996
"Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow "That's the tune California ski resort operators are finally able to sing. For a while, though, the lyrics were more like a prayer. Summer and fall temperatures lingered unseasonably late, fending off Mother Nature's attempts at snowmaking and keeping it much too warm to sustain machine-made snow."This has been our worst start ever, it's been so warm," said Chris Riddle, a spokesman for Snow Summit at Big Bear Lake. "But things are looking up."For most ski areas, the first tentative blanketing of snow came in mid-December.
FEATURES
By New York Times News Service | January 19, 1993
Despite good intentions, most people never get around to doing the exercises that can make skiing easier and safer.Although the ski season is under way, fitness experts and doctors say even a modest training program now is better than doing nothing at all.They caution, however, that people should consult their physicians before they start, and those with medical conditions, knee injuries or back problems should be sure they are able to do exercises without...
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | April 16, 1993
At the monthly meetings of the Columbia Ski Club, discussions can swing from the planning for the March of Dimes Walk-a-Thon to the prospects for the new softball season.And if you stop by a meeting, don't be surprised if anyone asks you if you favor windsurfing, biking or tennis.Such topics may seem unlikely chatter for a ski club. But this ski club, which boasts about 500 members from the Baltimore-Washington area (and one from Australia), has a penchant for more than downhills, lifts and apres ski.The close of the ski season doesn't mean members go into hibernation until the first flurries of winter.
BUSINESS
By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Sun Staff Writer | January 22, 1995
Eight weeks into the ski season and Maryland has yet to see snow on the ground. Warm-weather buffs may be rejoicing, but the ski industry isn't."We're just like the farmer," said Jerry Geisler, operations manager of Wisp Ski Resort in McHenry. "We get out of it what Mother Nature puts in."This year, Mother Nature has not been kind to the industry.After an unseasonably warm December and January, ski resorts, manufacturers and retailers report sluggish sales and are wistfully recalling frigid winters of years past.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2011
Selling a ski resort near Deep Creek Lake is one of several options that its owners are considering to resolve financial difficulties related to another business. Karen Myers, one of the three partners of Wisp Resort in Garrett County, said in a brief interview Thursday that the partners were having trouble negotiating the repayment of a $28.5 million loan with BB&T Corp. The loan was tied to the construction of an 18-hole golf course and a community near Deep Creek Lake, which is experiencing lackluster sales of home sites, Myers said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lindsey Citron and Lindsey Citron,lindsey.citron@baltsun.com | December 18, 2008
It's time to unearth those skis from their hibernation; it's ski season at area resorts. Whether you're looking for local slopes or planning to take a wintertime vacation, there's plenty to keep you busy at mountain resorts. Staffs are firing up snow machines, packing the powder and opening more trails and slopes than before. Here's a list of ski spots in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Maryland Wisp at Deep Creek Mountain Resort: / 296 Marsh Hill Road, McHenry / The resort includes 32 slopes and 10 1/2 miles of trails, accessible by two quad chairlifts, five triple lifts, three carpet lifts and four surface tows.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 31, 2002
ASPEN, Colo. - As another ski season winds down, industry officials in Colorado are puzzling over why more people have died in skiing accidents this winter than ever before, a record that has brought new attention to the use of helmets for protection against serious head injuries. So far, the death toll in Colorado is 15 - 14 skiers and 1 snowboarder - surpassing the previous high of 12 set in the winter of 1998-99. In only one case this season was the victim wearing a helmet. The accidents fall into no discernible pattern.
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By Dave Eisemann and Tom Renda and Dave Eisemann and Tom Renda,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 27, 1997
As families gather 'round the table for Thanksgiving dinner, the most avid skiers among them may grow fidgety when they learn that at least one nearby ski area has been open a full week."
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | November 17, 1996
Calling all wannabe ski families who think they've been priced out of the sport.There have never been so many deals for families to choose from as small ski areas and tony resorts from Maine and Vermont to Colorado and California work hard to keep families -- including moms -- skiing, to cultivate that much-needed next generation of skiers.To help you plan an affordable getaway, here are some of the best family bargains on the snow and some tips to help find them:Look for the kids-ski-free (or nearly free)
FEATURES
By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | February 4, 1996
The Goldens were set on taking their kids out West this ski season -- until they spent a weekend testing the slopes in Killington, Vt., the East Coast's biggest ski area."
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2012
The wicked warm spell that bedeviled the region's ski areas last year has been broken. Snow guns, ably assisted by Wednesday's surprise storm, are turning the brownscape of late fall into the dazzling white of winter. "That storm gave us a big kick. We're opening Friday," said Katrina Gayman, marketing director at Pennsylvania's Whitetail Mountain Resort, 90 minutes northwest of Baltimore. "Now we're going to be sitting pretty. " That goes for Whitetail's sister resorts - Liberty and Roundtop - which expect to open some trails Saturday morning.
FEATURES
By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | February 4, 1996
The Goldens were set on taking their kids out West this ski season -- until they spent a weekend testing the slopes in Killington, Vt., the East Coast's biggest ski area."
FEATURES
By Carol Bidwell and Carol Bidwell,LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS | January 14, 1996
"Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow "That's the tune California ski resort operators are finally able to sing. For a while, though, the lyrics were more like a prayer. Summer and fall temperatures lingered unseasonably late, fending off Mother Nature's attempts at snowmaking and keeping it much too warm to sustain machine-made snow."This has been our worst start ever, it's been so warm," said Chris Riddle, a spokesman for Snow Summit at Big Bear Lake. "But things are looking up."For most ski areas, the first tentative blanketing of snow came in mid-December.
BUSINESS
By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Sun Staff Writer | January 22, 1995
Eight weeks into the ski season and Maryland has yet to see snow on the ground. Warm-weather buffs may be rejoicing, but the ski industry isn't."We're just like the farmer," said Jerry Geisler, operations manager of Wisp Ski Resort in McHenry. "We get out of it what Mother Nature puts in."This year, Mother Nature has not been kind to the industry.After an unseasonably warm December and January, ski resorts, manufacturers and retailers report sluggish sales and are wistfully recalling frigid winters of years past.
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