University of Maryland Extension

4-H Day at Wisp

Event Series: 
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
The Wisp Resort
The Wisp Resort
296 Marsh Hill Road
McHenry, MD 21531
United States
Event Type: 
Ann Sherrard & Karen Wood
4-Hers and families are invited to take advantage of a group rate for sking, snowboarding, snow tubing and ice skating at the Wisp Resort. 

Pre-Registration Required:

Return the registration form, appropriate release(s) and payment to the UME Garrett office by Wednesday, February 17, 2016.  Each participant must be listed on the registration form and indicate appropriate information needed.   Each person renting equipment must complete a signed Equipment Rental Agreement/Warning & Liability Release Agreement.  Each person snow tubing/mountain coaster/ice skating must complete a signed Hold-harmless, Release of Liability Agreement.  Those under age 18 must have the form signed by a parent/guardian.  You cannot participate without above releases.  

Please make checks payable to the Garrett County E.A.C. 

Youth & Adult Rates:

 Ski & Snowboard

  • Total Package (Lift Ticket, Ski/Snowboard Rental, Helmet & Group Lesson): $29.00

Lessons are available at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5:30pm. Must arrive at Learning Center 1 hour prior to desired lesson time, dressed and ready to go. Please be sure to have your lesson voucher with you. Group lessons are for ages 8 and up.

  • Rental Package (Lift Ticket, Helmet & Ski/Snowboard Rental):  $24.00
  • Lift Only:  $14.00
  • Free Lift Ticket (Youth age 5 & under)

 Adventure Park Activities  

  • Snow Tubing ~ (4:00 pm – 8:00 pm):  $15.00

All participants must meet the 42” height requirements and all tubers must ride alone in tubes.  Ski boots and snowboard boots are not permitted at the Tube Park. Release forms must be filled out and signed by parent or guardian if under 18 years of age).        All releases must be turned in to receive tickets.

  • Single Coaster Ride (Single Session anytime between 4:00pm – 8:00pm):  $9.00

Children ages 3-8 and at least 38” tall are permitted to ride as a second passenger in the front seat of the sled and must be accompanied by a rider who is at least 16 years old and exhibits the ability to operate the sled controls and seat belt. To ride alone in a sled, children must be 8 years old, at least 54” tall and must exhibit the ability to operate the brake levers safely. To ride double in a sled the drive or rear seat occupant must be 16 years old and exhibit the ability to operate the brake levers safely. In the case of two riders, the taller of the two must always ride in the rear seat. Appropriate clothing for the weather that day, no loose hats and scarves, loose hair or loose jewelry. All releases must be turned in to receive tickets.

  • Wisp Winter Adventure Package (Snow Tubing, Single Mountain Coaster Ride & Ice Skating Session with Ice Skate Rental between 4:00pm – 8:00pm):  $29.00
  • Ice Skating with Ice Skate Rental (90 minute session between 4:00pm – 8:00pm):  $8.00

Release forms must be completed.  

On Ski Day:

To Check-In:

Look for the 4-H sign in the first floor lobby area at the Wisp from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   A 4-H representative will be available to check you in and distribute tickets and/or rental forms.  If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 p.m., please make arrangements for someone else to pickup your lift tickets prior to the 5:00 p.m. closing of the 4-H Day at the Wisp registration desk.                     

  • General Information:
    •  4-H Day at the Wisp is during regular public ski time at the wisp.     
    • 4-H Members are invited to bring guests, but they must be added to a family form and be pre-registered.
    • No transportation provided.
    • Limited accident insurance coverage provided by 4-H.
    • Rules of the establishment will be observed.  No coolers or brown bag lunches allowed in the lodge.
    • Those individuals with their own season pass or school pass and own equipment do not need to pre-register with the 4-H group.
    • Spectators - no charge.
  • 4-H Ski Helpers:  Over the years, we have found that many youth/adults are hesitant about skiing for the first time or riding the chair lift.  We encourage all beginners, first timers and those with limited experience to take a lesson.  In addition, if any 4-H members/adults would be interested in volunteering a little time to help these individuals after their lesson, please let us know.  Indicate on the form if you can help and the times available.  
  • During Ski Time:  Remember the numbers on your skis – when taking a break – put skis in the ski racks and remember where they are so you can find your skis again.  Do not drop or leave them in the ski area above the lodge.  (Suggestion – write ski # on lift ticket)
  • Check Out:  When you finish skiing, each renter must return Wisp’s equipment to the ski shop.

Enjoy the Day! 

If you need special assistance to participate in Ski Day, please contact the Extension Office at 301 334-6960 or email by 01/19/2016 for January’s event & 2/16/2016 for February’s event. 

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