February certainly didn't disappoint for winter weather. We've received 168 inches total thus far this season, according to the State Highway Administration. You may notice that this total differs from Wisp's. My only explanation is that they measure at Keyser's Ridge (which tends to get more snowfall) and they include the 1/4 inches and 1/2 inches in their total. In any event, you can see where we stack up compared to previous years on our Snowfall page. (Of note: the numbers on that graph have all been provided by the SHA).
It doesn't look like winter will be ending anytime soon. I try to keep the happy face because winter snow is good for *most* businesses -- from Wisp on down -- but between you and me, I'm SO over it!! If you hear me complain about the heat this summer, you have my permission to send me nasty emails.
Speaking of summer, you should be considering your summer rental now. Things book up fast and summer is coming! It is coming, right?
Our local school kids may not see much of a summer. I think we are looking at a June 20th dismissal, so far, and any additional cancellations will keep tacking on at the end. Considering our original end date was June 3 and our whole spring break was taken back, you can see it has been a winter full of cabin fever.
Senator George Edwards and Delegate Wendell Beitzel were recognized by Maryland Business for Responsive Government for their "exemplary" track record of supporting pro-business legislation.
So happy that the HART for Animals vet clinic is now open for business with more services to come. It took them ten years to bring the dream to fruition and now it is here! Congrats to everyone involved.
Congrats also to Jake Vernon and Caroline Smith, top male and female finishers in the Wisp Cup Slalom Race held last month.
Wisp is having a Military March Promotion. Military personnel with a valid ID can save 25% off lift tickets, tubing, rentals and more. All month long!
Jamie Friend was named the 2013 Deputy of the Year by the Garrett County Sheriff's Office.
If you're like me, you'll want to take advantage of the winter clearance sales happening all around town.
The Mountain Maryland Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association is sponsoring the 4th annual "Coyote in the Hills" competition. All registered hunters will be awarded $50 for each coyote harvested (up to $2,000) between Feb. 15 & March 15. For information, call 301-616-9905.
Cherie Krug, executive director of the Garrett College Foundation, was named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women by The Daily Record.
Closing day at Wisp is slated for March 30. Still time to get those last runs in!
See you on the mountain!