Pasta Mania at Four Seasons,Will ‘O the Wisp

We went to Will ‘O the Wisp for dinner at Four Seasons Restaurant last night. If you have not gone to pasta night here, you are missing out!

The new lounge area is something to see. We started with cocktails and talked with the Will O’ crew (Rhonda, Dawn, and Wendy). We then were seated in the dining area overlooking the lake and ordered a salad or soup (French Onion Soup was great!). Then we got in line at the pasta stations. You get to choose the meat you would like, vegetables, a style of sauce (they have over 30), as well as the type of pasta (I went with whole wheat). I got a suggestion from their head chef, Jason Fickes, for the spicy tequila pink sauce. It was delightful!

All of this for only $14.95 each. The Taylor-Made DCV (Jodi, Joe, Chad, and Lisa)crew enjoyed a wonderful night at Pasta Mania. The food was great and the service was fantastic. For a party of four we paid only $80 with drinks and tip!

Below is information from their website:

Imagine standing beside a chef who is preparing your meal with a three-foot high column of flame! It is called flambé, and is part of the finishing process for preparation of certain types of sauces. On Wednesday nights at the Four Seasons Restaurant, you can treat yourself to a wonderful and unusual pasta dinner. Directly overlooking Deep Creek Lake, the Four Seasons is a beautiful room with a gracious atmosphere, with linen tablecloths, fresh flowers, candlelight and on Wednesday nights.

Cardboard Box Race

*All Photos & Videos taken by Stacy Carlson*

Wisp held their Cardboard Box Race this past Saturday. All donations for this event benefit the Lions Club Blind Skiers and other local Lions programs. If you have not seen this event, it is a great time to be had by all. Rules are easy:

1. Boxes may be constructed only of cardboard, tape and string.
2. Decorations, painting and flags are permitted and encouraged.
3. Push-off at Start by non-rider is permitted.
4. No limit on number of passengers or size of box.
5. Participants are asked to remove boxes/remnants at finish of race.
6. Each entry will run individually against the clock. The clock will stop
when the entire entry, including riders, cross the finish line great time to be had by all!

Racing for the Wisp Cardboard team is Eric “Goose“Anderson and Jay”Maverick“Quinn. Team Wisp took an easy first place rocketing past the finish line in “Top Gun” style.

Wisp Resort Extends Ski Seasons

Wisp Resort Extends Ski Season into April 2009– Don’t put those skis or boards away just yet! —

Deep Creek Lake, MD (Friday, March 6, 2009) – While many resorts in the Mid-Atlantic region are closing down for the 2008/2009 Ski Season, Wisp Resort, located in Western Maryland, will continue to offer skiers and boarders spring skiing the first two weekends in April – 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2009. (weather and conditions permitting)

Over 112” of natural snowfall accumulated in Garrett County year to date and Wisp Resort utilized over 160 million gallons of water for snowmaking this winter, both creating ideal slope conditions for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Current conditions have allowed Wisp Resort to extend winter operation for the first two weekends in April. A $20 adult / junior day lift ticket will give skiers and riders access to limited lifts and terrain from 9 am – 2 pm on April 4, 5, 11 and 12.

In addition to ski operation, Wisp’s Mountain Coaster, the only one of it’s kind in the Mid-Atlantic, will run from 1 pm – 4 pm at the cost of $10 for a single ride. The Bear Claw Snow Tubing Park will offer snow tubing at $10 per person for an open session from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Guests who show a valid current daily lift ticket will receive $2 off a Mountain Coaster ride and snow tubing session. Snowmobile Tours will operate after 2 pm on the slopes for 30-minute guided tours at $49 per driver and passengers 6 –15 years of age are free!

Wisp Resort will feature spring activities on each operating day in April. Activities include outdoor music, volleyball, twister-on-snow and more at the bottom of belly flop from 11 am – 1 pm. (outdoor activities weather permitting)

Guests looking to observe the Easter Holiday can participate in a Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 12 at 6:15 am. Chair 1 will deliver skiers, riders and foot-passengers to the top of Wisp Mountain or guests can park in the mountaintop parking lot and walk to the service area at the top of Odin’s Chute. Children 12 and under can participate in the Egg Hunt scheduled at 1 pm on April 12 on the front lawn of Wisp. Freestyle skiers and snowboarders can compete in the last on-snow event of the season, the Easter Bunny Rail Jam. The rail jam will be held at 1 pm in the Pro Park at the base of Face, registration at noon in the Main Lodge.

Wisp Resort is Maryland’s only all-season ski, golf and recreation resort, overlooking Deep Creek Lake from Marsh Mountain in the heart of Garrett County, the state’s westernmost county. Wisp Resort is less than a three-hour drive from the metropolitan areas of Washington, DC and Baltimore, two hours from Pittsburgh and a 45-minute drive from Morgantown, West Virginia and Cumberland, Maryland. For more information about Wisp Resort, call 301.387.4911or visit the website at