Monday, February 21, 2011
Winter: Part 2
Winter lasts a while here in Garrett County. While spring is just around the corner, there is still ample time for winter activities until the very last snowflake has melted. Along with all of this winter fun that has been taking place in the past few weeks, there is the deep creek dunk coming up at the end of the week. Every year behind Uno’s, a few brave souls take pledges to raise money for the Special Olympics in Maryland. So maybe you can come by and help support and watch the brave and charitable people run into freezing water. After these participants raise money, they take a plunge in the freezing cold Deep Creek Lake. Often anywhere from 6 to 24 inches will be cut out of the lake for this to take place. Also there will be the Maryland Open at the Wisp Resort. This event will crown the top freestyle skier and rider in the Mid-Atlantic region with 3 formats: Slope Style, Big Air and Terrain Park. There is nothing like seeing a skier rip down the mountain during the events they have. Also, the wisp still has their midweek specials going on, so pull up a chair in the lodge, or watch from the slopes. And coming soon to Garret County, maple syrup season.