first_img The snow tubing park at Wisp is a must-try with 2 conveyor carpets that do all work to get you up the hill while you can focus on the fun of going down.  The Mid-Atlantic’s only Mountain Coaster is next to the snow tubing park and operates year-round.  Be sure to bundle up as the Mountain Coaster can reach speeds up to 29 mph but don’t worry, riders can control the level of fun with hand brakes on the side of each coaster cart. Tucked away in the mountainous corner of Western Maryland, lies Wisp Resort.  With 33 slopes for skiing and snowboarding, all levels of skiers and snowboarders will find something fun and exciting.  The Learning Center at Sundown Village caters to first-time and beginner skiers and snowboarders by making the process as easy as possible with everything located in one place.  It’s also a unique place, made up of 8 50’ yurts, with 3 yurts dedicated to the adult learning center and 2 for the Wisp Kids learning program. Located just 14 miles off of I-68, Wisp is highly accessible to the Baltimore and DC Metro areas but the climate is worlds away from those cities.  Garrett County receives an average of 100” of snow annually and, during a typical winter, neighboring Deep Creek Lake is frozen solid enough to welcome ice fisherman and snowmobilers.center_img A bustling base area at Wisp offers the McHenry Lodge with various restaurants and bars, shopping outlets and a day skier area with 30’ high windows looking up at the slopes.  In addition to the various food courts on property, Wisp Resort offers two full-service restaurants with feature items that will please all palates, including vegetarian and gluten-free diets.  Take a look menus for Wispers Bar & Grill and DC’s Bar & Restaurant. Connected to the main building is The Lodge at Wisp, a ski-in/ski-out hotel that just got better – $3.7 million better!  Last year, a 3-year renovation project was completed, boasting renovation of 169 hotel rooms, a new entrance with porté cochere, waterfall, landscaping, firepits, new lobby and front desk, renovated meeting and function space with new audio visual equipment and a new fitness center.  Take a look at the lodging packages available with activities already built in. The Wisp Escape Games were added in 2017, which feature two distinctly different escape rooms.  A great family and team building activity to try after hitting the slopes all day. With all of these options, your family is bound to have a grand adventure at Wisp Resort – Maryland’s only four season destination for outdoor recreation.  last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start Chelsea have reportedly identified Queens Park Rangers midfielder Eberechi Eze as a potential addition during the January transfer window. With their transfer ban having previously been lifted, Chelsea are free to make new signings at the midway point of the campaign, armed with funds raised from the sales of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata. While Frank Lampard is said to be eyeing established world-class players, it appears that the Blues are also considering moves for prospects who they feel have the potential to make the step-up at Stamford Bridge. According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea hold an interest in Eze after the playmaker’s impressive performances for QPR in the Championship. The 21-year-old has contributed nine goals and four assists this season, leading to the youngster being regarded as one of the top talents outside of the Premier League. Eze has just over 18 months remaining on his contract at Loftus Road.Tags: Alvaro MorataChelseaEbere EzeEden Hazardlast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts No directive to constitute disciplinary committee against us — Ojudu, others ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance Bresica have parted company with head coach Eugenio Corini for the second time this season. The Serie A club announced the news on Wednesday, with reports claiming that Diego Lopez is set to take over. Corini was previously sacked in November before he was re-hired one month later, replacing Italian World Cup winner Fabio Grosso. A club statement read: “Brescia Calcio announce to have relieved Eugenio Corini of the position as coach for the first team. “The club wants to thank Mr. Corini and his staff for the professionalism, dedication and commitment they have shown.” Brescia, who were promoted from Serie B last season, are currently 19th in the table, four points from safety. And reports emerging from Italy suggest club president Massimo Cellino has already agreed terms with former Cagliari and Bologna manager Lopez to take over the first-team.last_img read more

first_imgThe capital of BiH is slowly taking on the contours of a sports capital. Month after months, sports events that promote healthy life style are organized, with thousands of people participating.On the streets of Sarajevo there are more people who ride bikes, and there are more people jogging on the Wilson’s Promenade and the Alley in Ilidža. Experts in the field of cycling and running claim that progress is evident in comparison with previous years, but that Bosnians and Herzegovinians are still not genuinely a sports nation.“Both sports are in expansion and developing to a certain extent for a number of years now, so consequently we have more competitions. However, I think we still did not reach the stage of a genuine sports nation. Ultimate athletes must personally fight in order to reach the top level and the country does not do enough to support sports adequately. Recreationists exist in every country of the world and we are not an exception, we have only realized that it is better for our body to run a bit or turn pedals between doing errands and overeating. Let’s hope that the enthusiasts who have potential will receive support in the future so that the others, not only us, can say that we are becoming a sports nation,” said Nisad Selimović, spokesman of the organization Giro di Sarajevo.The Cycling Club Trek team Sarajevo has been organizing group bike rides in the city and the mountains for years. Senad Bečković from this organization says that more and more people from Sarajevo are outdoors, doing different sports.“The outdoor world in Sarajevo has been in progression for the past three years. Many cyclists can be seen on the streets and mountains and people use bikes as means of transportation, which is a modern lifestyle. Moreover, the running community also increases year after year and runners from 30 countries of the world already come to some of the events,” said Bečković.As of recently, Sarajevo also has the system of public bikes where all citizens can rent a bike with a simple procedure and ride it to certain locations where parking lots are made. The city is also working on the construction of cycling trails.(Source: read more

first_imgThrough a Steelers spokesman, quarterback Mason Rudolph last week denied speaking a racial slur to Browns defensive end Myles Garrett and igniting the brawl at the end of Pittsburgh’s Week 11 game in Cleveland. On Sunday, soon after he was benched in Cincinnati due to poor play, Rudolph faced questions about the allegation for the first time since it surfaced.”It’s totally untrue. I couldn’t believe it,” Rudolph said. Garrett, in his appeal of an indefinite suspension by the NFL, claimed Rudolph uttered the slur. “I couldn’t believe that he would go that route after the fact. It is what it is. I think I moved on. One day it was tough. Moved on. We’re good now.” Pressed on whether Garrett might have heard something that, as the reporter asking the question put it, could have been left to interpretation and deemed a racial slur, Rudolph responded: “Absolutely not. There was nothing. Not even close.”Mason Rudolph on Myles Garrett’s accusation he used a racial slur in the Cleveland fight:“It’s totally untrue. I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe he would go that route after the fact.”— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) November 24, 2019NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN last week that the league “found no such evidence” when it investigated whether Rudolph directed a slur toward Garrett at any point of the brawl, during which Garrett ripped off Rudolph’s helmet and hit the QB with it, earning the Pro Bowl pass-rusher his suspension.MORE STEELERS-BROWNS BRAWL: A complete list of suspensions and finesIn a statement issued hours after his claim of a slur was reported by ESPN, Garrett defended himself: “I was assured that the hearing was space that afforded the opportunity to speak openly and honestly about the incident that led to my suspension. This was not meant for public dissemination, nor was it a convenient attempt to justify my actions or restore my image in the eyes of those I disappointed.”I know what I heard. Whether my opponent’s comment was born out of frustration or ignorance, I cannot say. But his actions do not excuse my lack of restraint in the moment, and I truly regret the impact this has had on the league, the Browns and our devoted fans.”Rudolph’s attorney, Timothy M. Younger, added on Thursday: “According to ESPN, in his appeal, Myles Garrett falsely asserted that Mason Rudolph uttered a racial slur toward him, prior to swinging a helmet at Mason’s uncovered head, in a desperate attempt to mitigate his suspension. This is a lie. This false allegation was never asserted by Garrett in the aftermath of the game, never suggested prior to the hearing, and conspicuously absent in the apology published by the Browns and adopted by Garrett.”The malicious use of this wild and unfounded allegation is an assault on Mason’s integrity which is far worse than the physical assault witnessed on Thursday. This is reckless and shameful. We will have no further comment.” MORE: Browns fans hit Rudolph pinata with helmetGarrett received the harshest punishment of anybody involved in the brawl. The third-year Browns defender’s suspension will keep him out of the team’s final six games of the 2019 season and any potential postseason games. The NFL decided to uphold the suspension despite the appeal by Garrett, who had a meeting with the commissioner’s office Nov. 20. Garrett was also fined $45,623.Rudolph was not suspended but received a $50,000 fine for his role in the fight.last_img read more

first_imgCALABASAS – A photograph of Soviet film pioneer Sergei Eisenstein and a poster from an early Bette Davis movie commanded huge prices Thursday at the opening day of an auction of Hollywood memorabilia. The photo of Eisenstein, the silent movie director and film theorist, was taken by famed photographer Man Ray, said Joe Maddalena, president of Profiles in History, which put on the auction. “It was inscribed to Eisenstein by Man Ray and I had it estimated at about $4,000 or $5,000,” Maddalena said. It sold for $70,000, a price he called “enormous.” A six-sheet poster for Davis’ 1938 film “Jezebel” was estimated at $20,000 to $30,000. It also brought in $70,000. “Thursday was like the soup before the main course. Friday’s the main course,” Maddalena said. “We’ll have stuff going for six figures.” — On the Net: local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ The prices didn’t include an 18-percent fee charged by the auction house. The identity of the buyers was not released, but Maddalena said bidders came from as far away as China, Japan, Germany and Brazil. The bidding was expected to grow more intense on Friday when movie props – such as a full-scale T-Rex head from “Jurassic Park and Julie Andrews’ coat from “Mary Poppins” – go on sale. A model T-800 endoskeleton from “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” was expected to bring in from $80,000 to $100,000, Maddalena said. Captain Jean Luc Picard’s Enterprise E command chair from the Star Trek movie was estimated at up to $60,000.last_img read more