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Wisp Ski Resort Opens Second Lodge

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MCHENRY, Md. — The Wisp ski resort in McHenry is opening a second lodge.

The resort says the new White Water Lodge at the top of Marsh Mountain will be open on busy weekends and holidays. It enables guests to bypass the main lodge at the base of the mountain.

The new lodge is in the headquarters building for the Adventure Sports Center International man-made whitewater course. Garrett County took over the center last year after the nonprofit owner defaulted on more than $3 million in bank loans.

The county commissioners approved a lease with Wisp in October. The deal requires Wisp to pay the county 7.5 percent of gross revenue from equipment rentals and retail sales.

Wisp also must pay 75 percent of utility costs during the ski season.

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