As the lift of Maryland’s only ski resort, Wisp, shutters up the mountain, I choke back a lump of fear. The last time I went skiing, I lost control after hitting an icy patch on an intermediate slope near Axams, Austria, and slid into an older gentleman, almost sending him and myself over the edge of the mountain. I haven’t had the courage to try skiing since. Yet, 10 years later in the deepening twilight of an Appalachian winter evening, I’m ready to try again. I’m ready to reclaim the mountain.
To find out what happened (and to plan your own Appalachian getaway before the season ends), visit "Reclaiming the Mountain: Skiing at Wisp Resort" at Global Writes Magazine.
This post was modified on May 29, 2015.