Wisp Resort

Maryland, USA

Objectives and Solutions

In the largest terrain expansion in Wisp history, SMI’s Turnkey Engineering and Construction Services have delivered amazing results! The project included excavation of ten new trails; installation of 126 new V2 and Super PoleCat snow machines mounted on custom-designed vaults with trail lights, valving, and above-ground controls; 8 new cameras. The system is monitored by two new 40” split-screen plasma televisions; nine touch-screen, flat panel displays, and 20 LCD monitors.

The project was integrated within a site expansion which included real estate developments, a water source, added pump capacity, and a new white water rafting course. Wisp now operates with full automation of pump stations, trail lighting, cameras, and snowmaking equipment. The system relies on a new fiber-optic network along with Allen Bradley PLCs allowing broader operation of the ski area including building lighting and HVAC control, lift monitoring, weather updating and webcam feeds.

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