Young Adult Ski Retreat

(I need a few people to be lead people)


In 2018…
(prices, dates and times will be subject to change for 2019)

WISP Resort in Deep Creek, MD

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Join Young Adults from around the area for a weekend of skiing and winter fun at WISP Resort in McHenry, Maryland from February 8 – February 11! We’ll spend the weekend skiing/snowboarding and enjoying plenty of other activities available at the resort.

Each day will start with Morning Prayer and end with Night Prayer. Mass, Adoration, and Confession will also be part of the weekend’s activities. Join the fun and bring a friend!

Payments/Registrations that are turned in by January 22 will receive a $25 discount on the overall cost. The Facebook Event can be found here.

Lodging Details

We will stay in houses in front of WISP resort that are located nearby each other. The houses will be separated by gender, with the men playing hosts at the main hub house where we will have Mass and eat meals together. Also, we will have a married couples house(s) if 2 or more married couples participate. The cost of lodging is $175/person (or $200/person if you prefer to arrive a day early on Thursday evening). You can save $50 by opting to sleep on a sofa bed, futon, or blowup bed (St. Mark will send a refund check for $50 after the trip is completed). We’ll do our best to accommodate everyone, and won’t unwillingly put anyone in a sofa bed. The pictures below show the basic details of the houses we have already rented:


Chalet By The Lake

Proximity of Houses to Lodge


Space is available to accommodate roughly 25 young adult participants. We will rent additional houses if needed.

Affordability and Transportation

Many efforts have been made to make the trip as affordable as possible:

  • We wimages (5)ill carpool to WISP from St. Mark (we will likely add other group departure points, depending on the geographical location of our participants).
  • We have discounted group lift ticket, rental, and lesson rates with WISP.
  • Participants can save $50 on lodging costs if they opt for (and end up) sleeping on a sofa bed, futon, or blowup bed. There’s also a $25 discount for those who submit payment/registration by January 22.
  •  Basic food options(breakfast food, luncheon meats, pasta dinner on Saturday evening) will be provided as part of the $175/$200 cost.
  • Participants do not need to ski each of the days they are there. Non-skiers are welcome to join us for the trip and enjoy the fun winter environment and cozy houses!

The basic costs of the trip are:

  • Food and Lodging: $175 for food and lodging for a Friday – Sunday stay or $200 for a Thursday – Sunday stay (St. Mark will send a refund check for $50 after the trip is completed to participants who end up sleeping on a sofa bed, futon, or blowup bed).
  • Lift Tickets: $51.94 for a Friday lift ticket, $83.74 for a Saturday lift ticket, and $51.94 for a Sunday lift ticket.
  • Rentals: $32.19 for Friday ski/snowboard rentals, $54.39 for Saturday ski/snowboard rentals, and $32.19 for a Sunday ski/snowboard rental.
  • Lift ticket, lesson and Rental packages: $72.54 for lift ticket, lesson, & rental package on Friday, $146.54 for lift ticket, lesson, & rental package on Saturday, and $72.54 for lift ticket, lesson, & rental package on Sunday.
  • Please note the lift ticket/rental costs aren’t round numbers because they include the appropriate sales tax. Also, we get the group rates from WISP, so these prices should be difficult (or impossible) to beat.

Register soon!

Payments/registrations that are turned in by January 22 will receive a $25 discount on the overall cost.  You can contact Eric McDade–Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry–at 703-938-5656 if you have any questions. Registrations should be mailed to:

ST. MARK Catholic Church
Attn: TBD
9970 Vale Rd.
Vienna, VA 22181 

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