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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Open For Skiing, Riding, and Tubing!

You may have noticed some warmer temps lately, but...

WE STILL HAVE SNOW!

We're open every day this week, 9 am-9 pm for skiing, riding and tubing. If you're looking toward the weekend, have no fear, we will still have snow. Trail count may be changing but we will still have a variety of terrain open, including The Highlands.

Virginia weather can be a roller coaster and we're used to the ride. We just plan ahead, make snow when we can, and snowfarm all night to groom the slopes to the best possible conditions.

And remember, spring skiing can be great. Warmer temps mean less layers - you can even work on your tan! 

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Great Holiday Weekend

It has been a great holiday weekend and we're open 9 am-9 pm for skiing, riding and tubing today! 24/25 slopes are open today with spring-like conditions. For mogul fans, Outer Limits is bumped up for you to enjoy. There are also some moguls on the upper left side of Cliffhanger for added fun.

We were able to make snow most of Saturday, so thanks to SNOWPOWER and snowfarming we were able to regain a slope (Outer Limits) for Sunday. Despite some challenges from Mother Nature, our snowmakers and snowfarmers continue to perform miracles.

Check out these pictures from some of the events we had this weekend! We had parties on the Blue Ridge Terrace, Tap Takeovers, boot toss, glow stick parade, tennis events and more! If you missed it or just want some more, check our Olympic Events to see what we have coming up!

Make It a Winter Escape

Our Winter Escape Package is an unbeatable deal that pairs Lodging AND lift tickets. It's the best way to make the most of your getaway!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, February 19, 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Best Day of The Month!

It's a beautiful bluebird day at Wintergreen! After snowmaking yesterday and snowfarming all night, we were able to regain Outer Limits. We have 24/25 trails open with great conditions, fantastic weather, and awesome events!


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Sunday, February 18, 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018

SNOW is Starting!

The weekend is off to a great start. We had flaming desserts at check-in yesterday - Bananas Foster - yum! Then there were snowcat rides for the lucky few who got to check it off their bucket list.

But the big news is... IT'S SNOWING! At the moment, some big flakes are coming down. We're still not sure exactly what we're going to get, but temps are cold and snow has started, so that's always a good sign! Thanks to everyone who did snow dances - keep them coming!! Snowmaking returned very early this morning too and we will continue to lay down new snow throughout the day. 

Roads are in good shape - come up and enjoy the POWDER that is on the way!

And in between runs, make sure you check out all the fun events happening this weekend. There's a Ski Boot Dance Party starting at 1 pm on the Blue Ridge Terrace With Stable Craft Brewing!


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Saturday, February 17, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

Red Sky In Morning

Have you ever heard this saying?

Red sky at night, sailor's delight; 
Red sky in morning, sailor take warning.

Well, there was a red sky this morning, and according to the old saying, that means a storm is on the way. What exactly the storm will bring is up for debate. And what the top of the mountain gets, will be different from where you are. The weather models seem to change on us every hour, so we aren't really sure if we'll get a wet mix or 3-5 inches of snow. Start your snow dance! 

We're hoping for the best in terms of weather, but either way, it's going to be a really fun weekend! We have a ton of events scheduled, including:

We still have a bunch of snow and the conditions are good. We closed a few trails today, but they will be back tomorrow after some heavy "snowfarming" by our awesome snow groomers. Our snowmaking team is coming in tonight and we will be making snow at every opportunity.


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, February 16, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

FIREWORKS on Sunday!

Presidents Weekend is almost here! 23 trails are open today with spring-like conditions, but looking ahead to the holiday weekend, there is a chance of snow on Saturday. We keep our roads in good shape for arrivals, but the best thing to do is always to come up before the snow. Don't get snowed out! Get snowed in at Wintergreen and never miss a powder day.

Presidents Weekend Highlights

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Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

All trails are open with spring-like conditions! Looking ahead to the holiday weekend there is a chance of snow on Saturday. We keep our roads in good shape for arrivals, but the best thing to do is always to come up before the snow! Don't get snowed out! Get snowed in at Wintergreen and never miss a powder day.

Powder of Love

Today we have The Powder of Love: Chairlift Speed Dating Event from 1-4 pm, plus delicious dining and a spa special to help you celebrate Valentine's Day. We are huge fans of Valentine's Day because whether you're in a relationship or not, we all share love of family, friends, and SNOW!

Presidents Weekend Plus Olympic Celebration

It's a BIG weekend coming up. Not only is it a long three-day weekend with the chance for snow, but it's also the middle weekend of the Olympics! We are so excited about the Olympics that we've planned over 65 events over the next few weeks. Make sure you check it all out. Among many other things, we'll have an Olympic Party on The Blue Ridge Terrace and FIREWORKS on Sunday night!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

For The Love of Snow

SNOWPOWER is back! Clouds cleared, temps dropped and we were able to resume snowmaking last night. Currently, we are making snow on all trails to keep the mountain in tip top shape. 

We've got lots of awesome events coming this week and through the weekend.

Powder of Love

Tomorrow we have The Powder of Love: Chairlift Speed Dating Event, plus delicious dining and a spa special to help you celebrate Valentine's Day. We are huge fans of Valentine's Day because whether you're in a relationship or not, we all share love of family, friends, and SNOW!

Presidents Weekend Plus Olympic Celebration

It's a BIG weekend coming up. Not only is it a long three-day weekend, but it's also the middle weekend of the Olympics! We are so excited about the Olympics that we've planned over 65 events over the next few weeks. Make sure you check it all out. Among many other things, we'll have an Olympic Party on The Blue Ridge Terrace and FIREWORKS on Sunday night!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

SNOWPOWER Returns Tonight

ALL trails are still open for skiing and riding, 9 am-5 pm. That's right, all trails are still open!

The forecast calls for falling temps and the return of snowmaking to refresh all the surfaces.

Presidents Weekend Activities

Next weekend is one of the great long weekends of winter and we've got so much planned, including FIREWORKS on Sunday night. Don't forget to check out all the events that we have going on over Presidents Day Weekend, and to celebrate the Olympics!

See all events

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, February 12, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Bring Your Waterproof Gear!

The weather is wet, but the snow is still great. ALL trails are open 9 am-9 pm with great spring-like skiing, riding, and tubing.

Rain happens from time to time and it's a good thing because it fills up the tanks and snow ponds to make more snow after the weather moves out. We anticipate days like this, building our base so that we can withstand a bit of wet weather. It's no big deal - just make sure to bring your waterproof gear so that you can enjoy the snow comfortably.

The even better news is that there is a chance for snowmaking tomorrow night, so crews will be standing by to add new snow onto our base and refresh all the surfaces.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Sunday, February 11, 2018

Friday, February 09, 2018

Another Gorgeous Day for Snowsports!

The mountain is looking particularly gorgeous today. A stunning sunrise (pictures below) has given way to bluebird skies and fantastic snow surface conditions.

Saturday Special Tomorrow

4-hour lift tickets available all day (normally only available after 2 pm)! Available only February 10, 2018, so take advantage of this special offer to do a little Saturday skiing!

Olympic Celebration

The 2018 Winter Olympics start today. We are SO excited that we've dreamed up tons of events and activities to help you celebrate the Olympics with us!

So far, we've got over 65 events scheduled over the next 3 weeks, and we're still adding more. Proceeds will benefit The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen and Wintergreen Adaptive Sports.

Check out the whole Olympic Schedule.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, February 09, 2018

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Beautiful Day For Snow Fun

Yesterday's freezing rain is a thing of the past. Today, it's all blue skies and open trails. We're open 9 am-9 pm with 24 trails and a 42" base.

We're making some light snow on all open trails. The only trail that is closed today is Big Acorn - that's closed today for intense snowmaking and will reopen tomorrow.

Conditions are great and it's time to slide!

Make It a Winter Escape

Our Winter Escape Package is an unbeatable deal that pairs Lodging AND lift tickets. It's the best way to make the most of your getaway!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Thursday, February 08, 2018

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Olympic Celebration and Events!

This is it - the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics is only days away.  We are SO excited that we've dreamed up tons of events and activities to help you celebrate the Olympics with us!

So far, we've got over 65 events scheduled over the next 3 weeks, and we're still adding more. For events with fees attached, all proceeds will benefit The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen and Wintergreen Adaptive Sports. 

Check out the whole Olympic Celebration Calendar

Don't Miss These 

We don't like to play favorites, but there are a few extra special events that you need to register for or you'll miss out.

Check out the whole Olympic Celebration Calendar

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Monday, February 05, 2018

Snowday? Come Play Today!

It's a GREAT day on the mountain with excellent conditions. If your school is off today, come up and get our School Snow Day Deal!

Local area students, their parents, school faculty and staff who are out of school due to inclement weather can get an 8-hour Lift Ticket at reduced rates. School districts included: Nelson, Albemarle, Augusta, Amherst, Greene, Louisa, Orange, Buckingham. Valid midweek, non-holiday, only. Parents must be with child. College students are eligible for this deal.

See you on the mountain!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, February 05, 2018

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Snowy Day and 100% Open!

It's a snowy wintry mix on the mountain with 100% of trails open! Our base has increased to 42" and conditions are great. February is off to a fantastic start, so make plans to come up soon and enjoy it. The best way to visit in is with our popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! 

Watch The Big Game Up Here

Superbowl Sunday doesn't mean you have to choose between skiing and watching the game. You can do both! Get your runs in early, and watch the game at The Edge, or from the comfort of your guest room, home or condo! 

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Sunday, February 04, 2018

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Welcome Warriors!

SNOWPOWER ran last night and is still going strong right now. Surfaces are refreshed, conditions are phenomenal, and we've got tons of skiing, riding and tubing 9 am-9 pm!

Also, it's Warrior Weekend, presented by Wintergreen Adaptive Sports - Welcome Warriors! Make sure to pick up a yellow ribbon in the Mountain Inn to show your support for our warriors!

We've got lots of other activities too!

Saturday, February 3 

Sunday, February 4

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Saturday, February 03, 2018

Friday, February 02, 2018

Happy Groundhog Day!

Some people put their faith in the Groundhog in Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil. But around here, we have our own furry prognosticator, Wintergreen Will! The good news is that this year, Punxsutawney Phil and Wintergreen Will agree: AT LEAST six more weeks of winter!

Wintergreen Will rose with the sun this morning and went on his annual snowmobile ride around the slopes. He even got a chance to do a little snow grooming in the pisten bully. After taking stock of the situation, and seeing all the snow we have, he decided that we would indeed have atleast six more weeks of winter fun. The future was so bright for this mountain the Wintergreen Will had to wear shades.

Every slope but Upper Diamond is open today, and snow conditions are excellent. Our base is 38" and we're open 9 am-9 pm with tons of skiing, riding and tubing.

This Weekend, Don't Miss:

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, February 02, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Slopes in Excellent Shape

A couple days and nights of SNOWPOWER and the slopes are in excellent shape. We've got beautiful blue skies as far as the eye can see, and an excellent skiing and riding surface. We had a phenomenal run of snowmaking last night, running on all slopes on the mountain, and our base has increased to 38 inches. Big Acorn and Lower Cliffhanger are closed today for intense snowmaking, but don't worry, they'll be back and better than ever.

The weekend forecast is for conditions that are out of this world.

Snow on The Way?

There's a chance for some natural snow late Thursday and into Friday, but accumulations will probably be small. However, we've got a bigger chance for snow coming on Sunday. We know it's Superbowl Sunday, but you don't have to miss the game! Come up before the snow starts and watch the game at The Edge, or from the comfort of your guest room, home or condo. You won't have to worry about the drive in the morning, simply wake up and enjoy fresh powder!

Plus, if you Join The SNOWPOWER Club, we have special deals on Superbowl Sunday and Feb 5-7 are SNOWPOWER Appreciation Days!

Keep your eye on this blog and Facebook - as we get closer to the snow events, we'll know more!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Great Conditions With a Bit of Powder

Winter is back! SNOWPOWER resumed last night at 3:30 am on all slopes, and was helped by a little natural snow from Mother Nature. Natural snow accumulation looks to be 1-2" - and we're open for skiing, riding and tubing, 9 am-9 pm!

Snowmaking Forecast

We see lots of great snowmaking temps in the forecast. SNOWPOWER should run until Wednesday night, take short break on Thursday, and then return early Friday morning and run through the weekend. We've also got more chances for frozen mixes or snow on Thursday night and Sunday night. That's all good news as we move into February!

Plan Your February Winter Escape

The best way to visit in February is with our popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! 

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

SNOWPOWER & Snow Tonight?

Good morning, Wintergreen snow fans! We are open 9 am-5 pm for skiing and riding. Moguls are starting to form on Outer Limits, so if you're a fan of muguls, your time is now!

It may be a little gray today, but it's going to be a GREAT week. SNOWPOWER returns tonight and continues to pump out fresh snow through at least Wednesday. There's a chance of wintery mix today that may turn to snow sometime during the day or later tonight. With the chance of wintery mix today, please check the website for any lift delays that might develop.

Conditions are good despite a bit of wet weather yesterday. Precipitation wasn't substantial, so the slopes didn't suffer much. And with SNOWPOWER and the possibility of snow, conditions will only get better.

There's also the chance for snow on Thursday night through Friday. Right now, our weather center is calling for a 50% chance, so do your snow dances and hope for powder! Make plans to come up now and enjoy it. The best way to visit is with our popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. 

weather forecast january 29

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, January 29, 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Super Saturday!

It’s going to be a Super Saturday at Wintergreen. It’s amazing what a few nights of cold temperatures and our team of highly skilled snowmakers and groomers can accomplish. We call them SNOWFARMERS because they're the masters at "growing" snow. It's nothing short of miraculous! 

For Saturday we have 23 slopes open with a base of 36+ inches
 
We’re open from 9 am – 9 pm with excellent conditions for skiing, riding and tubing. Come see the Snowfarmers' new crop of snow! 

Sneak Preview: Life of a SNOWFARMER

You all know we have SNOWPOWER, the snowmaking system that consists of over 400 snowguns, 45 weather stations, and can cover a football field with 37 feet of snow in just 24 hours. But SNOWPOWER doesn’t run on its own. SNOWPOWER only works because of our Snowfarmers.

We're working on a new video about our talented Snowfarmers. Watch this sneak preview and see how grooming went Thursday night! Keep an eye out for the full video next week.


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Saturday, January 27, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

Ready For The Weekend!

TGIF! Friday is here and so is the weekend. After two nights of intense snowmaking, all the surfaces are refreshed and beautiful clean corduroy awaits your skis and snowboards. We're open 9 am-9 pm with excellent conditions.

The weekend will be full of comfortable temps so you won't need too many layers. Saturday's forecast calls for blue skies so it'll be prime time to play in the snow. Some weather may come through on Sunday, so if you'd rather avoid that, come on Saturday!

Plan Your February Winter Escape

February is right around the corner and historically we have more days of excellent conditions in February. The best way to visit in February is with our popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! 

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, January 26, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

SNOWPOWER Roars!

We've got phenomenal conditions today, open for skiing, riding and tubing, 9 am-9 pm.

The full force of SNOWPOWER was able to return last night, and as of 9 am this morning, had already turned three million gallons of water into snow. Upper Cliffhanger and Devils Elbow will be closed today for extreme and intense snowmaking. Don't worry, they'll be back tomorrow with totally refreshed surfaces.

Conditions are great and they're only going to get better. Snowmaking will continue today and into tomorrow before milder temps sweep in for the weekend. That'll make for a mild weekend with great snow. Then SNOWPOWER returns Monday night to do it all again!

Plan Your February Winter Escape

February is right around the corner and historically we have more days of excellent conditions in February. The best way to visit in February is with our popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! 

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Thursday, January 25, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

SNOWPOWER Is Returning!

Open for skiing, riding and tubing with 23 trails, 9 am-9 pm!

Temps dropped overnight and are hovering right around snowmaking territory. Currently, the fan guns are on and the "big system," AKA SNOWPOWER, is standing by to jump to full force as soon as possible. Mother Nature is a part of our snowmaking team, but she doesn't always do what we want or expect. We love her though, so we make it work! Our snowmakers are the masters at optimizing for time and temperature to produce amazing effects. On the last snowmaking run, they took us from 12 to 23 slopes in just one week! Go SNOWPOWER and go snowmakers!

SNOWPOWER will refresh all the surfaces and keep conditions strong. By the weekend we'll have some more mild temps which means you can wear less layers as you enjoy the snow!  

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

Snowmaking Comes Back Tuesday Night

We had an excellent weekend of skiing, riding, and tubing, and we're not ready to let the fun stop just because it's Monday. Every day is a snow day at Wintergreen... even Mondays! We're open 9 am-5 pm today, and we're back to 9 am-9 pm skiing and riding hours tomorrow.

We'll have mild temps today and tomorrow, which means you can wear less layers while you enjoy our deep base of snow. We haven't lost any of our trails during this short warm up, and snowmaking will be back Tuesday night. In the meantime, we still have plenty of snow to slide on.

Learn To Ski & Ride Month

January is Learn to Ski & Ride month, and these mild temps make for great learning conditions. Take advantage of this chance to get on the snow! When you stay on our Winter Escape Package (which included lodging AND lift tickets) you can get a discount on our Discover Skiing & Riding Lesson Program. Our instructors are amazing and LOVE to share their knowledge. If you thought that learning to ski or snowboard was something you could never accomplish, think again!


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, January 22, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Devils Elbow and Outer Limits Are Open!

It's a bluebird weekend with lots of snow, lots of trails, and comfortable temps! We're open 9 am-9 pm with tons of skiing, riding and tubing.

The big news is that Devils Elbow and Outer Limits open today. The only trail left to open now is Upper Diamond, and even that's coming really soon. And if you missed the news last week - Big Acorn and Upper Turkey are open too. Big Acorn is always a big favorite, and if you missed it last year, now is your chance!

Winter Escape Package

Make plans to come up and take advantage of our ever-popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! See all Winter Escape details.

devils elbow and outer limits ski trails

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Saturday, January 20, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

Devils Elbow and Outer Limits Open Tomorrow

It's the start of a perfect weekend for skiing, riding, and tubing! Big Acorn and Upper Turkey opened yesterday; Devils Elbow and Outer Limits will open tomorrow.

Math For Skiers and Riders

There's a big chance that we'll reach 100% open trails this weekend. How did we get here? In a word, SNOWPOWER! But there's more to it than that. Let's do the math.

4"=400 million gallons -- About four inches of rain fell across the mountain before MLK Weekend, which equals approximately 400 million gallons of water to feed SNOWPOWER. Here's what we did with it:

What's left to finish the equation? Just Upper Diamond and then all our trails are open! There's a good chance we'll get to 100% open this weekend, so do your snow dances, thank a snowmaker, and get your skis and boards and come enjoy it! Conditions are excellent - it's a great time to be on the mountain!

Winter Escape Package

Make plans to come up and take advantage of our ever-popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! See all Winter Escape details.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, January 19, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Big Acorn and Upper Turkey Open Today!

It's a BLUEBIRD DAY! Mother Nature brought us over four inches of fresh powder yesterday, and today, two of our favorite slopes open: Big Acorn and Upper Turkey!

SNOWPOWER has been pumping out tons of snow - our base is up to 40". Conditions were already excellent before the natural snow - so now they're even excellent-er! That may not be a word, but you know what we mean: the snow is great, some of your favorite runs open today, it's time to be here and enjoy it!

Devils Elbow and The Gap will be next to get finishing touches from SNOWPOWER - they'll open soon.

Winter Escape Package

Make plans to come up and take advantage of our ever-popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! See all Winter Escape details.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

It's a Snow Day! Come Play!

We've got nothing but good news!

Winter Escape Package

Make plans to come up and take advantage of our ever-popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! See all Winter Escape details.

snowy ski slope on january 17, 2018

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Phenomenal Conditions; New Terrain Coming

Conditions are phenomenal. Fresh snow, blue skies, and we're open 9 am-9 pm!

Snow In The Forecast?

It looks like some natural snow is in the forecast for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Accumulation might be 1-3". Come up now for a chance at natural snow. But remember, either way, we have SNOWPOWER and every day is a snowday at Wintergreen. We've got tons of snow that we make ourselves! You can take advantage of our ever-popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. The best rates are midweek, so come up now!

SNOWPOWER

We are rapidly working on new terrain - making snow on Big Acorn, Upper Turkey, Outer Limits, Devils Elbow, and The Gap. Look for new terrain to be opening throughout the week and into the weekend. Go SNOWPOWER!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, January 15, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018

SNOWPOWER Is Back On!

The rain is gone.

Temps are low.

SNOWPOWER is on.

Holiday Weekend.

BRING IT ON!

We're open 9 am-9 pm with plenty of snow for you to come up and enjoy for the holiday weekend! See all MLK Weekend Activities.

SNOWPOWER resumed before 8 this morning, and we'll be snowmaking round the clock for the foreseeable future. We'll freshen up all the core trails and start pounding new terrain.

Big Acorn - look out! SNOWPOWER is coming for you soon!

Winter Escape Package

Make plans to come up and take advantage of our ever-popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! See all Winter Escape details.

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Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Saturday, January 13, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Sun'll Come Out Tomorrow!

Hold tight - the rain is nearly over. The sun may peek out as early as 8 am. SNOWPOWER resumes tomorrow as soon as temps allow, which may be in the afternoon or even earlier. Anticipate round the clock snowmaking.

We were prepared for this little warm up and bit of wet weather. The slopes are holding up well - we haven't lost any. We've got plenty of snow for you to come up and enjoy for the holiday weekend! See all MLK Weekend Activities.

One of the many things to be happy about is that the rain has recharged our snowmaking system and given us lots of ammunition to blanket the slopes.

Big Acorn - look out! SNOWPOWER is coming for you soon!

Winter Escape Package

Make plans to come up and take advantage of our ever-popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! See all Winter Escape details.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, January 12, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Holiday Weekend!

Join us for the first holiday weekend of 2018! Martin Luther King Weekend is here and conditions are great - celebrate with extra time on the slopes. We've also got lots of other fun activities, including a Tap Takeover at Checkerberry Cabin on Sunday with Stable Craft Brewing. See all activities.

The bit of rain we had this week is on the way out, and cold is forecast to return Saturday morning to make way for a great weekend of skiing, riding, and tubing. We built up a deep snow base in anticipation of Mother Nature's curve balls - our slopes can withstand this weather just fine. We expect snowmaking to resume early Saturday evening to freshen everything up, and we'll start working on new terrain soon.

Winter Escape Package

Make plans to come up and take advantage of our ever-popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! See all Winter Escape details.

Family Fun

Wintergreen is your headquarters for family fun. Recently, Natalie Faunce from NBC 10 out of Roanoke got a chance to bring her family and experience our winter family fun.


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Thursday, January 11, 2018

Monday, January 08, 2018

PHENOMENAL Conditions

We’re coming off a great weekend where everyone we talked to told us how phenomenal the conditions are right now. It’s a great feeling to have our mountain full of happy skiers and amazing snow.

This week, you can expect more of the same great conditions with temps that are a bit warmer. Goodbye arctic blast! Even if we get a little rain, that’s not a bad thing. A little bit of rain won’t hurt our open terrain (our base is deep), but some rain will recharge our system and spur on more snowmaking to refresh the surfaces and open more terrain.

MLK Weekend Coming Up

Looking ahead to MLK Weekend, conditions will still be fantastic. The forecast is for more normal winter temps for Virginia, so temps will be more comfortable without as many layers! Snowmaking will likely return Saturday night to freshen the surfaces and power us through the holiday weekend. We’ve got tons of fun activities over the week including:

See all MLK Weekend activities

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, January 08, 2018

Friday, January 05, 2018

Lower Cliffhanger Opens Today

It's all good news today! Open from 9 am-9 pm for lots of great skiing, riding, and tubing. Conditions are fantastic with a deep base of crisp snow. Plus, another trail in The Highlands opens - come enjoy Lower Cliffhanger today! 

Weekend Forecast

We've got sunny skies and ideal skiing conditions for the weekend. Temps are on the cold side, but it's also very dry, so it doesn't feel as cold as it might if there was more humidity in the air. We suggest dressing in layers and taking breaks to warm up throughout the day.

The main Terrain Park on Upper Diamond Hill will open tomorrow. So in addition to Lower Cliffhanger, we'll have lots of new features in the Terrain Park to enjoy.

Snowmaking resumes tonight, and there's a chance for some natural snow on Monday.

Winter is off to a fantastic start at Wintergreen - come play!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, January 05, 2018

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Best Conditions; More Terrain Opening Soon!

We're seeing some of the best early season conditions in recent years and we're gearing up for a fabulous MLK Weekend (January 12-15). SNOWPOWER is going strong with two more trails expected to open by the weekend.

In the meantime, come enjoy these amazing conditions! Dress warmly with extra layers and bring your sunscreen. Have you stopped in Checkerberry Cabin this season? It's great place to warm up by the fire and try their new tacos.

SNOWPOWER Forecast

SNOWPOWER has run wild on the mountain, giving us amazing conditions and continued trail openings. For this weekend, we anticipate opening Upper Diamond Hill with the Terrain Park, and Lower Cliffhanger. Keep your eye on the Slope Report for daily updates, and stay tuned to The Blog for more in-depth updates several times a week.

Stay The Night
Winter Escape - Starting at $92/person

Our Winter Escape Package is an unbeatable deal. Lodging AND lift tickets, starting at just $92 per person. It's the best way to make the most of your getaway!



Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Appreciation Days 2018

We're open today from 9 am-9 pm with 16 trails and a great snow base with fantastic conditions. Plus, it's Appreciation Days, 

Appreciation Days

For residents of Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Staunton, Lynchburg and the counties of Nelson, Albemarle, Augusta, Appomattox and Amherst. If your college is in one of these areas, just bring your Student ID, even if you're from out of state!

2018 Dates

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year!!!

We're ending 2017 on a high note! We're open today from 9 am-9 pm with 16 trails, a great snow base, tons of parties to welcome the New Year, and FIREWORKS over the slopes at 10 pm!

Come out and enjoy!

SNOWPOWER

We have been opening trails at a furious pace! The Highlands opened this week (Upper Cliff, Lower Turkey, Hydraulic and Logger's Alley), plus Upper and Lower Sunrise, Tequila, Lower Diamond Hill, and all of Tyro! 

We are currently making snow on Upper Diamond Hill. The forecast looks excellent for continued snowmaking over the next week. Thank you snowmakers! Go SNOWPOWER!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Highlands Are Open!

We're open daily 9 am-9 pm for lots of skiing, riding and tubing, and for added excitement, The Highlands open today! Come out and get fresh turns on Upper Cliffhanger, Lower Wild Turkey, and Hydraulic.       

Upper Sunrise Opens Tomorrow

We’re in the midst of a nice long run of snowmaking temps, so we’ll continue building our base as we work to open more terrain. Upper Sunrise opens tomorrow and we are hoping to be able to open Lower Diamond Hill and Loggers Alley tomorrow also. Go SNOWPOWER!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Thursday, December 28, 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Highlands Open Thursday!

The gifts are unwrapped, now it's time to hit the slopes. We're open daily 9 am-9 pm for lots of skiing, riding and tubing! And the big news is... (drumroll, please!) The Highlands open Thursday!

Spend time with family, friends, and the great outdoors, plus work off some of those holiday treats (or make room for more).

SNOWPOWER Progress

Christmas brought many gifts, including the return of SNOWPOWER. Slope surfaces are refreshed and making for great runs. We are currently making a lot of snow on The Highlands - Upper Cliffhanger, Lower Wild Turkey, and Hydraulic. Did we mention The Highlands will open Thursday?! The 10-day forecast shows nothing but freezing temps - so the future is looking really bright!

New Year's Eve with FIREWORKS!

Speaking of bright, if you've never seen FIREWORKS over the slopes, you should come up for New Year's Eve. The sight of our beautiful snowy mountain lit up by sparkling fireworks is an unforgettable sight.

The fireworks start at 10 pm, but we've got Skiing, Snowboarding, and Tubing, different parties to fit everybody's style, Live Music, and FIREWORKS!

*Please note that Devils Grill is exclusive to registered overnight Wintergreen Resort guests, Wintergreen Members and their guests. 

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Sunday, December 24, 2017

SNOWPOWER Returns for Christmas!

Temps are dropping and Santa is coming. We're all getting an amazing Christmas present this year - SNOWPOWER returns tonight to refresh the surfaces and work on The Highlands and Lower Diamond!  

Santa on The Slopes

When we said temps are dropping and Santa is coming, we meant that literally. Before Santa embarks on his yearly trip around the globe, he'll make a special stop on our slopes. Today, December 24, from 12-2 pm, Jolly Old St Nick will be cruising around the slopes with Christmas cheer and candy! 

Snow Forecast

With snowmaking returning tonight, we'll be working hard to open The Highlands as soon as possible. There's even the possibility for some natural snow tonight. We don't expect much accumulation, but even flurries are a great way to celebrate Christmas. Looking farther ahead in the forecast, there's the possibility for up to 5" of snow on Friday. That means we could have POWDER next weekend!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Wishing you all the joy, hope and MAGIC of the season! Check out this timelapse video from the first few days of snowmaking this season. 



Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Sunday, December 24, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Start Your Holiday Now!

Start your holiday right - with some fun in the snow! Whether you come for the day or stay the night, we've got great holiday activities in addition the biggest attraction of all: SNOW!

Opening Weekend Recap 

Thanks to everyone who came out last weekend to kick off the season! We opened with 7 trails and by the second day we were already at 10 trails.  Those trails are holding strong with a deep base while we recharge the system and wait for temps to drop again. 

SNOWPOWER Forecast 

Forecast shows a chance for a bit of snowmaking tonight. But either way, it looks like we made it to Santa's nice list this year and we'll have a great present on Christmas - the return of SNOWPOWER! We've already made some snow on The Highlands, and we'll be going back to start finishing trails and opening new terrain as soon as possible. Stay tuned to The Blog for updates.

Stay The Night - Winter Escape

Our Winter Escape Package is an unbeatable deal. Lodging AND lift tickets, starting at just $92 per person. It's the best way to make the most of your getaway!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017

Awesome Opening Weekend!

Thanks to everyone who came out this weekend, it was a phenomenal opening weekend with lots of smiling faces! We opened with 7 trails and by the second day we were already at 10 trails. Conditions were cold and dry, resulting in a surface that was a joy to ski, ride and tube on. We’re open daily for more snow fun – come and get it!

We’ll see temps that are a bit warmer this week, but our deep base of 20”-30” won’t go away fast. Even if you don’t have snow in your backyard, don’t worry – we do! We’ve built up a lot of snow, so this week you’ll be able to enjoy it with temps that are above freezing. Shed a layer and enjoy great early season conditions.

Tubing will be closed today and tomorrow (Monday-Tuesday) to rebuild for the holiday. Tubing will open for more tubular fun on Wednesday. If you’re planning to tube, please buy tickets in advance as it is very likely that we will sell out. Tickets are available for purchase starting on Sundays for the following week.

SNOWPOWER

We have some chances for snowmaking during the next week, and rest assured, we will be ready to go at every opportunity. Colder weather will be back before you know it and we’ll get back to pumping out the white stuff.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, December 18, 2017

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Already Opening New Terrain!

It's a BEAUTIFUL morning and snowmaking has been phenomenal. Our base has increased to 20-30 inches and conditions are excellent. Come on up and enjoy! Open 9 am-9 pm.

Plus, we've been open a day and a half and we're already opening new terrain! The following trails open today:

Lift Ticket Pricing Through December 21

Tubing Is also Open

It's Virginia's largest tubing park and it opens today! We'll have six lanes open for tubular fun today and tomorrow from 12-8:30 pm. Tubing will close on Monday and Tuesday to rebuild for the holidays and will reopen Wednesday with normal hours. Please be sure to buy our tickets in advance for tubing - it always sells out!


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Saturday, December 16, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Opening Day 2017

The day we’ve all been waiting for is here! Thanks to SNOWPOWER and a ton of hard work by our snowmakers, we are now open for skiing and riding for the 2017-18 season!

Coming Soon!

We’re having a great run of SNOWPOWER – here are some more exciting openings on the horizon.

Stay The Night - Winter Escape - Starting at $92/person

Our Winter Escape Package is an unbeatable deal. This weekend, our Winter Escape rate is at its lowest of the season - get lodging AND lift tickets, starting at just $92 per person. Lift tickets alone are $59 this weekend, but if you book the Winter Escape Package, for $92 you can stay the night!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, December 15, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Opening Day is December 15!

Opening Day is THIS FRIDAY! And it is going to be a GREAT one.

SNOWPOWER has been pumping out snow since last Thursday and Mother Nature even pitched in with an additional four inches of natural snow on Saturday. In fact, we're making more snow RIGHT NOW (check our web cams). We've got tons of snow and great conditions - come get first tracks!

Opening Day - December 15, Skiing and Riding from 9 am-9 pm 

Projected trail openings will be: Upper Dobie, Lower Dobie, Potato Patch, Progression Park, Upper Cross Trail, Lower Cross Trail, Eagles Swoop. 

Lift Ticket Rates for December 15-21

Tubing

Tubing will open Saturday, December 16! Tubing hours for this weekend are Saturday-Sunday, December 16-17, 12-8:30 pm! Tickets are available to buy online now!

Stay The Night
Winter Escape - Starting at $92/person

Our Winter Escape Package is an unbeatable deal. This weekend, our Winter Escape rate is at its lowest of the season - get lodging AND lift tickets, starting at just $92 per person. Lift tickets alone are $59 this weekend, but if you book the Winter Escape Package, for $92 you can stay the night!

Book online or call - 866-470-8608!


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday, December 08, 2017

SNOWPOWER Returns

Last night we fired up SNOWPOWER at 6:43 pm and have been pumping snow onto the slopes ever since! We’re lucky to have a great snowmaking forecast for the foreseeable future: freezing or near-freezing temps both day and night. Rest assured, we will be making snow at every possible opportunity! Our snowmakers are the best. Lots of people think of SNOWPOWER as just the snowmaking system, but it’s also the people. Snowmakers, mechanics, everyone who helps us get ready for the busy winter season, all of our friends, family and fans who come enjoy the snow – they’re all a big part of SNOWPOWER. Go SNOWPOWER, Go!

Opening Day

The big announcement is: projected opening day is December 15!

We are focusing on laying down a quality base on our core slopes and making sure that we have a strong opening with great conditions. How many slopes does that mean? We’re not sure yet, but we’ll keep you up to date on this blog and on social media. Do you follow us on Facebook? We posted several live videos last night of the beginning of snowmaking. Look for more awesome updates like that in the future!

What about Tubing and The Highlands?

This year we asked Santa to bring lots of great skiing, riding, and tubing for Christmas, and we think we made his “Nice” list!

After we open with core slopes, we hope to open tubing the weekend before Christmas, and we hope to open The Highlands during the Christmas holiday period.

So wax up your skis and boards and get ready to slide – the time is coming soon!

BRING. IT. ON!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, December 08, 2017

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Book Early & Save - January Deadlines

book early and save 2017

Book 30 days in advance, save 30%!

Winter is so close! Soon it will be time to strap on your skis, your snowboard, or hop in a snow tube. This year, when you book 30 days in advance of select dates, you'll save 30% off the Daily Lodging Rate. Deadline for January dates are passing quickly, so book now to make sure you get the best deal of the season! 

Call 855-281-2493 to book! 
Not available for online booking.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Give The Gift of Wintergreen

Skip the crowds at the mall! No matter who you're shopping for, Wintergreen Gift Certificates are always a "Perfect Fit." Certificates may be redeemed for:

The "Gift of Wintergreen" is a favorite for everyone. Purchase your Gift Certificate online or call 844-817-8856 for assistance. To guarantee delivery for Christmas, please purchase by December 15, 2018.

Golf Gifts

Give the gift of better golf for 2018. Choose from five different game improvement packages that are sure to be a perfect fit for the golfer in your life! See all details.

The Old St. Nick
Buy 1 hour get ½ hour free. Limited to 1 per person unless buying for multiple people. Member: $100; Non-member: $125 ($50 of complimentary instruction)

The Kris Kringle
Buy a 3 hour lesson series & receive 1 FREE 30 minute lesson. Member: $285; Non-member: $356.25 ($50 of complimentary instruction)

The Rudolph
Buy a 6 hour lesson series & receive 1 FREE Hour lesson. Member: $540; Non-member: $675 ($81 of complimentary instruction)

The Clark Griswold
Buy a 9 hour lesson series & receive 2 FREE hours of instruction. Member: $765; Non-member: $956.25 ($153 of complimentary instruction)

New for the 2017-2018 Season! The Polar Express
Buy a 3 hour lesson series. Member: $200; Non-member: $285 THE CATCH: These lessons must be used by March 31st, 2018. ($85 savings)

Please contact Geoff Redgrave, Director of Golf, for more information and payment options, gredgrave@wintergreenresort.com or (434)325-8255.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Wintergreen Adaptive Sports in The News!

If you've visited Wintergreen, there's a good chance that you've seen Wintergreen Adaptive Sports (WAS) in action. They give lessons and help people with disabilities and medical conditions get on the snow to enjoy skiing and snowboarding.

Check out this great story in the Daily Progress about WAS!

Lessons are $60 for one session or $100 for both; the price includes a lift ticket, adaptive or regular equipment and individual instruction. Reserving your space in advance is recommended; be sure to fill out the online enrollment form at wintergreenadaptivesports.org/student-registration so WAS can match you with the right instructor. For details, visit wintergreenadaptivesports.org or call (434) 325-2007.

wintergreen adaptive sports story in the daily progress

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, November 28, 2017