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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Winter Update

Despite the current temps, it is still winter and we still have snow! We’ve built up a good base and we are dealing well with the current weather. We will keep you apprised with slope changes on the Slope Report. Rest assured, we will come back with SNOWPOWER as soon as temperatures allow!

Skiing, riding and tubing is surely not a trivial pursuit, but there are quite a number of facts about Wintergreen that you may not know. So study the following and prepare to impress your friends, family and neighbors with your Wintergreen smarts!

Inquiring Minds Want To Know… Wintergreen Trivia!

Q. Who has more high speed 6-pack chairlifts, the entire state of Montana or Wintergreen?

A. Wintergreen, of course! Montana only has one six-pack in the entire state – Wintergreen boasts two 6-pack high speed lifts.

Q. How many chairs are on the Highlands Express?

A. 43

Q. How fast does Highlands Express travel?

A. The lift can travel up to 1,100 feet per minute, but usually travels at 900 feet per minute

Q. Per every 1000 feet of increased elevation, how many degrees does temperature drop?

A. 3.5 degrees for every 1000 feet of elevation. For Wintergreen, this translates to 10 degrees cooler than surrounding areas.

Q. In optimal conditions during a 24 hour period, how much snow can Wintergreen put down in a football field?

A. 37 feet

Q. Wintergreen’s associates represent how many different countries?

A. 12 including the U.S.! Our associates also come from Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Colombia, Philippines, Russia, Germany, South Africa and Jamaica

Q. Can you name some famous faces that have been seen at Wintergreen?

  • Paul Ryan (Speaker of the House and was Republican Party nominee for Vice President running with Mitt Romney)
  • Lady Bird Johnson (former First Lady and wife of Lyndon B. Johnson)
  • President Bill Clinton
  • Vice President Al Gore
  • Phil and Steve Mahre (twin brothers and former World Cup alpine ski racers)
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Amy Carter (daughter of President Jimmy Carter)
  • Willard Scott (media personality and former weatherman for the Today Show)
  • Billy Kidd (former world cup alpine ski racer and was a board member for Special Olympics)
  • Greg LeMond (former professional road racing cyclist who won the Tour de France, but not the Tour de Trump)

Q. Where is the best place to view sunrise?

A. Take your pick –  

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Thursday, January 19, 2017