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Monday, February 27, 2017

Think COLD!

Today we are open 9 am-5 pm for skiing and riding! This rollercoaster winter continues, and our snow crews continue their amazing work. Snow conditions are spring-like and we are watching the weather daily to make the most of it.

Skiing and Riding – Open daily 9 am- 5 pm through the end of the season.

Night Skiing – Over for the season. 

Tubing – Against all odds, the miracle workers on our snow crews were able to rebuild a limited number of lanes this weekend for tubing. Tubing will be closed midweek and we will reevaluate on Thursday if we can open it back up for next weekend.

Snowmaking – Saturday night brought back cold temps and we were able to fit in some limited snowmaking on Saturday and Sunday. Looking into our crystal ball, there is a chance for some limited snowmaking on Friday.

Thanks to everyone who came out this past weekend to enjoy the snow. Keep thinking COLD thoughts!

highlands slope panorama february 27, 2017

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, February 27, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Important Operational Updates

Winter is winding down and that means changes to our operational schedule.

  • Night skiing ends Friday, February 24. Open daily 9 am-5 pm through the end of the season
  • Ridgely’s Fun Park will be open Saturday and Sunday, February 25-26
  • Season Passes are now valid daily

Lift Ticket Rates Saturday-Sunday, February 25-26

  • 8-Hour Lift Ticket: Adult $69, Youth/Senior $59
  • 4-Hour Lift Ticket: Adult $59, Youth/Senior $49
  • 4-Hour tickets available anytime

Ski With a Patroller Day This Saturday

Wintergreen's award-winning Ski Patrol is responsible for first aid and assistance to visitors and employees of Wintergreen Resort. This Saturday, February 25, is Ski with a Patroller Day – if you have ever thought of becoming a ski patroller, this is your chance to see what it’s like! 

Becoming a Ski Patroller includes great perks like first tracks and beautiful sunrises, but the best reason to do it is to help keep skiers and riders safe. This includes being fully trained for emergencies, but also being proactive to avoid accidents.  It’s a wonderful service that we are all tremendously grateful for!

Interested in Ski With a Patroller Day? Please contact Wintergreen Ski Patrol Recruiter David Carroll to sign up, davidscarroll@comcast.netor 804-304-8721.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, February 24, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Spring Skiing is Here!

Spring skiing is like the cherry on top of a sundae, the kiss at the end of a date, or the victory lap after a big win. It's that little extra celebration of the end of another winter season.

Spring skiing is also your reward for braving the harsher aspects of winter. It's your reward for bundling up through the cold months, for guarding against chapped lips and icicles in your hair. Spring skiing lets you leave all that behind and just come play in the snow!

Warmer temps, longer days, quieter slopes and great deals -- what's not to love?

Bear's Eye View of Winter

Everyone at Wintergreen certainly loves spring skiing and riding, including everyone's favorite bear: Ridgely! Josh and Ellen caught up with Ridgely last week and got a bear's eye view of winter.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Thank You For a Great Holiday Weekend!

A big thanks to everyone who came out this holiday weekend! Lots of fun was had by all -- skiing, riding and tubing on great snow with spring skiing temps.

The weather may be a bit warmer than usual but we still have a lot of snow and almost all of our trails are open. Despite temperature challenges, snowmakers (or should we call them snow magicians?) are working hard to deliver an enjoyable surface. Their hard work has paid off, we have maximized snow production at every turn and preserved trails and conditions to an amazing degree. Keep an eye on The Slope Report and keep thinking cold.

In the meantime --now is the time to enjoy some spring skiing!

Why is Spring Skiing Great?

  • Warmer Temps – No need to wear your ski mask or take breaks to warm up. Milder temps will have you peeling off your heavy outer layers and enjoying the freedom of skiing in a light fleece.
  • Longer Days – As we edge toward the first day of Spring, we’re adding a few more minutes of sunlight every day. More daytime on the slopes!
  • Soak Up Some Vitamin D – More sun means you can soak up more bone-strengthening, cancer-fighting Vitamin D. Just make sure you wear sunscreen so you don’t get a sunburn!
  • Quieter Slopes – Some people forget that we still have snow, so it’s less crowded most days. You’ll breeze through lines and have lots of room to carve your own lines in the snow. You’ll feel like you own the slopes!
  • Great Deals – Our Ski & Ride More Package includes lodging and lift tickets from 9 am day of arrival until 5 pm day of departure. That’s 8 extra hours on the slopes, and rates start at just $89 per person! See Ski & Ride More details

spring skiing is great at wintergreen

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, February 20, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

More Terrain Opening Today?!

Can it be true? Have our snowmakers worked wonders yet again? Of course!

SNOWPOWER had another phenomenal run this week, pumping out tons of snow to ensure great snow surfaces this weekend. The big surprise is: Lower Cliffhanger reopens today! The weather looks great all weekend long, temps in the 50s with mostly clear skies.

weather presidents day weekend

Take advantage of the long weekend – when you come up to Wintergreen you feel like you’re a world away. Don't have lodging booked yet? We're pretty full but we might be able to squeeze you in! Holiday weekends usually have a 2-night minimum, but we have a few holes to fill on Sunday night so you could luck out! Call 866-470-8608!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Saturday, February 18, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Presidents' Weekend!

Wintergreen snowmakers were back at it yesterday, using SNOWPOWER to blanket the slopes for the weekend. The snow guns will continue blasting snow through tomorrow morning, ensuring refreshed surfaces for the long weekend. Temps are forecast to warm up, which means comfortable temps and great sliding surfaces for skiing, riding, and tubing all weekend long! 

  • 32"+ Base with Fantastic Conditions
  • Rail Jam on Sunday - after intense snowmaking, the Terrain Parks have been completely rebuilt with lots of new features
  • NASTAR on Saturday and Sunday
  • Women's Ski Clinic on Sunday
  • Tubing - Purchase tickets in advance as sessions often sell out
  • Ridgely's Fun Park - Open Saturday and Sunday
  • Ice Skating - Open Friday night, Saturday and Sunday
  • Live Music at The Edge this weekend includes: Greg Ward Project, Pat Anderson, and The Sally Rose Band

See you on the slopes! 

Last Minute Lodging

Don't have lodging booked yet? We're pretty full but we might be able to squeeze you in! Holiday weekends usually have a 2-night minimum, but we have a few holes to fill on Friday and Sunday nights so you could luck out! Call 866-470-8608!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Powder of Love

Yesterday, The Blue Ridge Express transformed into The Lift to Love from 1-4 pm. Popular love songs filled the air, a hearts-and-flowers decorated archway formed over the singles lift lines, and speed daters took their chances at finding "The Powder of Love."

Cupid and The Captain of Love were on hand to facilitate the event. Cupid's arrow struck many unsuspecting skiers and snowboarders who were then persuaded to join in on the fun. Before we knew it, singles and couples alike were joining the event. After all, Valentine's Day celebrates all kinds of love, from love for a significant other, friends and family, or just love of snowsports!

Participants were given Hershey's kisses from Cupid's kissing booth, but some took the kissing booth a bit more literally. A drawing will be held to give away a date at Bold Rock Hard Cider to one lucky participant. Participants - don't forget to sign up for the drawing!

An amazing time was had by all, and Wintergreen would like to thank everyone who helped make the event a huge success, from Cupid and the whole crew who ran the event, to all the participants who were such great sports!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

You Have To See It To Believe It!

It’s amazing what our team of snowmakers can do! It’s been a roller coaster of temperatures lately, but we have been ready at every turn to make the most of cold spells and turn it into lots of snow. If you need to see it to believe it, check out the pictures below that were taken this morning! Better yet, come see for yourself – blue bird skies and new surfaces.

The week ahead is full of snowmaking opportunities. We cranked up SNOWPOWER last night at 1 am, and made snow until noon. And we’ll be back at it tonight. Then we should be able to make snow Wednesday night through Friday.

What does that mean for you? Great snow conditions all week that continue through the holiday weekend. Next weekend may be a bit warmer, but all that will mean is warmer air above all our great snow. 

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, February 13, 2017

Thursday, February 09, 2017

SNOWPOWER is Back!!

Temps dropped and we were ready. SNOWPOWER came roaring back early this morning and we are blanketing the slopes with fresh fluffy white stuff for the weekend! Slopes will be refreshed and ready for a great winter weekend of skiing, riding and tubing! Keep an eye on the Slope Report, you may even see some slope additions!

Presidents’ Weekend

Another winter classic is on the horizon: Presidents’ Weekend is February 17-20. We’re seeing nighttime snowmaking temps next week which will make for a special looong weekend full of great snow and winter fun. In addition to excellent skiing, riding and tubing, we have wonderful activities planned, including Demo Days by Freestyle, Wintergreen Rail Jam, great music slopeside, live entertainment at The Edge, and NASTAR!

It’s too soon to be completely confident of the weather next weekend but we’re seeing seasonable temps and clear skies in the forecast.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, February 10, 2017

Monday, February 06, 2017

Valentine's Day Chairlift Speed Dating!

This Valentine's Day, discover The Powder of Love on top of the mountain at Wintergreen Resort.

On February 14, The Blue Ridge Express becomes The Lift to Love from 1-4 pm. We'll have a separate line for speed dating, we'll pair you up and send you off with a card full of conversation starters to make talking easy. Remember, you both already have snowsports in common, and have fun!

If you don't discover The Powder of Love with your match, simply part ways after unloading the lift and try again after your next run. If you find a chairlift love connection, continue skiing together or meet up later. Who knows, dinner may be on someone else!

Whether you find your Snow Match or not, this will be a low-pressure, fun event with Hershey kisses for all daters and a special visit from Cupid!

This event is free with a valid lift ticket.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, February 06, 2017

Friday, February 03, 2017

Ideal Winter Weekend Ahead

The air is crisp, the snow is fresh, and all we need now is you! Conditions are some of the best we've had this season, so don't miss it!

Tons of snowmaking over the last week has allowed us to open and reopen almost all of our terrain. If you check our Slope Report, you’ll be happy to see lots of open trails and continued snowmaking. We’ll have strong snowmaking throughout this weekend, with some daytime snowmaking on open trails to build our base and keep the surface super slidable.

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for these great upcoming events: 

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, February 03, 2017

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Wintergreen Will Agrees With Punxsutawney Phil!

It's Groundhog Day and here at Wintergreen we have our own resident weatherman, er, we mean weather animal. Move over Punxsutawney Phil there's a new cuddly creature in town -- Wintergreen Will -- and he who knows just how much winter fun we have in store. Watch the video at the end of this blog for a special appearance by Wintergreen Will.

Wintergreen Will's prediction: AT LEAST 6 more weeks of fun on the slopes!

So now is a great time to visit. Conditions are ideal!

Ski & Ride More Midweek

Want eight extra hours on the slopes? This midweek twist on our classic Winter Escape package includes a lift ticket that starts at 9 am day of arrival. That's eight extra hours of skiing and riding for the same price! Plus, midweek you'll find wide open slopes, almost no lift lines, and more time on the snow! See all details

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Thursday, February 02, 2017