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WINTERGREEN WELCOMES WOMEN WITH
APPEALING FALL AND WINTER ACTIVITIES

WINTERGREEN, Va. (September 14, 2011) – Wintergreen Resort sits atop Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and is tuned in to what active women want when planning a getaway.  An inspirational women’s wellness retreat, rejuvenating autumn spa treatments, and action-packed women’s ski clinics are on the resort’s itinerary for the next four months.

Wintergreen’s third annual “Inspirations” weekend, a retreat designed for women to learn, share and enjoy each other’s company, will take place Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 6.  Featured speakers will present topics ranging from stress management, healthful eating and gaining clarity in life, to discussion of the challenges and rewards of achieving simplicity.  Yoga classes, treatments at the Spa at Wintergreen and culinary treats round out the two-day program.  The resort has partnered with the University of Virginia Health System and Afton Mountain Vineyards to present this unique event.

Wintergreen Women’s Ski & Ride Clinics are offered in 2012 on Fridays from mid-January (20 and 27) through mid-February (10 and 17).  Geared for women who want to improve their skiing and riding skills, the clinics are taught by Wintergreen’s PSIA/AASI female instructors.  Women can enroll for a single session or for the four-part series.  The clinics are from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. with lunch and instruction included.  A one-day clinic costs $109; the four clinic series is $400.  Lift ticket and rental equipment are not included..

Women's Ski Weekend takes place February 4-5, 2012 when Wintergreen Resort and Alison Gannett team up to offer “KEEN Rippin Chix” ski camp for all levels of women’s snow sports enthusiasts.  The program includes two full days of instruction and video analysis that features Gannett’s famous steep skills toolbox instruction.  Huge prizes are awarded as part of Gannett’s sustainability trivia contest during Saturday’s post-event happy hour.  Brush up on the green and sustainability initiatives supported by Gannett and her sponsors, including KEEN, Patagonia, NEMO, Elemental Herbs and Osprey.

Instruction will focus on all levels of skiing, in a non-traditional teaching format, with several group levels covering the gamut from green runs to mastering the steeps.  The Camp price is $350 and space is limited. Discounted lift tickets and lodging are available to package purchasers.

The Spa at Wintergreen promises to rejuvenate and reenergize with soothing treatments throughout the fall and winter months.  Among the spa temptations are an 80-minute massage that also includes a Fundamental Facial or Express Manicure/Pedicure for an additional $49.  Wrap up the fall season with a Harvest Wrap, a fresh detoxifying wrap that warms body and soul, with a massage for $129.  The Spa offers a 50-minute Deep Cleansing Facial with Clarisonic for $89 or a 50-minute Lemongrass Signature Manicure and Pedicure for $70.  Purchase a gift card valued at $200 and receive a complimentary $15 voucher to spend in the Spa Boutique on the same day.

Guests are well taken care of in one of Wintergreen’s 300 villa-style condominiums and rental homes.  From studios to houses big enough to hold all your friends, most homes include a full kitchen and fireplace.  When hunger strikes, grab a gourmet sandwich or salad to go from The Market, or choose from one of Wintergreen’s half-dozen eateries.  For the best views, check out The Edge featuring casual American cuisine.  For inspired Mediterranean fare with French, Italian, Spanish, and Greek influences, don’t miss The Copper Mine Bistro.

For information on any of Wintergreen Resort’s specialty women’s programs or to reserve accommodations, call 800 266-2444 or access the web site at www.wintergreenresort.com.

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About Wintergreen Resort: Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, Va. This beautiful hideaway is the ultimate vacation and conference spot, nearly 300 condominium-style accommodations; 45 holes of championship golf; snow skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and savory dining options. The resort is located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway in beautiful central Virginia near Charlottesville, just 90 minutes from Richmond, Va., three hours from Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, N.C., five and a half hours from Philadelphia, and eight hours from Atlanta. For more information, guests can call (434) 325-2200 or visit the resort’s web site at www.wintergreenresort.com.

Media Contacts:
Dana Quillen
Wintergreen Resort
(434) 325-8150
dquillen@wintergreenresort.com                    

Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations – East
(908) 876-5100
kmoraghan@hunter-pr.com