WINTERGREEN RESORT UNVEILS 2011-12 SKI SEASON RATES
Va. (Oct. 19, 2011) – Wintergreen
Resort, twice named “Best Ski Resort” by readers of the Washington
Post.com, has announced an array of affordable rate and pass options for the
skier and snowboarder for the upcoming 2011-2012 winter season. With the MDA
Earth Sat Weather prediction (http://www.mdafederal.com/wx)
that the current series of cold winters will continue, with La Nina and
blocking working in tandem to chill the Midwest and east.
Individuals and students can save $40 by purchasing their season pass by Dec.
5. Individual passes are $309, while student passes are $209.
Family passes, which include four individual passes for parents and their
children, are $729 by Dec. 5, and $789 effective Dec. 6. Season passes
are valid opening day (projected to be Dec. 10) through Dec. 25, and Feb. 26
through the end of the season. Passholders save $15 off the purchase of a
lift ticket during holiday periods (Dec. 26-Jan. 2, Jan. 14-16 and Feb.
18-20). From Jan. 2 through Feb. 26, passes are valid from 12:30 p.m.
Sunday through Friday night closing.
This pass pays for itself in three visits, as an adult four-pack pass is $179,
while it is $159 for students. Passholders who present their card at the
ticket window will receive one lift ticket for that day. The same valid
date criteria, and holiday restrictions, are in place for the Four-Pack Pass as
for season passes.
Lift Tickets. Non-holiday
full-session (up to eight hours) weekday rates are $50 for adults and $40 for
youths (ages 6-12) and seniors (ages 65 and older), and $70 and $55,
respectively, for weekends and holidays. Lift tickets for half sessions
(up to four hours), extended sessions (9 a.m. to close if night skiing is
available) and night sessions (5 p.m. to close) also are available, as well as
flex tickets for both eight- and four-hour increments.
mountain’s hours of operation for the 2011-12 season are:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except Dec. 26, Jan. 16 and Feb. 20 when the mountain
closes at 9 p.m.)
and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (except Dec. 26, Jan. 16 and Feb. 20 when the mountain
closes at 9 p.m.)
five and under are free with a paying adult, while military discounts are
available. In addition, the resort’s WintergreenU program offers pass
options for college students. Check it out at www.wintergreenresort.com/college-specials.
Rossignol rental equipment is available for skiers and snowboarders, and the
rental shop is now paperless so that rentals are processed
electronically. Pre-registering online (www.wintergreenresort.com/rentals/)
for rentals is free and gets the skier and snowboarder on the snow
complement of lessons also is available for all ages and ability levels.
There is even a “Guaranteed Learn to Ski & Ride” lesson where the
Wintergreen staff guarantees that skiers (ages 6 and older) and riders (ages 8
and older) will be turning and stopping by the end of the first lesson.
More information is available at www.wintergreenresort.com/Guaranteed-Learn-to-Ski/.
and snowboarders, Wintergreen offers 26 slopes on 129 skiable acres with two
high-speed chairlifts. The resort features the region’s most extensive terrain,
with ample slopes for beginners, intermediates and experts alike.
Fourteen slopes are lighted for night skiing and the resort’s longest run is
1.4 miles. Two terrain parks and the region’s top snowtubing park add to
the winter recreational offerings.
Ski Patrol, which is dedicated to ensuring an enjoyable and safe experience for
all mountain guests, has been named the winner of the Outstanding Large Alpine
Patrol Award for 2010-11 by the National Ski Patrol. The 130-member,
all-volunteer organization is primarily responsible for the rescue and
emergency care of customers, employees and visitors to Wintergreen
For more on
the upcoming ski season, visit www.wintergreenresort.com
and click on “Winter
Sports,” or call 434/325-2100. For information on ski-and-stay lodging
packages, visit the property’s web site or call (800)
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Wintergreen Resort: Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season resort
located atop 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.
Hunter Public Relations – East