WINTERGREEN RESORT ROLLS OUT
‘GET ON BOARD VIRGINIA!’
WINTERGREEN, Va. (Nov. 17, 2011) – If
this is the winter season that you plan to become a skier or snowboarder, or
simply sharpen your skills, Wintergreen Resort has four words for you: “Get On Board
just $49, the resort’s “Get On Board” program will enable guests to purchase a
lift ticket, rent equipment and partake in a group lesson – a value of nearly
$125 if purchased separately. The program will be in green-light mode
from 1 p.m. Sundays through close of day on Fridays, from Dec. 10 (projected
opening day of the 2011-12 ski season) through the end of the season.
wishing to take advantage of the program should visit the Wintergreen Resort
web site – www.wintergreenresort.com
– and print out the “Get On Board” coupon, which is redeemable at the cashier
window. Skiers and snowboarders with the lift ticket will be eligible to
ski the mountain’s central slopes, with runs ideally tailored for beginners.
Resort – twice named “Best Ski Resort” by readers of the Washington Post.com –
features a full complement of lessons for all ages and ability levels. A
perfect match for “Get On Board” guests is the resort’s “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.
and 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 faster.
On Board” coupons will provide skiers and snowboarders access to the mountain
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays,
Fridays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from 1 to 9 p.m. non-holiday Sundays.
The coupons are limited to groups of eight participants or fewer, and are not
redeemable Dec. 26 through Jan. 2, 2012 or the Sundays of Martin Luther King or
Presidents’ Day weekends. Coupons expire 14 days after print date (http://www.wintergreenresort.com/GetOnBoardVA/).
who don’t “Get On Board” in December should set their sights on January, which
has been officially recognized as “Snow Sports Month” in Virginia by Gov.
Robert McDonnell. In part, the proclamation states that, “participating
in recreational activities such as snow skiing is an exciting way to both stay
physically active and enjoy the beauty of winter in the Blue Ridge mountains
and...to experience the wonder and thrill of learning and participating in
winter sports in Virginia.”
offers 26 slopes on 129 skiable acres, with 23 percent perfect for
beginners. Fourteen slopes are lighted for night skiing.
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 Resort.
more information, guests can call (434) 325-2200 or visit the resort’s web site
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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. 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