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Many Ways to Ring In the New Year at Wintergreen Resort

WINTERGREEN, Va. (Dec. 1, 2011) – Ring in 2012 Wintergreen Resort–style this year!  Set atop Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains near Skyline Drive, the long-favored retreat has a party to fit every style:  intimate dinner for two, dynamic dance party celebration, and a slew of exciting activities for kids of every age. All events require advance reservations. 

Toast the new year at Copper Mine Bistro with an elegant dinner suitable for celebrating the turning of the calendar page.  Wintergreen’s chefs will prepare prime rib, Chilean sea bass, filet mignon and other temptations. Music by Joe Pettus and the Soul Shakers will begin at 9 pm and last through midnight. Dinner will be served from 5:30-9:30 pm; for reservations call 434/325-8090. 

Revel at Devils Grill at the top of the mountain. The festive New Year’s Eve menu invites with ginger snap crusted grouper, steak frites, veal chop, and Angus filet, all served with accompanying light jazz music from 8 pm until midnight. Dinner starts at 5:30 pm; for reservations call 434/325-8100. 

Dance the year away at The Edge, Wintergreen’s neighborhood hangout perched literally at the edge of the mountain. The Edge will spotlight its winter menu and the dynamic dance band Sweet Justice playing favorite rock and roll tunes from yesteryears. The band will play from 9:30 pm through midnight. Dinner will be offered from 5:30-10 pm; for reservations call 434/325-8080. 

Enjoy the New Year’s Eve Italian Buffet in Commonwealth Ballroom with family and friends and then move on to your own party or join one of Wintergreen’s planned bashes! The hearty winter fare will feature antipasto, Caesar salad bar, grilled vegetables, and a pasta station with chicken, shrimp, meatballs, clams, mushrooms, three homemade sauces, and assorted holiday desserts. Cash bar and wine service will be available. Adults $38; children 6-12 $19; six and under $9. Dinner offered from 6:30-8 pm; for reservations call 434/325-8143. 

New Year’s Eve is for kids, too.  Wintergreen’s mountain top Treehouse welcomes children ages 4-12 from 7:30 pm-12:30 am for a full, fun evening of games, movies with popcorn, party favors, pizza and ice cream.  The evening is priced at $69 per child. Call 434-325- 8179 for reservations. 

An Interactive Teen Hip Hop rocks on the evening at Wintergreen’s Teen Discovery Ridge Adventure Center welcoming ages 13-17.  This New Year’s Eve countdown electrifies the crowd with x box, Wii, Rock Band, Guitar Hero, mechanical bull and way more. Refreshments and sparking juices are on tap, plus competitions and plenty of wicked prizes awarded every hour. Priced at $40 per person and for members’ teenagers $35.  The Hip Hop opens 7 pm and lasts until 12:30 am; reservations may be made at 434/325-8180. 

Located in the heart of Central Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Wintergreen Resort claims the most thrilling winter playground in the Mid-Atlantic. This beautiful 11,000-acre mountain top hideaway has spectacular natural vistas and offers the ultimate winter vacation or weekend getaway, with world-class skiing, charming lodging and enticing dining options. 

For skiers and snowboarders, Wintergreen offers 26 slopes on 129 skiable acres with two high-speed chairlifts. The resort features the region’s most extensive beginner-to-expert terrain, with 23 percent beginner, 35 percent intermediate and 42 percent advanced/expert. 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 accent the winter recreational offerings. 

Accommodations at Wintergreen Resort include 300 villa-style condominiums and rental homes, from studio suites to seven-bedroom homes, each offering a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable living area, most with fireplaces and a balcony or deck. 

For more information, access the web site at www.wintergreenresort.com. For overnight accommodations, call toll-free at 800/266-2444.

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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, with 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