WINTERGREEN RESORT’S ‘SNOW LICENSE PROGRAM’
IS PURE FUN FOR 5TH AND
Va. (Dec. 6, 2011) – Imagine how many different things bring smiles to the
faces of fifth and sixth graders. Add another to the list: Wintergreen Resort, for the second
consecutive season, is rolling out its Snow License Program, which offers
complimentary ski and snowboard passes to every 5th and 6th
grader in the greater Mid-Atlantic region, good for three visits throughout the
upcoming winter season. Students currently enrolled in fifth and sixth
grade (including those who are home schooled) and who reside in Virginia,
Maryland, District of Columbia, North Carolina or West Virginia are eligible.
The 5th & 6th Grade Snow
License® Program, which begins Jan. 3, 2012, is designed to encourage
skiing and snowboarding opportunities for youngsters, with a particular focus
on those who are new to winter sports.
it’s important to introduce snow sports to new audiences,” said Jay Roberts,
vice president of mountain operations for Wintergreen Resort, located in
Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, twice named "Best Ski Resort" by the
readers of WashingtonPost.com and one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier ski
areas. “This program, while innovative in our area, is part of an
industry-wide effort focused on attracting newer, younger participants and
converting them into loyal skiers and riders.”
enrolled in the Snow License program must be accompanied by a paying adult who
will receive a $15 discount off the eight-hour session lift ticket (regularly
$40) or a $10 discount off the four-hour session lift ticket (regularly
$30). An additional adult or sibling may purchase a lift ticket at the
same discounted price, while the maximum ratio is one adult per two Snow
participants and accompanying adults/siblings are eligible to purchase rental
equipment for $25 per person or $30/person for rental and a group lesson.
Rental equipment requires pre-registering from the Wintergreen Resort web site.
will need to bring a report card to validate their enrollment in fifth or sixth
grade. The program is not valid on Saturdays or the two Sundays preceding
holidays (Jan. 15 and Feb. 19), and is eligible for only one visit per week.
mountain’s hours of operation for the 2011-12 season, as they apply to the Snow
License Program, are:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except Jan. 16 and Feb. 20 when the mountain closes at 9
Wednesdays, Thursdays and non-holiday Sundays: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
for further details and to enroll in the program. Participants will be
required to submit an application, and on their first visit to Wintergreen will
need to stop by the ski office to pick up Snow License credentials. Call
434-325-8057 for more information.
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.
Resort’s award-winning ski patrol, which is dedicated to ensuring an enjoyable
and safe experience for all mountain guests, is recipient 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
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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.
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