Learn A Winter Sport At Wintergreen Resort
Va. (Dec. 19, 2011) – Wintergreen
Resort, twice named “Best Ski Resort” by readers of WashingtonPost.com, is
doing its part to embrace a growing national trend of introducing snow sports
to new audiences. While innovative in the Mid-Atlantic region,
Wintergreen Resort’s multiple programs are part of a national industry-wide
effort to attract newer participants – no matter the age or ability level – and
convert them into loyal skiers and riders.
Wintergreen’s ski and ride and the holiday seasons in full bloom, now is an
ideal opportunity for individuals looking to learn (or even improve upon) a
winter sport to take advantage of the array of options available. Here is
a closer look:
- Guaranteed Learn to Ski or Snowboard. 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: www.wintergreenresort.com/Guaranteed-Learn-to-Ski/.
- Group Lessons (Beginner and Intermediate). Beginner ski and snowboard group lessons (ages 8 and
older) are for those who have never skied or snowboarded before or have
only tried either sport a few times. Lessons are 75 minutes and are
taught throughout the day. The cost is just $36, and those who rent
their equipment at Wintergreen save 50 percent on their group
lesson. In addition, Mighty-Mite Beginner Group Ski Lessons, for
ages 6 to 7, also are readily available, as are private lessons.
More information: www.wintergreenresort.com/Snowsports-School/.
- 5th & 6th Grade Snow License® Program. This program, which begins Jan. 2, is designed to
encourage skiing and snowboarding opportunities for youngsters and provides
free lift tickets to youths currently enrolled in fifth and sixth graders
(including those who are home schooled) who reside in Virginia, Maryland,
District of Columbia, North Carolina or West Virginia. More
- Home School Program. Since home schoolers may have the flexibility to take
advantage of weekday visits – meaning shorter lift lines and more runs –
this program, valid Tuesdays through Thursdays starting Jan. 3, provides
discounted lift tickets, rentals and group lessons, plus a free tubing
session at The Plunge Snow Tubing Park. More information: www.wintergreenresort.com/Home-Schools/.
- “Get on Board Virginia!” For just $49, the “Get on Board Virginia!”
program enables guests to purchase a lift ticket, rent equipment and
partake in a group lesson – a value of nearly $125 if purchased
separately. The program is in effect Mondays through Fridays January
2 through the end of the season. Those wishing to take advantage of
the program should visit the Wintergreen Resort web site and print out the
“Get On Board” coupon, which is redeemable at the cashier window.
More information: www.wintergreenresort.com/GetOnBoardVA/.
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
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
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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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