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INAUGURAL HIKE WINTERGREEN DEBUTS ON JUNE 2
FOR NATIONAL TRAIL DAYS
  

WINTERGREEN, Va.  (April 5, 2012) Wintergreen Resort and The Wintergreen Nature Foundation, atop Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, will debut “Hike Wintergreen” as part of National Trail Day, also referred to as “America’s largest TRAILgating party” on Saturday, June 2.  

Hike Wintergreen will feature four diverse trails with varying levels of difficulty and terrain to provide hiking opportunities for the novice as well as advanced trailblazer.  The hikes include: 

  • Appalachian Amble is an interpretive hike for adventurers of all ages  (1 mile) 
  • Cliffs Challenge is a guided hike for able adventurers (1.5 miles) 
  • Wintergreen Highland is for intermediate adventurers (6.5 miles) 
  • Devils Walkabout is for advanced adventurer (14 miles) 
  • Perimeter Purgatory is a difficult to advanced trail running experience (14 miles)  

Registration is now available by completing the packet and sending it in or over the phone at (434) 325-8180.  The event has varying rates for adults, children, Nelson County students and families.  Registrants prior to May 15 receive a Hike Wintergreen t-shirt.  All hikes start from the Discovery Ridge Adventure Center, which will have a variety of beverages, sandwiches and snacks available for purchase from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Wintergreen’s Zipline and summer tubing will operate from 12 – 6 p.m. on June 2.  

As a complimentary bonus Wintergreen Resort will provide one 30-minute summer tubing session per registered participant on one day only, June 2.  Tickets for tubing will be available day of event at check-in. Tubing is limited to 25 people per session and is restricted to participants 42-inches or taller.  

All Hike Wintergreen net proceeds will benefit the Nelson County Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund. For a complete schedule of festivities and locations, call (434) 325-2200 for more information or visit www.wintergreenresort.com/hike-wintergreen.  

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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, 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. 

Media Contacts:
Betsy Dunkerton
Wintergreen Resort
(434) 325-8150
bdunkerton@wintergreenresort.com
 

Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations – East
(908) 876-5100
kmoraghan@hunter-pr.com