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WINTERGREEN, Va.  (August 6, 2012) — There’s plenty to discover at Wintergreen Resort, in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, this Columbus Day weekend as family-friendly encounters are the focus at Discovery Ridge Adventure Center, October 5-8. 

Wintergreen has mapped out a weekend full of activities that launch Friday evening (8 pm) with   Campfire and Storytelling by Kathy Coleman at the Discovery Ridge Fire Pit.   

Discovery Ridge Adventure Center will be open all day Saturday and offer complimentary entertainment that includes the Cake Donut and Apple Cider Social and Fall Harvest Cookie Decorating.  

Columbus never experienced scenic chairlift rides on the Blue Ridge Express but Wintergreen guests can make the uplifting trip. Tickets are $5 for ages 13 and older, $3 ages six to 12, and complimentary for ages five and under.  Tickets may be purchased at the resort’s front desk and at the top of Blue Ridge Express.  

Wintergreen’s signature Zipline above the treetops and the downhill Plunge add some thrill to any visit.  The Zip is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm. Wooded hiking trails trace the property and provide spectacular vistas for leisurely walks, more energetic treks, or a guided hike lead by naturalists from the Wintergreen Nature Foundation. 

Saturday evening features a family movie on the big screen at Ridgely’s Fun Park, complimentary popcorn included.    

Interdenominational worship will be offered Sunday morning at 9:00 am. 

Discovery Ridge Adventure Center, Zipline, The Plunge, and numerous other Wintergreen amenities such as golf, tennis, and The Spa At Wintergreen will be available throughout the weekend.  Wintergreen Resort requires that all children age 11 and under be accompanied by an adult for all activities. 

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 additional information and reservations please call 1-800-266-2444 or visit 

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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 

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Betsy Dunkerton
Wintergreen Resort
(434) 325-8148
Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations – East
(908) 876-5100