MARCH MOUNTAIN MADNESS TO DESCEND UPON WINTERGREEN RESORT
From Mardi Gras to Easter
celebrations, there’s something for everyone
Va. (Feb. 19, 2013) — March Madness isn’t limited to the college
basketball courts as Wintergreen
Resort, Virginia’s premier Blue Ridge Mountain vacation destination, is
unveiling plans for an impressive month-long celebration that will bid adieu to
winter, usher in spring and include a weekend-long Easter
Here is a
Mardi Gras Weekend (Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3). The annual
Mardi Gras celebration gets underway Friday and will feature the Wintergreen
Slopestyle (part of the winter terrain park series), which is open to skiers
and boarders of all ages. During the weekend, guests will be able to
enjoy campfires at Discovery Ridge, with s’more kits available, racing against
the clock on the NASTAR course on Saturday and Saturday, opportunities to ride
The Zip, and time for the kids to enjoy Ridgely’s Fun Park.
One of the
weekend’s highlights comes on Saturday when Wintergreen Adaptive Sports
(WAS) holds its annual Mardi Gras event, which will include recognition of
students and volunteers, the traditional costume parade, tubing races and a
synchronized ski contest. Of course, the mountain will be open for skiing
and riding from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 9
p.m. on Sunday, while tubing at The Plunge is available as well. Live
entertainment will begin at 9:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday in The Edge, and
DJs will entertain guests on Saturday and Sunday outside Skyline
Pavilion. More information on Saturday’s Mardi Gras celebration is
available at http://skiwas.org/special-events/mardi-gras/.
(Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 10). Here’s the opportunity to enjoy
great spring skiing and riding, while enjoying plenty of other “Spring Fling”
activities, including the fifth and final Rail Jam of the season and NASTAR
Slide & Splash Bash Weekend (Friday, March to Sunday, March 17).
Wintergreen Resort’s end-of-winter ritual includes music, food, skiing, riding,
Terrain Park Party on Saturday, all capped by the annual Pond Skimming Event,
which runs 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Pond skimming prizes will be awarded
for best costume, creativity, distance, style, and crowd participation – a
roaring crowd counts for 20 percent of one’s score.
(Friday, March to Sunday, March 31). Wintergreen’s annual
“Egg-stravaganza” offers up a full weekend of festivities, including a
traditional egg hunt and bonnet parade, craft workshops and egg decorating, and
Bunny Hop 5K around the Devils Knob Golf Course. An Easter morning
worship service will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, while a brunch buffet is
available after the Bonnet Parade, Top Hat Parade and Egg Hunt.
Resort offers room rates based on the type of accommodations, ranging from
studios to multi-bedroom houses.
information on Wintergreen Resort, visit www.wintergreenresort.com.
For specific information on March events at Wintergreen, visit www.wintergreenresort.com/March-2013/.
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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, 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.
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