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Monday, January 27, 2020

Monday, Fun-day!

The sun is up. The snowguns made snow all night. The groomers have prepared a beautiful corduroy carpet. We’re checking the lifts. The coffee is perked. We’re ready – where are you?

Slope conditions: Today we have 14 slopes open with a machine groomed corduroy surface. The base is 30 inches.

Lifts: Four lifts open

Weather forecast: Today will be mostly cloudy with highs in the low 40’s. Looks like we’ll be making snow for the next five nights – COOL!

Click here for the weather forecast.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

Midweek Fun

When’s the best time to ski and ride? Midweek, of course! Virtually no lift lines and you’ll own the slopes. And we make it easy to come midweek. Mondays are Hero Days for our military and first responders; Monday through Thursday are Student Daze; and Thursdays are Locals Night - where everyone is a local! There’s plenty of winter left, make the most of it at Wintergreen.

See you on the slopes.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Monday, January 27, 2020

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Beautiful Morning for Snow Fans!

Afternoon Report

It's been an absolutely beautiful day on the slopes. If you missed it, tomorrow's going to be a repeat, so come early and get in first tracks. Perhaps a PTO day?

Morning Report

The stage is set. Yesterday was great and today will be better. We were out all night making snow and grooming the slopes. Your white carpet awaits.

Slope conditions: Today we have 14 slopes open with a machine groomed corduroy surface. The base is 30 inches.

Lifts: Four lifts open

Weather forecast: Today will be mostly sunny with temps in the high 30’s. Looks like we’ll be making snow for the next five nights – maybe more!

Click here for the weather forecast.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

Weekend Fun

If the kids need a break, head to Discovery Ridge for the Ninja Warrior Challenge. The challenge runs on the hour from 1-4 pm. Or check out the scavenger hunt around the Mountain Inn and Blue Ridge Terrace – start your quest at the Membership office.

We have plenty of options to tame your tummy. Up at Devils Grill, Chef Brenna has been getting rave reviews of her new Sunday brunch menu. One of the benefits for staying in Wintergreen lodging (and being a Member), is you have access to dining at Devils Grill. Check it out!

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Sunday, January 26, 2020

Saturday, January 25, 2020

We can see clearly now


Afternoon Update

We have had a great day on the slopes and we still have until 9pm. Snowmaking returns tonight so we will wake up to a fresh surface on the slopes. Conditions are great and mother nature helped fill up our water tanks yesterday so we are ready to make snow whenever temps allow. 

Make sure you join us at The Edge tonight for some live music from 9pm-12am with Jacob Paul Allen playing with Due South

Morning Report

The rain from the system yesterday is long gone and we woke up to bright sunshine. The slopes are in great condition and we are skiing and riding until 9pm tonight. In case you didn't hear Highlands opened yesterday with Upper Cliffhanger, Hydraulic, and Lower Wild Turkey. 

Some of you may be waking up to thick fog but so you know we are above the weather and it's a beautiful day up here. 

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Slope conditions: Today we have 14 slopes open with a machine groomed corduroy surface. The average base is 30 inches.

Lifts: Four lifts open

Weather forecast: Today we will have lots of sunshine and temps hovering around 45. 

Click here for the weather forecast.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

Weekend Fun

On Saturday and Sunday family fun includes a Ninja Warrior Challenge down at Discovery Ridge and a scavenger hunt around the Mountain Inn and Blue Ridge Terrace – start your quest at the Membership office.

Of course there will be live music, plenty of dining, snacking and sipping options, and more! Enjoy your weekend at Wintergreen.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Saturday, January 25, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020

Big News: Highlands Opens Today - Now That’s SNOWPOWER!

Do you hear the drum roll and trumpet fanfare? It’s true, Highlands will open terrain today with a delayed opening! Stay tuned. It’s been a long wait for our expert skiers, and our snowmakers have been chomping at the bit to get Highlands open and they're making it happen. So come out for first tracks on Upper Cliff, Hydraulic, and Lower Wild Turkey.

Of course, we’ll continue to make snow on the rest of the slopes. We’re fighting for every flake! 

Slope conditions: Today we have 14 slopes open with a machine groomed corduroy surface. The base is 28 inches.

Lifts: Four lifts open

Weather forecast: Today will bring light rain during the day and temps hovering around 40, so dress for drizzle. The sun will be all day on Saturday and snowmaking will be back Saturday night. All good things!

Click here for the weather forecast.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

Weekend Fun

Friday brings a special visit from the Virginia Distillery Co. Enjoy complimentary tastings as you learn about their journey from a dream to a nationally distributed producer of amazing whisky.

On Saturday and Sunday family fun includes a Ninja Warrior Challenge down at Discovery Ridge and a scavenger hunt around the Mountain Inn and Blue Ridge Terrace – start your quest at the Membership office.

The Nature Foundation hosts their speaker series on Friday with a presentation on folklore and technology and their impact on weather forecast methods.

Of course there will be live music, plenty of dining, snacking and sipping options, and more! Enjoy your weekend at Wintergreen.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Friday, January 24, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

More Breaking News: Highlands Opens Tomorrow!

It’s always fun to bring good news to our snow fans and we have great news for today -  tomorrow we'll be opening terrain on Highlands! It’s been a long wait for our expert skiers, so come out for first tracks.

We’re still making snow and fighting for every flake! It’s going to be a great day on the mountain, temps in the low 40’s and mostly sunny skies.

Slope conditions: Today we have 11 slopes open with a machine groomed corduroy surface. The base is 28 inches.

Lifts: Three lifts open

Weather forecast: Today will be partly sunny with temps in the low 40’s. It’s a good day for layers to keep you comfortable. Stop by Outdoor Elements in the Mountain Inn. Maddie is a great resource for the latest fashions and the best ways to stay warm this winter.

The forecast for the weekend is a mixed bag, but we will most likely have a frozen mix. Saturday brings back the sunshine and will stick around through the middle of next week.

Click here for the weather forecast.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more! 

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Thursday, January 23, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Breaking News: More Terrain Open for Today!

SNOWPOWER is on the move and the wizards of snow have worked hard resulting in an earlier than expected opening of Lower Diamond, Add one more check to the list of open terrain!

Lots of good reports from our guests yesterday – conditions were great for skiing and snowboarding and today will be a repeat. Do I hear a PTO day is in order!

More good news for the weekend. Keep your fingers crossed, we hope to have terrain on Highlands opened this weekend.

Snowmaking: SNOWPOWER is on the move getting stronger and stronger. We’re taking advantage of the weather building our base and expanding open terrain. Lower Diamond opens today and we’re working to get terrain open on Highlands this weekend! Snowmaking temps should hold until Thursday. We’ll take a short break and fire back up on Saturday/Sunday. Not surprising, the extended forecast is jumping all over the place, we’ll keep you informed as weather patterns become firm. 

Slope conditions: Today we have 11 slopes open  with a machine groomed corduroy surface. The base is 28 inches.

Lifts: Three lifts open

Weather forecast: Today will be a beautiful day with blue bird skies and the high near 40. It’s a good day for layers to keep you comfortable. Stop by Outdoor Elements in the Mountain Inn and let Maddie show you the most up to date ways to stay warm this winter.

Click here for the weather forecast.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more! 

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Cool, Crisp, and Sunny

Afternoon Report

Lots of good reports from our guests – conditions are great for skiing and snowboarding and tomorrow will be a repeat of today. Do I hear a PTO day is in order!

Snowmaking continues to wield SNOWPOWER. When you think about how far we’ve come in a week, it’s amazing. Keep your fingers crossed, we hope to have terrain on Highlands opened this weekend. Plus Lower Diamond may open as early as Thursday. Great guns of snow!

Snowmaking temps should hold until Thursday. We’ll take a short break and fire back up on Saturday/Sunday. Not surprising, the extended forecast is jumping all around, we’ll keep you informed as weather patterns become firm.

Morning Report

Another picture perfect winter day is in store for us today – bright sun, temps reaching the low 30’s with some light wind. Come play in our snow!

Snowmaking: SNOWPOWER is on the move getting stronger and stronger. We’re taking advantage of the weather building our base and expanding open terrain. In case you didn’t hear, the snow team has moved over to Highlands and is pumping out lots and lots of snow. Stay tuned for the opening of our expert slopes. 

Slope conditions: Today we have ten slopes open  with a machine groomed corduroy surface. The base has increased to 28 inches.

Lifts: Three lifts open

Weather forecast: Today will be a beautiful day with blue bird skies and temps in the low 30’s. It’s a good day for layers to keep you comfortable. Stop by Outdoor Elements in the Mountain Inn and let Maddie show you the most up to date ways to stay warm this winter.

Click here for the weather forecast.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more! 

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020

Breaking News – Four More Trails Open Today, January 20!

Afternoon Report

MORE BREAKING NEWS: Making Snow on Highlands!

Did you hear the roar? Did you hear the cheer? We started snowmaking on Highlands this morning! We'll keep you updated on the progress.

Morning Report

SNOWPOWER is on the move and gaining strength. With the cold temps that came in yesterday, our team was out all day and night pumping out beautiful white snow. The result - today we open with FOUR more slopes - Upper Tyro, Tequila, Upper Sunrise, and Lower Sunrise! That’s a total of 10 trails for your skiing and riding pleasure.

It’s a holiday today and many school have a teacher workday tomorrow - that's plenty of time to come play in our snow. Conditions will be prime and we’ll have bright sunshine to put a smile on your face. It’s going to be a great day at Wintergreen!

Pictures coming soon. In the meantime, check the webcams.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Monday, January 20, 2020

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sensational Sunday

Afternoon Update

Brrr, Baby Brrr!

Look at the 6-Day forecast – bright sunny days with temperatures in the mid-30’s and cold, cold, cold at night. What could be better! Wear layers, put on your sunscreen, and bring your smiles - you’ll look so cool with a goggle tan!

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Wintergreen Forecast for January 19-23, 2020

Dropping temperatures is a good thing. The colder the temps the more efficient it is for snowmaking. This translates to more snow and better snow.

See you on the mountain!

P.S. There are rumors floating around about more terrain opening this week. Stay tuned!

Morning Report

What a great day everyone had yesterday and today will be even better! Clear sailing, or should we say skiing, riding, and tubing, for the next five days – lots of sun and temps in the 30’s. It’s a holiday Sunday so we will be skiing and riding until 9 pm tonight.

Snowmaking: Snowmaking is back and we'll continue to build a strong snow base on our core slopes while continuing to hit Upper Tyro, Tequila, and Sunrise hard. We expect to open these three trails soon! Watch the cams and see our progress.

Slope conditions: Today we have six slopes open with a machine groomed corduroy surface.

Lifts: Three lifts open

Weather forecast: Today will be a beautiful day with blue bird skies and temps in the low 30’s and we’ll repeat this forecast for the next five days!  Click here for the weather forecast.

It’s a good day for layers to keep you comfortable. Stop by Outdoor Elements in the Mountain Inn and let Maddie show you the most up to date ways to stay warm this winter.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

MLK Weekend

This afternoon the Speaker Series will take a look at the early days of Wintergreen. L.F. Payne and Tony Troy will share stories of their exciting venture to create a unique resort atop the Blue Ridge Mountains.

When you need a break from the slopes but want to stay close to the action, stop by Checkerberry Cabin this afternoon for the tap takeover with our friends from Stable Craft Brewing. You can also enjoy the sunset and warm up by the bonfire on the Blue Ridge Terrace from 5-8 pm.

New at Devils Grill

Lots of exciting changes are happening up at Devils Grill. We’re glad to welcome back longtime friend Walt Rendzia as manager. Walt will work hand in hand with our new chef Brenna Drum, to elevate your dining experience with contemporary American fare paired with a setting that can’t be beat. New this winter is Sunday Brunch – enjoy a sumptuous breakfast with all your favorites taken to a new level of deliciousness. Remember, access to Devils Grill is exclusive to Wintergreen lodging guests and Members.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Sunday, January 19, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020

MLK Weekend

Afternoon Update

We have had a great start to this holiday weekend. We were able to push out another 1.5 million gallons of water before temps got too high. Snowmaking will return before the sun comes up in the morning. We will continue to build snow up on our core slopes that are open while also hitting Upper Tyro, Tequila, and Sunrise hard. We expect to open these three trails soon! Remember that eye protection is recommended while we are making snow. We will be skiing and riding until 9 pm tonight.

We have some great music at The Edge tonight featuring Empty Bottles at 9 pm. If you haven't had the chance to ride a snowcat tonight is your chance. Tickets still available

Tomorrow we are looking forward to some amazing conditions, blue bird skies, and temps in the low 30's. Couldn't ask for anything more!

January is National Ski Patrol safety month. We had a representative from the National Ski Patrol, who is also a member of Wintergreen's Ski Patrol talking safety with guests today while also handing out neck gaiters to very appreciative guests. 


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ski patrol


Morning Report

What a start to the weekend

SNOWPOWER has been running non-stop for over 35 hours straight and the slopes have been transformed. We have converted over 9.2 million gallons of water into snow. Temperatures have held an average of 23 wet bulb and that makes for some incredible conditions. We were able to open 2 more slopes overnight, bringing our total for today to 6. We were also able to reopen The Plunge tubing park this morning. We will be opening new terrain as soon as possible. 


Slope conditions: Today we have 6 slopes open with a machine groomed surface. We have an average base of 20 inches.

Lifts: Three lifts open

Weather forecast: Overcast with the chance of some snow flurries. Temperatures will  reach the mid-30’s.  Click here for the weather forecast. 

It’s a good day for layers to keep you comfortable. Stop by Outdoor Elements in the Mountain Inn and let Maddie show you the most up to date ways to stay warm this winter.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

MLK Weekend

It’s a holiday weekend so enjoy an extra day off. Check out our schedule of fun planned for the weekend. We’ll have live music, bonfires, snowcat rides, a Ninja Warrior challenge, tap takeover and more. Be sure to join us for the Wintergreen Speaker Series. This month LF Payne and Tony Troy will share stories of the early days of Wintergreen – From Dream to Reality – it’s an exciting story.



Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Sunday, January 19, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

Hot Date with COLD Weather!

Snowmaking in High Gear for the Holiday Weekend

What a difference a day makes with SNOWPOWER at the helm! The slopes are being covered with fresh snow and conditions continue to improve by the hour. Follow our progress on the webcams and watch the cloud of snow cover the mountain - compliments of SNOWPOWER!

Morning Report

Snowmaking: Thanks to all who did their snow dance - SNOWPOWER is back! The snow team pushed the start button late yesterday afternoon and the mountain came alive with beautiful white snow. The team has been going at it all night long pumping out 6,000 gallons of water a minute. Rest assured, we’ll be making snow at every opportunity. Watch the cams and see our progress.

Check out the trailer for The Return of SNOWPOWER.



Slope conditions: Today we have four slopes open with a machine groomed surface.

Lifts: Two lifts open

Weather forecast: This morning will be sunny with clouds coming in this afternoon. Temperatures will  reach the mid-30’s.  Click here for the weather forecast. Mother Nature may add some excitement with snow on Saturday.

It’s a good day for layers to keep you comfortable. Stop by Outdoor Elements in the Mountain Inn and let Maddie show you the most up to date ways to stay warm this winter.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

MLK Weekend

It’s a holiday weekend so enjoy an extra day off. Check out our schedule of fun planned for the weekend. We’ll have live music, bonfires, snowcat rides, a Ninja Warrior challenge, tap takeover and more. Be sure to join us for the Wintergreen Speaker Series. This month LF Payne and Tony Troy will share stories of the early days of Wintergreen – From Dream to Reality – it’s an exciting story.

New at Devils Grill

Lots of exciting changes are happening up at Devils Grill. We’re glad to welcome back longtime friend Walt Rendzia as manager. Walt will work hand in hand with our new chef Brenna Drum, to elevate your dining experience with contemporary American fare paired with a setting that can’t be beat. New this winter is Sunday Brunch – enjoy a sumptuous breakfast with all your favorites taken to a new level of deliciousness. Remember, access to Devils Grill is exclusive to Wintergreen lodging guests and Members.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Friday, January 17, 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Cold is on the Way!

Afternoon Update

We are currently getting ready to turn on SNOWPOWER. A couple more degrees and it will be running full blast. We have made it through Mother Nature's warm spell and look forward to some around the clock snowmaking opportunities in the next 7 days. Every day conditions will continue to improve. 

Check out the trailer for The Return of SNOWPOWER



Morning Report

What a great way to start the MLK weekend – snowmaking starts tonight! Do you hear the roar of SNOWPOWER chomping at the bit?

Check out our schedule of fun planned for the weekend. We’ll have live music, bonfires, snowcat rides, a Ninja Warrior challenge, tap takeover and more. Be sure to join us for the Wintergreen Speaker Series. This month LF Payne and Tony Troy will share stories of the early days of Wintergreen – From Dream to Reality – it’s an exciting story.

Slope conditions: Today we have four slopes open with a loose granular surface.

Lifts: Two lifts open

Weather forecast: Today will be bright, sunny and windy with temperatures in the mid-40’s. Click here for the weather forecast. Temperatures will start to drop this afternoon and we should see some round the clock snowmaking over the next ten days. Mother Nature will add some excitement Friday night with a chance of snow into Saturday.

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Wintergreen Forecast for January 16-22, 2020


Snowmaking: Our snow team is ready to push the start button and we’ll be back into the business of making great snow. They’re ready so put on your dancing boots and get ready to dance!

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

New at Devils Grill

Lots of exciting changes are happening up at Devils Grill. We’re glad to welcome back longtime friend Walt Rendzia as manager. Walt will work hand in hand with our new chef Brenna Drum, to elevate your dining experience with contemporary American fare paired with a setting that can’t be beat. New this winter is Sunday Brunch – enjoy a sumptuous breakfast with all your favorites taken to a new level of deliciousness. Remember, access to Devils Grill is exclusive to Wintergreen lodging guests and Members.

 

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Thursday, January 16, 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Winter Returns Tomorrow!

Breaking News - Snowmaking Starts in 24 Hours!

Cold is on the way and we are ready. SNOWPOWER will start flexing those muscles just as soon as temperatures allow. You’ll hear the cheers all across the state – and we’ll be doing a little dance on the mountain!

Wintergreen’s Snowmaking Team has their finger on the switch to turn on the East Coast’s only fully automated snowmaking system.  Once it’s on, we won’t stop until Mother Nature gives up.  Along with the welcomed cold weather, we could see some natural snow accumulation also.  (cue the cheers!)

Pretty soon you’ll see a blanket of beautiful white corduroy. Watch the cams and see our progress. Check out the video from last Thursday – it won’t take long to dress up our slopes.


Morning Report:

It’s a beautiful morning, the clouds have lifted and the sun is stretching its rays. It will be a great day on the slopes today - let’s make some fun!

Slope conditions: Today we have four slopes open with a loose granular surface.

Lifts: Two lifts open

Weather forecast: Today will be partly cloudy with high temps in the low 50’s. Click here for the weather forecast. The big news is winter temperatures arrive Thursday night and we should see some round the clock snowmaking over the next ten days. Mother Nature will add some excitement Friday night with some snow into Saturday. The weather gurus are seeing a major pattern change with cold temperature and snow the end of January into February. Bring it on!

Snowmaking: Our snow team is chomping at the bit to get back to making snow. If we could bring it on sooner, we would. In the meantime do your snow dance!

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

MLK Holiday This Weekend

We have a full schedule planned with great live music, fabulous and fun dining and sipping, a variety of on-slope games, family game night, bonfires, snowcat rides, and of course, skiing and riding. Be sure to book your Kids’ programs and lessons, dining and time at the Spa early, holiday weekends sell out quickly.

On Sunday, January 19th the Wintergreen Speaker Series will present L.F. Payne and Tony Troy, two people who turned the dream of what Wintergreen could be, into reality. Come and enjoy their stories of the early days of Wintergreen.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

We’re Open for Skiers and Riders! Winter Returns This Week

Good morning. We’ll be out on the slopes today and hope you come join us.  Let’s have some fun!

Slope conditions: Today we have four slopes open with a loose granular surface.

Lifts: Two lifts open

Weather forecast: If you look at the forecast for today is says rain. But if you take a closer look at the hourly forecast, the rain will end by 9 am and be cloudy the rest of the day. So come out and enjoy the slopes! High temperatures will be in the low 50’s.

Snowmaking: The good news for snowmaking is winter will finally arrive Thursday night. It’s been a roller coaster of temps, but It’s finally looking like winter will settle in and bring us cold temperatures. There is even a chance of snow Friday night into Saturday. Our team is ready and waiting.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

MLK Holiday This Weekend

We have a full schedule planned with great live music, fabulous and fun dining and sipping, a variety of on-slope games, family game night, a bonfire, snowcat rides, and of course, skiing and riding. Be sure to book your Kids’ programs and lessons, dining and time at the Spa early, holiday weekends sell out quickly.

On Sunday, January 19th the Wintergreen Speaker Series will present L.F. Payne and Tony Troy, two people who turned the dream of what Wintergreen could be, into reality. Come and enjoy their stories of the early days of Wintergreen.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020

Any Day on the Slopes is a Good Day!

Good morning. We’ll be out on the slopes today and hope you come join us. Let’s have some fun!

Slope conditions: Today we have four slopes open with machine groomed surface.

Lifts: Two lifts open

Weather forecast: Today will be partly sunny with highs in the mid-50’s.

Snowmaking: The good news for snowmaking is winter will finally arrive Thursday night. It’s been a roller coaster of temps, but It’s finally looking like winter will settle in and bring us cold temperatures. Our team is ready and waiting.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

MLK Holiday This Weekend

We have a full schedule planned with great live music, fabulous and fun dining and sipping, a variety of on-slope games, family game night, a bonfire, snowcat rides, and of course, skiing and riding. Be sure to book your Kids’ programs and lessons, dining and time at the Spa early, holiday weekends sell out quickly.

On Sunday, January 19th the Wintergreen Speaker Series will present L.F. Payne and Tony Troy, two people who turned the dream of what Wintergreen could be, into reality. Come and enjoy their stories of the early days of Wintergreen.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Monday, January 13, 2020

Sunday, January 12, 2020

SUNSHINE + SKIING = SMILES

What a sensational Sunday - the sun is shining, the snow surface is ideal and the weather is mild!  All this together makes for great conditions for all types of skiers, snowboarders and snow tubers.  Yes, snow tubing will also be happening at The Plunge today.  With today's weather and conditions, there's no reason to stay inside.  It's time to work on your goggle tan. Your coworkers will be so envious at the office tomorrow!  Check the webcams to soak up the rays!

Slope conditions: Today we have four slopes open with machine groomed surface - Eagle Swoop, Lower Crosstrail, Dobie, Teaching Area and Terrain Park

Lifts: Two lifts will service ski terrain until 5:00pm tonight.

Snow Tubing:  The Plunge is open today for sliding thrills!  Snow tubing will be closed for rebuilding Monday thru Thursday this week with a planned re-opening on Friday at 1:30pm.

Weather forecast: Sunshine with mild temps reaching mid to upper 50s. Be sure to bring your sunscreen!

Snowmaking: Snowmaking will take a short break over the next few days. We’ll keep you up to date on when SNOWPOWER will start to flex those muscles and get back to doing what we do best – making snow.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

Sunday Happenings:

  • 7-11 am Breakfast Buffet AND Sangria Sunday! (The Copper Mine Bistro, ext. 8090) Fuel your day with the buffet and sip on sangria - light, fruity and refreshing.
  • 10-11:15 am Hatha YOGA with Carolyn Felling (Fitness Center, ext.8562) Yoga can lead to greater flexibility, strength, balance, pain relief and overall well-being. Breath work is a key component of this Hatha Yoga class. Requires the ability to move from standing to laying down. Classes are open to Resort Guests, Members, and Member Guests. 5-8 pm
  • Sunday Supper at Devils Grill - Members and Resort Lodging Guests can join us for a time to gather with friends and enjoy our Chef’s comfort food with your favorite sips. Live music by Larry Heatwole!

Check This Week at Wintergreen (or the App!) for all the offerings, hours of operations and details.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger -lz on Sunday, January 12, 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Fun No Matter What Mother Nature Brings

That four-letter word surfaced this morning – rain. But there is a sunny side to rain so let’s choose our attitude and make some fun. Here’s the upside to a day with some drizzle.

  • The snow will be softer, so practice your turns and technique. We have a great base, so the snow isn’t going to disappear.
  • If you decide to take a lesson, chances are the group will be smaller and you’ll get more attention.
  • Temps will be warmer and you won’t be bundled up in layer upon layer.
  • Speaking of dressing for the weather, it’s a great opportunity to test out that high-tech wicking jacket and pants you got for Christmas. Remember, GORE-TEX is your friend!

Your friends may think you’re crazy when you tell them you had a great time, but you know any day on slopes is better and being stuck inside. Let’s have some fun!

Slope conditions: Today we have six slopes open with machine groomed surface.

Lifts: Three lifts open

Weather forecast: We’ll see rain and fog today with highs reaching to the upper 50’s. Rain will be scattered with heaviest in the late afternoon. Rain will clear overnight bringing sunshine for Sunday.

Snowmaking: Snowmaking will take a short break over the next few days. We’ll keep you up to date on when SNOWPOWER will start to flex those muscles and get back to doing what we do best – making snow.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

Weekend Highlights:

  • Friday Weekend Welcome features meats and cheeses paired with Chloe wines.
  • The Nature Foundation starts their winter lecture series with a presentation on The Basis for Scientific Knowledge on Friday night.
  • Live entertainment starts on Friday with SHAG – who will also play at Apres Ski on Saturday – and Saturday night Mercy Creek entertains.
  • Start your Saturday with the Corduroy Club (for Members and Wintergreen lodging guests) and ski or ride with the staff.
  • Saturday evening is family time with Candy Bingo. Join us in the Terrace Café.

Check This Week at Wintergreen (or the App!) for all the offerings, hours of operations and details.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Saturday, January 11, 2020

Friday, January 10, 2020

New Terrain for the Weekend!

Yesterday was a great day for snowmaking. The forecast indicated that snowmaking would end in the late morning. However, the science of the wet bulb allowed us to make snow all day. The result is this morning we’re adding Upper Tyro, Tequila and Lower Sunrise to our line up!

Slope conditions: Today we have nine slopes open with a beautifully machine groomed corduroy surface. Our base is 26 inches.

Lifts: Three lifts open

Weather forecast: Today will be cloudy with highs reaching to the upper 40’s. Rain comes in late Friday night.

Snowmaking: Snowmaking will take a short break over the next few days. We’ll keep you up to date on when we’ll unleash SNOWPOWER and get back to doing what we love to do and what we do best – make snow.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

Weekend Highlights:

  • Friday Weekend Welcome features meats and cheeses paired with Chloe wines.
  • The Nature Foundation starts their winter lecture series with a presentation on The Basis for Scientific Knowledge on Friday night.
  • Live entertainment starts on Friday with SHAG – who will also play at Après Ski on Saturday – and Saturday night Mercy Creek entertains.
  • Start your Saturday with the Corduroy Club (for Members and Wintergreen lodging guests) and ski or ride with the staff.
  • Saturday evening is family time with Candy Bingo. Join us in the Terrace Café.
  • Check This Week at Wintergreen (or the App!) for all the details, other activities, and hours of operations.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Friday, January 10, 2020

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Fabulous Overnight Snowmaking and a Powder Day!

We had great conditions for SNOWPOWER last night and will continue this morning. Every minute of snowmaking we can squeeze in, makes for epic conditions for our skiers and riders.

Slope conditions: The SNOWPOWER and grooming teams had near perfect conditions to make LOTS of snow for first runs. Today we have six slopes open with a beautifully machine groomed corduroy surface. Our base is 24 inches.

Lifts: Three lifts open

Weather forecast: Today will be cold with highs in the mid to upper 30’s but the sun will shine to help keep you warm. Friday will bring clouds with warmer temps.

Snowmaking: Snowmaking temperatures are looking strong through mid-day today. There is a short warmup, but SNOWPOWER should be back in time to get ready for the MLK weekend. Check the web cams to see the progress.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

Is it time for some PTO to fight the post-holiday doldrums? Join the excitement on the mountain and make it a great day on the slopes. You can’t help but smile!

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Thursday, January 09, 2020

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Winter has returned!

It is a winter wonderland up here. We received 5+ inches of fresh snow and made snow all night. The slopes are in the best condition they have been in all season. Roads are clear to the resort so get up here for some fresh turns. If you are out of school again be sure to take advantage of our school snow days deal. 8-hour lift ticket for $39 or lift + rental for $59. 

Slope conditions: The SNOWPOWER and grooming teams were out last night and today we have six slopes open with a machine groomed surface. Our base is 24 inches.Tubing will be closed today and tomorrow for intense snowmaking and rebuilding and reopen on Friday.

Lifts: Three lifts open

Weather forecast: We have some lingering snow showers around this morning. Skies will clear and temps will be in the upper 30's with sunshine. It will be a little gusty so bring those extra layers.

Snowmaking: Snowmaking temperatures will be perfect tonight with temperatures in the teens. We could have around the clock snowmaking through Friday morning. Check the web cams to see the progress.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

Make it a great day on the mountain and travel safe. 

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

It’s a Snowday!

Afternoon Update

Whew, what a day! Mother Nature dumped 5+ inch of beautiful snow on top of the mountain. Plus we teamed up with Mother Nature and have been making snow all day long. We're building a snow base to last the season and working hard to open more terrain. 

Wednesday and Thursday are going to be epic days with the best conditions of the season - beautiful powder and sunny bluebird skies! The cold is going to stick around and SNOWPOWER will remain strong through this week. 

Make it a snowday - or a PTO day - and head up the mountain. We'll welcome you with snowy winter fun.

Morning Report

It’s going to be a great day on the mountain with additional snow from Mother Nature. Local reports predict 1-3 inches with 3-5 inches in higher elevations.

Slope conditions: The SNOWPOWER and grooming teams were out last night and today we have six slopes open with a machine groomed surface. Our base is 18 inches.Tubing will be closed today.

Lifts: Three lifts open

Weather forecast: Snow should start around 9 am with heaviest snow falling between 11 am and 2 pm. Snow will taper off around 4 pm. Road may be snow covered and slippery, so drive carefully.

Snowmaking: Snowmaking temperatures are looking strong through Thursday. We can’t wait to see the difference SNOWPOWER makes. Check the web cams to see the progress.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

Make it a great day on the mountain and travel safe. 

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Monday, January 06, 2020

Bright Sunny Day

Good morning snow fans! The sun will shine all day making it a great day on the slopes. Put on your sunscreen, bring your smile and have a snowday at Wintergreen.

Slope conditions: The SNOWPOWER and grooming teams were out last night and today we have six slopes open with a machine groomed surface. Our base is 13 inches.

Lifts: Three lifts open

Weather forecast: Today will be bright and sunny with highs in the low to mid 40’s. BIG NEWS! The forecast calls for snow starting Tuesday morning and running through the late afternoon. There won’t be much accumulation, but it will whet your appetite to hit the slopes and we have plenty of snow for you to play in!  

Snowmaking: Snowmaking temperatures are looking strong through Thursday. We can’t wait to see the difference SNOWPOWER makes. Check the web cams to see the progress.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

Make it a great day on the mountain.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Monday, January 06, 2020

Sunday, January 05, 2020

Weekend Wind Down

As we wind down this weekend, we look to a brighter, and colder, forecast this week.  SNOWPOWER will be back in action to show its true capability at the earliest opportunity.  Look for resurfaced terrain and possibly new terrain to open soon.  Any day midweek is sure to find fewer skiers and more corduroy for all so get up here!

Weather forecast: Monday - Clear & Mild; Monday Night - possible SNOWMAKING opportunity!

Snowmaking: Back online as soon as possible - check our webcams for the latest action.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger -lz on Sunday, January 05, 2020

Saturday, January 04, 2020

Make it a Great Day!

Good morning snow fans! Here’s a snapshot of today at Wintergreen, and we hope to see you in the picture!

Slope conditions: The grooming team was out last night and today we have six slopes open with a machine groomed, loose granular surface. Our base is 13 inches. Corduroy awaits the early birds!

Lifts: Three lifts open

Weather forecast: Today will be mostly cloudy, highs in the low 50’s. Slight chance of rain later this afternoon but we will stay dry for the most part.

Snowmaking: We will be turning SNOWPOWER loose every chance we get. It looks like we may be able to make some late this evening into tomorrow morning to freshen up the slopes. This upcoming week looks promising for some extended periods of snowmaking.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

Around the Resort for Saturday:

We still have some spots available for snowcat rides this evening. Sign up here

Live entertainment for Apres ski from 3-6pm at The Edge is Sharif whose popularity as an artist is rooted in his innovative sound, distinctive airy voice, and electrifying stage presence. His music is smart poetry, an appealingly inventive blend of edgy emo sounds and likable pop rhythms. This evening enjoy live music at The Edge with Eli Cook, a Virginia native, Eli was raised on a strict diet of blues, rock and with a slice of grunge. His guitar work and powerful vocals are moody but very dynamic in delivery that will cause a musical whiplash.

Sneak peek at Sunday

Never Summer will be here on the Blue Ridge Terrace Sunday from 8:30am – 5:00pm demoing some of the latest and greatest snowboards.

There will be a tap takeover at Checkerberry Cabin from 11a-3p with our friends from Blue Mountain Brewery. This is only accessible by ski or snowboard with a valid lift ticket. Only those who are 21 and older will be served.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Saturday, January 04, 2020

Friday, January 03, 2020

Welcome the Weekend

Good morning snow fans! Here’s a snapshot of today at Wintergreen, and we hope to see you in the picture!

Slope conditions: The grooming team was out last night and today we have six slopes open with a machine groomed, loose granular surface. Our base is 16 inches. Corduroy awaits the early birds!

Lifts: Three lifts open

Weather forecast: Today will be mostly cloudy, highs in the low 50’s. The forecast calls for rain starting after 5 PM tonight. Saturday skies will start to clear by 8 AM with partly cloudy skies throughout the day.

Snowmaking: Snowmaking will resume early Sunday morning with a five day run of solid SNOWPOWER. There is even a chance of some natural snow on Tuesday.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

Around the Resort for Friday:

Join our culinary team in the Mountain Inn from 5-6:30 for the Weekend Welcome. This evening’s offering features brews from our friends at Blue Mountain Brewery paired with pretzels and beer cheese.

If you’re hungry for some beef, The Copper Mine offers their Friday night special, Prime Rib. Come early as we frequently sell out.

Music! The Edge is the place to be after a day on the slopes. Have you tried our new dinner menu – there’s something for everyone, included a wide selection of vegan offerings. And for your sweet tooth, indoor s’mores - only on Friday and only at The Edge. Live entertainment for tonight is Sharif whose popularity as an artist is rooted in his innovative sound, distinctive airy voice, and electrifying stage presence. His music is smart poetry, an appealingly inventive blend of edgy emo sounds and likable pop rhythms.

Make it a great day on the mountain.


Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Friday, January 03, 2020

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Another Beautiful Day on the Slopes

Good morning snow fans! Here’s a snapshot of today at Wintergreen. We hope to see you on the slopes!

Slope conditions: We made snow last night on all open terrain. Today we have six slopes open with machine groomed, loose granular. Our base is 16 inches. Corduroy awaits for the early birds!

Lifts: Three lifts open

Weather forecast: Today will be mostly sunny, highs in the 40’s. Tonight rain starting after 10 PM and will ease off by 7 AM on Friday. Don’t worry, the rain won’t impact your skiing and riding fun.

Snowmaking: Snowmaking will resume on Saturday night with a six day run of solid SNOWPOWER. There is even a chance of some natural snow on Tuesday.

App: Download the NEW Wintergreen app. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at Wintergreen – live web cams, reporting, GPS tracking, events calendar, dining outlets and menus, push notifications, and more!

Check out our video of 2019 highlights and enjoy the memories.


Time to head up the mountain!


Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Thursday, January 02, 2020

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Good Morning 2020!

And what a great morning it is. You can hear the snowguns pumping out beautiful snow and they’ll keep at it as long as they can. So don’t sleep in too long this morning, the best runs start at 9 AM. We’ll have a bright blue bird day with temperatures creeping into the low 40’s. Snowmaking resumes tonight and the good news we’ll have a run of great snowmaking temperatures starting Saturday night.

Today we’ll be skiing and riding on 6 slopes with three lifts. Our base is 16 inches and we’ll continue to build on that base.

Last night’s festivities were a huge success – the bonfire, glow stick parade, great music, fabulous food and drinks, laughs and smiles with friends and family, and, of course, the best fireworks. We welcomed 2020 in style. Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Download the Wintergreen app and track how much vertical you can tally for 2020. We plan to ski, ride and tube well into March, so you have plenty of opportunity to enjoy our mountaintop slopes and trails.

See you on the slopes!







Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Tonight's the Night!

Temperatures have been falling throughout the day and as the sun begins to set, SnowPower starts to rise. What a great way to start 2020 – making snow! The forecast is for cold temperatures to come back strong starting Saturday night and continuing for several days – and you know what we can do with several days of snowmaking!

And don’t forget our snowcats are out every night working to perfect the corduroy. Catch first tracks tomorrow and start your 2020 on the slopes! In the meantime enjoy the festivities tonight - and the fireworks. And be safe.

We’re sorry to see 2019 end, but it was a great year and we’re exciting for what 2020 will bring. Take a look at our video clip of 2019.

We thank you for your support. Here’s to 2020!

We've got a great line-up of New Year's Eve Celebrations for everyone:

  • The Cooper Mine Bistro - Enjoy Chef Miles' special a la carte menu; Dinner served from 5:30-9:30 pm. Reservations required 434-325-8090
  • Treehouse Kids New Year's Eve Party - We have a full evening planned for children ages 4-12. There will be games, movies with popcorn, party favors, pizza and ice cream. Cost is $69 per child. Reservations are required, please call 434-325-8179.
  • Glow Stick Parade - It's the prelude to the fireworks for all ages. We will meet at the top of Blue Ridge express and make our way down to the Blue Ridge Terrace. Ski and Snowboard ability required with valid lift ticket/season pass.
  • The Edge - Live music by FarAway, a successful Virginia area based band, playing a wide variety of music of covers and originals.
  • Bonfire on the Slopes - (Blue Ridge Terrace) A great warm up to the fireworks! S'more kits are available at Terrace Café.
  • Pryor's - A family-friendly celebration. Normal menu and draft beer and wine will be available for those 21+ and live entertainment by E3 is one killer Rock Band playing the best from stp, zz top, cheap trick, van halen, led zepplin, collective soul, foo fighters, green day, blink 182, alice in chains and more.
  • Fireworks - On the Blue Ridge Terrace from 10 - 10:30 pm. Ring in the new decade with some sparkle and magic!


Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019

Ready. Set. MAKE SNOW!

We are counting down the minutes until Mother Nature serves us up the right snowmaking weather which looks to be tomorrow evening, Tuesday, Dec 31.  Our hope is to have SNOWPOWER ring in the New Year so skiers and riders will have great conditions for the new decade! Be sure to check out our webcams to see our Snowmakers hard at work.

We've got a great line-up of New Year's Eve Celebrations for everyone:

  • The Cooper Mine Bistro - Enjoy Chef Miles' special a la carte menu; Dinner served from 5:30-9:30pm. Reservations required 434-325-8090
  • Treehouse Kids New Year's Eve Party - We have a full evening planned for children ages 4-12. There will be games, movies with popcorn, party favors, pizza and ice cream. Cost is $69 per child. Reservations are required, please call 434-325-8179.
  • Glow Stick Parade - It's the prelude to the fireworks for all ages. We will meet at the top of Blueridge express and make our way down to the Blue Ridge Terrace. Ski and Snowboard ability required with valid lift ticket/season pass.
  • The Edge - Live music by FarAway, a successful Virginia area based band, playing a wide variety of music of covers and originals.
  • Bonfire on the Slopes - (Blue Ridge Terrace) A great warm up to the fireworks! S'more kits are available at Terrace Café.
  • Pryor's - A family-friendly celebration. Normal menu and draft beer and wine will be available for those 21+ and live entertainment by E3 is one killer Rock Band playing the best from stp, zz top, cheap trick, van halen, led zepplin, collective soul, foo fighters, green day, blink 182, alice in chains and more.
  • Fireworks - On the Blue Ridge Terrace from 10 - 10:30pm. Ring in the new decade with some sparkle and magic!

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger -lz on Monday, December 30, 2019

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Today on the Mountain

Looking into our crystal weather ball, Tuesday into Wednesday looks promising for a great night of snowmaking. We can’t wait! You know we’ll be ready as soon as conditions permit to get out there and resume snowmaking. Do you remember December 12? There was grass on the slopes and no snow. But on December 14 we opened the 2019-20 season. It’s astounding what our snowmakers can accomplish. We make the most of every window of opportunity and we fight for every flake. But snowmakers are not the only team that make your morning runs great. Our groomers are out every night, sculpting the mountain for your skiing and riding pleasure. Break out your smiles and have some fun on the slopes – any day on the slopes is a good day!

This winter we got a new pizza oven at The Market. No big deal, right? WRONG – it’s a huge deal. We can make hot, toasty, and cheesy pizza faster than ever. Even more exciting is we are offering pizza delivery to those staying in the Mountain Inn. So after a day on the slopes and you just want to chill out in your unit, just call 434-325-8224 and have your pizza delivered!

We have an additional treat this holiday with a Christmas cabaret with our friends from The Sound of Music – A Very Wintergreen Christmas. It’s a holiday spectacular and only four more performances left - reserve your tickets now.

See you on the slopes, in our restaurants, at the Spa, in the pool …

 

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Sunday, December 29, 2019

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Last Weekend of 2019!

The sun is out this morning, conditions are great, and we are going to have a great last weekend of 2019. Slopes are open from 9a-9p. It is mild on the mountain which will give you the opportunity to shed a few layers and enjoy the great skiing and riding. 

Sometimes when it's warm snowsports enthusiast get concerned about the conditions. We have been experiencing great conditions despite the warmth, due to a phenomenon called evaporative cooling. When the snow surface is chilled below the dew point of the surrounding humid air and the surface itself is below freezing, a thin lens is formed on the surface. Lately this has resulted in surprisingly good conditions that tend to be the best in the morning. 

Any skier or snowboarder knows that a day on the slopes beats sitting on the couch watching TV. Come on out and take some laps with us and enjoy the last weekend of 2019.

Check out all the events we have going on this weekend and make sure you download our Wintergreen App for all of the latest and greatest everything wintergreen. 

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Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Saturday, December 28, 2019

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Surprising Conditions

Mother Nature is challenging us to see what we’re made of, and she’s finding out how strong and tenacious we are! Yes, it has been warm, but don’t let that fool you - our surface conditions are really good. Overnight the snow recrystallizes making for surprisingly good conditions, especially for first tracks. Our base is strong with a solid sub-surface making good snow for morning carving. Those learning to ski or ride will find the surface supple and smooth.

Snowmaking temps will return in the near future – stay tuned for updates. And wait until you see what Santa left in our stocking -Snowpower just got stronger! Video coming soon.

We’re half way through the Twelve Days of Christmas with lots of fun activities both on and off the slopes. Check it out! And don’t forget to get your tickets for A Very Wintergreen Christmas with our friends from The Sound of Music.

Enjoy the warmer temps, peel off some layers, and bring your smiles. It’s great to be outdoors!

See you on the slopes.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Thursday, December 26, 2019

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Today at Wintergreen

There are just a few straggling presents left under the tree. The torn wrapping paper has been cleaned up. The empty stockings are hung on the fireplace awaiting next year. Up at the North Pole, Santa is exhausted and sleeping in. Strains of Silent Night are a memory. It’s the day after Christmas and It’s time to hit the slopes! Enjoy a beautiful morning with spring like conditions. Pull out your sunscreen and smile.

Speaking of smiles, it’s ugly Christmas sweater day. Pull out that embarrassing sweater you got last year and wear it with pride. You’ll find a bunch of comrades around the resort – it’s up to you to decide who has the very best ugly sweater.

While you’re on the mountain, take advantage of the extra programming we have available – specialty cocktails at all of our restaurants, live music, on-slope games (we call them reindeer games), and snowcat rides are a few of our favorites. Check out the full schedule for The 12 Days of Christmas.

We have an additional treat this holiday with a Christmas cabaret with our friends from The Sound of Music – A Very Wintergreen Christmas. It’s a holiday spectacular - check the videos and reserve your tickets now.

See you on the slopes, in the restaurants, at the Spa, in the pool …

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Thursday, December 26, 2019

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry, Merry to You and Yours

We hope your time on the mountain with family and friends is filled with the wonder of the season.

Here’s our recipe for a happy holiday:

  • Start with quality time together
  • Take a deep breath and relax
  • Be generous with smiles
  • Add lots of laughter
  • Give hugs freely
  • Remember to be kind
  • And most of all, be thankful!

Merry Christmas and see you on the slopes!

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Ho Ho Ho

Yes it's a little mild but we still have some great snow conditions and skiing, riding, and tubing. Slopes are open today from 9a-5p. Remember that slopes don't open until 11am tomorrow for Christmas Day. Santa is in the Mountain Inn from 1p-4p. It's your last chance to tell him what you want before his big night tonight.

While you’re on the mountain, take advantage of the extra programming we have available – specialty cocktails at all of our restaurants, live music, Santa on the slopes, Ugly Christmas Sweater day and snowcat rides are a few of our favorites. Check out the full schedule for The 12 Days of Christmas.

We have an additional treat this holiday with a Christmas cabaret with our friends from The Sound of Music – A Very Wintergreen Christmas. It’s a holiday spectacular - check the videos and reserve your tickets now before we sell out.

See you on the slopes.

 santa


Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Monday, December 23, 2019

Bright and Sun Shiny Tomorrow

The sun will shine tomorrow – Tuesday, so make it a great day at Wintergreen!. Yes, the temperatures have warmed up some, but that’s okay for most southerners. You won’t have to wear extra layers to keep warm. Your nose won’t be runny. The snow will be soft and supple – perfect for those who want to learn to ski and ride.

Remember we have plenty of snow to last. We have the best snowmaking system on east coast and conditions can turn around quickly. Forget Christmas in July, we’re celebrating spring skiing in December – come out and enjoy it!

We have a new event for terrain park groupies. For those who like to have an audience, we’re going to bring the park – or at least a portion of it – to the top of Potato Patch by the Blue Ridge Terrace. It will be a jam session where everyone can enjoy watching you perform your tricks. Mark your calendar for December 29th from 1-2 pm.

While you’re on the mountain, take advantage of the extra programming we have available – specialty cocktails at all of our restaurants, live music, Santa on the slopes, Ugly Christmas Sweater day and snowcat rides are a few of our favorites. Check out the full schedule for The 12 Days of Christmas.

We have an additional treat this holiday with a Christmas cabaret with our friends from The Sound of Music – A Very Wintergreen Christmas. It’s a holiday spectacular - check the videos and reserve your tickets now before we sell out.

See you on the slopes.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Monday, December 23, 2019

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Plunge Tubing Opens Today


It's a beautiful morning on the Mountain. The slopes are in great condition and The Plunge tubing park opened today. Get your tickets here. We will be skiing and riding on 6 slopes from 9a-5p today. The slopes will have some special Holiday hours around Christmas. 

  • Dec 22 - 24: 9AM – 5PM
  • Dec 25: 11AM - 9PM
  • Dec 26 - 31: 9AM - 9PM

While you’re on the mountain, take advantage of the extra programming we have available – specialty cocktails at all of our restaurants, live music, Santa on the slopes, Ugly Christmas Sweater day and snowcat rides are a few of our favorites. Check out the full schedule for The 12 Days of Christmas.

We have an additional treat this holiday with a Christmas cabaret with our friends from The Sound of Music – A Very Wintergreen Christmas.


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Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Sunday, December 22, 2019

Saturday, December 21, 2019

The Plunge Opens Sunday

The snowmaking team has worked hard to get the Plunge open before Christmas and they met the goal! We hope you all take the Plunge tomorrow and ride the scream machine.

While you’re on the mountain, take advantage of the extra programming we have available – specialty cocktails at all of our restaurants, live music, Santa on the slopes, Ugly Christmas Sweater day and snowcat rides are a few of our favorites. Check out the full schedule for The 12 Days of Christmas.

Remember, we have a hugely powerful snowmaking system and when conditions are prime, it can put out literally tons of beautiful white snow. It’s truly amazing what our snowmaking system can accomplish in a short period of time. Since Wednesday we put out 13 million gallons of water to make snow. That’s a lot of gallons. If you lined up 13 million gallon jugs of milk it would come to 1128 miles  which is like driving to the Everglades in Florida or heading west to get some Kansas City BBQ!

We have an additional treat this holiday with a Christmas cabaret with our friends from The Sound of Music – A Very Wintergreen Christmas. It’s a holiday spectacular - check the videos and reserve your tickets now before we sell out.

Baby It's Cold Outside

Ave Maria

See you on the slopes.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Saturday, December 21, 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019

More Snowmaking Tonight!

It’s been a beautiful day on the slopes, blue bird skies, great slope conditions and the sun to keep you warm. Hope you brought your sunscreen!

Snowmaking returns tonight and we’ll continue to work on opening slopes and adding to our base. Eagle’s Swoop has been a big hit today – skiers and riders loved having terrain on A-side. Word on the slopes is conditions are amazing!

Attention Tubers - Santa arrived early and The Plunge will open on Sunday! Buy your tickets early to guarantee your tube.

Remember, we have a hugely powerful snowmaking system and when conditions are prime, it can put out literally tons of beautiful white snow. It’s truly amazing what our snowmaking system can accomplish in a short period of time. Since Wednesday we put out 13 million gallons of water to make snow. That’s a lot of gallons. If you lined up 13 million gallon jugs of milk it would come to 1128 miles  which is like diving to the Everglades in Florida or grabbing some Kansas City BBQ!

The Twelve Days of Christmas started today. The Weekend Welcome will kick off for the season with hot chocolate with Kahlua and vanilla wafers topped with an eggnog mousse dip. YUM! Check out the schedule of activities and make your plans to join the fun on top of the mountain. There is still room to book your ride on our monster snowcat on Saturday. Every night this machine grooms the slopes and gets them ready for your morning runs.

We have an additional treat this holiday with a Christmas cabaret with our friends from The Sound of Music – A Very Wintergreen Christmas. It’s a holiday spectacular - check the videos and reserve your tickets now before we sell out.

Baby It's Cold Outside

Ave Maria

See you on the slopes.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger -lz on Saturday, December 21, 2019

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Big News! Eagle's Opens Friday

Our snowmakers had a very productive night - the winds died down and cold temperatures allowed our snowmakers to put snow where they wanted it. The result is we are ready to open Eagle’s Swoop for Friday. Additionally, The Plunge is getting lots of TLC, so it seems that Santa got our wish list. Stay tuned for the announcement of the opening for the 2019-20 tubing season!

Remember, we have a hugely powerful snowmaking system and when conditions are prime, it can put out literally tons of beautiful white snow. It’s truly amazing what our snowmaking system can accomplish in a short period of time. Check out our webcams and watch our snow grow.

The Twelve Days of Christmas start on Friday. Check out the schedule of activities and make your plans to join the fun on top of the mountain. One of the highlights for this weekend are rides on our monster snowcat. Every night this machine grooms the slopes and gets them ready for your morning runs. Be sure to reserve early, not only for snowcat rides, but also ski or ride lessons, programs for the kids, and holiday dining. We don’t want you to miss anything!

We have an additional treat this holiday with a Christmas cabaret with our friends from The Sound of Music – A Very Wintergreen Christmas. It’s a holiday spectacular - check the videos and reserve your tickets now before we sell out. Check out the promotional videos for the show - it will put you in the holiday mood!

Baby It's Cold Outside

Ave Maria

See you on the slopes.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Thursday, December 19, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Snow, Snow, Snow, and We're Making More!

We’re happiest when the snowguns are running full tilt – and they are! With cold temperatures in place, our team of snowmakers is busy doing what they do best – making snow – and lots of it! Our goal is to have Eagle’s Swoop open on Friday. We’ll continue making snow on Upper Tyro, Tequila and Lower Sunrise. And we’re counting on Santa to bring an extra special present of getting tubing open by Christmas. Hope you all have been good this year!

Remember, we have a hugely powerful snowmaking system and when conditions are prime, it can literally put out tons of beautiful white snow. It’s truly amazing what our snowmaking system can accomplish in a short period of time. Check out our webcams and watch our snow grow.

The Twelve Days of Christmas starts on Friday. Check out the schedule of activities and make your plans to join the fun on top of the mountain. One of the highlights for this weekend are rides on our monster snowcat. Every night this machine grooms the slopes and gets them ready for your morning runs. Be sure to reserve early, not only snowcat rides, but also ski or ride lessons, programs for the kids, and holiday dining. We don’t want you to miss anything!

We have an additional treat this holiday - a Christmas cabaret with our friends from The Sound of Music – A Very Wintergreen Christmas. It’s a holiday spectacular - check the videos and reserve your tickets now before we sell out.

Baby It's Cold Outside

Ave Maria

See you on the slopes.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Great Opening Weekend!

We welcomed skiers and riders to the mountain this past weekend for the opening of the 19-20 winter season. They didn’t let the forecast for precipitation on Saturday stop them and they were rewarded. The rain stopped by 9 AM, the skies cleared by 11AM, and the sun was bright through Sunday. It’s great to have everyone out on the slopes – and it’s only going to get better this week.

Snowmaking temps are back on tonight and it looks like a chance of round the clock snowmaking into the weekend. We’re itching to open more slopes with the goal to get Eagle’s Swoop open for Friday. Of course, we’ll continue to building our base and work on building The Plunge for tubing. Remember SNOWPOWER is awesome and can produce fantastic surface conditions overnight.  Make plans to visit this weekend and enjoy plenty of great snow.

A Very Merry Wintergreen Christmas

But, not only did we open the slopes this weekend, we also celebrated the opening of A Very Wintergreen Christmas with a return visit from the stars of The Sound of Music. The show is an intimate cabaret concert with your favorite holiday songs – Baby, It’s Cold Outside, The 12 Days of Christmas, Santa Baby, Ave Maria, and more. Be sure to get your tickets now! Check out the videos:

Baby It's Cold  
Ave Maria

The Twelve Days of Christmas

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, Wintergreen is your place. Not only will we have tons of winter fun – think skiing, snowboarding and tubing – but we’ve packed the calendar with holiday fun. We’ll have Santa on the slope and Mrs. Claus reading stories and helping to decorate cookies, Monster Snow Cat rides, on slopes games, great dining options, live music, nature workshops with The Nature Foundation, all building up to the grand finale – Fireworks to ring in 2020. Choose your party style and help us remember 2019 and make resolutions for 2020. 

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Opening Day for the 2019-20 Season!

Well, we made it! It’s amazing what our snowmaking crew can accomplish in a few days of cold weather. We’re opening the season with Upper and Lower Dobie, Upper and Lower Cross Trails, Potato Patch and six features in the terrain park.

The rain that greeted us this morning will taper off around 11 AM, finishing out the day with bright sunshine that will continue into Sunday. Make it a great day!

Helpful Tips for the Season

1.     Book your lodging now for the best accommodations, rates, views and more.
2.     Purchase your Mission: Four’dable quad packs for just $209 thru Dec 20.
3.     Buy tickets to the Very Wintergreen Christmas cabaret for your Après activity.
4.     Treat your kids to our Treehouse Ski Programs - they'll thank you for it!
5.     Sign up your beginner family and friends in the 3 for Free Learn-to Ski or Snowboard Program.
6.     Keep an eye out for when The Plunge will open – tubular fun for everyone!
7.     Check out all the events including A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas that's 12 Days of Holiday fun!
8.     Update your gear or find the perfect holiday gifts at retail shops. 
9.     Plan your next meal, happy hour or special holiday dinner at one of our restaurants.
10.   Plenty to do off the slopes too - spa,tennis and golf.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Saturday, December 14, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Opening Day is Set!

SnowPower was back online this weekend allowing Wintergreen Resort to continue to prepare for opening day on Saturday, December 14 for the 2019.2020 Winter Season (weather permitting).  With a roller coaster of a forecast this week, some luck and the expertise of our Mountain Operations Team, we are looking for every opportunity to continue snowmaking to open as much terrain as possible for opening weekend.  Stay tuned for more details.

In the meantime, here is a prep list to get you prepared for the best ski season ever!

  1. Book your lodging now for the best accommodations, rates, views and more.
  2. Purchase your Mission: Four’dable quad packs for just $209 thru Dec 20.
  3. Buy tickets to the Very Wintergreen Christmas cabaret for your Après activity.
  4. Treat your kids to our Treehouse Ski Programs - they'll thank you for it!
  5. Sign up your beginner family and friends in the 3 for Free Learn-to Ski or Snowboard Program.
  6. Spend the evening snow tubing at The Plunge.
  7. Check out all the events including A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas that's 12 Days of Holiday fun!
  8. Update your gear or find the perfect holiday gifts at retail shops. 
  9. Plan your next meal, happy hour or special holiday dinner at one of our restaurants.
  10. Plenty to do off the slopes too - spa,tennis and golf.

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger -lz on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Three for FREE Ski or Snowboard Lessons!

We'll make it easy for you to learn to ski or snowboard this December. As part of Wintergreen Resort's on going mission to make skiing and snowboarding more affordable and more accessible, we are bring back a program like no other - the 3 Free Learn-To Ski or Snowboard Program!

Here are details:
When:  The program is only offered December 14 thru December 22, 2019
Who:  First-time, never-ever skiers and snowboarder, ages 8 and up
What:  Reserve up to 3 FREE learn-to ski or snowboard lessons (includes a 75 minute never-ever lesson and lift ticket / rental for the duration of the lesson)
Where:  You will pick up your tickets at the ticket windows when you arrive and then meet at the lesson area.
How:  You must register online at least two days in advance. After registering, we'll send you an email chock-full of useful information to prepare you for your on-snow experience.

There is limited availability and the lesson is offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Click here for all the details and to register.

For the Graduate!
If you register and complete 3 of the learn-to programs, you will qualify for:
$209 Season Pass valid for the 19.20 Winter Season

It's that easy. Let the bears hibernate this winter, you can get out and enjoy the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, this time from the slopes! How cool is that?

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Wintergreen Speaker Series: Kate Chenery Tweedy

Meet Kate Chenery Tweedy

A native of Denver, Colorado, Kate Chenery Tweedy is the daughter of Secretariat’s late owner Penny Chenery, and granddaughter of his breeder, Christopher Chenery. She grew up visiting her grandfather’s farm, The Meadow, in Doswell, Virginia, and watching his Thoroughbreds race at major tracks nationwide. In 1973, as a college student, she was at her mother’s side when Secretariat demolished the field in the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

Kate will have copies of her book, Secretariat's Meadow for sale. It a story about The Land, The Family, and The Legend. 

Date: Sunday, November 24
Time: 1-3 pm 
Location: Pryor's Porch

Be sure to come early and sample the fare at the The Copper Mine's breakfast buffet. They've extended the hours until 12:30 pm, so stop by and enjoy the best breakfast buffet in Nelson - plus some tempting brunch items!  

We hope you join us for a fascinating look at the world of thoroughbred horse racing and the exciting story of the legendary Secretariat. 

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Thursday, November 07, 2019

The Mission Continues!

Wintergreen Resort's on-going mission to make skiing and riding more affordable for everyone is back for the 19.20 Winter Season with Mission: Four'dable quad packs.  It's 4 unrestricted 8-hour lift tickets valid for the 19.20 winter season for just $189

Here’s the deal:

  • Four unrestricted 8-hour lift tickets (printed on 4 new individual one-way non-reloadable RFID cards)
  • Only $189
  • Offer valid online only from November 8 thru December 2, 2019
  • Tickets valid any day Wintergreen Resort is open during the 19.20 Winter Season.
  • No redemption necessary - take ticket directly to chairlift!
  • Use anytime including same day.  Use all 4 yourself or give them out to others.
  • Unlimited quad packs per purchase.
  • Once your purchase is complete, your credit card will be charged for the amount shown regardless of whether or not the cards are used.
  • We do not guarantee number of operating days, lifts or slopes, weather, or other conditions.
  • Tickets expire at the end of the 19.20 Winter Season.  All sales final.  No refunds, exchanges, returns, extensions or cash value.  Not for re-sale.
  • Quad pack rate increases December 3, 2019

Come join us: Accept the Mission!

Buy Your Quad Pack Now

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday, November 04, 2019

Cast of The Sound of Music Back for a Christmas Cabaret!

This holiday season join Maria, the Captain, Mother Abbess and all the von Trapp children as they reunite for an intimate cabaret of epic proportions at Wintergreen Resort as Brian Clowdus presents A Very Von Trapp Christmas! Get to know the actors and their own stories as we pull back the curtain on the sold-out mega hit The Sound of Music in this heartwarming tribute to all our favorite things that truly make this the most wonderful time of the year! 

Dates: December 13-15, December 20-22, December 26-31

Times: Friday: 6 pm and 8 pm; Saturdays: 2 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm; Sunday: 2 pm and 6 pm

Price: Tickets starting at $50

Seating is limited and shows will sell-out, so grab your tickets while they still remain, pricing going up Dec 1st! 

Buy Your Tickets Now!

Brian Clowdus, director and producer, says, “The Sound of Music at Wintergreen Resort has been a highlight of my career and proved to be the most successful musical I have ever produced! The community embraced us with open arms and where else can you see nuns riding a chairlift on your journey to a show? In response to this overwhelming success we are bringing the stars back together for an intimate indoor Christmas Cabaret where you get to know the actors with personal holiday stories and classic songs in a concert that will warm your heart and tickle your soul! Seating is limited and we expect a sold-out run so grab your seats while they still remain!” 

Rod Kessler, General Manager of Wintergreen Resort, says, “The music continues this December and Wintergreen is excited to welcome back the stars of The Sound of Music for a production filled with the excitement and joy of the season. The Resort continues to create broader cultural opportunities for our property owners, Members, and guests and we look forward to working with our talented friends from Brian Clowdus Experiences. We hope to see you on the mountain and the slopes!”

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Monday, November 04, 2019

Friday, November 01, 2019

A Very Von Trapp Family Christmas

This holiday season join Maria, the Captain, Mother Abbess and all the von Trapp children as they reunite for an intimate cabaret of epic proportions at Wintergreen Resort as Brian Clowdus presents A Very Von Trapp Christmas! Get to know the actors and their own stories as we pull back the curtain on the sold-out mega hit The Sound of Music in this heartwarming tribute to all our favorite things that truly make this the most wonderful time of the year! 

Dates: December 13-15, December 20-22, December 26-31

Times: Friday: 6 pm and 8 pm; Saturdays: 2 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm; Sunday: 2 pm and 6 pm

Price: Tickets starting at $50

Seating is limited and shows will sell-out, so grab your tickets while they still remain, pricing going up Dec 1st! 

Buy Your Tickets Now!

Brian Clowdus, director and producer, says, “The Sound of Music at Wintergreen Resort has been a highlight of my career and proved to be the most successful musical I have ever produced! The community embraced us with open arms and where else can you see nuns riding a chairlift on your journey to a show? In response to this overwhelming success we are bringing the stars back together for an intimate indoor Christmas Cabaret where you get to know the actors with personal holiday stories and classic songs in a concert that will warm your heart and tickle your soul! Seating is limited and we expect a sold-out run so grab your seats while they still remain!” 

Rod Kessler, General Manager of Wintergreen Resort, says, “The music continues this December and Wintergreen is excited to welcome back the stars of The Sound of Music for a production filled with the excitement and joy of the season. The Resort continues to create broader cultural opportunities for our property owners, Members, and guests and we look forward to working with our talented friends from Brian Clowdus Experiences. We hope to see you on the mountain and the slopes!”

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Monday, November 04, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

Fall is Here!

See the Blue Ridge Turn to Gold

While every season brings a new twist on the beauty of the Blue Ridge, autumn is the most spectacular. And you can see the Blue Ridge turn to gold playing golf and tennis, exploring on a scenic hike, or watching the sunrise or sunset from an overlook or your deck. If you feel the need to spread your wings, take a trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway, it’s stunning this time of year. Or visit the local orchards, wineries, breweries and cideries and take some of Nelson County home with you.

Halloween – October 25-27
It’s a spooktacular weekend! From roasting peeps (a Wintergreen favorite) and pumpkin hunt to trick or treating and creative crafts for kids, it’s the perfect way to spend a colorful weekend on top of the mountain. Don’t forget the costume contest!

Thanksgiving – November 28-December 1
We start the holiday season by giving thanks – it’s what will get you through the upcoming frenzy of buying presents and packing your schedule with parties and special events. This Thanksgiving, take time to spend time with family and friends, reflect on the good things in your life, and be thankful. To help create lasting memories, we have a full schedule of holiday fun and feasting. Be sure to book your Thanksgiving dinner early, we’d like to save you a place at our table.

See you on the mountain!

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger on Monday, October 14, 2019