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Friday, February 04, 2022

Finally Friday!

It's finally Friday and that means the weekend is right around the corner. We started the week with some great news. Wintergreen will and his cousin Punxsutawney Phil saw their shadows, which means 6 more weeks of winter. We say bring it on and let's try to make it more than 6 weeks. After being so kind to us the past month, Mother Nature has provided us with some underdeveloped snow the past 2 days. The good news is we have a great base so it didn't effect us too much. The system is on the way out today and the cold returns this evening. We will be cranking up the snow guns again and refreshing the surface. The weekend weather looks amazing with cold temps and abundant sunshine. See you on the slopes!

This weekend Wintergreen Adaptive Sports (WAS) will host the 17th Annual Wounded Warriors Weekend. This year WAS will be assisting 12-15 wounded warriors and another 20-25 family members and caregivers. The event runs Feb 4th - 6th and includes a banquet, 2 full days of lessons, tubing, and lots of smiling faces. The entire Wintergreen community looks forward each year to honoring and welcoming these special members of the WAS family. The main goal of the weekend is to honor the sacrifices the warriors have made for our country, and to assist them using special training and equipment, so they can enjoy snowsports with their families. At the core of the WAS program is the all-volunteer staff, providing outdoor sports and recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities. WAS has decades of experience with both adults and children. Keep an eye out on the slopes this weekend for the brave men, women, and children participating in this incredible program and their instructors in the purple jackets. In addition to Wounded Warrior Weekend, WAS also sponsors a season long “Every Day is Armed Services Day” program. During the snowsports season, all military personnel injured during their military service, are invited to register for a free adaptive snow sports lesson, including ski or snowboard rentals, any day of the week. Many of the warrior weekend guests have gone through this program becoming frequent adaptive snowsports students, expanding their limits, and adopting a lifetime pursuit of recreation. For more info on Wintergreen Adaptive Sports or how you can help click here. 

Lift ticket sales may be limited to ensure a quality mountain experience. Due to anticipated high demand, especially during peak holiday periods, lift tickets and rentals must be purchased online in advance. In the event lift tickets sell out, guests will not be able to buy them in-resort at the ticket window. Wintergreen Club Members, Mission: Affordable season passes, Mission Four’dable quad pack tickets, Buddy Tickets purchased with the passholder present, resort lodging guests, and lift tickets bought as part of a ski and snowboard school package are guaranteed access.

Slopes

We are currently skiing & riding on 24 slopes from 9a-9p with an average base of 45 inches. Open slopes are Potato Patch, Upper Dobie, Upper Cross Trail, Lower Cross Trail, Terrain Park, Lower Diamond Hill, Upper Diamond, Upper Sunrise, Lower Sunrise, Upper Tyro, Lower Tyro, Big Acorn, Upper Cliffhanger, Lower Cliffhanger, Upper Wild Turkey, Lower Wild Turkey, Outer Limits, Hydraulic, The Gap, Upper Turkey,  Devils Elbow, Loggers Alley, Sunrise Glades,  and Eagles Swoop.

Lift Operations

We are currently operating 4 lifts including Potato Patch, Blue Ridge Express, Highlands, and Big Acorn

Snowmaking

We will continue to freshen up open slopes and continue to build the base, so that we can last well into March.

Advance Sales

Lift ticket sales are currently limited in order to manage capacities and maximize your enjoyment on the slopes.  

Lift tickets and rentals MUST be purchase online in advance to guarantee availability and your place on the snow.  Browse and buy on our online store.

Tubing

Tubing tickets are sold out for Saturday and Sunday sessions. 

Know Before You Go!

Please review our Covid-19 guidelines prior to your arrival.  We thank you in advance for adhering to the guidelines and keeping our season safe!


 

Last Edited by Mountain Messenger-je on Friday, February 04, 2022