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Under current Covid-19 guidelines, we have discontinued various programs for the time being, and hope to revive such programs when we return to more normal operations.  We appreciate everyone’s understanding and hope to see you on the mountain this winter.

Wintergreen Resort presents this monthly forum to enhance the social and intellectually stimulating atmosphere that is unique to Wintergreen and the local community

Listen. Learn. Engage!

Events are free and open to all.

Payne, Troy, Coleman

From Dream to Reality

Speakers: L.F. Payne & Tony Troy

Sunday, January 19
1 pm - 3 pm
The Commonwealth Ballroom

L.F. Payne was involved with Wintergreen in the early stage of development and masterminded the project from the early 1970's to a full-fledged, thriving resort development with a full range of sports and recreational amenities. The mission was to accomplish this development by protecting the natural beauty of the area and involve and employ people from Nelson County. He will be joined by his good friend, and former Attorney General of Virginia, Tony Troy, and Doug Coleman, Executive Director of the Nature Foundation. Together, they will revisit the history of Wintergreen Resort!

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Kara West

Always Growing. Always Learning.

Speaker: Kara West, Executive Director of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Virginia (OLLI)

Sunday, February 16
1 pm - 3 pm
Crawford Room

Having joined the OLLI staff in April, 2019, Kara will be speaking about her new role as Executive Director and the programming that’s planned for the New Year! Courses are conveniently offered in Charlottesville and surrounding areas. Upwards of 90 classes will be offered in 2020; topics include, but are not limited to history, public policy, art, health and well-being! OLLI classes are open to all adults interested in continuing their education!

Robert Evans
Mark Glickman

Marketing Wintergreen

Robert Evans, former VP of Marketing at Wintergreen Resort
Mark Glickman, Former VP of Public Relations & Marketing at Wintergreen Resort

Sunday, March 15
1 pm - 3 pm
Crawford Room

These two powerhouses of marketing acumen will share stories of how their creative marketing put Wintergreen on the map.

Robert worked at Wintergreen from the mid-70’s through the early 80’s and was an integral part of designing the Wintergreen logo and setting the stage launching Wintergreen.

Mark worked at Wintergreen from 1986 through 1999 and brought Wintergreen to life with inspired events and promotions. Read all about it in Mark’s book, Marketing Paradise. Copies will be available before and after the presentation.

Register now for this free event! 

Upcoming Speakers - Save the Dates

Sunday, April 26
Gary Wood, President & CEO, Central Virginia Electric Cooperative and a representative from Firefly

Sunday, May 24
Wintergreen visionary, Don Faulkner, and author of For Love of the Land, Mary Buford Hitz

Sunday, June 7
Brian Clowdus, Brian Clowdus Experiences

Sunday, June 14 Julianne Akins Smith, Executive Director, Wintergreen Music