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Friday, March 31, 2017

Gearing Up For a Great Golf Season!

One of the great things that Spring brings is the start of another golf season! Golf maintenance has worked all winter to make the courses better than ever, so now's the time to get back out on the course with our Icebreaker BOGO and tune up your golf game with an academy. Plus, Callaway will be at Stoney Creek tomorrow - come demo some new clubs!

Callaway Demo Day

You won't be an April Fool if you come out for this Demo Day! Check out the latest GBB Epic Driver with increased distance from Jailbreak Technology and Callaway Steelhead XR irons. 

  • Saturday, April 1, 2017
  • 9 am–3pm
  • Stoney Creek Golf Course

Icebreaker Bogo

Purchase an 18 hole round of golf at Stoney Creek and receive a voucher for a FREE second round of equal or lesser value. Valid March 13-April 30, 2017. Limit one per customer. BOGO for equal or lesser value of paid round. Not transferable and a photo ID required. Not valid on same day. Offers cannot be combined. Free round must be used by April 30, 2017. Click here to get your Icebreaker BOGO coupon!

Golf Academy

Whether you are brand new to the game or a seasoned player, instruction at the Wintergreen Golf Academy will provide you with the fundamentals necessary to play better and enjoy the game more.  Choose from:

  • One, Two or Three Day Schools
  • Be a Better Putter School
  • Learn to Golf Clinic
  • Private Lessons
  • Alumni School 
  • Junior & Family Programs

Please contact our Academy Coordinator to book your school at (434) 325-8255 or email gredgrave@wintergreenresort.com.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, March 31, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Make Easter Egg-stra Special!

Easter will be here before you know it - this year it's April 14-16! It's a weekend filled with traditional Easter fun - plus a few not-so-traditional activities. From the Easter Bonnet Parade and Egg Hunt, to decorating cookies and eggs, to roasting Peeps and creating a Peeps diorama, it's the perfect weekend for you and your family to enjoy discovering the first signs of spring.

Here are some of the highlights of the weekend:

Egg-cellent Easter Dining

Celebrate the best of spring with bountiful buffets at either The Copper Mine Bistro or Stoney Creek Bar & Grill!

Easter Eggstravaganza, Saturday, April 15, 1-4 pm

Easter crafts and fun for the whole family! There will be egg decorating, Easter cookie decorating and five crafts: jelly bean butterfly, Easter bonnet or top hat, bunny banner, Easter bucket, and block bunny or block chick (see pictures of crafts below). Come out with your families and enjoy this afternoon of egg-citing fun! Cost: $29 per person includes egg decorating, cookie decorating and all five crafts. Reservations required, call 434-325-8180.

Peeps Diorama Contest

Get your creative juices flowing and prepare for the Third Annual Peeps Diorama Contest! Use Peeps -- those colorful marshmallow chicks and bunnies -- to create a scene of your choosing and bring your finished diorama to Discovery Ridge on Friday, April 14, then vote for your favorite on April 15. Prizes will be awarded on Easter Sunday, April 16. See contest rules.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, March 27, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thanks For a Great Winter!

The 2016-17 Ski & Ride Season is now over. Thank you to everyone who visited us this winter to enjoy snowsports! Please come see us this spring, summer and fall and enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains all year round!

From 45 holes of golf and Virginia’s highest course, to top-rated tennis, full-service spa, 30 miles of marked hiking trails, swimming, and family and adventure activities at Discovery Ridge, there are lots of reasons to visit us in every season. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit!

Bed & Breakfast, starting at $69 per person, per night

Spend the night in our cozy accommodations, fuel your day with a nourishing breakfast, then head out and explore all the resort has to offer. Further afield, visit orchards and farms, wineries, cideries, award-winning breweries, antiques and historic sites! More info

Buy/Get Special Offers

Extend your stay on us! When you spend two nights or more at Wintergreen, we'll give you a night or two for free! More info

Stay & Play Golf, starting at $79 per person, per night

Whether you are looking for a basic golf package, one with UNLIMITED golf, or perhaps a package that includes some TLC at the Spa – experience golf at Wintergreen Resort with a package that suits everyone. More info

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

The First Day of Spring!

First things first, we want to send a big thank you to everyone who has visited us this winter and enjoyed skiing and riding with us! The slopes are closed Monday-Friday this week, with the possibility of reopening on Saturday, March 25. It all depends on the weather – stay tuned!

Second, we actually have another first… today is the first day of spring!

While we love winter at Wintergreen, the truth is that the fun doesn’t stop when the snow melts.

Have a Fling with Spring

Spring comes to the mountain with a parade of wildflowers that have been lovingly preserved by Wintergreen Resort and The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events celebrating spring:

  • Journey to High Places Hike, March 30, 10 am
    Join The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen on this six mile moderate to difficult hike through the Three Ridges Wilderness to the Harpers Creek Shelter where we shall lunch among the newly sprouting spring wildflowers.
  • Easter, April 14-16
    An Easter Eggstravaganza full of egg decorating, cookie decorating, crafts, peep roast, peep diorama contest, Easter Bonnet Parade and Egg Hunt. Plus, you won’t want to miss the Easter Brunch Buffet at The Copper Mine Bistro or Stoney Creek Bar & Grill. See all Easter details.
  • Frogs and Whip-Poor-Will Walk, April 22
    Join Doug Coleman for a night field trip to the future site of Nelson County’s newest attraction, Sturt Park. After dinner at the Lovingston Café, we will proceed to the park to follow the night chorus as we take a leisurely walk along the park’s remote gravel road.
  • In Search of the Islands of Virginia's Wildflowers, April 28
    Join wildflower enthusiast, Jay Shaner for another Wild(flower) Ride in pursuit of Virginia's glorious wild flora.
  • Spring Wildflower Symposium, May 19-20
    Experience The Blue Ridge in all its springtime glory! Hikes, lectures and hands-on demonstrations presented by The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen.

Already Feeling Spring Fever?

Needless to say, during springtime the mountain becomes a hiker’s paradise. With over 30 miles of marked hiking trails ranging from the rugged and steep to the short and sweet, Wintergreen Resort is a hiker’s paradise. Trails explore waterfalls, unbroken wilderness, and incredible views of the Shenandoah and Rockfish Valley.

Golf and Tennis kick into high gear, and the Spa soothes away any remaining chill from winter. Spring also brings some of our best travel packages of the season.

  • Bed & Breakfast - Starting at $69 per person, per night
    When you need a quick escape to the mountains, there’s nothing better than a bed and breakfast package. Spend the night in our cozy accommodations, fuel your day with a nourishing breakfast then head out and explore all the resort has to offer, plus enjoy Nelson County’s wide range of activities.
  • Stay & Play Golf Packages – Starting at $79 per person, per night
    Whether you are looking for a basic golf package, one with UNLIMITED golf, or perhaps a package that includes some TLC – experience golf at Wintergreen Resort with a package that suits everyone.
  • Buy 2 Nights, Get 3
    Extend your stay on us! When you spend two nights at Best Available Rate at Wintergreen Resort, we’ll give you the third night for free. That’s four days of fun-filled, mountain memories. 

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, March 20, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Winter is back... AGAIN!

Wow, what a difference a few inches of snow and cold weather makes! It’s been a winter wonderland that past few days and we are set up for a terrific weekend. It could be your last chance for skiing and riding until next December. Make the most of it and head to Wintergreen.
The days are longer and the sun is shining. We have winter-like conditions and great rates, so even if you only take advantage of our 4-hour lift ticket, it’s worth the trip to the mountain.

And the best deal on the mountain is the Ski & Ride More overnight package – you’ll get two days of skiing and riding for the price of one!

Check out the Mountain Minute below with pictures our of winter wonderland!

The question remains, what will March 25 bring? Perhaps one last hurrah. Stay tuned.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

It's a Snow Day!

Winter Storm Stella brought 2-4 inches of natural snow last night, and the mountain is all dressed up in white this morning.

Update (11 am): Roads are good, lifts are turning, winds have died down and conditions are great!

At Wintergreen, every day is a snow day – especially today! If your school or work is off today, or you just want to make it a snow day, come play in our snow and make the most of it!

We're looking forward to several days of beautiful weather, with the weekend warming up to highs in the 40s. It's a great week to come up and see us, whether you can squeeze in a midweek escape or a weekend getaway.

Ski & Ride More Package

Want eight extra hours on the slopes? Try our Ski & Ride More Package that includes lodging and a lift ticket that starts at 9 am day of arrival through 5 pm day of departure. That's eight extra hours of skiing and riding for the same price! 

Book Online or Call 866-470-8608.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Winter Storm Watch: Get Here Now!

Winter Storm Stella is on the way and we are expecting to receive as much as eight inches of snow! Snow is scheduled to begin tonight and continue through most of Tuesday. Come up now and watch our slopes fill up with snow!

We've also been making snow since last week and will continue through this Thursday. We will remain open DAILY 9 am-5 pm through March 19! 

Ski & Ride More Package

Want eight extra hours on the slopes? Try our Ski & Ride More Package that includes lodging and a lift ticket that starts at 9 am day of arrival through 5 pm day of departure. That's eight extra hours of skiing and riding for the same price! 

Book Online or Call 866-470-8608.

forecast for winter storm stella

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, March 13, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Surprise! Great Weekend AND Week Ahead!

Winter is back! Temps are dropping on the mountain and we will remain open daily 9 am-5 pm through March 19! 

Snowmaking tonight will allow us to refresh existing trails to winter-like conditions for the weekend. We plan to continue overnight snowmaking through next Thursday, plus there's natural snow in the forecast! There will be lots of fun on the mountain, so come enjoy the return of wintry days!

Snowfall Alert

This Mad March weather is keeping us on our toes and thankfully, in our ski boots!

Natural snow is forecasted for Monday night. So keep doing your snow dances! Come early before the snow hits and watch our slopes fill up with snow. Spend the night on our great Ski More Package for the best deal!

Ski & Ride More

8 More Hours of Skiing!

Want eight extra hours on the slopes? This twist on our classic Winter Escape package includes a lift ticket that starts at 9 am day of arrival. That's eight extra hours of skiing and riding for the same price!

Your package includes:

  • Accommodations, double occupancy per bedroom.
  • Lift tickets valid from 9 am day of arrival until 5 pm day of departure. 
  • Beginners can redeem their package lift ticket for $25 off the  Discover Skiing & Snowboarding Program.
  • Equipment rental options available. Package equipment options start and end with your package lift ticket, allowing you to pick-up the evening of arrival and avoid the morning rush. Also with equipment rental you will receive 50% off group lessons. Save time and pre-register for equipment rentals.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, March 10, 2017

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Spring Skiing and Riding All Week!

Thank you to everyone who came out last weekend and participated in all our great events. From Be Bold Weekend, to Mardi Gras and the Terrain Park Rail Jam, it was a really fun weekend for all. Thanks to the hard work of our snow crews, we were able to make enough snow to refresh slopes. Skiers and riders brought their own fun and reported that conditions were surprisingly good, especially considering the weather we’ve had to contend with!

We are still skiing and riding daily, 9 am- 5 pm. Please remember to check the Blog and Slope Report for current conditions before you come up!

Snow on the Way?

It’s too early to tell for sure, but meteorologists are saying that a storm is brewing that could bring us as much as four inches of natural snow on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Some optimists are projecting even greater accumulations, but who knows?! As we get closer, keep your eyes on the forecast and do your snow dances! 

snowy forecast march 7 2017

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Friday, March 03, 2017

Surprise! We Plan to Ski & Ride Through March 12

This roller coaster winter continues! We’ve hit another cold spell and we project that we will operate daily 9 am-5 pm through March 12. You still  have time to get in your last runs of the season before it’s a sweet memory. Check the website for the most up-to-date information on conditions and open terrain.

Temps dropped Wednesday night, allowing us to hold onto the snow that we’ve got. We have also been able to add some limited snowmaking to freshen the trails we have open. Night skiing, tubing, and Ridgely’s Fun Park are all closed for winter, but we’ve still got snow for skiing and riding, and there’s still plenty of fun to be had on the hill!

Speaking of fun… it’s Be Bold Weekend with Bold Rock Hard Cider, and Mardi Gras with Wintergreen Adaptive Sports!

  • Be Bold Party on the Blue Ridge Terrace, Saturday, March 4
  • Demo Day - Come try out a new board from Never Summer or Sims! They'll be on The Blue Ridge Terrace, Saturday, March 4, 9 am-2 pm
  • Mardi Gras costumes, parade, synchronized skiing in the Progression Park, and more activities with Wintergreen Adaptive Sports, Saturday, March 4
  • Steal The Pint Night at The Edge Restaurant, Saturday, March 4
  • Live Music at The Edge all weekend
  • Wintergreen Terrain Park Rail Jam, Sunday, March 5

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, March 03, 2017

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Fighting The Good Fight!

We’re open 9 am-5 pm today, temps are dropping, and there’s still fun skiing and riding to be found at Wintergreen!

Taking on Mother Nature is no easy feat, but we’re doing our best to make and preserve as much snow as possible! Yesterday’s storm did not bring as much rain as expected (around ½ inch), and temps dropped early, allowing us to turn on a few fan guns for a few hours.

We expect to be able to get some limited snowmaking done tonight through Saturday or early Sunday morning. There’s even a slight chance of natural snow on Friday night. Weekend temps will be more seasonable than we have seen lately – it will feel like winter! We’re expecting bluebird skies and lots of fun. It’ll be WAS Mardi Gras and Be Bold Weekend with Bold Rock Hard Cider. The Highlands will be open this weekend, but keep an eye on the Mountain Cams and the Slope Report for updates.


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Thursday, March 02, 2017

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Weather Update For Today

We are open and operating as normal today but we are expecting severe thunderstorms to arrive in the area around 1 pm which may force slope closures. Today we will only be selling 4-Hour Lift Tickets for $39.

Come get your skiing and riding in early!

Looking Ahead

After the storms roll through we plan on getting in some limited snowmaking late Thursday afternoon through Saturday evening, possibly Sunday morning. Despite the challenging weather, our crews are still fighting for every flake of snow. In addition to the limited snowmaking Thursday through Saturday, there is a slight possibility of some natural snow on Friday night. Bottom line is the snow's still cold and we're still having fun on the hill! Keep an eye on the Mountain Cams and the Slope Report for updates!

The Plunge has closed for the winter season. We invite you back for the spring/summer/fall version of tubing.  

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, March 01, 2017