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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Slopes in Excellent Shape

A couple days and nights of SNOWPOWER and the slopes are in excellent shape. We've got beautiful blue skies as far as the eye can see, and an excellent skiing and riding surface. We had a phenomenal run of snowmaking last night, running on all slopes on the mountain, and our base has increased to 38 inches. Big Acorn and Lower Cliffhanger are closed today for intense snowmaking, but don't worry, they'll be back and better than ever.

The weekend forecast is for conditions that are out of this world.

Snow on The Way?

There's a chance for some natural snow late Thursday and into Friday, but accumulations will probably be small. However, we've got a bigger chance for snow coming on Sunday. We know it's Superbowl Sunday, but you don't have to miss the game! Come up before the snow starts and watch the game at The Edge, or from the comfort of your guest room, home or condo. You won't have to worry about the drive in the morning, simply wake up and enjoy fresh powder!

Plus, if you Join The SNOWPOWER Club, we have special deals on Superbowl Sunday and Feb 5-7 are SNOWPOWER Appreciation Days!

Keep your eye on this blog and Facebook - as we get closer to the snow events, we'll know more!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Great Conditions With a Bit of Powder

Winter is back! SNOWPOWER resumed last night at 3:30 am on all slopes, and was helped by a little natural snow from Mother Nature. Natural snow accumulation looks to be 1-2" - and we're open for skiing, riding and tubing, 9 am-9 pm!

Snowmaking Forecast

We see lots of great snowmaking temps in the forecast. SNOWPOWER should run until Wednesday night, take short break on Thursday, and then return early Friday morning and run through the weekend. We've also got more chances for frozen mixes or snow on Thursday night and Sunday night. That's all good news as we move into February!

Plan Your February Winter Escape

The best way to visit in February is with our popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! 

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

SNOWPOWER & Snow Tonight?

Good morning, Wintergreen snow fans! We are open 9 am-5 pm for skiing and riding. Moguls are starting to form on Outer Limits, so if you're a fan of muguls, your time is now!

It may be a little gray today, but it's going to be a GREAT week. SNOWPOWER returns tonight and continues to pump out fresh snow through at least Wednesday. There's a chance of wintery mix today that may turn to snow sometime during the day or later tonight. With the chance of wintery mix today, please check the website for any lift delays that might develop.

Conditions are good despite a bit of wet weather yesterday. Precipitation wasn't substantial, so the slopes didn't suffer much. And with SNOWPOWER and the possibility of snow, conditions will only get better.

There's also the chance for snow on Thursday night through Friday. Right now, our weather center is calling for a 50% chance, so do your snow dances and hope for powder! Make plans to come up now and enjoy it. The best way to visit is with our popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. 

weather forecast january 29

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, January 29, 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Super Saturday!

It’s going to be a Super Saturday at Wintergreen. It’s amazing what a few nights of cold temperatures and our team of highly skilled snowmakers and groomers can accomplish. We call them SNOWFARMERS because they're the masters at "growing" snow. It's nothing short of miraculous! 

For Saturday we have 23 slopes open with a base of 36+ inches
 
We’re open from 9 am – 9 pm with excellent conditions for skiing, riding and tubing. Come see the Snowfarmers' new crop of snow! 

Sneak Preview: Life of a SNOWFARMER

You all know we have SNOWPOWER, the snowmaking system that consists of over 400 snowguns, 45 weather stations, and can cover a football field with 37 feet of snow in just 24 hours. But SNOWPOWER doesn’t run on its own. SNOWPOWER only works because of our Snowfarmers.

We're working on a new video about our talented Snowfarmers. Watch this sneak preview and see how grooming went Thursday night! Keep an eye out for the full video next week.


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Saturday, January 27, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

Ready For The Weekend!

TGIF! Friday is here and so is the weekend. After two nights of intense snowmaking, all the surfaces are refreshed and beautiful clean corduroy awaits your skis and snowboards. We're open 9 am-9 pm with excellent conditions.

The weekend will be full of comfortable temps so you won't need too many layers. Saturday's forecast calls for blue skies so it'll be prime time to play in the snow. Some weather may come through on Sunday, so if you'd rather avoid that, come on Saturday!

  • 23 trails open for skiing and riding
  • 36"+ snow base
  • Tubing - open with 10 lanes. Please call or buy tickets in advance - we always sell out.
  • Treehouse Kids Ski Programs - open daily
  • Snowsports School - open daily
  • NASTAR - Saturday and Sunday,12-2 pm
  • Slopestyle Competition, Terrain Park, Sunday 2 pm
  • Tap Takeover at Checkerberry Cabin with Blue Mountain Brewery, Sunday, 1-4 pm

Plan Your February Winter Escape

February is right around the corner and historically we have more days of excellent conditions in February. The best way to visit in February is with our popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! 

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, January 26, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

SNOWPOWER Roars!

We've got phenomenal conditions today, open for skiing, riding and tubing, 9 am-9 pm.

The full force of SNOWPOWER was able to return last night, and as of 9 am this morning, had already turned three million gallons of water into snow. Upper Cliffhanger and Devils Elbow will be closed today for extreme and intense snowmaking. Don't worry, they'll be back tomorrow with totally refreshed surfaces.

Conditions are great and they're only going to get better. Snowmaking will continue today and into tomorrow before milder temps sweep in for the weekend. That'll make for a mild weekend with great snow. Then SNOWPOWER returns Monday night to do it all again!

Plan Your February Winter Escape

February is right around the corner and historically we have more days of excellent conditions in February. The best way to visit in February is with our popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! 

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Thursday, January 25, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

SNOWPOWER Is Returning!

Open for skiing, riding and tubing with 23 trails, 9 am-9 pm!

Temps dropped overnight and are hovering right around snowmaking territory. Currently, the fan guns are on and the "big system," AKA SNOWPOWER, is standing by to jump to full force as soon as possible. Mother Nature is a part of our snowmaking team, but she doesn't always do what we want or expect. We love her though, so we make it work! Our snowmakers are the masters at optimizing for time and temperature to produce amazing effects. On the last snowmaking run, they took us from 12 to 23 slopes in just one week! Go SNOWPOWER and go snowmakers!

SNOWPOWER will refresh all the surfaces and keep conditions strong. By the weekend we'll have some more mild temps which means you can wear less layers as you enjoy the snow!  

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

Snowmaking Comes Back Tuesday Night

We had an excellent weekend of skiing, riding, and tubing, and we're not ready to let the fun stop just because it's Monday. Every day is a snow day at Wintergreen... even Mondays! We're open 9 am-5 pm today, and we're back to 9 am-9 pm skiing and riding hours tomorrow.

We'll have mild temps today and tomorrow, which means you can wear less layers while you enjoy our deep base of snow. We haven't lost any of our trails during this short warm up, and snowmaking will be back Tuesday night. In the meantime, we still have plenty of snow to slide on.

Learn To Ski & Ride Month

January is Learn to Ski & Ride month, and these mild temps make for great learning conditions. Take advantage of this chance to get on the snow! When you stay on our Winter Escape Package (which included lodging AND lift tickets) you can get a discount on our Discover Skiing & Riding Lesson Program. Our instructors are amazing and LOVE to share their knowledge. If you thought that learning to ski or snowboard was something you could never accomplish, think again!


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, January 22, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Devils Elbow and Outer Limits Are Open!

It's a bluebird weekend with lots of snow, lots of trails, and comfortable temps! We're open 9 am-9 pm with tons of skiing, riding and tubing.

The big news is that Devils Elbow and Outer Limits open today. The only trail left to open now is Upper Diamond, and even that's coming really soon. And if you missed the news last week - Big Acorn and Upper Turkey are open too. Big Acorn is always a big favorite, and if you missed it last year, now is your chance!

  • 23 trails open for skiing and riding
  • 40"+ snow base
  • Tubing - open with 10 lanes. Please call or buy tickets in advance - we always sell out.
  • Treehouse Kids Ski Programs - open daily
  • Snowsports School - open daily
  • USSA events Saturday and Sunday in the Terrain Park. Rail Jams today; Slopestyle tomorrow.
  • Women's Clinic, Sunday 7:45-10:45 am
  • Tap Takeover at Checkerberry Cabin with Blue Mountain Brewery, Sunday, 1-4 pm

Winter Escape Package

Make plans to come up and take advantage of our ever-popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! See all Winter Escape details.

devils elbow and outer limits ski trails

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Saturday, January 20, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

Devils Elbow and Outer Limits Open Tomorrow

It's the start of a perfect weekend for skiing, riding, and tubing! Big Acorn and Upper Turkey opened yesterday; Devils Elbow and Outer Limits will open tomorrow.

Math For Skiers and Riders

There's a big chance that we'll reach 100% open trails this weekend. How did we get here? In a word, SNOWPOWER! But there's more to it than that. Let's do the math.

4"=400 million gallons -- About four inches of rain fell across the mountain before MLK Weekend, which equals approximately 400 million gallons of water to feed SNOWPOWER. Here's what we did with it:

  • After the rain, on Friday, 1/12 - 12 slopes open, 32" base
  • Saturday 1/13 - 14 slopes open
  • Sunday 1/14 - 16 slopes open 
  • Monday 1/15 - 17 slopes open
  • Tuesday 1/16 - 17 slopes open, base increases to 36" - Natural snow starts!
  • Wednesday 1/17 - 17 slopes open for a powder day - about 4" natural snow total
  • Thursday 1/18 - 19 slopes open (Big Acorn and Upper Turkey Open), 40" base
  • Today 1/19 - 20 slopes open (Cross Cut Opens)
  • Tomorrow 1/20 - 23 slopes open (Devils Elbow and Outer Limits open)

What's left to finish the equation? Just Upper Diamond and then all our trails are open! There's a good chance we'll get to 100% open this weekend, so do your snow dances, thank a snowmaker, and get your skis and boards and come enjoy it! Conditions are excellent - it's a great time to be on the mountain!

Winter Escape Package

Make plans to come up and take advantage of our ever-popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! See all Winter Escape details.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, January 19, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Big Acorn and Upper Turkey Open Today!

It's a BLUEBIRD DAY! Mother Nature brought us over four inches of fresh powder yesterday, and today, two of our favorite slopes open: Big Acorn and Upper Turkey!

SNOWPOWER has been pumping out tons of snow - our base is up to 40". Conditions were already excellent before the natural snow - so now they're even excellent-er! That may not be a word, but you know what we mean: the snow is great, some of your favorite runs open today, it's time to be here and enjoy it!

Devils Elbow and The Gap will be next to get finishing touches from SNOWPOWER - they'll open soon.

Winter Escape Package

Make plans to come up and take advantage of our ever-popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! See all Winter Escape details.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

It's a Snow Day! Come Play!

We've got nothing but good news!

  • Natural snow has been falling on the mountain since last night and accumulation is around 4" so far.
  • Conditions are excellent with a snow base of 40"+.
  • Look for Big Acorn and Upper Wild Turkey to open up tomorrow, with Devils Elbow and The Gap coming soon.

Winter Escape Package

Make plans to come up and take advantage of our ever-popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! See all Winter Escape details.

snowy ski slope on january 17, 2018

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Phenomenal Conditions; New Terrain Coming

Conditions are phenomenal. Fresh snow, blue skies, and we're open 9 am-9 pm!

Snow In The Forecast?

It looks like some natural snow is in the forecast for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Accumulation might be 1-3". Come up now for a chance at natural snow. But remember, either way, we have SNOWPOWER and every day is a snowday at Wintergreen. We've got tons of snow that we make ourselves! You can take advantage of our ever-popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. The best rates are midweek, so come up now!

SNOWPOWER

We are rapidly working on new terrain - making snow on Big Acorn, Upper Turkey, Outer Limits, Devils Elbow, and The Gap. Look for new terrain to be opening throughout the week and into the weekend. Go SNOWPOWER!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, January 15, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018

SNOWPOWER Is Back On!

The rain is gone.

Temps are low.

SNOWPOWER is on.

Holiday Weekend.

BRING IT ON!

We're open 9 am-9 pm with plenty of snow for you to come up and enjoy for the holiday weekend! See all MLK Weekend Activities.

SNOWPOWER resumed before 8 this morning, and we'll be snowmaking round the clock for the foreseeable future. We'll freshen up all the core trails and start pounding new terrain.

Big Acorn - look out! SNOWPOWER is coming for you soon!

Winter Escape Package

Make plans to come up and take advantage of our ever-popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! See all Winter Escape details.

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Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Saturday, January 13, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Sun'll Come Out Tomorrow!

Hold tight - the rain is nearly over. The sun may peek out as early as 8 am. SNOWPOWER resumes tomorrow as soon as temps allow, which may be in the afternoon or even earlier. Anticipate round the clock snowmaking.

We were prepared for this little warm up and bit of wet weather. The slopes are holding up well - we haven't lost any. We've got plenty of snow for you to come up and enjoy for the holiday weekend! See all MLK Weekend Activities.

One of the many things to be happy about is that the rain has recharged our snowmaking system and given us lots of ammunition to blanket the slopes.

Big Acorn - look out! SNOWPOWER is coming for you soon!

Winter Escape Package

Make plans to come up and take advantage of our ever-popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! See all Winter Escape details.

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, January 12, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Holiday Weekend!

Join us for the first holiday weekend of 2018! Martin Luther King Weekend is here and conditions are great - celebrate with extra time on the slopes. We've also got lots of other fun activities, including a Tap Takeover at Checkerberry Cabin on Sunday with Stable Craft Brewing. See all activities.

The bit of rain we had this week is on the way out, and cold is forecast to return Saturday morning to make way for a great weekend of skiing, riding, and tubing. We built up a deep snow base in anticipation of Mother Nature's curve balls - our slopes can withstand this weather just fine. We expect snowmaking to resume early Saturday evening to freshen everything up, and we'll start working on new terrain soon.

Winter Escape Package

Make plans to come up and take advantage of our ever-popular Winter Escape Package that pairs lodging AND lift tickets at a great price. It’s the best way to make the most of your getaway! See all Winter Escape details.

Family Fun

Wintergreen is your headquarters for family fun. Recently, Natalie Faunce from NBC 10 out of Roanoke got a chance to bring her family and experience our winter family fun.


Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Thursday, January 11, 2018

Monday, January 08, 2018

PHENOMENAL Conditions

We’re coming off a great weekend where everyone we talked to told us how phenomenal the conditions are right now. It’s a great feeling to have our mountain full of happy skiers and amazing snow.

This week, you can expect more of the same great conditions with temps that are a bit warmer. Goodbye arctic blast! Even if we get a little rain, that’s not a bad thing. A little bit of rain won’t hurt our open terrain (our base is deep), but some rain will recharge our system and spur on more snowmaking to refresh the surfaces and open more terrain.

MLK Weekend Coming Up

Looking ahead to MLK Weekend, conditions will still be fantastic. The forecast is for more normal winter temps for Virginia, so temps will be more comfortable without as many layers! Snowmaking will likely return Saturday night to freshen the surfaces and power us through the holiday weekend. We’ve got tons of fun activities over the week including:

  • Wintergreen Rail Jam
  • Women's Ski Clinic 
  • Tap Takeover at Checkerberry Cabin with Stable Craft Brewing
  • Demo Days by Freestyle (Saturday & Sunday, meet at top of Acorn)
  • Kickoff of the National Ski Areas Association's Safety Awareness Week
  • DJ mixing up the tunes slopeside outside the rental shop 
  • Live entertainment at The Edge 

See all MLK Weekend activities

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Monday, January 08, 2018

Friday, January 05, 2018

Lower Cliffhanger Opens Today

It's all good news today! Open from 9 am-9 pm for lots of great skiing, riding, and tubing. Conditions are fantastic with a deep base of crisp snow. Plus, another trail in The Highlands opens - come enjoy Lower Cliffhanger today! 

  • 17 trails open for skiing and riding
  • 36"+ snow base
  • Tubing - open with 10 lanes. Please buy tickets in advance - we always sell out.
  • Treehouse Kids Ski Programs - open daily

Weekend Forecast

We've got sunny skies and ideal skiing conditions for the weekend. Temps are on the cold side, but it's also very dry, so it doesn't feel as cold as it might if there was more humidity in the air. We suggest dressing in layers and taking breaks to warm up throughout the day.

The main Terrain Park on Upper Diamond Hill will open tomorrow. So in addition to Lower Cliffhanger, we'll have lots of new features in the Terrain Park to enjoy.

Snowmaking resumes tonight, and there's a chance for some natural snow on Monday.

Winter is off to a fantastic start at Wintergreen - come play!

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Friday, January 05, 2018

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Best Conditions; More Terrain Opening Soon!

We're seeing some of the best early season conditions in recent years and we're gearing up for a fabulous MLK Weekend (January 12-15). SNOWPOWER is going strong with two more trails expected to open by the weekend.

In the meantime, come enjoy these amazing conditions! Dress warmly with extra layers and bring your sunscreen. Have you stopped in Checkerberry Cabin this season? It's great place to warm up by the fire and try their new tacos.

  • 16 trails open for skiing and riding
  • 32" snow base
  • Tubing - open with 10 lanes. Please buy tickets in advance - we always sell out.
  • Treehouse Kids Ski Programs - open daily

SNOWPOWER Forecast

SNOWPOWER has run wild on the mountain, giving us amazing conditions and continued trail openings. For this weekend, we anticipate opening Upper Diamond Hill with the Terrain Park, and Lower Cliffhanger. Keep your eye on the Slope Report for daily updates, and stay tuned to The Blog for more in-depth updates several times a week.

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Winter Escape - Starting at $92/person

Our Winter Escape Package is an unbeatable deal. Lodging AND lift tickets, starting at just $92 per person. It's the best way to make the most of your getaway!



Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Appreciation Days 2018

We're open today from 9 am-9 pm with 16 trails and a great snow base with fantastic conditions. Plus, it's Appreciation Days, 

  • 16 trails open for skiing and riding
  • 32"+ snow base
  • Tubing - open with 10 lanes. Please buy tickets in advance - we always sell out.
  • Treehouse Kids Ski Programs - open daily

Appreciation Days

For residents of Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Staunton, Lynchburg and the counties of Nelson, Albemarle, Augusta, Appomattox and Amherst. If your college is in one of these areas, just bring your Student ID, even if you're from out of state!

  • 8-hour Lift & Rental - $59
  • 8-hour Lift - $49
  • Upgrade to Extended Session ticket for an additional $10.
  • With rental, add Group Beginner Lesson for $19 (ages 8 & above)
  • Add tubing at $10 for same periods, if operational.

2018 Dates

  • January 2-4, 2018
  • February 27-March 1, 2018 

Last Edited by The Mountain Messenger on Tuesday, January 02, 2018