WINTERGREEN RESORT DOUBLES SNOWMAKING PRODUCTION
FOR 2012-13 SEASON
Two-time “Best Ski Resort”
adds most snowmaking equipment in a decade.
Va. (Oct. 4, 2012) - Wintergreen Resort in central Virginia—twice named
“Best Ski Resort” by the readers of WashingtonPost.com—is adding to its
arsenal of snowmaking guns for the 2012-13 season. This is just part of
the largest expansion in snowmaking on the resort’s 26 slopes (129 skiable
acres) in more than a decade.
As part of a
previously announced plan to invest nearly $12 million in infrastructure
improvements, the new high-tech snowmaking equipment will allow opening more
ski and snowboard terrain earlier while maintaining more consistent snow
conditions throughout the ski season, which can now run even longer.
extensive improvements include:
the snowmaking production
snowmaking guns on more slopes
snow on Terrain Park, allowing the area to open earlier
snow in The Plunge, which will open earlier in the season and stay open
after-hours snowmaking meaning fewer interruptions during daylight
new, 5,000,000-gallon raw-water storage tank and pumping station
response time when unpredictable weather takes a toll
This is the
most significant upgrading of snowmaking equipment and capacity at Wintergreen
since the 2001-2003 seasons when the snowmaking process was automated.
scope of the project includes:
million gallons of on-mountain water storage allowing for increased
GPM of water cooling, resulting in increased production
pipeline from the snowmaking plant to key points within the ski area,
resulting in much higher water volume and increased water pressure
4000 GPM of high pressure fully automated water pumping (previous maximum
was 4000 GPM), resulting in a total max production output of 8,000 GPM
3000 GPM of water cooling (cold water increases snow production)
fan snow guns
tower snow guns
investment of money, resources, and manpower will enhance every snow sports
enthusiast’s experience by producing more snow of better quality across the
Resort, located 35 miles southwest of Charlottesville, Va., is a four-season
mountain retreat with beautiful views on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge
Mountains. Situated on 11,000 acres adjacent to the George Washington National
Forest, the Resort offers a unique vacation, social, and conference setting
with skiing, snowboarding, and tubing, 45 holes of championship golf, a tennis
center with three indoor courts and 19 outdoor clay courts, a full-service spa
featuring 13 treatment rooms, a fitness center, and multiple dining options.
Additional amenities include a lake, swimming pools, a youth entertainment
center, and 40,000 square feet of combined indoor/outdoor meeting space.
Resort offers room rates based on the type of accommodations, ranging from
studios to multi-bedroom houses. For complete information access the Web
site at www.wintergreenresort.com
or call (434) 325-2200.
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