Known as the best ski resort in the south, Wintergreen Resort in Virginia won the # 1 Best Ski Resort award in the Mid-Atlantic region in 2005. Offering skiing, snowboarding, tubing, along with many other winter activities throughout Virginia’s eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wintergreen boasts 11,000 acres with 19 trails, an upper elevation of 3,516 feet, and a vertical drop of 1,003 feet.
Beginners, intermediates, and experts will find suitable trails at Wintergreen Resort. To accommodate skiers, there are six lifts, including five chair lifts and a surface lift. There is also a dedicated terrain park for snowboarding. A new advanced ski slope, “The Outer Limits,” is 2,100 feet long and 50-100 feet wide, with a sustained 38-degree pass for 1,000 feet.
Another improvement is the second six-passenger high-speed chairlift, plus 100% computerized snowmaking due to an annual snowfall of only. There is also a world class golf course located near the resort.
Experience breathtaking views of the Appalachians, while being surrounded by the luxury that most people only dream of. More than 300 vacation condos and villas are beautifully scattered throughout the mountain retreat, with the Wintergarden Spa and Aquatics & Fitness Center having completed a $ 4 million addition, now containing whirlpools, hot tubs, massages, and spa treatments. cosmetology services and an equipped aquatic and fitness facilities. There are pools available with one indoor and five outdoors.
Other activities include tubing, snowmobiling, tennis, hiking, and horseback riding. The Out of Bounds Adventure Center is a very popular attraction in the resort with rock climbing and springboards. The Outdoor Wilderness Leadership School offers corporate retreats, real rock climbing, rappelling, and mountain biking. During your Wintergreen Resort vacation, take time to see attractions from civil war history and visit local wineries as well. Also take your time to enjoy the Wintergreen Spa. At the spa, you can be pampered with massages, body wraps, skin treatments, and nail care. You can also visit the Mountaintop Aquatic and Fitness Center, which features the latest in cardio equipment, strength equipment, heated pools, hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas.
The Wintergreen resort is an ideal place for a family to go on vacation and get involved in a variety of craft workshops, campfires, storytelling, hayrides, and many more community events that are scheduled throughout the year. There are many activities planned for families, including winter hiking, skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and swimming in a cozy indoor pool.
Wintergreen Performing Arts has many musical performances throughout the year that are sure to delight everyone. If a person is less interested in culture and more in nature, the Wintergreen Nature Foundation is for them. This foundation promotes the understanding and conservation of the natural resources for which the Blue Ridge Mountains are famous.
No matter what your interests are, if you just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this is the number one place in the south to have fun, relax and rejuvenate yourself. The Wintergreen Resort is open year round, with activities suitable for all seasons.