Not for day skiers/riders on weekends

by: AltSchneemann - Dec 11, 2012

  • Overall Rating 2
  • Family Friendly 2
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 3
  • Nightlife 1

    Pros: Good Terrain, and Park for the Southest

    Cons: Too oriented on property owners and overnight guests

    Recommended For: Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Dec 1, 2012

Full review

From the minute you arrive at the top of Wintergreen you'll realize you are in a snowsports caste system if you don't own a vacation home or are staying in one of the overpriced lodging facilities.
If you stop for a momemnt anywhere near the slopes to drop off passengers someone will be hollering at you to move immediately. All of the parking areas near the slopes are gated and reserved for someone who is dropping far more $$$ there than you. Actually, if you have your own equipment and ski/ride at the intermediate level, the best thing to do is bear right and go a little down the hill to the parking area near the tubing hill. That lodge is the only place you can actually hang out, indoors or out, without buying food. You can access the trails at the far end of the parking lot. Wintergreen is packed to capacity on the weekend and the lift lines are long and made worse by the fact that they have lanes reserved for property owners; sometimes you don't move at all as one priority guest after another gets in front of you. The riding and skiing as actually good, but only go mid-week when you won't be treated "third class".