Wintergreen Resort is a four-season ski resort located along the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains within a two-hour drive of Richmond, Virginia. This Virginia ski resort offers night skiing, tubing, ice skating and a terrain park.
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Wintergreen Resort is located about one and half hours from Richmond and two hours from Roanoke. It is three hours from Washington, D.C. There are major airlines that service the airports in these areas. While the Blue Ridge Parkway is extremely beautiful, you should access the mountain via a different route since driving on these roads could be treacherous during the winter.
Wintergreen features 100% snowmaking coverage across its 129 skiable acres. Skiers and riders have access to 26 runs via 5 lifts (lift capacity 11,200 per hour) and 1,003 feet of vertical drop. The top elevation is 3,515 feet with a base elevation of 2,512 feet. There is one terrain park and night skiing on 54% of the resort. The breakout of runs is 23% beginner, 35% intermediate and 42% advanced. The resort receives 35 inches in snow per year. The longest run is Tyro at 1.4 miles.
The resort features 45 holes of golf and 22 tennis courts. There are a few different restaurants on the mountain along with convenience stores and cafeterias. With 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the resort is known to attract from conferences.
While the mountain is at a lower elevation than many mountains, it can actually get a lot colder than many. In fact, it’s typically 10 to 15 degrees colder than the towns in the valley. What it lacks in snow, it makes up in convenience to large metropolitan areas.
There are lessons available on the mountain, including group and children lessons. If you can, get to the mountain during the week since lift lines will be short or non-existent. You should also hit the lunch spots before or after the noon busy time.