Winter Fun in the Blue Ridge Mountains
WinterFest Weekend is back! This weekend at Wintergreen Resorts (Friday, January 23 – Sunday, January 25), enjoy live entertainment, brush up on your skills on the slopes, watch and participate in exhilarating freestyle winter sports, and honor our nation’s veterans.
Every day this weekend, slopes open at 9am for skiing and snowboarding. Below, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite WinterFest events – you won’t want to miss these!
“True Blue” Ridge with Guest Speaker Tommy Stafford
Nature Foundation at Wintergreen | Friday, 6-8pm
Whip up your signature dish and join your neighbors for a potluck dinner, featuring special guest Tommy Stafford, founder of Blue Ridge Life magazine. Tommy will speak on his personal story, the magazine, and life in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Share in great dinner and conversation. Dessert is provided!
Live Entertainment by Maybe Tomorrow
The Edge | Friday and Saturday, 9:30pm – closing
After hours, enjoy a good time and live music by Maybe Tomorrow. Catch and eclectic set list of all your favorite rock, rap, and country party songs. Maybe Tomorrow covers every artist from Bob Marley and Kings of Leon to Wiz Khalifa and Kenny Chesney, with a few originals thrown into the mix.
Women’s Ski Clinic
Friday, 9am-2pm and Sunday, 7:45-10:45am
Ladies, strap on your skies. Improve your skills in a comfortable environment with the help of friendly, qualified instructors. Wintergreen’s PSIA instructors are patient and passionate – you’ll learn to love skiing as much as they do. Lunch and instruction is provided, lift tickets and rental equipment are not included in lesson price.
Friday clinics – $135/lesson, or $525 for package of all 5.
Offered January 23, 30, and February 6, 13, and 20.
Sunday clinics – $115/lesson, or $400 for package of all 4.
Offered January 25, February 1, 8, and 22.
Terrain Park | Saturday and Sunday, 8am
Flow through a series of obstacles including rails, jumps and other terrain features. Become a better competitive rider on this challenging slopestyle course. Aim for amplitude, difficulty, originality and overall quality in your best freestyle tricks.
Freestyle Double Cross Event
Terrain Park | Sunday, 11:30am
This weekend marks the first of a series of three freestyle events throughout the season. Points will be tallied throughout all events, and great prizes will be awarded to the winners. In this exciting winter sport, four competitors at a time race through a specially designed terrain track. The competition is open to snowboarders and skiers of all ages.
Registration is at Freestyle (Mountain Inn)from 8:30-10am, followed by practice runs and a rider’s meeting at Terrain Park. The main event begins at 11:30. Awards are at Blue Ridge Terrace, one hour after conclusion of the event.
For more information and weekend events, view the Wintergreen WinterFest event schedule.
Honor Wounded Veterans with Wintergreen Adaptive Sports
This weekend at Wintergreen is built around finding new possibilities, setting new limits, and providing time for fun and relaxation. During Wintergreen Adaptive Sports’ annual Wounded Veteran’s Weekend, honored guests will be provided all meals and housing, have the opportunity to ski or snowboard with experienced adaptive instructors, and will have ample time to relax at the beautiful Wintergreen Resort with their loved ones.
Wintergreen Vacation Homes
The Wintergreen community is a great place area for families and people of all ages. Whether you’re looking for a mountaintop retreat or a fun getaway, Wintergreen has something for everybody in all seasons. View our available listings or let us know what you’re looking for, and the Chase Team will help you find it.
Until next time,