Winter Mountaintop Fun at Wintergreen Resort
If you haven’t experienced wintertime in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’re missing out on a delightful winter retreat. Wintergreen is a resort paradise chock full of indoor and outdoor fun for all ages, nestled in one of the most scenic areas in the state of Virginia.
The beautiful resort has more to offer than just amazing skiing, snowboarding, and tubing on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Sip hot cocoa fireside and enjoy the stunning views, spend a day pampering yourself at the spa, catch a freestyle winter sport competition, or enjoy a cool round of golf at Stoney Creek Golf Club (winter temperatures in are typically in the 50s!).
No matter what your idea of a cold weather escape, Wintergreen Resort has you covered. And with a convenient location only 1.5 hours from Richmond and under 3 hours from Washington, D.C., your winter getaway is only a short drive away.
Exciting Winter Sports at Wintergreen Resort
The slopes at Wintergreen Resort are a snowy playground for winter sports, and the resort provides high quality, easy to use rental equipment for your enjoyment. Wintergreen has 32 trails in varying difficulty levels available for skiing and snowboarding, and nearly half of these trails are open for night skiing/snowboarding.
The patient and passionate instructors at Wintergreen Resort offer ski and snowboarding instruction for all ages and abilities. The resort has everything from children’s and college programs to women’s clinics and private and group lessons. Hone your skills in a comfortable setting.
Wintergreen Resort is home to The Plunge, Virginia’s largest tubing park. Fly down the 900 ft. snow tubing hill, reaching speeds of 30mph. Enjoy the thrills of winter sports without spills. There are 12 tubing lanes to keep lines to a minimum, and a conveyor lift to conveniently carry you and your tube to the top for another ride.
The excitement at Terrain Park never ends. Here, skiers and snowboarders will find a progression of features such as jibs, rails, tabletops, and spines designed to accommodate a variety of skill levels. The layout of Terrain Park is frequently changed to keep things interesting, and allows riders to truly hone their freestyle skills. Wintergreen also hosts the Winter Terrain Park Series, including three Rail Jams, two Slopestyles, and several Freestyle Double Cross Events. These competitive events are open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages, and prizes are awarded to winners throughout the season.
Other Refreshing Outdoor Activities
Located in the heart of the mountain village, Shamokin Ice offers ice skating fun for the whole family. Just off the Blue Ridge Terrace, the neighborhood pond is convenient to The Edge, Copper Mine Bistro and Pryor’s Cafeteria.
In the winter months, temperatures in Stoney Creek Valley are typically in the 50s – perfect for a refreshing round of 9 or 18 holes at Stoney Creek Golf Club.
Stay warm with an enthusiastic round of tennis or bundle up and explore the many trails Wintergreen has to offer.
For the Younger Set
The Treehouse offers ski lessons and full and half-day ski programs for kids of all ages and abilities.
Ridgely’s Fun Park, open winter weekends and holidays, offers a gentle hill for tubing, tunnels, bear paw snow shoes, a mini-tubing carousel, and much more. The park is a prime destination for winter fun for the young and the young at heart.
Wintergreen Restaurants: Dining Options for Every Taste
Wintergreen Resort has a variety of seasonal dining options for every palate and occasion. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you can find it at one of Wintergreen’s fine eateries. During the winter months, visit Pryor’s Cafeteria, Blue Ridge Terrace Grille, Checkerberry Cabin, Chili Depot or BBQ Junction.
At The Copper Mine Bistro, enjoy a relaxed, comfortable dining experience – perfect for before or after a day on the links, courts, or slopes. The bistro serves a traditional breakfast and an innovative Mediterranean dinner menu. Lunch is served on weekends and holidays during the winter months.
Devils Grill is an exclusive dining establishment on Devils Knob Golf Course, featuring a cozy bar and upscale menu specializing in American Cuisine. Admittance is limited to registered resort guests, members, and members’ guests.
The Edge is a casual neighborhood eatery with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Mingle with great food and great people at this popular hangout. Catch a breathtaking sunset over the mountain and enjoy an energetic bar scene.
Wintergreen Nightlife: Live Music at The Edge
After hours, The Edge transforms from a casual eatery to the best place for live, mountainside music. There is a diverse late night menu available after 10pm, and the Nachos Grande are to die for.
On weekends from November-March, live music begins at 9pm. The line-up includes local and nationally-recognized artists playing everything from jazz and rock to country and reggae.
The Spa at Wintergreen Resort
All of the outdoor activities at Wintergreen can be exhausting. Start or end your day pampering yourself at the Spa at Wintergreen, a full-service, destination spa. Rejuvenate your body and mind with everything from massages and skin care treatments to body wraps and couples retreats.
With pampering packages and seasonal treatments like the Hot Chocolate Indulgence, you may never want to leave. The exfoliating rich cocoa sugar scrub will smell good enough to eat, and your body will thank you after the full body chocolate essential oil application. Warm stones complete the indulgence.
You can even save 20% on overnight lodging when you book certain pampering packages. Treat yourself. You deserve it!
Interested in a Wintergreen Vacation Home?
If you want a place of your own to experience everything that Wintergreen Resort has to offer, we’re here to help. We have vacation homes in the Blue Ridge Mountain community for every taste – golf course homes, ski front condos, walk to ski condos, and many more. Contact us and let the Chase Team, the source for all of your Wintergreen real estate needs, help you find your piece of paradise!
Until next time,