Category Archives: Blue Ridge Mountains

Black Bears at Wintergreen?

Black bears. Be aware they can look very cute!

Black Bears. This cub looks so cute!

Are there Black Bears at Wintergreen?

Black bears do live in the mountains in this area. Do you think Black Bears scary?  Most people would probably answer yes to this question initially. However, as with any wild animals, as you learn more about them you realize they are not, in general, a danger to you. In fact the Black Bears are more scared of people and will tend to take off quickly if they hear people around. Usually, the black bears, with their amazing hearing, will hear people approaching and they will take off out of the way. You may not even see the bear as he disappears back into the woods.

Black Bear Cubs look Cute and Cuddly.

Black Bear cubs may look cute and cuddly, however keep in mind that a very possessive mother bear is likely to be near by. She will not take kindly to anyone coming between her and her cubs. This is a situation most experienced hikers know to avoid. Otherwise, in general, as long as you make a noise to let the bear know you are around (singing, talking, etc), they will usually stay well clear.

Never Feed Black Bears!

Black bears are highly intelligent  animals with an incredible sense of smell. They can smell potential food sources over great distances. They are opportunists, always looking for easy calories. This often leads hungry bears to dumpsters, garbage cans, or kitchens. When bears learn that garbage means food, they come back to it again and again. learning to associate humans and homes with food. Sadly this usually ends with the “problem bear” being euthanized. Thus leaving food around outside is a definite no!  Never leave food/garbage outside. Wintergreen is a Bear Smart community.

The Nature Center can Help

The knowledgable folks at the Nature Center can help teach you proper “bear behavior,” Learning that we are invading the bears natural habitat is important. However, it is possible to live in harmony if we make an effort and follow the basic wild animal ground rules. TWNF teaches ways to react and behave around these and other animals should you meet any on the trails. There are “bear bells” some people take on hikes so the bears will hear them approaching. The TWNF has new New Resident Orientation talks if you are going to live on the mountain.

Your Wintergreen Resort Real Estate HQ!

Wintergreen Resort’s real estate office is Wintergreen Resort Premier Properties. It is the Official Real Estate Company of Wintergreen Resort. Brian Chase and The Chase Team look forward to getting you acquainted with all that Wintergreen has to offer, and as a Wintergreen property owner and member, Brian knows what it means to live and breath in the fresh air of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Let experts show you why this is the Premier Four Season Resort of the Mid Atlantic.

Call 434-296-9860 and let The Chase Team be your complete Wintergreen real estate resource.

Until next time,

Brian

 

Wildlife at Wintergreen Resort, VA

Wildlife in the Mountains

Chipmont are fun to watch

Chipmonk relaxing in the sunshine.

Wintergreen Resort is a wonderful place to live. Not only is the wild and untamed beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains awesome but the wildlife is fascinating. It is a Nature Lover’s paradise. One could watch numerous bird species from Hummingbirds to Golden Eagles, and animal species from Chipmonks to Raccoons, and Bobcats to Black Bears. Looking out of the window of a mountain home you may often see wild turkeys, deer and black bears wandering past if you are lucky.

Are there Wild Animals In Wintergreen?

There certainly are a lot of wild animals who live in mountain areas,  One of the tasks of the Wintergreen Nature Center is the observation and detailing of the wildlife seen in the area. Residents would often report on what animal they happened to come across on hikes and may even bring photographs, taken at a safe distance of course. Sightings of wildlife are usually timed and dated as to when and where the particular animal was seen. This list is usually on display at the Nature Center and updated daily. The Nature Center holds new resident orientation talks on many of these subjects. They introduce subjects such as Wintergreen wildlife along with the conservation of the land itself. The TWNF teaches ways to react and behave around these animals should hikers/walkers meet any wildlife on the trails. There are always knowledgable staff and volunteers willing to advise. The volunteer naturalists and professional staff of the The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen manage the 6,000 acres of wilderness to ensure Wintergreen remains a beautiful, popular place. And, it really is. Watch for the next post on Black Bears

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Wildlife at Wintergreen A Hawk watching for breakfast

Why People Love Wintergreen.

If you are interested in finding a home in this wonderful place just call Brian Chase and The Chase Team, your complete Wintergreen real estate resource.  As a Wintergreen property owner and Member I’m ready to share my experience with you.

Call Brian Chase today.

 

Wintergreen Nature Center ~ Fun

 

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 The Wintergreen Nature Center

The Wintergreen Nature Center is a wonderful place and not just for adults. There are numerous events planned for the family and younger adventurers as well. Wintergreen is a great place to explore. Wintergreen Nature Center camps can help the youngsters explore their surroundings and learn valuable lessions on wildlife safety when it comes to every day life in Wintergreen. The Junior Exployers at Wintergreen Nature Center

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A mountain stream near Wntergreen Nature Center

The Junior Explorers program offers various summer camps to keep the kids happy. They learn about the forest wildlife in the process. In one such offering In the Wild, Wild Wintergreen program kids will explore forests, ponds and streams for all manner of wild life. These critters may hop, scramble, crawl or swim and may include Lizards, frogs and birds. It takes place at Lake Monican on July 14th.

 

 

See one of these beautiful moths at the Wintergreen Nature Center

 

At Lake Monocan, in the Stoney Creek Village community of Wintergreen Resort, on June 3rd The Early Exployers will be at work. In “it’s a small, small, world,” they will take a look at insects, butterflys and other small flying inhabitants around and about at Monican. For example, the beautiful Luna Moth is a joy to watch fluttering around the trees at dusk.

 

 

If your child’s preference is for a quiet place to read  and play then Robins’Nook at Trillium House may be for them. It offers quiet play and resources for all members of the family. They can spend time together with stories, puzzles and games. Or just get outside and enjoy wintergreen as a family. Check out all of the Wintergreen Nature Center camps and events for adults and children right here ……

Wintergreens’ Nature Center is an awesome place for adults and children in every season. There is so much to learn about your environs and so much to do there. It is also important that your children learn about the  insects, birds or animals in this area as they may ecounter them at some point. This way you can be assured they will stay safe when playing outside.

Can’t get enough of  Wintergreen? Invest in a Second Home at Wintergreen Resort.

If you want a place of your own to experience everything that Wintergreen Resort has to offer, we can find it for you. We have vacation homes in the Blue Ridge Mountain community for every taste and fun for every season – golf course homes,  ski front condos, mountain homes and much more.

Contact us and let the Brian Chase  be your source for all of your Wintergreen real estate needs. Brian will help you find your piece of paradise!  And paradise it is!

Until next time,

Brian Chase

Slide and Splash Bash Weekend at Wintergreen Resort

Send Off Wintergreen Resort’s Snowsports Season in Style

Wintergreen Resort Slide and Splash Weekend The winter snowsports season is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean the fun ends at Wintergreen. Soak up the last of the snow and celebrate the upcoming warmth at Slide and Splash Bash Weekend at Wintergreen Resort.

Terrain Park Party

Saturday & Sunday, March 21-22 | 10am

Terrain Park will be expanded to include ALL of Dobie! The energy on the slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains will be at an all-time high this weekend. Show off your skills and be prepared for a fantastic time!

Helmets and valid lift tickets required.

Pond Skimming

Saturday, March 21 | 2pm

Strap on your skis or snowboard and fly down the hill fast enough to make it across the water waiting for you at the bottom of the slope! Points for costume creativity are counted.

Costumes and valid lift tickets required. Registration begins at 10am and awards are at 2:30pm. 

Skiing and Riding

Saturday & Sunday, March 21-22 | 9am-5pm

Get your ski or snowboard on and enjoy one of the final weekends on the slopes at Wintergreen Resort!

To learn more and for videos of last year’s fun, visit the official Wintergreen Resort Slide and Splash Bash Weekend page. This is sure to be a weekend you don’t want to miss!

Invest in a Second Home at Wintergreen

If you want a place of your own to experience everything that Wintergreen Resort has to offer, we can find it for you. We have vacation homes in the Blue Ridge Mountain community for every taste and fun for every season – golf course homesski 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!

If you’re considering selling your Wintergreen property, find out the value of your property and list with the Chase Team for the results you want.

Until next time,

Brian Chase

 

EPR Properties Acquires Assets Of Wintergreen Resort ~ Pacific Group Resorts to lease and operate Wintergreen

Wintergreen Resort has been sold to EPR Properties and Pacific Group Resorts has been tapped to operate the resort.  EPR is a publicly traded company (ticker symbol EPR) with market capitalization of $3.9B.  Pacific Group Resorts also owns Ragged Mountain in New Hampshire, and worked in concert with EPR to acquire Wisp Resort in Western Maryland in 2012.   PGRI (an affiliate of Pacific Group) has a broad base of experience in mountain resort operations and in the master planning and development of ski resorts.  Pacific Group Resorts (PGRI) now operates three ski and snowboard resorts and four golf courses, and senior management of the company has a combined 60 years of executive or ownership experience in the industry.  Follow the link below for the complete press release.

The sale of the Resort will create a healthier and more robust real estate market for 2015 and beyond.  There are many buyers who have been waiting for clarity on the Resort’s future before stepping into the real estate market.

Interested in a Wintergreen Vacation Home?

If you want a place of your own to experience everything that Wintergreen Resort has to offer, we can find it for you. We have vacation homes in the Blue Ridge Mountain community for every taste and fun for every season – golf course homesski 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.  I’m calling it Wintergreen 3.0!

Until next time,

Brian

 

Presidents’ Day Weekend at Wintergreen Resort

Looking for Things to Do This Presidents’ Day Weekend?

Celebrate the long weekend with a getaway to the Blue Ridge Mountains! Wintergreen Resort is hosting a variety of indoor and outdoor entertainment possibilities this Presidents’ Day Weekend. February often has some of the best conditions all season, so take advantage of the great skiing, snowboarding and tubing opportunities. Spend the day on the slopes, and unwind at night with live music at The Edge.

Live Entertainment At Wintergreen February 13-15

Live Music at The EdgeDJ Mixing Up The Tunes

Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5:30pm

Get hyped for a day on the slopes! Or relax with some tunes as you wrap up your day. Wintergreen’s energetic DJ will be spinning tunes on the snow outside of the rental shop all weekend. See you there!


Reggae with Greg Ward

The Edge| Saturday, 3-6pm

Take a break from the slopes and spend a fun, relaxing afternoon at The Edge. Replenish with a scrumptious late lunch or early dinner, and let Greg Ward soothe your soul with his smooth reggae sounds.

Southern Company

The Edge | Friday & Saturday, 9:30pm-close

Jam out with hits from Led Zeppelin to Johnny Cash and Jason Aldean to Journey, and everything in between. Southern Company is a seasoned group of 5 musicians whose variety of genres will have music lovers of all kinds on their feet. Spend an energetic evening at The Edge with spectacular views of the mountain. There’s even a late night food menu!

Fun On The Slopes This Weekend

Skiing and Snowboarding at Wintergreen ResortFreestyle Demo Day

Top of Acorn | Saturday & Sunday, 9am

Head to the top of Acorn to show off your best freestyle moves! This weekend will be an exciting showcase of freestyle skills from some of the best skiiers and snowboarders around.

NASTAR

Eagles Swoop | Saturday, 12-2pm

Short for NAtional STAndard Race, NASTAR is the world’s largest recreational ski and snowboard race program. Compete and compare your scores with friends and family regardless of where you race! NASTAR’s standardized scoring program is representative of the ability of each participant. You can even qualify for the national championships. 

Rail Jam (Event 3 of 5)

Terrain Park | Saturday, 5pm

The third of five Rail Jams throughout the season will be an exciting day of freestyle skiing and snowboarding. Show off your skills on the slopes – registration is $25, and prizes are awarded for each individual event. Compete in three out of five events to qualify for the grand prize!

Valid lift ticket required, register at Snowsports School Desk 3:30-4:40 pm.

Women’s Ski Clinic

Friday, 9am-2pm

Improve your skills in a comfortable setting! Wintergreen’s clinic is geared to women and instruction is provided by expert, patient PSIA instructors who want you to love the slopes as much as they do.

The clinic is $135 – lunch and instruction included, lift ticket and rental equipment are not.

Interested in a Wintergreen Vacation Home?

If you want a place of your own to experience everything that Wintergreen Resort has to offer, we can find it for you. We have vacation homes in the Blue Ridge Mountain community for every taste and fun for every season – golf course homesski 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!

If you’re considering selling your Wintergreen property, find out the value of your property and list with the Chase Team for the results you want.

Until next time,

Brian

Wintergreen Resort is a Winter Paradise

Winter Mountaintop Fun at Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen Mountain HomeIf 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

Children Skiing Wintergreen ResortYour little (and not-so-little) ones will always have a blast at Wintergreen Resort. From community events and holiday get-togethers, there will always be something to do.

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

Spa at WintergreenAll 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 homesski 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!

If you’re considering selling your Wintergreen property, find out the value of your property and list with the Chase Team today.

Until next time,

Brian

 

WinterFest Weekend 2015 at Wintergreen Resorts

Winter Fun in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Ski Fun in WintergreenWinterFest 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.

USASA Slopestyle

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,

Brian Chase

 

New Year’s Eve Events at Wintergreen Resort

Kick off 2015 the right way! New Year’s Eve is a magical time at Wintergreen Resort. At this time of the year, the resort is a winter wonderland with a celebration for every taste. You can spend the day on the slopes and choose from a variety of party styles to find the perfect place to spend your New Year’s Eve. We have listed a few of the most enticing events here:

Wintergreen New Year’s Eve Celebrations

New Year's Eve Fireworks The slopes will be open for skiing and snowboarding from 9 am to 9pm on December 31. They close an hour earlier than usual to prepare for the fireworks display at 10 pm. Whichever party you choose, be sure to find a great view of the show! The fireworks lighting up the mountains is a magnificent sight. And make your plans early, because many parties require reservations!

Devils Grill 
5:30pm-midnight
Dinner by Chef Tyler Canon is always a creative culinary treat, and New Year’s Eve will be no exception. Stick around after dinner for live music by the Batesville, a rhythm and blues band with an Appalachian flair. Enjoy classic covers of Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and more.

Commonwealth Ballroom 
7pm-midnight
If you prefer to dance the night away, an elegant evening at the Commonwealth Ballroom is for you. Enjoy tasty hors d’oeurves, a three-course dinner, dessert buffet, coffee bar, and a midnight champagne toast with live music provided by Adrian Duke Project. Get down to everything from Rock n’ Roll to Motown with this talented six-piece band.

Teen New Year’s Eve Party
7:30pm-12:30am
For the younger crowd, a celebration at The Discovery Ridge Adventure Center will include games on Xbox, Wii, Kinect systems, a mechanical bull and much more! Refreshments are provided and prizes will be given out every hour.  Children Skiing Wintergreen Resort

Treehouse Kids New Year’s Eve Party
7:30pm-12:30am 
Children ages 4-12 can kick off their New Year with games, movies, popcorn, party favors, pizza and ice cream.

Celebrations will continue into New Year’s day! Slopes open back up at 9 am on January 1, and live entertainment starts at 9:30 pm at the Edge.

For more parties and information, visit the Wintergreen Resort website.

Interested in a Wintergreen Vacation Home?

If you want to join in on the fun that we have at Wintergreen Resorts, we’re here to help. We have vacation homes in the Blue Ridge Mountain community for every taste – golf course homesski front condos, walk to ski condos, and many more. Let the Chase Team help you find your piece of paradise!

Have a safe and fun evening, and a Happy New Year!

Until next time,

Brian

How to Spend Your Christmas at Wintergreen

Wintergreen Mountain HomeIt’s the most wonderful time of year – Christmas is almost here! We hope you enjoyed the Thanksgiving festivities, but the fun is far from over. The holiday season at Wintergreen Resort is filled with merrymaking of all kinds and for all ages. The slopes are open daily from 9am to 10pm, with the exception of Christmas Day – they will open an hour late (at 10am) to give Wintergreen staff the chance to unwrap gifts with their family. We wanted to share a few of our favorite Christmastime events at Wintergreen for in between all of the skiing, snowboarding and tubing.

Holiday Events at Wintergreen Resort

Holiday Concert and Sing-a-long
December 20 at 6pm
Belt your favorite holiday tunes along with friends, family and storyteller/folk musician Bill Wellington in the Gristmill at the Mountain Inn.

Family Holiday Fun
December 21 at 7pm
Decorate cookies and listen to holiday stories read by Mrs. Claus and Santa’s Elves with your loved ones in the Crawford Room.

Santa on the Slopes - photo courtesy of Wintergreen Resort
Santa on the Slopes! Photo courtesy of Wintergreen Resort.

Santa on the Slopes
December 24, Noon-2pm
Spend Christmas Eve on the slopes with Santa himself – rumor has it, he will have candy!

Candlelight Christmas Eve Buffet
December 24, 5-9pm
Be sure to make reservations for this tasty, all-you-can-eat holiday buffet at the Copper Mine Bistro.


Cardboard Classic Vehicle Race

December 26, 7pm
Race your cardboard vehicle made at the workshop earlier in the day, or cheer on your favorite family in Ridgely’s Fun Park. The fastest, most creative, and best designed vehicles will receive prizes. Refreshments and campfires provided!

For more holiday events and information, view the Wintergreen holiday schedule. Stay tuned for a list of New Year’s Events!

Vacation Homes in Wintergreen

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.