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Wintergreen Resort

 

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Conditions
 

Transportation
Transportation
AIR TRANSPORTATION

Charlottesville Albemarle Airport

Airlines operating from CHO include American/US Airways, Delta, and United.

 

Baltimore/Washington International Airport
Airlines operating from Baltimore include Air Canada, Air Mobility Command, AirTran Airways, American Airlines, British Airways, Cape Air, Continental, Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and US Airways Express.
 
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Airlines operating from Washington National include Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental, Delta Airlines, Frontier, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and  US Airways Express.
 
Dulles International Airport
Airlines operating from Dulles include Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Air Canada, Air France, AirTran Airways, ANA, American Airlines, American Connection, Austrian, Avianca,  British Airways, Continental, Copa, Delta, Ethiopian, Iberia, Jet Blue, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Open Skies, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, South African Airlines, Southwest Airlines, SAS, Sun Country Airlines, Grupo Taca, United, United Express, US Airways, US Airways Express, Virgin America and Virgin Atlantic.

 

Richmond International Airport

Airlines operating from Richmond include Air Canada, AirTran Airways, American Airlines, Continental, Delta Airlines, JetBlue, United Airlines and US Airways.

 

Norfolk International Airport
Airlines operating from Norfolk include American, Continental, Delta, Southwest, United Express and US Airways

 

Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Airlines operating from Raleigh-Durham include Air Canada, AirTran Airways, American Airlines, Continental, Delta Airlines, Frontier, JetBlue Airways, Southwest, United Express and US Airways
 

RAIL TRANSPORTATION
Amtrak's Cresent Line from Washington DC to Atlanta and New Orleans has a stop in Charlottesville.
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
 

From areas east and northeast:
From I-66, take Exit 43a (Gainesville, Rt. 29 South). Follow 29 South to I-64 West (in Charlottesville). Take I-64 West to Exit 107 (Crozet, Rt. 250) Take 250 West to Rt. 151South, turn left. Follow Rt. 151 South to Rt. 664, 14.2 miles. Turn right and Wintergreen is 4.5 miles ahead on Rt. 664.

 

From areas south:
Take Rt. 29 North to Rt. 151 North, turn left. Follow Rt. 151 for 21 miles to Rt. 664. Turn left and Wintergreen is 4.5 miles ahead on Rt. 664.

From areas west, northwest and southwest:
Take I-81 to I-64 East to Exit 99 (Afton, Rt. 250). Take Rt. 250 East to Rt. 151 South, turn right. Follow Rt. 151 South to Rt. 664, 14.2 miles. Turn right and Wintergreen is 4.5 miles ahead on Rt. 664.

 

From the Blue Ridge Parkway:
Take the Reeds Gap exit (between mileposts 13 and 14). Go east on Rt. 664 one mile to the Wintergreen entrance on your left. The Blue Ridge Parkway is celebrating its 75th birthday in 2010. It is a beautiful and historic parkway and provides and alternate route get to Wintergreen. Please note that during the winter the Parkway is not plowed and is frequently closed. We also do not recommend the Parkway when there is fog. Please use an alternate route.

 

Lodging
Lodging
 
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Wintergreen Resort

 

300 accommodations range from studios to nine-bedroom homes featuring comfortable living areas, fully equipped kitchens and a balcony or deck. All accommodations of one bedroom and larger include a cozy fireplace. Aquatics & Fitness Center

Extra person charges may apply

 

$141 and up

 

 

Hotels/Motels

 

Numerous hotel and motel options in Charlottesville.    
       
       
       

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Dining

 

The Copper Mine Bistro

 

Devils Grill

 

The Edge

 

Stoney Creek Bar & Grill 

 

REAL ESTATE
 
 
 
DEALS
 
WHAT'S NEW
 
5 million gallon water tank to enhance snowmaking
 
ACTIVITIES
 
Nearby tourist attractions include Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's Home) and the University of Virginia, numerous apres' options in downtown Charlottesville.
 
SERVICES

 

Four seasons resort offering many amenities.

 

GOOD, BETTER, BEST
 
Good: some night skiing
Better: two high speed 6-pack lifts, day bus trips from Raleigh
Best: Highlands is a separate area for advance skiers
 

 

Wintergreen Resort
Description:

Wintergreen Resort is a nationally-acclaimed four-season resort that Skiing Magazine has called "the South's single best ski resort." Wintergreen Resort offers wide-open groomed runs ideal for learning and a three-slope area, named the Highlands, with over 1,000 feet of vertical drop for more advanced skiers. A dedicated snowboard terrain park is also available to snowboarders.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent100%
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow2
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other2 highspeed 6
Lifts-Total number of lifts7
Lifts-Total lift capacity11,299/hr.
Trails-1-Beginner23%
Trails-2-Intermediate35%
Trails-3-Advanced42%
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park2
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total26
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run1.4 miles
General-Base elevation
General-Vertical drop1003'
General-Owner
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds129 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: Great for a southern resort with good variety

Cons: conditions variable...check weather forecast.

 

Posted

Pros: good terrain variety and vertical for it's location, outstanding snowmaking capacity, some nice resort type amenities

Cons: can be very crowded at prime times

Wintergreen provides one of the better ski experiences in the mid-Atlantic US.  The key to a good day here is picking your dates carefully for crowd avoidance.  It is a four season resort with quite a bit of infrastructure, housing, amenities, food service, indoor pool, snowtubing, etc, all situated on top of a scenic mountain at an elevation close to 4000’.  It is located about 30 minutes west of Charlottesville, VA and can be unpleasantly busy on prime winter weekends and holidays.  Wintergreen also draws strongly from southern Virginia and north-central NC.

 

The ski layout is divided into three areas; intermediate runs to skiers right, beginner stuff and terrain park in center, and advanced runs to skiers left.  The advanced area includes about a half dozen single black diamond level runs descending the full 1000’ vertical over an elevation of approx 3500-2500’ above sea level.  Nothing is hair-raisingly steep, but some moguls usually sprout by midseason.  The advanced area, called The Highlands, is served by a dedicated high speed six person chair.  You can rack up some fun mileage here on a quiet day.  Wintergreen has a superb, automated snowmaking system that can blow snow over the entire mountain (about 25 trails) simultaneously and make big improvements to surface conditions in just one night. 

Trip report from 2006: 

http://www.dcski.com/articles/view_article.php?article_id=887&mode=headlines