Winter Guide: Resort Q & A:

What are the deets?

Average Inches of Snowfall? 30

Number of Slopes? 24

Skiable Acres? 130

Backcountry Access? No

Pass Prices? Individual $319; Student $279

Opening Day Date? Projected December 16, but maybe earlier!

Driving Distance to Nearest Major City/Cities?

  • Washington, D.C. (3 hours)
  • Richmond, VA (2 hours)
  • Charlottesville, VA (1 hour)
  • Roanoke, VA (2 hours), Lexington KY (6.5 hours)
  • Charlotte, NC (4.5 hours)
  • Winston Salem, NC (3.5 hours)
  • Atlanta, GA (8 hours)
  • Chattanooga TN (7.5 hours)
Q: What’s new?

We’re offering a great deal this season. Save 30% on selected dates with our Book Early & Save offer when you book 30 days prior to your arrival date!

We also widened the cross trails on the slopes for easier access as you traverse from one side of the mountain to the other. Of course, we continue to improve our snowmaking system making it one of the best in the U.S. The result is more snow and more fun. Go SNOWPOWER! 


Q: What are the best après ski activities in the area?

The Edge is the place to be at sunset. Its laid-back menu is sure to warm you up after a day on the slopes. Stick around after dinner for the energetic bar with seasonal live music.

If you’re up for a trip off the mountain, Nelson County has a great selection of breweries and cideries, including Devils Backbone, Blue Toad, Bold Rock, Wild Wolf, and Blue Mountain.


Q: What are your best runs and why?

For the advanced skier or rider, Tyro is a favorite run. It’s the longest trail and offers varied terrain, starting out with a gentle downhill, and ending with an exciting finish.

For the expert skier and rider, Cliffhanger is the favorite, hands down.


Q: Any local beers / spirits that our readers have to try?

The boom of local craft breweries and hard cideries in the area have made Nelson County a hot spot for those who want to quench their thirst. Some of our favorites include Blue Mountain, Wild Wolf, Devils Backbone, Blue Toad, and Bold Rock.

Q: What are the best off-the-slope activities that you offer?

Down at Discovery Ridge, you’ll find thrills and chills at The Plunge—Virginia’s largest tubing park! Shamokin Ice is a must for ice skating. Guests also have access to the indoor pool, hot tubs, and the newly expanded fitness center. Next door you’ll find The Spa which is ready to soothe those tired muscles. Feeling hungry? There are dining options for every taste and style. Pryors Court and The Edge feature casual fare, and the elegant Devils Grill and the eclectic Copper Mine Bistro offer fine dining with a relaxed atmosphere. For those who like trails without the snow, explore 30 miles of hiking trails.

For the true sports enthusiasts, check out Ski & Tee. Start your morning with some runs down the slope and in the afternoon head to Stoney Creek Golf Course , 3,000 feet below the mountain in the scenic Rockfish Valley. It’s the perfect “winter” and “green” combo, offering guests the opportunity to present a same-day lift ticket for an afternoon of golf with free green fees. For more details and availability call 434-325-8250.
Q: What types of lodging do you offer?

Choose from guest rooms, condominiums, houses, and exclusive properties. Making your reservations through Wintergreen Resort provides benefits that only the resort can offer, with exclusive access to the Aquatics & Fitness Center, fine dining at Devils Grill, early bird slope access, and more!

Q: What if your visitors want to buy in the area?

When it’s time to explore owning the experience, Wintergreen Real Estate agents have over 400 years of combined experience helping buyers find their perfect mountain home.


Q: What do you offer beginners who want to learn to ski?

Our Discover Skiing and Riding Program offers skiers a limited area lift ticket, equipment rental, and complimentary group lesson.


Q: What fun, family friendly activities do you offer at your resort?

Ridgely’s Fun Park offers a gentle tubing hill, snow forts, bear paw snowshoes and a winter carousel. The Discovery Ridge Adventure Center has indoor and outdoor fun for families of all ages, with an bungee trampoline and climbing tower, and Xboxes, Wiis, gaming stations, and more.

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