Wintergreen Resort – Nelson County, VA

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Average inches of snowfall? 43.2 inches

Number of slopes? 25 – with terrain for never-evers to advanced skiers and riders

Skiable acres? 130

Pass prices?  Student: $399; Adult: $499; Family: $1499

Opening day? December 14 (projected)

Number of lifts? 5 chair lifts (the only ski area in the region with two high-speed 6 pack chair lifts for a quick ride back up the mountain) and 4 surface conveyor lifts.

Longest run? 1.4 miles

Base/summit elevation? 2,500 ft/3,500 ft

Driving distance to nearest major cities?

  • Charlottesville1 hour
  • Lynchburg75 minutes
  • Richmond90 minutes
  • Washington, DC3 hours
  • Raleigh/Durham3 ½ hours
  • Virginia Beach – 4 hours

What’s new?


Technology rules! This winter Wintergreen is introducing Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) technology which will allow you to enter the ticket gates with ease. Think of it as an EZ-Pass for the slopes! Just keep your pass in a left pocket and RFID will automatically identify your pass without you having to present your card. No more fussing with gloves, unzipping pockets and gyrations to access the chairlift. EASY!  Learn more here.

Wintergreen App

Easy access to all things Wintergreen! From webcams to see what it’s like on the mountain to calendar of events to see why you should head up the mountain, to weather, lodging, snow report, GPS, plus information on all our outlets – it’s easy, everything you need at the tip of your fingers.

What are the best après ski activities in the area?

  • The Edge: The best burgers around made with GMO-Free, 100% Virginia beef. Friday and Saturday nights feature live entertainment. Hump-Day Wednesday is everyone’s favorite – Breakfast for Dinner!
  • The Copper Mine: Contemporary and classic dining for dinner. A breakfast to fuel your day. New lunch fun –A Dagwood Buffet!
  • Devils Grill – Upscale dining on top of the mountain, including Sunday brunch and Sunday supper with live music.
  • Pryors Porch: It’s a Blackrock BBQ and Fry House.
  • The Lookout – Pizza and subs with views of the slopes.
  • Checkerberry Cabin – Fill up on morning treats, including sweet and cinnamony Monkey bread, and savory delights like pulled beef and chicken burritos.
  • Terrace Café – Starbucks to keep you going, baked sweets to make you smile, and warm specialty cocktails to help you relax.
  • The Market – Boar’s Head deli sandwiches, salads, and a variety of convenience goods – plus a large selection of domestic and imported beer and wine. Did we mention the best pizza!

Where do you recommend visitors buy or rent their gear?

Outdoor Elements
The shop carries ski and snowboard hardgoods and accessories plus skiwear and outerwear selections for gear junkies and outdoor fashionistas alike. You’ll also find a wide selection of Wintergreen logo items.

Wintergreen Rental Shop
We have a Rossignol Experience Center with the latest and greatest ski equipment. Our fleet of boots has been converted to all Rossignol brand boot. Cool!

Pre-register online to save time and get you on the snow faster!

How many beginner, intermediate, and expert trails are there?

23% beginner, 35% intermediate, 42% advanced/expert 

What activities are available beyond the slopes?

Tubing on Virginia largest tubing park, The Plunge, Ridgely’s Fun Park for kids, Aquatics & Fitness Center, The Spa, Discovery Ridge Adventure Center, indoor tennis, hiking, dining, golf at Stoney Creek, and more. Don’t forget our friends in Nelson County. Nelson 151 is a great way to end your day at Wintergreen.

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.

Where is the best place to stay in the area? And if they are looking to buy?

No need to head home after a day on the slopes. Wintergreen Resort offers comfy accommodations from studios to 9-bedroom homes. And renting through Wintergreen gives you exclusive benefits – weekend 8 a.m. skiing and riding, access to Aquatics & Fitness, and more.

Wintergreen Real Estate, with an office in the Mountain Inn, will help you find a place with a view that’s just right for you!

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

3 for Free
December 14-22 –  For those who have always wanted to learn to ski or ride, this is your golden opportunity. The program includes a beginner area lift ticket, ski/snowboard equipment rentals, and beginner lesson. For ages 8 and older. Guests need to sign up online no less than 48 hours in advance. Once the guest has completed the three lessons, there will be graduation offers, including discounted season passes. You need to try skiing or riding at least three times before deciding if this is the winter sport for you.

Mission: Four’dable
Quad-pack of unrestricted ticket for only $209 on sale from December 3-20.

Discover Skiing and Riding
Packaging lift ticket, rental and lesson
Two return visits with savings
After 3rd visit you can purchase a season pass at a discounted rate

Great Programs for Kids from the Treehouse’s full day programs to group and private lessons at the Snowsports School. Call to find the best fit for your child.

Do you offer any family friendly activities?

Ridgely’s Fun Park is the place for young children to play in the snow with a gentle tubing hill, bear paw snowshoes and more. Discovery Ridge Adventure Center has upgraded the fun with a Ninja Warrior course and bouldering wall. Relax by our indoor pool and hot tubs.

Are there activities available in the off season?

Visit Wintergreen anytime for some golf, tennis, hiking, swimming, Lake Monocan, spa, dining, archery, summer tubing, and zipline. More details are available on the website.


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