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Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen

#3 of 9 in Winter Sports in Virginia
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Wintergreen Resort is a four-season mountain resort on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, located in Nelson County, Virginia and the town of Nellysford. The resort is also in close proximity to the cities of Lynchburg, Waynesboro, and Charlottesville, and within a three-hour drive of Washington, D.C. It opened in 1975 and is currently owned by EPR Properties and managed by Pacific Group Resorts, Inc. Unlike other ski resorts, Wintergreen is a "Mountain Top" resort in which all of the amenities are built on the peaks and ridges, rather than at the traditional base.
DevelopmentIn 1969, a 10,000acre tract of land known as The Big Survey, located in the heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and home to a wide variety of forestry, timberland, and wildlife, was purchased by a group of investors. Within a few years, Cabot, Cabot & Forbes of Boston purchased The Big Survey, and the planning of Wintergreen began. The Sea Pines Company soon joined the group to plan and market the area and a new community.
By 1975, the grounds sported a large ski area, consisting of eight slopes and three chairlifts, which opened with much fanfare and Virginia Governor Mills E. Godwin in attendance. The resort's first restaurant, The Copper Mine, was open to the public only during the winter months. The original welcoming center, the Wintergreen County Store, was later added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. In later years, additional ski runs were added in cleared areas to the west and east of the original development and village.
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  • The accommodations were nice. The staff was very friendly, helpful and informed. The facilities we're well cared for. Dining was great. Plenty to do there Being lovers of warm weather, it's a great summer getaway for us!
  • My son and I had a blast here tubing! It was wicked cold but we had fun. We tines for two sessions in a row and made great memories. The tubes go pretty fast and it was definitely everything that we expected! I would definitely recommend going. We went in January!

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