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Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen

#4 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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  • You cannot beat the service at Wintergreen. We had an issue with our room (we needed accommodations for 3 instead of 2) and Jaime Ramsey at the front counter was more than helpful in finding us a new room. Also, the spa manager Christine helped me out after I forgot to pack my moisturizer. Everywhere we went, the staff was phenomenal.
  • We went to the 4th of July festival there and it was amazing! Bring your own blanket or chairs to sit on. I loved the live bands!

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