WINTERGREEN, Virginia ??вЂќ Every year, the Washington Post offers their readers a chance to give their opinions about their favorite businesses and destinations. The 2005 results are in and Wintergreen Resort is proud to have been named the Number One Best Ski Resort in the Mid-Atlantic region. In awarding the honor to Wintergreen, The Washington Post had this to say:
“…some of the area’s very best businesses and destinations, as determined by you, our readers. After all, you’re the ones who live, shop and play here – so you know how to make the most of your free time. The 2005 Best Bets Readers’ Choice Awards winners are those places you can turn to time and again to make your day or heat up your night. Three hours from the Washington area, Wintergreen Resort offers skiing, snowboarding, tubing and other winter adventures in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.”
For this season, Wintergreen will unveil a new advanced ski trail called “Outer Limits” an addition to the expert terrain on the Highlands. The new trail is 2100 feet long and 50-100 feet wide with a sustained 38 degree pitch for 1000 feet. Other recent upgrades include a second high-speed six-passenger chairlift and state-of-the-art 100% computerized snowmaking.
But Wintergreen is not just for advanced skiers and riders. Wintergreen is the only ski resort to offer free group beginner lessons with equipment rentals. And this year, participants will be guaranteed that they will learn to ski. The ski instruction program has been re-formatted in such a way that allows individual students to learn at their own pace.
Besides the excitement on the ski slopes, Wintergreen is also celebrating the opening of the all-new Wintergarden Spa featuring ten luxurious spa treatment rooms, one couple’s massage room and two specialized treatment rooms for wraps and water treatments. The new spa facility is a destination in itself and offers a tranquil environment to become re-energized.
Wintergreen Resort is located 45 miles southwest of Charlottesville Virginia In addition to wintertime sports of skiing, snowboarding and tubing, the 11,000 acre, four season family resort offers 45 holes of championship golf, an award-winning tennis program with 24 courts, 30 miles of marked hiking trails, swimming pools, gourmet and casual restaurants, and more than 300 accommodations. Wintergreen also offers instructional adventure programs for teens, adults and corporate groups; a variety of events and activities; 40,000 square feet of space for meetings, exhibits, retreats and weddings; and a full-service spa, complete with salon services, massage programs, and a fitness center. For more information, visit the web site at www.WintergreenResort.com or call 434-325-2200.