Date: January 26, 2013
Conditions: Man-made packed powd...
Wintergreen Resort is a four-season mountain retreat on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a "Mountain Top" resort in which all of the amenities are built on the peaks and ridges, rather than at the base like a traditional ski resort.
Wintergreen offers 45 holes of championship golf; seasonal skiing, snowboarding and The Plungesnowtubing is a 900 foot snow tubing hill which consists of 12 lanes; a Terrain Park with jibs and rails; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa; 40,000 square feet (4,000 m2) of meeting and event space; lodging; and a variety of dining options. The resort rises from approximately 600 feet above sea level in the valley at Stoney Creek to an elevation of close to 4,000 feet on the mountain, and hosts 300 villa-style condominiums and rental homes, from studio suites to seven-bedroom homes.
Due to its elevation, the resort has a very seasonal climate, with mountain cool temperatures and low humidity in spring and summer. Summer temperatures rarely exceed 82 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Colder temperatures in winter, combined with the mountain elevation, allow for various winter sports December through March.
During the winter, there are 26 trails available for skiing and snowboarding, 14 of the trails are available for night skiing/snowboarding. There are 5 chair lifts; 2 High Speed 6-person lifts, one quad lift, one triple and one double. The resort has 100% snow making capability .