While Fox News’s Brett Baier likes Whitetail for a quick day of skiing, he prefers Virginia’s Wintergreen Resort for a weekend.
“They have a new section that is their answer to the bowls out west,” he says. “It’s called Outer Limits.” The expert slope offers 2,000 feet of steep, exciting terrain. “And at the end of the day,” Baier adds, “you can get a massage at the spa.”
WRC Channel 4 anchor Doreen Gentzler also likes Wintergreen, but you’ll probably find her on the less demanding slopes. “They have nice, easy learning hills and lots of intermediate blue slopes,” she says.
Wintergreen has 26 trails and two tubing parks: “My whole family loves the tubing,” Gentzler says. “It’s fast and icy.”
Wintergreen, near Charlottesville, has a lodge, four sit-down restaurants, shops, and nice mountainside condos and houses for rent. During the winter it’s possible to ski the mountain and golf in the valley on the same day because the Blue Ridge mountaintop, at 3,800 feet, is 15 degrees cooler than the valley. As if a skier would golf when there are snow-covered slopes.
Update: The Adventure Dome, an indoor game lounge featuring Wii, Xbox 360, pool tables, and big-screen TVs has proved popular among teenagers and teenagers-at-heart. For the even younger crowd, Ridgeley’s Fun Park, opened in December 2008, features mini-tubing, tunnel paths, sledding, and a carousel. Wintergreen recently revamped its Coppermine Bistro to showcase Mediterranean tastes in both the menu and the decor. The resort also added the Zip—a 30-second, 40-mile-an-hour zipline thrill ride—to its Discovery Ridge Adventure Center in December.
Update (2014): The resort has a restaurant, Edge, which features salvaged-wood decor and beamed ceilings. At the Market at Wintergreen you’ll find sandwiches, salads, and local coffee. The resort has also added extra snow guns, so fresh powder can be made more quickly.
The above text and article was taken from: http://www.washingtonian.com/2011/12/05/best-places-to-ski-near-dc-va-md/ featuring an article entitled “Best Places to Ski Near DC, VA, & MD” by By Sarah Zlotnick and Melissa Romero on December 5, 2011. It was updated in 2014 with new information.
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