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Wintergreen Ski Resort Guide

Wintergreen, United States

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift1,071m3,514ft
Lowest Lift766m2,513ft
 Nearest AirportsCharlottesville-Albemarle and Shenandoah
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A year round resort with full facilities for leisure and conferences. Located in the heart of Central Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Wintergreen Resort boasts the most thrilling winter playground in the Mid-Atlantic. Wintergreen was named the Best Ski Resort in the WashingtonPost.com Annual Readers' Choice Awards. Located on 11,000 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, Virginia, minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, less than two hours from Richmond and three hours from Washington, D.C.


The American ski resort of Wintergreen is at an altitude of 766m2,513ft.

Wintergreen has direct access to a total of 7 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Wintergreen?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Wintergreen.

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Snow Forecast by day for Wintergreen

Ski Area Stats

Wintergreen Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Wintergreen Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,071m3,514ft
Lowest Piste766m2,513ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Wintergreen
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Wintergreen Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Cliffhanger'.


Wintergreen's Terrain Parks offers skiers and snowboarders the chance to practice freestyle skills on snow features, jibs and rails. The park is home to events and competitions including Freestyle Rail Jams, the Blue Ridge Doublecross and the Glass and Powder Slopestyle

Location and Map

Where is Wintergreen?

This ski resort is in Rockfish, Nelson, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Wintergreen is Charlottesville-Albemarle, 51 minutes drive away.

Shenandoah, Roanoke, Lewisburg, Washington Dulles and Raleigh airports are all within three hours drive.

Charlottesville-Albemarle and Shenandoah are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The seven ski lifts are able to uplift 10,200 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 400 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Wintergreen open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Wintergreen, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Wintergreen Tourist Office for the latest.