Skiing is obviously a rich man’s sport that too in Wintergreen. You would look upon men and women who play golf with your eyebrows raised as you think it is also a rich man’s sport played lazily. If golf is a rich but lazy people’s sport, then, skiing is a rich but adventure loving people’s sport.
Oh, before you entertain doubts, let me be clear; I am speaking about snow skiing. To be more specific, I mean ‘Alpine’ skiing.
Why skiing is an expensive sport that only rich people can play?
- Well, first you need to go to distant mountains with snow covered peaks and big drop valleys covered by snow.
- The snow skiing gears such the ski board, the boots and the heavy coats are naturally expensive.
- Even to learn skiing, you have to pay a big price to the skiing instructors.
- The accidents that occur would involve high cost treatment.
There are hundreds of ski resorts in the world but the best ones are located in the Europe, Austria to be more specific.
I am covering a ski vacation place in the U.S. It is located in the state of Virginia and it is called Wintergreen Resort. Do you what makes a ski resort popular? It is based on the number of trails available for the skiers. The more the trails, the more ski lovers would visit.
The Wintergreen ski resort has 19 trails spread over 11,000 acres!
The Wintergreen ski resort is located near Charlottesville, Virginia. The view from the heights of the Appalachian Mountains is said to be simply breathtaking. The lodging facilities offered are of high standard.
Another feature of any ski lodges that invites the skiers is the elevation and the drop. Well, most of the ski resorts would boast of a high elevation but not all of them would offer a steep drop,
The Wintergreen ski resort has a top elevation of 3516 feet and the vertical drop is 1000 feet! Wintergreen resort is said to be ideal for beginners, intermediates, and experts.
The resort offers as many as six lifts that include five chair lifts to take the skiers to the top of the mountain from where skiers start their trail.
Ski vacationers would want other activities while staying at the resort because it is not possible to ski throughout the day. On some days, the strong and gusty wind would force the skiers to stay indoors. At such times, they need to engage themselves in other ways.
The Wintergreen ski resort offers the following facilities:
- Horse riding
- Bungee jumping
- Rock climbing
The Wintergreen resort has thoughtfully added some activities to engage the children accompanying their parents. The children can participate in craft making workshops, indulge in campfire activities, go hay rides, etc.
Some unique attractions are offered by the Wintergreen ski resort. They are:
- Wineries visiting
- Wintergreen Spa (the usual massages and pedicure)
- Mountaintop Aquatic and Fitness Center with heated pools, hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas.
- The Wintergreen Performing Arts
The Wintergreen Resort is open throughout the year and so too are all the activities.