Wintergreen Travel Guide

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    by chewy3326 Written Jan 3, 2006

    Upper and Lower Dobie Trails provide an easy run that's somewhat harder than Potato Patch. For one thing, Dobie Trail is probably around three times as long as Potato Patch, and has 410 feet of vertical drop. I couldn't see anything while doing this trail, since I was in a cloud. You can take the higher speed 6-person Blue Ridge Express up back to the Skyline Pavilion area from the end of the run at a cabin.

    Blue Ridge Express
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    by chewy3326 Written Jan 3, 2006

    After Potato Patch, X Trail Loop is the easiest run at the resort. It is just as short, and also only has 120 feet of vertical drop, but it has one steeper slope that's the hardest part of the trail. From Skyline Pavilion, head to the right towards the Eagle Swoop, then turn left and descend to the Potato Patch Lift (double), which can take you back up.

    Potato Patch Lift
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    by chewy3326 Written Jan 2, 2006

    Wintergreen Resort has been voted the best ski resort in Virginia. It has over 1,000 feet of vertical, and over 24 trails. The terrain is 20% easy, 40% more difficult, 40% most diffucult. Wintergreen offers a good deal for first time skiers: a free beginner skiing/snowboard lesson if you rent skis or snowboards with the resort. Rentals are about $33 per day, adult, non-holiday. Ski passes are $42 per day, adult, non-holiday. However, there are discounts for residents of Staunton, Waynesboro, Charlottesville, and neighboring counties on Appreciation Days, when you can get a rental and a day pass for only $32 (it's a great deal! That's why I went with a relative from Charlottesville).

    Lift Tickets and rentals can be found at the Skyline Pavilion. There are also a few restaurants in the resort, and many condos. The resort is also open in summer, when you golf or do other activities.

    Wintergreen Resort
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