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Skiing Wintergreen
Widely regarded as the single best ski resort in the South, Wintergreen Resort in Virginia has a lot to offer skiers. Boasting 11,000 acres with 19 trails, Wintergreen has a top elevation of 3516 feet, with a 1003 foot vertical drop. Beginners, intermediates, and experts will all find trails that meet their skill level at Wintergreen Resort.

To serve skiers, there are a total of six lifts, including five chair lifts and one surface lift. There is a dedicated terrain park for snowboarding as well. The resort can be found near Charlottesville, Virginia, and you will experience breathtaking views of the Appalachian Mountains, and be surrounded by a luxury that most people only dream of. There is also a top rated golf course located near the resort.

Other activities include tennis, snow tubing, hiking, snowmobiling, and horseback riding. The Out of Bounds Adventure Center is a favorite attraction at the resort, with rock climbing and bungee trampolines. The Outdoor Wilderness Leadership school offers corporate retreats, rappelling, actual rock climbing, and mountain biking.

Wintergreen is an ideal spot for a family vacation. You and your family can participate in a variety of craft workshops, enjoy campfires and storytelling, go on hay rides, and enjoy many more community activities that are scheduled throughout the year. There are many planned pasttimes for families, including snow tubing, winter hiking, snowboarding, skiing, and swimming in a cozy indoor pool.

While visiting the Wintergreen Resort, make time to see the Civil War history attractions, and stop by the local wineries as well. Also take time to spoil yourself at the Wintergreen Spa. At the spa, you can be pampered with massages, body wraps, skin treatments, and manicures and pedicures. You can also go to the Mountaintop Aquatic and Fitness Center, which features the latest in cardiovascular equipment, strength equipment, hot tubs, heated pools, steam rooms, and saunas.

The Wintergreen Performing Arts has several musical performances throughout the year that are sure to delight you and your family. If you are less interested in culture and more interested in nature, the Wintergreen Nature Foundation is the perfect attraction for you. This foundation promotes the understanding and conservation of natural resources that the Blue Ridge Mountains are known for.

No matter what you're interested in, if getting away from the daily stress of city life is what you want, this is the number one spot in the South for fun, relaxation, and rejuvenation. The Wintergreen Resort is open all year long, with activities that are sure to entertain in every season.
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Barbara Miller enjoys writing for several well-known web sites on recreation tips and active living issues.
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