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Bryce Resort- Bryce Resort is the most family oriented resort in Virginia. Their slopes and beginner area provide challenges for novice, intermediate, advanced and expert skiers.
Massanutten Resort- Massanutten is a mountain resort where beauty meets sophistication in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Where the natural surroundings, outstanding facilities and a host of diversion compete for your attention.
Wintergreen Resort- High in Virginia's Blue Ridge, Wintergreen Resort is a mountaintop hideaway with glorious vistas that seem to go on forever. This is the ultimate vacation spot - peaceful and refreshing, yet with recreation, lodging and dining options to suit every taste.

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Snowboarding at Wintergreen
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Snowboarding at Wintergreen
Description - Wintergreen, Massanutten and Bryce Resort are the main ski resorts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. All three of the resorts reside in the lovely Shenandoah Valley Travel Region. Wintergreen is a wonderful year-round resort offering beautiful mountain-hugging homes and condominiums with tennis, swimming, golf and a variety of winter sports. Bryce Resort is known for its snow skiing, snowboarding, 12-month golf and even grass skiing and grass boarding. Massanutten is also a year-round resort with golf, skiing, children's programs, fitness center and more.

Attractions - Virginia's ski resorts are wonderful havens of recreation. The state's moderate year-round temperatures and 3,000-foot elevations give the resorts an opportunity to offer a smorgasbord of recreation amenities ranging from downhill slopes to Olympic size pools to clay tennis courts. Ski making equipment enhances the dusting of snow Virginia regularly receives at its higher elevations while the lower slopes and valleys warm nicely for a round of golf or tennis match. Beautiful hillside homes and condominiums are available for rental or for purchase. These areas have even become a retirement mecca with their wonderful year-round facilities that include fabulous restaurants, spas and entertainment. Each resort is just a short drive from Richmond, Charlottesville and even Washington, D.C. With the Shenandoah area being a vacation destination, these resorts have proven to be a superior attraction.

Recreation - Snow skiing, snowboarding and the recent addition of snowtubing are enjoyed during the winter months in this mid-Atlantic state. Golf and snowskiing mix in Virginia. The valleys warm nicely allowing 12 months play while the higher elevations entertain exciting downhill adventure. Tennis is also a favorite at Virginia's resorts along with fabulous spas, restaurants, live entertainment and sports instruction. The Wintergreen Resort even offers the Owls Adventure which includes mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, primitive backpacking and educational instruction geared for the individual or corporation.

Climate - Virginia, as a whole, experiences high humidity throughout the year. Summers promise high heat and humidity, which can make rigorous activities uncomfortable and difficult. Spring and fall are the best times to visit the area to avoid the heat. The mountains to the coast receive high rainfall during these seasons, so rain gear is recommended. Winter precipitation levels vary from year to year. The humidity makes temperatures feel colder during the winter as it makes the summer temperatures feel hotter. Weather on the coast is generally more mild than that in the piedmont.

Location - Virginia's ski resorts are conveniently located off Interstate 81 or Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah Valley Travel Region.

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Filed By: Josh Payne (Lynchburg, Va)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Wintergreen is a good place to go for a casual ski. Rates for night skiing do drop, but be aware of common ice patches. Night skiing does allow intermediate and pro skiers try tricks on begginer courses. For the most part these courses are vacant. During the day, little kids dominate them, which can make it a hazard to ski/snowboard fast. A couple inside tips you should know. Rookies listen up! pay attention to maps and paths. Some paths lead you to upper level slopes. (I learned this the hard way)And as we all know, what goes up must go down, and I did. (It wasn't pretty). The second peace of advice would be an easy way to save a couple bucks. Ski lodge food can be expensive, so try to eat before you come. But if you are in desperate need for some munchies walk to the Texaco about 100 yrds away. There you can buy pizza, coffee, soft drinks and almost anything else for about 1/2 the price of lodge food. In conclusion, remember that there are fewer kids at night on the begginer slopes which allows pros to work there stuff, remember night skiing is cheaper but snow quality is lost, remember to pay attention to paths, so you don't end up where you don't want to go, and finally eat before you come or walk to the gas station to grab a bite to eat. Best of luck with your trip!-jP

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Virginia Tourism Corporation, 901 Easy Byrd Street , Richmond, VA, 23219, Phone: 804-786-2051, Fax: 804-786-1919

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Virginia - The Old Dominion is the Mother of Presidents and the home of more Civil War battles than any other state in the nation. Her geography includes the the oldest mountain range in the country, the Atlantic Ocean and the world's largest estuary.


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