November 26, 2005
Ski season is officially here.
"We love it when we can open the slopes in November," said Frankee Love, the Public Relations Representative for the Wintergreen Resort.
Thanks to cold temperatures and expert snow makers, local skiers can now hit the slopes.
"It's a good idea to have a place to go where you can go and just recreate yourself," said Love.
The slopes are open for the first time this season at Wintergreen, and skiers of all ages are enjoying the resort.
"This is awesome," said Snowboarder Thomas Scott. "It's fun.
"I love it," said Skier Regina Nelson, who has been skiing for about 15 years now.
"It's a great place to hang out and I think everyone that would come up here would like it," said Alex Ledoux.
Wintergreen is an 11,000-acre resort located on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Visitors can go skiing, tubing or snowboarding, and that's not all.
"We have the wonderful Wintergarden Spa, where you can have massage treatments, facials, get your nails done, just all kinds of wonderful things," said Love.
The resort offers a variety of programs year round.
"People love to come here to play golf here in the summertime and in the spring and fall," said Love.
"In the summer there's mountain biking... and in the winter there's skiing and in the spring and fall there's also hiking and mountain biking. So its just a great all-around place."
Currently only the beginner slopes as well as the Upper and Lower Dobie are open, but resort officials say more advanced slopes will be opening soon.
Wintergreen officials expect to open more of the resort's skiing and snowboarding areas as early as Sunday, November 27.