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