Wintergreen Ski Resort

Wintergreen Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Virginia in USA. The resort is in the town of Nellysford, VA.

Wintergreen is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Wintergreen Ski Resort.

Wintergreen Lodging:

Wintergreen Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Wintergreen has a total of 26 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Wintergreen is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 129 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 52 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
129(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Wintergreen Ski Resort Elevation

Wintergreen Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 3,515 feet, or 1,071 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 2,512 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,003 feet (306 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Wintergreen's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
3,515'(1,071 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,003'(306 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
2,512'(766 m)

Wintergreen Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
46.3out of 100
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Wintergreen can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 77% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Wintergreen has 129 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Wintergreen is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 23% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 77%.
23%(30 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
35%(45 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
42%(54 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Wintergreen Ski Resort good for beginners?

Wintergreen can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 77% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Wintergreen Ski Resort Location

Wintergreen Ski Resort is located in the state of Virginia, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Nellysford, VA.

Nellysford, VA 22958 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
37.89000, -78.90000

Getting to Wintergreen Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Wintergreen Ski Resort), its coordinates of 37.89000, -78.90000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Nellysford, VA to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Wintergreen Ski Resort.

Richmond International AirportRICRichmond, VA90 mi
Washington Dulles International AirportIADWashington, DC107 mi
Ronald Reagan Washington National AirportDCAWashington, DC121 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Wintergreen.

Shenandoah Valley Regional AirportSHDStaunton/Waynesboro/Harrisonburg, VA26 mi
Charlottesville Albemarle AirportCHOCharlottesville, VA30 mi
Lynchburg Regional Preston Glenn FieldLYHLynchburg, VA42 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Wintergreen Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Wintergreen Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
The HomesteadFree Union, VA3,200 ft37%25 mi
MassanuttenMassanutten, VA2,925 ft43%37 mi
Bryce ResortMount Jackson, VA1,750 ft25%61 mi
Timberline Four SeasonsDavis, WV4,268 ft35%84 mi
Canaan ValleyDavis, WV4,280 ft47%89 mi

Wintergreen Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation3,515 ft
Base Elevation2,512 ft
Vertical Drop1,003 ft
(23% Beginner,  35% Intermediate,  42% Expert)
Skiable Acres129
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Wintergreen Ski Resort Mountain Stats