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Wintergreen Resort Makes March Madness For Skiers

By February 21, 2013

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Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, VA. Wintergreen hosts its own March Madness with an impressive month-long celebration that will bid adieu to winter, usher in spring and include a weekend-long Easter "egg-stravaganza."

It all starts with Mardi Gras Weekend (Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3) that will feature the Wintergreen Slopestyle which is open to skiers and boarders of all ages. During the weekend, you can enjoy campfires at Discovery Ridge, race against the clock on the NASTAR course on Saturday and Saturday, ride The Zip, and save time for the kids to enjoy Ridgely's Fun Park.

One of the weekend's highlights comes on Saturday when Wintergreen Adaptive Sports (WAS) holds its annual Mardi Gras event which will include recognition of students and volunteers, the traditional costume parade, tubing races and a synchronized ski contest.

Spring Fling (Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 10) includes the fifth and final Rail Jam of the season and NASTAR Eagles Swoop. The Slide & Splash Bash Weekend (Friday, March to Sunday, March 17) - Wintergreen Resort's end-of-winter ritual includes music, food, skiing, riding, Terrain Park Party on Saturday, all capped by the annual Pond Skimming Event, which runs 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Pond skimming prizes will be awarded for best costume, creativity, distance, style, and crowd participation - a roaring crowd counts for 20 percent of one's score.

Easter Weekend (Friday, March to Sunday, March 31) means Wintergreen's annual "Egg-stravaganza" offers up a full weekend of festivities, including a traditional egg hunt and bonnet parade, craft workshops and egg decorating, and Bunny Hop 5K around the Devils Knob Golf Course. An Easter morning worship service will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, while a brunch buffet is available after the Bonnet Parade, Top Hat Parade and Egg Hunt.

Wintergreen Resort offers room rates based on the type of accommodations, ranging from studios to multi-bedroom houses. For more information visit Wintergreen Resort.

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