Winterfest Weekend Designed with Family Fun in Mind

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Affordable Family Wintersport Activities and Lodging Scheduled February 6-8

Wintergreen Resort , an 11,000-acre, four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is staging WinterFest, weekend full of family focused activities, February 6-8. Ski races, a lost-and-found fashion show, glow-stick parade, carnival food and a search for the Secret Skier are designed with families in mind.

Ridgeley's Fun Park, Wintergreen's newest winter play area for small kids, features a mini-tubing carousel, fun tunnels and sledding. Hour-long sessions are available for $10, while two-hour sessions are available for $18.

The Treehouse is Wintergreen's award-winning children's program. The Treehouse is a great opportunity for children ages 2 1/2 to 12 to learn how to ski and snowboard, or simply improve their skills on the slopes. Full-day program includes lift access, up to four hours of ski lesson time, ski equipment, lunch, snacks, and hot chocolate. Full day programs are $95 during the week and $135 per child on Saturday and Sunday. Half day programs are available Monday through Friday for $65 and on Sunday for $90, per child.

For older kids with extra adrenaline, the Out of Bounds Adventure Center has its own bungee/trampoline apparatus. Or, the Adventure Dome is the perfect place to stage a friendly family completion, complete with four Nintendo Wiis, eight Xbox 360s, a pool table and lots of comfortable seating. The Adventure Dome, new during the off-season, has become the hangout spot for both young and old and features Wi-Fi Internet access, air hockey, a mechanical bull, foosball tables, a theatre showing ski, snowboard and other sporting events, and children's interactive games.

For more WinterFest information contact the Ski Information Center at 434-325-2100. For room reservations and more information about the resort, go to http://www.wintergreenresort.com.

About Wintergreen Resort: Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, Va. This beautiful hideaway is the ultimate vacation and conference spot, with more than 300 condominium-style accommodations; 45 holes of championship golf; snow skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and savory dining options. The resort is located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway in beautiful central Virginia near Charlottesville, just 90 minutes from Richmond, Va., three hours from Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, N.C., five and a half hours from Philadelphia, Pa. and eight hours from Atlanta, Ga. For more information, guests can call (434) 325-2200 or visit the resort's web site at http://www.wintergreenresort.com.

Media Contacts:

Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations
908/876-5100

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Dana Quillen
Wintergreen Resort
434/325-8150

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