Posted 9/5/2012 - 9:21:22 AM
WINTERGREEN, VA—Nearly $12 million will be invested in facilities and infrastructure improvements at Wintergreen Resort over the next 16 months.
The improvements, being executed by the James C. Justice Companies, will be highlighted by an immediate $6-million infusion—in cooperation with the Nelson County Service Authority—to build a five-million-gallon raw water storage tank and pumping station that will double the resort’s snowmaking capacity for the upcoming ski season, as well as provide a redundant water supply to the water treatment plant.
The new high-tech snowmaking equipment will allow Wintergreen Resort to open more ski and snowboard terrain earlier and to deliver more consistent snow conditions throughout the season, according to Jay Roberts, the property’s VP of resort operations.
Other near-term projects include: upgrades and expansion of the Wintergreen aquatics and fitness center; renovation of Devils Grill, a mountaintop clubhouse restaurant; and upgrades to the fitness facility at Stoney Creek.
As part of the renovation, the golf course and facilities at Devils Knob will be privatized. Access will be available to members, their guests and registered resort guests starting with the spring 2014 season. At an elevation of 3,850 ft., the Devils Knob golf course, designed by Ellis and Dan Maples, is the highest in Virginia, with 50-mile views of the Shenandoah and Rockfish Valleys.
The Justice Companies has committed another $3.2 million to maintenance and improvements throughout the resort.