©2011 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Photos By NCL Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura : Donny Falls, snowmaker, with Wintergreen Resort looks over Eagles Swoop from his snowmobile Monday afternoon as snow guns keep putting down powder.
Nelson County, Virginia
In just a few days Wintergreen Resort  plans the opening pf some slopes on Saturday the 17th. For the past several days snowmaking has been in full gear at Wintergreen. NCL Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura went to check out the progress Monday afternoon and found they’ve made tremendous progress.
A view of the snow cover on Eagles Swoop as of Monday afternoon December 12th 2011.
According to the resort’s Mountain Message blog  :
The Ski Area will open this Saturday, December 17th. We will Ski and Ride on 5 slopes and operate the Blue Ridge Express and Big Acorn lifts. We will be open for both day and night sessions.
Snowmakers Donny Falls and Buster Saunders discuss the progress being made on Eagle's Swoop this past Monday afternoon at Wintergreen Resort.
As you can see in this shot taken by Paul, lots of snow is already down. Buster Saunders of Wintergreen Resort (lower right) can be seen working on one of the snow guns.
Pretty soon this lift will be a very busy place!
You can keep up with the latest conditions and slope openings on Wintergreen’s Slope Report by clicking here.