Wintergreen: Skiers & Boarders Celebrate End Of Season With Annual Splash & Dash

BlueRidgeLife™2013 : Photos By BRLM Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura : The annual Splash & Dash (Pond Skimming) was held the past Saturday – March 23, 2014 at Wintergreen Resort, VA. The yearly event signals the unofficial close to the winter season at the resort.

Wintergreen Resort
Nelson County, VA

It may be spring according to the calendar, but winter still holds on for a bit longer. Regardless, Wintergreen Resort held the annual Splash & Dash, also known as Pond Skimming, this past Saturday. It’s sort of a way to say so long to the winter ski season. However, Wintergreen says they may be able to squeeze out another few days of skiing since we’ve been having a lot of late snowfall.

According to information posted on their site as of Sunday March 24, 2013:

Snow, snow everywhere. It is really hard to believe we have this much snow this late in the season. All of this snow combined with 3-6 inches of new snow overnight, you can see why we plan to ski and ride on April 6th.

Ski and Ride: We are open today, skiing and riding from 9a-5p.

March ski and ride hours:
OPEN for day sessions only Sunday 3/24 – lift tickets discounted 45%
adult 8hr-$39, 4hr-$35
youth/senior 8hr-$29, 4hr- $25
Closed mid-week 3/25-3/29
OPEN for day sessions only Saturday 3/30 discount TBD
Closed mid-week 4/1-4/5
OPEN for day sessions only Saturday 4/6 discount TBD
Note: discounts apply to lift tickets and GLS packages only

Tubing: The Plunge is closed

Ridgely’s Fun Park: Closed for the season

Terrain Park: Progression Park- two 10ft flat boxes, 10ft flat rail, small battleship rail, two small jumps and a small quarter pipe. Main Park – up box to snow box, propane tank hip, handrail, down box, 30ft down rail, 15ft flat rail and 2 medium size jumps. Dobie Park – 20ft flat box, large flat down rail, up tank to snow box, flat down elbow kink and 2 large jumps.

Nastar: Closed for the season.

Jay Roberts, VP Of Wintergreen Resort Operations, led off the race in a Harry Potter costume. Sadly, unlike previous years, he did not make it across the pond.
This year’s event had some very colorful costumes!
More of the costumes at this year’s Splash & Dash at Wintergreen Resort.
Oops – Didn’t quite make it!
Just after the OOPS!
Ouch! Into the cold water!
More of the crazy costumes at this year’s Splash & Dash at Wintergreen Resort this past Saturday – March 23, 2013
A first. A bicycle body attached to a snow board. And he did not make it across.
Another wipeout!
Just before another wipeout!
The prize winner for best costume.
The first place winner, Duane Brown.

See you next year, meanwhile come on spring.


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