Bonus Day at Wintergreen

First Trax

Well folks, this is it – the final final day of the 2013/14 ski season.  Wintergreen is the lone resort open today after Snowshoe rethought it’s prior announcement to also reopen for this weekend.  So it’s the Wintergreen show today, and I for one could not be happier.  I love Wintergreen and I love the people up there.  Such a great mountain.

OK, let’s see what Wintergreen has in store today.  For starters, the weather is cooperating perfectly!  At the time of updating the slope report this morning it was just below freezing.  That is great news as it allowed the snow to setup a bit last night.  The temps today should reach 60 with lots of sun this morning with some clouds entering the area this afternoon.

Looking good at Wintergreen Resort

I’m going to defer to the folks at Wintergreen for what you can expect from them today if you’re lucky enough to get up there (they've got a lot of terrain open!)…

Snow and lots of sun.  Come celebrate the end of the 13-14 season with a GREAT day on the snow!

14 slopes, 3 lifts, skiing and riding from 9a-5p.


  • $40 for eight hour lift ticket
  • $30 for four hour lift ticket
  • $59 for eight hour lift and rental 
  • $49 for four hour lift and rental
  • Bring a 2013-2014 season pass from any ski area and get 50% off lift rate

Slopes open:
Upper and Lower Sunrise
Eagles Swoop
Upper and Lower Dobie
Upper and Lower Cross Trails
Lower Diamond
Main Terrain Park
Progression Park
Upper Cliffhanger
Lower Wild Turkey
* Upper Turkey fell apart overnight.  The groomers are working on it in hopes of pushing it back together.

Lifts Open: – Blue Ridge Express, Big Acorn and Highlands Express operating from 9a to 5p

Terrain Park :
Progression Park- 2 small flat boxes, small flat rail, 2 small jumps
Main Park – 3 propane tanks set up flat and down, 20ft flat rail, down rail and 2 medium jumps

Congrats to Wintergreen for giving us one last chance to slide down the mountain.  November is a LONG way away.

I have an employment announcement to share with you today as well.  Winterplace Resort in West Virginia is looking for an Executive Vice President.  Here’s the position description for all of you sales and marketing types…

Winterplace Ski Resort is seeking an exceptional person to become Executive Vice President.  You would report to our President/CEO. Candidates MUST have a strong Sales and Marketing background in the Snow Sports Industry.

The Partners of Winterplace have owned and operated Winterplace since 1992 with outstanding results.  We are seeking someone who can add value to our overall operations with an emphasis on Sales and Marketing.  The right candidate might be an experienced ski area veteran with an extensive and diverse background in all parts of the Snow Sports Industry.  Or, your experience might have focused on sales and marketing and you are now ready to “step up” to assume a broader range of responsibilities.

Exceptional compensation package including salary, bonuses and benefits.  Located in beautiful "Wild and Wonderful" West Virginia.Applications held in strict confidence. Please send your resume or a letter that tells about yourself to:  Missy Cline, Adm Assistant to, President/CEO – Winterplace Ski Resort

Hey Missy – you can expect a letter from me posthaste.

I hope some of you are able to make it to Wintergreen for this last day of the 2013-2014 ski season.  This will be one of our last First Trax posts for a while.  I am working on putting together a wrap-up of the season, but it is going a little slower than I had hope.  But, I’ll get that out to you as soon as I can.

Don’t be a stranger to the website this summer, as we will be updating periodically as we get news.  Sugar is building a new slope, so we will definitely be following them and sharing their progress with you.  And Wolf Ridge is bound to give us a few surprises as well.

Take Care, and thank every one of you for a GREAT ski season!

Tim Bahlke
Drop me an email at [email protected] to let me know what you think or with suggestions on what we could be doing better.


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