WINTERGREEN, Va.—Nearly $12 million will be invested in facilities and infrastructure improvements at Wintergreen Resort over the next 16 months by the James C. Justice Companies, 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.
The new 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 Vice President of Resort Operations.
Other near-term projects include upgrades and expansion of the Wintergreen Aquatics and Fitness Center; renovation of Devils Grill, the 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.
The Justice Companies have committed another $3.2 million to maintenance and improvements throughout the resort.
“This investment reflects our commitment to Wintergreen Resort,” said James C. Justice, II, chairman, president and CEO of James C. Justice Companies, Inc. and The Greenbrier Resort, in an announcement. “Our vision is to make this among the top four-season resort experiences in the east and we see tremendous opportunities in developing new membership programs and vacation packages. The Wintergreen facilities are spectacular and the entire Resort has a tremendous impact on the local and regional tourism industry.”
Additional amenities at the Wintergreen Resort include a lake, swimming pools, a youth entertainment center, and 40,000 square feet of combined indoor/outdoor meeting space.