Archives: September 2012

Tennis at Wintergreen This Fall

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Tennis Clinics and Lessons:
During the fall and winter seasons, a variety of clinics and private lesson packages for adults and juniors looking for instruction are available. We will also be offering a free half hour private lesson to beginner tennis players!

Wintergreen Tennis Academy:
Our world ranked tennis staff has the experience and knowledge to take your game to the next level. The Wintergreen Tennis Academy has programs specially tailored to improve your game. Some of the skills that you will acquire include: doubles positioning and movement, mental toughness techniques, communication, racquet skills, and aggressive play such as poaching and the "I" formation.

Pro Shop:
Elizabeth has been busy and new retail merchandise is arriving every day. For the women we’ll carry Tail, Bolle, Sofibella, Lucky in Love, and Jofit, as well as bags and totes by Whak Sak. For men and women we have Nike clothing plus logoed apparel by Under Armour. In tennis shoes we carry Babolat and Nike for both men and women. We also carry visors, caps, Thorlo socks, various accessories and, new this year, a fine line of UV-protection sunglasses by Oakley.

Tennis Tip:
When playing doubles, you and your partner need to move in unison to cover the court properly. To accomplish this, pretend you are “joined at the hip” by a rope eight to ten feet long. If you move to one side of the court, obviously, your partner has to move that way too, or risk “breaking” the rope. Breaking the rope creates an opening between you. This is especially important when you are both at the net. Good spacing will make your opponents try risky down the line shots or lobs and that can create opportunities for you.

Important Dates to Remember

Stoney Creek Mixed Doubles every Friday from 5pm-7pm
This is a fun social event and there is no need to sign up. Regular court fees will apply.

10/27 Last Saturday of fall Property owner flight

11/3 Un-Halloween Party
A very popular event with awards being presented for best costume. Play starting at 5:30pm and going until 7pm. Court fees will apply. Food and drink to follow play. Limited to first 24 participants to sign up.

11/26 Outdoor courts close at Devils Knob Tennis (Weather Permitting)

12/3 Outdoor courts close at Stoney Creek (Weather Permitting)

12/7-12/9 Member Discounted Tennis Academy
for 4.0 players and above

Full Calendar of Events

This update brought to you by Brian Chase and The Chase Team, your Wintergreen real estate broker.

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Wintergreen Home for Sale ~ New Price ~ 24 Stone Crop

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Check out the new price on this Wintergreen home. Built in 2005 with all modern construction materials and systems, this is a superb value for a five bedroom, four bath home with 3,300 finished square feet of living space. Uniquely situated on Devils Knob Loop offering an easy walk to the Spa, indoor pool, coffee shop, and Trillium shuttle stop. Turnkey ready for your enjoyment. Contact Brian Chase and The Chase Team, your Wintergreen real estate broker, to arrange a showing – 434-296-9860.

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Wintergreen Resort to Get $12 Million in Improvements

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Wintergreen Resort to Undergo $12 Million in Improvements

WINTERGREEN, Va. (Sept. 5, 2012) – 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 Country 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.

Ski Season to Benefit from Increased, Technically Advanced Snowmaking Capabilities

The new high-tech snowmaking equipment will allow Wintergreen Resort, twice named “Best Ski Resort” by readers of WashingtonPost.com, 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 that combines spectacular views with an elegant, private club-style atmosphere; 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 feet, 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 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®. “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.”

Wintergreen Resort, located 35 miles southwest of Charlottesville, Va., is a four-season mountain retreat with beautiful views on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Situated on 11,000 acres adjacent to the George Washington National Forest, the Resort offers a unique vacation, social, and conference setting with skiing, snowboarding, and tubing, 45 holes of championship golf, a tennis center with three indoor courts and 19 outdoor clay courts, a full-service spa featuring 13 treatment rooms, a fitness center, and multiple dining options. Additional amenities include a lake, swimming pools, a youth entertainment center, and 40,000 square feet of combined indoor/outdoor meeting space.

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1540 Cliffs ~ Wintergreen Condo for Sale ~ History of Improvements

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Gorgeous inside and gorgeous views. The owners have taken exceptional care of this Wintergreen condominium. Details of major improvements appear here. Contact Brian Chase and The Chase Team, your Wintergreen real estate resource, to schedule a showing – 434-296-9860.

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Water Front Lot for Sale ~ Lake Monocan ~ 31 Lakeview Ct

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Rare water front lot with direct access to Lake Monocan plus great mountain and golf views. Priced for today’s market and one of only a few remaining opportunities to build on Lake Monocan. Bring your own builder or ask us for builder recommendations. Build now or later (no build-time requirement). Central water and sewer available. Contact Brian Chase, your Wintergreen real estate broker, for details and to schedule a tour – 434-296-9860.

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