Wintergreen with Kids!

18 Feb

ridgely_park031Wintergreen has a lot to offer kids – even without skiing.

Ridgely’s Fun Park offers kids a safe place to play in the snow and a gentle hill for tubing.  Offered for ages 2 and up, sessions are in 1 hour increments with $10 for 1 hour and $18 for 2 consecutive hours.

Ridgely’s Fun Park is open weekends and holidays only and tickets can be purchased at The Dome.

The Plunge! is Virginia’s largest snow tubing park.  At speeds up to 30 mph, this is not your grandfather’s sledding.  There is a convenient conveyor lift to transport you and your tube up the hill for more and more tubing enjoyment.  The Plunge! is recommended for ages 6 and up and kids must be taller than 42″.  2 hour sessions are $18 midweek and $25 weekends.  Tickets can be purchased online.

Wintergreen also offers many kid-friendly ski packages which incorporate skiing with other fun play.  You can read more about that by clicking here.

Wintergreen is located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway in central Virginia.  Driving times are approximate and as follows:  Richmond 1.5 hours, Washington DC 3 hours, Virginia Beach 4 hours, Roanoke 2 hours.  Click here for the Google map link to the resort.

Want a Wintergreen brochure?  Click here.

Things to keep in mind:  kids can get a full day of tubing, skiing and/or snow play in just 2 hours.  Don’t plan a full day on the slopes with them unless they are used to it.  Allow time for snow play – the kids will remember you taking the time to have a snowball fight with them instead of the expensive lift ticket!

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