Wintergreen Resort in Virginia Invests $12 Million in Improvements

golf courseThe James C. Justice Companies, the company that bought Wintergreen Resort, will spend almost $12 million in facilities and infrastructure improvements over the next 16 months.

"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.

Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains, about 35 miles southwest of Charlottesville, Virginia. It has numerous slopes as well as a golf course and fitness centers.

About $6 million will be spent on improvements around the resort including upgrading and expanding the Wintergreen Aquatics and Fitness Center, upgrading Stoney Creek’s Fitness Center and renovating Devils Grill, the mountaintop clubhouse restaurant. New carpeting, tables and chairs are planned for the restaurant as well as an improvement to the deck.

According to, Jay Roberts, Vice President of Resort Operations, the new high-tech snowmaking equipment will allow Wintergreen Resort to open more ski and snowboard terrain earlier and deliver more consistent snow conditions throughout the season.

The golf course and facilities at Devils Knob, which will be available to members and their guests starting spring 2014, will be privatized as a part of the renovation. The golf course, elevated at 3,850 feet, is 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.

"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 package," Justice said, "The Wintergreen facilities are spectacular and the entire Resort has a tremendous impact on the local and regional tourism industry."