Wintergreen's Winter Roads

   Ready.gov  outlines what actions to take when you receive a winter weather storm alert from the National Weather Service and what to do before, during, and after a snowstorm or extreme cold. 

Ready.gov outlines what actions to take when you receive a winter weather storm alert from the National Weather Service and what to do before, during, and after a snowstorm or extreme cold. 

Snow is the reason many enjoy Wintergreen in the winter. While the Wintergreen Property Owners Association has extensive equipment with a first-rate crew to keep the roads clear, travel in the winter at Wintergreen requires extra caution and care from drivers. Snow and ice can make roads unpredictable. We offer these proven safety suggestions for everyone who travels the roads in and around Wintergreen in the winter:

  • Carefully and regularly check the weather forecast for Wintergreen (see here) and plan accordingly. Wintergreen mountain tops out at 3850 feet. When winter weather elsewhere in Virginia is light rain, on the mountain here it can be heavy snow or ice.
  • Property owners should be ready either to clear snow from their driveway themselves or pre-arrange for a private contractor to clear it. WPOA can provide names of companies in that business.
  • Have a snow shovel and other appropriate supplies at your Wintergreen home and in your car. Plan ahead. Supplies in Virginia can become scarce during a storm, assuming you can get to a store.
  • Four-wheel drive vehicles or chains are best during snowy travel.
  • As the snow falls, please expect to see snow bermed at the entrance of some driveways during street plowing. After the roads are clear, WPOA then works to clear entrances and exits.
  • No matter the weather or road conditions, do not hesitate to call 911 for medical or other emergencies. Plows and rescue squads stand ready to direct all its resources for a timely response to time-critical situations.

Snowfall in the Blue Ridge is truly beautiful, but it is best enjoyed by being prepared and patient.

SafetyCharles Batchelor