Not much green, just a whole lot of winter at the Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County.
"Pretty crazy," said Jay Roberts, VP of resort operations. "It's a hurricane snowstorm. You know. Sandy roared up the coast, and we ended up with a whole bunch of snow out of it," he added.
Sandy dropped at least six inches of snow in the highest elevations. But don't get your skis and show shoes out just yet. 3,800 feet of elevation can't do everything.
"We were at fall, now feels like the dead of winter, we'll be back to fall by the weekend," Roberts said, nothing that the snow is expected to melt soon.
The resort hasn't always been so fortunate.
The last time we made the two-plus hour drive to Wintergreen, it was January, and the weather was so warm, one man was seen wearing shorts.
Ten months later, Sandy appears to be making up for it. Donna Marie Layne wasn't about to waste the opportunity.
"Well, there wasn't any snow here or barely any snow [two days ago]. And now it looks like good powder puff," Layne said.
And check out what Sandy did to Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia. 19 inches so far. Up to two more feet by Wednesday.
Back at Wintergreen, they're calling it "temporary white excitement". But there are plans in place to see this snow again in some form. When the snow melts, the water is going to be put into the upgraded snowmaking system for use when the weather gets colder later on this year.
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