|The subject of this article was removed from World of Warcraft in patch 4.0.3a but is present in World of Warcraft: Classic.
- For the lore of the zone and its status after the Cataclysm, see Winterspring.
Starfall Village (1,500)|
|Minor settlements||Winterfall Village (300)|
Winterspring (aka Winterspring Valley or Winterspring Grove) is a valley located in northeastern Kalimdor, east of Felwood and Hyjal, and north of Azshara. It is a cold land perpetually covered in snow and holds the goblin city of Everlook, old night elf holdings, and the traditional homeland of the blue dragonflight. Many wild creatures roam the beautiful landscape. However, the southern parts of the region have been completely taken over by demons.
Thousands of years ago, this valley upon the slopes of Mount Hyjal served as a place for the night elves to start anew in the wake of the Great Sundering. A realm of near-perpetual winter, the valley has long been involved in a struggle between malevolent blue dragons and the fearsome white frostsaber cats.
During the events of Reign of Chaos the valley was in a rare period of springtime or summer with no snow to be seen anywhere.
Winterspring can be accessed through Timbermaw Hold. To reach Winterspring, head through the hold entrance in the northeastern tip of Felwood and continue straight after the bridge. In order to pass through the hold without the Timbermaw Furbolgs attacking you, you will need to have reached at least unfriendly reputation with the Timbermaw furbolgs. There are several quests in Felwood which can be completed to raise reputation with them.
Winterspring Valley is above Moonglade and is the last stop along the road that winds up to Hyjal Peak. The valley is separated from Moonglade, lower on the mountain slope, by a thick, white cloud bank. Winterspring is a cold realm consistently covered with snow and frost. Once above the clouds, the air is crisp and clean and the sun shines often when the snow is not falling. The trees of Winterspring were bent and twisted into odd positions during the climactic Battle of Mount Hyjal. Many of the World Tree's massive roots are also exposed here, towering overhead like massive oak archways. This otherwise cold and serene place shakes with periodic conflict between the forces of the sorcerer-dragon Cobaltann and the night elves who strive to drive them from the slopes of Mount Hyjal. Snow cats, bears, and other creatures of the wild are seen here on occasion, but only rarely due to the high altitude. It is a place of cold medium forest and rugged mountains.
Both the Steamwheedle Cartel and the night elves have established bases in the region. Though there are no instanced dungeons or battlegrounds in Winterspring, there are several micro dungeons in the area.
Maps and subregions
Flight paths from Everlook
- Talonbranch Glade, Felwood
- Bloodvenom Post, Felwood
- Shrine of Remulos, Moonglade
- Talrendis Point, Azshara
Regions adjacent to Winterspring
|Zone Name||Faction||Level Range||Direction||Access|
|Felwood||50-60||West||By foot through Timbermaw Hold or flightpaths from Everlook to Bloodvenom Post or Talonbranch Glade|
|Azshara||45-55||Southeast||By jumping down with // from the small camp east of Frostwhisper Gorge|
|Moonglade||50-60||Northwest||By foot through Timbermaw Hold or flight paths from Everlook to Shrine of Remulos|
- Main article: Winterspring NPCs
Winterspring is home to several characters of note. At the Frostfire Hot Springs, Donova Snowden attempts to find out more about the taint that has affected the local furbolgs. On Frostsaber Rock, Rivern Frostwind enlists aid in providing food and safety for his pets in exchange for the secret to tame them. And high above Mazthoril, the matron protector Haleh sends bold adventurers into the deepest lairs of the black dragonflight in search of draconic artifacts of power.
- Main article: Winterspring quests
- See also: Winterspring questing guide
- (Skinning level 40-60 whelps/wyrmkin)
- (Skinning level 50-55 chimeras, found in the western part of the zone)
- (Skinning level 50-55 bears)
- (Skinning level 50-60 elite whelps and wyrmkin, found in the southeastern part of the zone)
- (Skinning level 55-60 frostsabers, found in the northern part of the zone)
- Blue dragon
- Darkwhisper Gorge occupies a rather large portion of the zone. It holds elite demons of an approximate five-man difficulty who guard a non-functional entrance to Hyjal.