Going Green

Going Green

Ready. Set. We’re Not Done Yet. You’ve heard us say it, now watch us mean it! We’re excited to be announcing that Massanutten Resort is moving toward sustainability with energy efficient solar power arrays – believed to be the first of its kind to a major ski and summer resort in Virginia!

back to Explore

News

News

We are excited to be ushering in this 21st century movement towards reducing our carbon footprints. Next time you visit us, look around and see if you can spot our agent of change, or follow us on social media for all updates on our upcoming projects and festivities!

In the meantime, check out our latest press releases and more below.

March 8, 2022 Update - FOR ITS NEXT 50 YEARS, MASSANUTTEN COMMITS TO ENERGY-EFFICIENT OPERATIONS - Resort to install Virginia ski industry’s first solar arrays.

View Press Release

Current Solar Array Plans

Current Solar Array Plans

Below are renderings of the first two up-coming projects.

Laundry Building Rendering

Laundry Facility Rendering I
The solar array on the resort's Laundry Facility will be 160kW and produce 192,000kWhs of electricity, enough to offset 45% of the facility’s usage.

 

Woodstone Building Rendering 1

Woodstone Building Rendering I
The solar array on the Woodstone Building facility will be 139kW and produce 185,000 kWhs of electricity, enough to off set 15% of the facility’s usage.

 

Woodstone Building Rendering 2

Woodstone Building Rendering II
The solar array on the Woodstone Building facility will be 139kW and produce 185,000 kWhs of electricity, enough to off set 15% of the facility’s usage.

Around the Resort

Around the Resort

For half a century we have been part of your community and have found favor to call the mountain our home. Like any home, it is our responsibility to take care of both our guests, our resources, ourselves, but also our environment that we are so fortunate to have enjoyed for fifty years. Fifty years proud. Fifty years strong. We are excited to be working on not only the sustainability solar project, but also many more projects in the years to come.

Massanutten Resort's mission state is "to provide remarkable experiences in a safe and enjoyable environment." As we make efforts to move towards positive environmental impacts, we invite our guests to look around as they visit us to see if they can spot our solar panels in the upcoming months and years. Not only will you be seeing new features to our 21st century premier resort, but you too will also be part of our helping us go green as we begin to reduce our carbon footprint! 

Our sustainability committee is currently working on a few different projects this year! Check out what's around the resort now and stay tuned for what's to come!

Currently Around the Resort

  • Electric vehicle charging stations.
  • Water fountains for reusable bottles around the Ski Lodge and Mountain Cruisers which help to eliminate single-use plastic water bottle use!
  • Waste oil heating furnace used to heat the snowmaking maintenance building in winter by recycling used motor oil.
  • Recycling bins located around the Resort. Fun Fact: Massanutten diverts more than 150,000 pounds of recyclable material from the landfill annually!

Ski Area Expansion Plan

Ski Area Expansion Plan

Ski Trail New Map

We are excited to announce major terrain expansion in the coming years! Check out our latest work around the ski area below and follow this page for more updates to come.

Massanutten installed 50 HKD low energy guns and six automated fan snowmakers last year and will be installing 52 additional automated low energy HKD KLIK snow guns and 22 TechnoAlpin and eight SMI fan guns on existing and new terrain in the next two years. The new snowmaking equipment on the existing terrain will replace much older less efficient air water snow guns to reduce our carbon footprint and improve efficiency. The new terrain will all be constructed with automated low energy air water or fan snowmaking technology. The resort is also adding LED lighting fixtures to the new terrain and replacing existing metal halide lights with LED lighting. The lighting project will save 41,000 kwh hours a year. This is all part of a 3-year expansion project that includes six new trails and replacing a 30-year-old fixed grip lift with a High-Speed Quad in the summer of 2023. Click here for more info on our terrain expansion!

back to Explore

Share This Page

Top