Going Green

Going Green

Ready. Set. Let’s Do This. You’ve heard us say it, but now we are taking action! Massanutten’s Sustainability Committee has been hard at work since Summer of 2021 to make lasting changes that will help reduce our carbon emissions. In 2021, we joined NSAA’s Climate Challenge. Since then we have initiated the process to install solar arrays in three different locations across the resort, upgraded to LED lighting on the ski trails, and trading out snow guns for ones that are more efficient. These are only a few examples of the many projects going on around the resort! Check out the tabs below to learn more about our various projects.

We are steadily making changes, so be sure to check this webpage regularly and follow us on facebook to stay up to date. If you have questions or want to learn more, feel free to reach out to gogreen@massresort.com.

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Our Story

Our Story

Massanutten Mountain is a part of one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, nestled in the Shenandoah Valley. Massanutten Resort sits on 6,000 acres and operates year-round offering all season outdoor recreation. Living in partnership with the mountain has been at the core of our company since its foundation. But we have recently started to critique our impact and begin to strategize ways to reduce our emissions, waste, and consider how to become more energy efficient- striving to live more harmoniously with the mountain.

These efforts accelerated with the formation of our Sustainability Committee during the summer of 2021. This committee consists of employees all across the Resort to take into account the many different perspectives.

We have a goal to reduce our carbon emissions 15% of our 2021 emissions by 2025.

Below is a timeline that maps out our projects we have accomplished up to this point.

Sustainability Timeline

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to the sustainability team at gogreen@massresort.com.

Around the Resort

Around the Resort

NSAA Climate Challenge

NSAA Climate Challenge

Alongside 35 other ski areas, we participate in the National Ski Area Association (NSAA) Climate Challenge. Through this program, we inventory and track our carbon emissions, and are given guidance with not only reducing our harmful emissions, but also participate in advocacy to use our voice in the larger environmental conversation- all working towards our larger sustainability goals.  Over the 11 years that NSAA has been doing the Climate Challenge, over 126,629 MTCO2e of GHGs have been reduced! 2023 is Massanutten Resort’s third year participating.

We have set a goal of reducing out 2021 carbon emissions 15% by 2025.

Read the full 2022 Annual Report here.

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News & Media

News & Media

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 facebook for updates on our upcoming projects and festivities!

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

May 22, 2023 Update - Golden Eagle Awards

For 30 years, the National Ski Area Association has been recognizing ski areas across the country for their environmental excellence through the Golden Eagle Awards. We are honored to be selected as a finalist for two awards - Overall Environmental Excellence and Climate Change Impact. Read more about this award here. Congratulations to Wild Mountain and Vail Resorts, the award winners!

September 19, 2022 Update - National Solar Tour | October 1 & 2

Massanutten is participating in the 2022 National Solar Tour! On October 1 & 2 solar sites across the United States are opening their spaces to visitors who are interested in checking out their solar arrays. This past year, we have initiated the installation of three different solar arrays across the resort! Come check out our solar arrays on the Woodstone Building during this event. We will have one of our project managers, along with representatives from Got Electric and Secure Futures at the Woodstone Building to answer your questions. Our site will be open for visitors from 11 am - 5 pm on both October 1 and 2!

We cannot wait to see you there!

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MASSANUTTEN, Va. (August 29, 2022) – A solar installation on the roof of Massanutten Resort’s Woodstone building has been energized, and is now producing power. 

The solar array is designed to produce up to 185,000 KwHs of power annually, offsetting approximately 15 percent of the building’s annual electrical demand. The building serves as the Resort’s primary guest services facility, offering check-ins, indoor and outdoor swimming, a restaurant, a fitness club and other services.



SAM Magazine—Washington, D.C., Aug. 16, 2022—President Biden signed the $750 billion Inflation Reduction Act today. whitehouse 440The package includes the largest climate, energy, and environmental justice investment ($370 billion) in U.S. history, from which the U.S. ski industry stands to benefit.

The legislation, which addresses health care and taxes in addition to climate, will boost production of green energy, lower the cost of clean transportation and energy, and invest billions in sustainable forestry, wildfire risk reduction, and drought response, among other provisions—all of which will be helpful to the entire ski industry long-term.

Read The Full Article Here

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.

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