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50th Celebration

50th Celebration

Don’t miss out as we look back and look ahead to the next 50 here at Massanutten! Bookmark this page to stay up-to-date with the latest info as we get closer to the winter season.

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Hall of Fame Nominations

Hall of Fame Nominations

Massanutten is thrilled to announce the Massanutten Hall of Fame Awards are back for 2023! We are currently accepting nominees until October 14, 2023.

2023 Hall of Fame Awards

a. Industry Achievement Award
Specific contributions they have made to the sport of skiing, snowboarding or winter sports in general. Examples can include contributions to the sport through athletic performance  and/ or coaching at the regional, national, international, Olympic levels, or other significant contributions to the industry as a whole.

b. Massanutten Community Impact Award
This individual has made significant contributions to the growth and development of the resort and surrounding community while balancing the quality of life for our region.  

c. Massanutten Champion Award
This award recognizes an employee who has shown tireless leadership and made considerable contributions to the resort, our region, and to the mountain sports industry as a whole.

2023 Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Submission Deadline: October 14, 2023

All nominees for the 2021 Hall of Fame will be included in this year’s nominations.

Award Process
All applications/nominations will be reviewed by a panel comprised of Resort management/employees/partners. Finalists and winners will be selected based on quality of application, proven record of achievement, and overall impact to Massanutten, our surrounding area, or to the industry.

In addition to being awarded a trophy housed in a case at the Massanutten Ski Lodge, winners will be recognized at the Hall of Fame Dinner taking place at the Conference Center on December 2, 2023; receiving two dinner tickets and a complimentary two night stay at the resort for the weekend. This dinner will be a fundraiser for the Massanutten Ski & Snowboard Team.

Winners will also be asked to take part in an on-camera interview as part of the video that will be shown during the Hall of Fame Dinner and throughout the winter season.

Hall of Fame Dinner

Hall of Fame Dinner

Massanutten is thrilled to announce the Massanutten Hall of Fame Awards are back for 2023! We are currently accepting nominees until October 14, 2023.

Award’s Ceremony & Dinner | December 2, 2023

At Massanutten Conference Center
More details and ticket sales coming soon!

Press Release

Press Release

Resorts Companies Inc./Massanutten Resort Promotes Executives & Prepares for Growth

Charlottesville, Va. (June 22, 2023) -- The Resorts Companies, Inc., owner of Massanutten Resort in Rockingham County, Va. near Harrisonburg and Wilderness Presidential Resort in Spotsylvania County Va. near Fredericksburg, today announced an evolution in its executive management structure.

Steve Krohn, formerly executive vice president, was promoted to president and chief operating officer. Matthias Smith, formerly vice president-resort performance, was promoted to executive vice president.

The company also created a new vice president/marketing role and other positions to further its ongoing success and lead new business initiatives. Searches to fill those roles are underway.

Dice Hammer, The Resorts Companies’ co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer, said “These promotions reflect the consistent growth and the success we’ve seen over the last decade, including during the pandemic. Most importantly, these changes position the company to undertake several significant new strategic initiatives.”

Hammer cited ongoing recreational development, including ski trail expansion, and the proposed single-family active-adult 55+ community at Massanutten as examples. The latter would mark The Resorts Companies’ first foray into year-round residential development.
The company’s real estate holdings include sufficient acreage, zoning, and master planned sites to increase timeshare condos by another 1,800 keys. It also owns more than 5,000 undeveloped acres, primarily zoned residential, adjacent to the active resort properties.
In recent years, alongside private equity investors, the company has made substantial investments in independent companies to further its strategic business interests.

Currently, the two resorts encompass over 1,500 acres, offering nearly 3,000 timeshare condo keys, 1,800 campsites, and 240 hotel rooms. The two resorts have a combined owner base of nearly 100,000 families, including families now in their fourth generation of timeshare ownership. The resorts maintain RCI® Gold Crown and Silver Crown ratings.

The Resorts Companies, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) company, with approximately 3,200 current and former employees as shareholders. The company currently employs approximately 1,600 full-time, year-round, with approximately 400 additional seasonal staff members hired annually. The Resorts Companies Inc. has owned Massanutten since 1984 and Wilderness Presidential since 1981, when the company was initially founded.

A print friendly copy of this press release can be found here.

About Massanutten Resort
Set on 6,000 acres of sprawling land in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Massanutten Resort is a premier all-season Resort destination that offers every type of traveler an unforgettable experience. Outdoor enthusiasts and adventure buffs will enjoy Massanutten’s Mountain Bike Park, offering exciting jump trails for beginners and veteran riders alike, and hiking Massanutten’s Western Slope. For those seeking a relaxing escape, the Resort Spa delivers a wide menu of services including manicures, pedicures, detoxifying massages, and more. The Resort is a paradise for adventurous families, featuring an indoor/outdoor waterpark complete with a triple-jet FlowRider® Endless Wave, three escape rooms, the Family Adventure Park, and a petting zoo. Seasonal sports activities include two challenging 18-hole golf courses, skiing, ice skating, and snow tubing. Nothing works up an appetite like an active vacation and with 12 on-site dining options, showcasing variety from mouthwatering barbecue to campfire treats, Massanutten offers something for every taste, season, and occasion. At Massanutten Resort, there is something for everyone, all within reach – located just two hours from Washington, D.C. and 50 minutes from the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport.

About Wilderness Presidential Resort
Wilderness Presidential Resort is a peaceful, family-friendly campground resort nestled in rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont. Bordered by battlefields and near the Constitution's authors’ homes, Wilderness is uniquely located in the heart of our Country's history. Wilderness has established itself as the camping headquarters of Northern Virginia.

Wilderness Presidential Resort offers a wide variety of lodging options for camping in Virginia. Laurel Camping RV's offer the most affordable nightly rates. The lakefront "glamping" (glamorous camping) experiences are perfect for quiet reflection in the new Cool Springs Lakeside Camp Cabins. Spacious log cabins are also available and are perfect for families and groups. The Resort is filled with countless amenities for all to enjoy, including a beautiful waterfront and three swimming pools.



NEW for 2023-24 Winter Season:
  • A new detachable lift will replace the Peak Quad Lift
  • New Double Black Diamond Trail (No Hessitation) with snowmaking and lights
  • Replace existing snowmaking pipe on Paradice Trail
  • Additional automated snow guns
  • Renovation of Ski Lodge - second floor
NEW for the 2022-23 Winter Season:

RFID Gates/Online Technology

  • Reloading your RFID pass will be available for this season. Making getting on the snow easier than ever! After your initial purchase, online or in person, you can now reload your RFID card for future visits. Skip the ticket window and go directly to the lift!
  • Gold Card holders should purchase through the owner’s portal @ or at the ticket window to receive their discount. MPOA Property Owners should purchase at the ticket window to receive their discount. Children under 5 and military personnel should make their initial purchase at the ticket window with a valid ID to receive their discount. Gold Card holders, military personnel, and children under 5 will be able to reload their RFID card at the appropriate discount for future visits.
  • New interactive trail map coming soon!     

New Terrain

  • We are extremely excited about our first major terrain expansion in 30 years! This winter will see the opening of three new trails off the Peak Quad and change the way Massanutten skis for years to come.
  • Mueller’s Mile, a “Blue Square” or More Difficult trail will provide awesome views with twists and turns for intermediate skiers and rider’s delight.  
  • Ridgecrest, another “Blue Square” trail will connect Paradice to Mass Transit improving connectivity between the Ridge Triple chair and Peak Quad trails and provide another route down from Peak Quad for intermediate skiers/riders.  
  • Slot, a “Black Diamond” or Most Difficult trail will offer an alternative route for advanced skiers/riders off of the Diamond Jim trail and connect with Mueller’s Mile. All three new trails will be lit with LED lighting for night skiing and riding.
  • We’ve added 84 automated and semi-automated HKD, Tecno Alpin, and SMI snowmakers to cover the new and existing terrain. Mueller's Mile and Ridgecrest will primarily be covered with low energy HKD snowmakers, Upper and Lower Showtime will also see snowmaking love with the addition of Tecno Alpin fan snowmakers top to bottom to help us open and resurface terrain faster than ever before. Easy Street, Paul’s Way, and Meadow will also see new SMI Snowmakers.
  • We didn’t want to leave out the grooming team so we also added a new Piston Bulley groomer to the fleet for the coming season.
  • The new terrain and snowmaking improvements will be transformational to the skiing and riding experience at Massanutten. But, we’re not done yet! Next summer will see the installation of a new detachable high speed lift to replace the Peak Quad and the addition of another new Double Black Diamond, experts only trail, and a revitalized Bike Park.

Rental Shop & Lessons

  • The improvements don’t stop there! The rental shop has expanded into the Learning Center to improve flow and provide space for new rental equipment and direct to snow access.
  • Limited seasonal equipment rentals will be available for this season.Click here for more info.
  • The Snow Sports School is bringing back a new children’s program and limited group lessons. Click here for more info.

Going Green!

  • 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! Learn more here.
  • Electric vehicle charging stations.
  • Water fountains for reusable bottles around the Ski Lodge and Learning Center 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!

Resort Guest Shuttle

  • The Resort Guest Shuttle will be offered for the winter season! Massanutten Resort is happy to announce its newest initiative in creating a fun, safe and environmentally-friendly community for its owners & guests. By partnering with TripShot, an on-demand transportation provider, guests will now have the opportunity to enjoy their vacation worry-free of directions, parking, and gas mileage! More details coming soon!

Expansion Plans

Expansion Plans

Ski Trail Map 2022


Don’t Miss Your Chance At First Tracks On NEW TERRAIN this upcoming season!

  • NEW for the 2022-23 season is the opening of...
    • Mueller’s Mile - a blue trail.
    • Ridgecrest - a blue trail, connecting Paradice to Mass Transit.
    • Slot - a black trail connecting Diamond Jim to the bottom of Mueller's Mile.
  • 84 new snow guns installed.
  • Almost 7,000 feet of new trail! 
  • 21,000' new snowmaking pipe.

And a new detachable lift will replace the Peak Quad lift for the 2023-2024 season!

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions

Stay tuned for all of the exciting details!

  • Bigger and better Snow Moon Festival Weekend (March 3-5, 2023) - Click here for details!
  • Exclusive merch at The General Store
  • Live at the Lodge Events - View the band line up here.
  • More info coming soon!

Claim your spot out on the mountain by purchasing a Ski Season Pass!

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