Snow Sports

Hours & Rates

Hours & Rates

Updated 12.1.22 - Unfortunately, we will not re-open for skiing/snowboarding as anticipated this weekend. Snow tubing will be open Dec. 2 (5 - 9 pm) and Dec. 3 & 4 (9 am - 5 pm).

Slope-use, equipment rentals, lessons, and snow tubing tickets for all dates after December 17, 2022 are now available to the general public to purchase online. Tickets for dates prior to Dec. 17 will be made available as conditions permit.


If you’re visiting Massanutten in the wintertime, don’t miss the chance to hit some of the best slopes in the state of Virginia! At 2,922 ft. of elevation, Massanutten is home to a large variety of trails, a dedicated learner’s area, terrain parks, and night skiing. Skiers and riders who visit Massanutten will have access to 80 skiable acres, including 23 runs serviced by 7 lifts.

View our Slope-Use Specials and Seasonal Lodging Packages to save money on your next trip!

If skiing and snowboarding aren’t your cup of tea, check out the tubing park or hit the ice skating rink!

 

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Hours

Hours

Updated 12.1.22 - Unfortunately, we will not re-open for skiing/snowboarding as anticipated this weekend. Snow tubing will be open Dec. 2 (5 - 9 pm) and Dec. 3 & 4 (9 am - 5 pm).

Slope-use, equipment rentals, lessons, and snow tubing tickets for all dates after December 17, 2022 are now available to the general public to purchase online. Tickets for dates prior to Dec. 17 will be made available as conditions permit.


Hours

The ski slopes are currently closed.

Regular Season (Dec 17 - Mar 5)
Mon, Fri, Sat & Sun | 9 am - 9 pm
Tue, Wed & Thu | 9 am - 5 pm

Special Hours:
Holiday (Dec. 24, 2022 - Jan. 1, 2023)
Dec. 24 | 9 am - 5 pm
Dec. 25 | 12 - 8 pm
Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 | 9 am - 9 pm

Early & Late Season Hours
Hours may vary - please call ahead or check the snow conditions webpage here.

 

Ticket Types & Online Ordering info

Junior | Ages 7 - 12
Seniors | Ages 62 & above
Military | Active duty, Veterans, and dependents with ID. To receive your military discount, please purchase your initial slope-use ticket in person at the ticket window. After the initial purchase, you may reload your RFID card with the military discount. We ask to see a separate military ID per ticket purchased at that rate.
Gold Card | Massanutten timeshare owners only. We ask to see a separate, current Gold Card ID per ticket purchased at that rate.
Children 6 & younger
| Free Slope-Use Ticket with paid adult (does not apply to Snow Tubing). Children 6 & under tickets are not available for reservation online. Please plan to obtain children 6 & under tickets at the ticket window upon redemption of adult tickets. 
Ages 70 & older | Massanutten offers a $19 Special Value Season Pass to guests ages 70 and older. Valid throughout the season, but is restricted until after 4 pm on our busiest days (December 24 - January 1 & Saturdays in January and February). No military or Gold Card/Property Owner discounts are available for the Special Value Pass. ID required. Purchase your season pass at the season pass window @ ski ticket building.

Holiday* | December 24, 2022 - January 1, 2023

Do you need to cancel or make adjustments to your online order? Please fill out this form and we will follow up with you.

All persons using the snow area must have a valid Slope-Use Ticket. All Gold Cards or other discounts must be presented at time of purchase. Each individual family member (Gold Card, Military, Senior) must present a valid ID to receive discount.

 

Sessions

8-Hour Session - Valid for up to 8 consecutive hours from time of purchase.
4-Hour Session - Valid for up to 4 consecutive hours from time of purchase.
Night Session - Valid from 4 pm - 9 pm (tickets go on sale at 3:45 pm | not available Tuesday through Thursday or after March 5).

Holiday* | December 24, 2022 – January 1, 2023

 

Current Info

Massanutten’s Snow Sports are weather-dependent and don’t follow an exact schedule each year. Please use the information on this page to help you plan, but always check our Snow Conditions page for the most current information regarding snow making, weather, conditions, closures, and operating schedules.  

 

Are you trying skiing or snowboarding for the first time?

Check out our Beginner's Snow Sports Guide for helpful tips on what to wear, how to ride the lift, how to be a safe skier/snowboarder, and more. See you on the mountain! Or learn more at Discover Snow.

Rates

Rates

Updated 12.1.22 - Unfortunately, we will not re-open for skiing/snowboarding as anticipated this weekend. Snow tubing will be open Dec. 2 (5 - 9 pm) and Dec. 3 & 4 (9 am - 5 pm).

Slope-use, equipment rentals, lessons, and snow tubing tickets for all dates after December 17, 2022 are now available to the general public to purchase online. Tickets for dates prior to Dec. 17 will be made available as conditions permit.


We recommend purchasing your slope use and rentals in advance online to reserve your spot. Once online capacity limits are met on busy days (holidays & weekends), we will have limited availability for walk up ticket purchases and ski & snowboard rental may not be available for purchase. If tickets are unavailable online, we strongly recommend choosing another session or day. Save time & pick up your rental equipment for the next day between 6:30 - 8:30 pm on Friday - Monday and 3 - 5 pm on Tuesday - Thursday.

Walk-up tickets are available for Gold Card / Massanutten Property Owners, Military, and Indy Pass holders at the ticket windows. Rental equipment may have limited availability.


Regular Season Slope-Use Ticket Rates

Regular Season - December 17, 2022 through March 5, 2023 (see below for Early & Late Season Rates)
Holiday* - December 24, 2022 through January 1, 2023

 Monday - Friday
Saturday/Sunday/Holiday*
 8-Hour Session4-Hour SessionNight Session
4 pm - close
8-Hour Session4-Hour SessionNight Session
4 pm - close
Adult$61$51$50$90$80$50
Jr/Sr/Military$54$45$40$82$73$44

Buy Now

Check out our guide on How to Book Your Winter Activities Online.

Interested in lessons? Click here for more information.

 

RFID Gates

Massanutten has partnered with Axess to provide direct to lift access for our guests. Season passes and reloadable day pass cards are used to eliminate the need to go to the ticket window. Electronic gates are in place at each lift to allow access to the lift based on ticket type and time of day.

Skip the ticket window line!
Purchase your slope-use ticket online and then use the express kiosk to pick up your Reload. Reuse Card.

Save your Reload. Reuse Card for next time! Reload additional days online to your existing Reload. Reuse Card and go straight to the slopes! Please visit the above RFID FAQ's tab to learn how to reload your Reload. Reuse Card.

How to use your Reload. Reuse Card:

  1. Place your Reload. Reuse Card in your LEFT jacket pocket by itself. Do not place cell phones, credit cards, or foil in the same pocket.
  2. Keep your card in your pocket as you approach the gate. Carry only one card at a time.
  3. The gates will open automatically.

REMINDER: Do not punch a hole in your card. Punching a hole could cause damage to the RFID antenna. There will be a $20 fee to reprint any Reload. Reuse card.

 

Equipment Rental Rates

Includes helmet, skis, boots and poles or helmet, snowboard & boots.

 Monday - Friday
Saturday/Sunday/Holiday*
 8-Hour Session4-Hour SessionNight Session
4 pm - close
8-Hour Session4-Hour SessionNight Session
4 pm - close
Adult$46$39$39$55$46$46
Jr/Sr/Military$39$32$32$50$39$39

Rent skis, a snowboard, or boots separately - $20 | Poles - $5 | Helmets - $12 Adult or child, any session. Visit www.lidsonkids.org. We do not offer rentals for goggles or apparel items.

Save time & pick up your rental equipment for the next day between 6:30 - 8:30 pm on Friday - Monday and 3 - 5 pm on Tuesday - Thursday.

 

NEW! Used Seasonal Equipment Rentals

We are now offering seasonal ski and snowboard equipment rentals for toddlers through adults, featuring used equipment from Head, Elan, Solomon, Volkl, Dalbello, and Never Summer. Quantities are limited.NOW available to reserve!

To reserve, please call the Rental Shop at 540.289.4957. If needed, please leave a voicemail and the Rental Shop will call you back within 2 business days. After purchase, the Rental Shop will schedule an appointment for fitting. Appointments will be Monday - Friday between 9:30 am - 4:00 pm.

  • Skis, Boots & Poles Seasonal Rental | $200 + $50 refundable deposit
  • Snowboard, Boots & Bindings Seasonal Rental | $200 + $50 refundable deposit

The refundable deposit will be issued to credit card only and is dependent upon the equipment being returned in good condition. Equipment must be returned by March 31, 2023.

 

Are you trying skiing or snowboarding for the first time?

Check out our Beginner's Snow Sports Guide for helpful tips on what to wear, how to ride the lift, how to be a safe skier/snowboarder, and more. See you on the mountain! Or learn more at Discover Snow.

 

Early & Late Season Slope-Use Ticket Rates

Early SeasonOpening day through December 16, 2022 | Late Season - March 6, 2023 through Closing day

 8-Hour Session4-Hour Session
Adult Slope-Use$50$42
Jr/Sr/Military Slope-Use$44$36

All prices & hours subject to change without notice.

 

Ticket Types & Online Ordering info

Junior | Ages 7 - 12
Seniors | Ages 62 & above
Military | Active duty, Veterans, and dependents with ID. To receive your military discount, please purchase your initial slope-use ticket in person at the ticket window. After the initial purchase, you may reload your RFID card with the military discount. We ask to see a separate military ID per ticket purchased at that rate.
Gold Card | Massanutten timeshare owners only. We ask to see a separate, current Gold Card ID per ticket purchased at that rate.
Children 6 & younger
| Free Slope-Use Ticket with paid adult (does not apply to Snow Tubing). Children 6 & under tickets are not available for reservation online. Please plan to obtain children 6 & under tickets at the ticket window upon redemption of adult tickets. 
Ages 70 & older | Massanutten offers a $19 Special Value Season Pass to guests ages 70 and older. Valid throughout the season, but is restricted until after 4 pm on our busiest days (December 24 - January 1 & Saturdays in January and February). No military or Gold Card/Property Owner discounts are available for the Special Value Pass. ID required. Purchase your season pass at the season pass window @ ski ticket building.

Holiday* | December 24, 2022 - January 1, 2023

Do you need to cancel or make adjustments to your online order? Please fill out this form and we will follow up with you!

All persons using the snow area must have a valid Slope-Use Ticket. All Gold Cards or other discounts must be presented at time of purchase. Each individual family member (Gold Card, Military, Senior) must present a valid ID to receive discount.

 

Sessions

8-Hour Session - Valid for up to 8 consecutive hours from time of purchase.
4-Hour Session - Valid for up to 4 consecutive hours from time of purchase.
Night Session - Valid from 4 pm - 9 pm (tickets go on sale at 3:45 pm | not available Tuesday through Thursday or after March 4).

 

Current Info

Massanutten’s Snow Sports are weather-dependent and don’t follow an exact schedule each year. Please use the information on this page to help you plan, but always check our Snow Conditions page for the most current information regarding snow making, weather, conditions, closures, and operating schedules.  

 

Snow Sports Partners | Click on each logo for more info.

 American Association of Snowboard InstructorsProfessional Ski Instructors of AmerciaNational Ski PatrolLids on KidsKids On LiftsLearn to Ski & SnowboardBring a FriendSmart Style

RFID FAQ’s

RFID FAQ’s

RFID FAQ’s

What is RFID?
RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification.

Do I need to show my pass at the lift?
No! You can keep it in a left side pocket and it will scan through your clothes! (Make sure it is the only item in that pocket as other electronic devices on the same side will interfere with reading the pass.)

What is WTP?
WTP is the unique identifier for each individual RFID slope-use card. This number will be on the back of all slope-use passes and will be a 14-character code. (Ex: XXXXXXXX-XXX-XXX)

How do I reload a slope-use pass online?
When you are looking at available tickets online, select the reload option and select the day you wish to reload for. When you are prompted to put in your name and date of birth, you will be prompted to put in a WTP number as well. Once done you will be able to complete your transaction and be ready to hit the slope for the ticket you selected.

Can I reload any slope-use pass onto my current RFID card?
Not entirely! You will be able to reload the same types of slope-use passes primarily based on your age category.

Below are a few examples: (-> = Reload)

  • Adult 8-Hour Slope -> Adult 4-Hour Slope
  • Junior 4-Hour Slope -> Junior Night Slope
  • Senior Night Slope -> Senior 8-Hour Slope

Any ticket that you need to purchase in-person due to ID restrictions would be reloadable after you have your initial slope-use pass. These include:

  • Military 
  • 6 & under
  • 70 & over
  • College (If age restricted for online sale)

Will I need to print my physical pass first before I reload?
Yes, please first complete your transaction and print your physical pass either by our PUBs or at the ticket window with a cashier. After that step is completed, then you will be able use the printed WTP to reload your pass.

Is there a limit to how many times I can reload a slope-use pass for the season?
No, you will be able to reload the same slope-use pass as many times as you would like. Just be sure to check our season pass options, if you anticipate using our slopes multiple times throughout the year.

Can I reload snow tubing tickets?

No, at this time, snow tubing tickets are not currently reloadable. 

Season Passes

Season Passes

2022-23 Ski Season Passes are on sale! Buy early to receive the best rate! Click here to purchase and for more info.

Season passes may be picked up at the season pass window at the ski ticket building below The General Store. Open daily from 9 am - 2 pm.

Group Rates

Group Rates

We are currently NOT offering ski/snowboard group discounts for the 2022-23 Winter season. Please check back for additional updates.

Discounted slope-use tickets may be available to purchase when you book a Massanutten Resort lodging package through our Lodging Rentals Department. To view our 2022-23 winter lodging packages, please visit www.massresort.com/specials or call 540.289.4952 to check package availability.

Safety Message

Safety Message

Responsibility Code

Skiing can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you may see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross country or other specialized ski equipment, such as that used by adaptive athletes or other skiers. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the code listed below and share with other slope users the responsibility for a great skiing experience.

  • Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  • People ahead or downhill of you have the right-of-way. You must avoid them.
  • Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.
  • Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.
  • You are responsible to prevent runaway equipment.
  • Read and obey all signs, warnings, and hazard markings.
  • Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  • You must know how and be able to load, ride, and unload lifts safely. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.
  • Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  • If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact informations with each other and a ski area employee.
  • KNOW THE CODE. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Winter sports involve risk of serious injury or death. Your knowledge, decisions, and actions contribute to your safety and that of others. If you need help understanding the Code, please ask an employee.

This is only a partial list; be safety conscious. Failure to comply with this code may result in loss of slope-use privileges. No sledding is allowed in the ski area at any time.

Back Packs on Lifts – Lift riders should remove backpacks to allow their back to touch the back of chair, and ensure all straps are tucked in and not dangling loose. It is the guest's responsibility to check for loose equipment before exiting the chairlift.

Children in back packs or carriers are not allowed on the lifts or slopes.

Alternative Sliding Devices – All skis and snowboards must have metal edges. Snow bikes, snow decks, or other sliding devices are not permitted.

Uphill Travel – Uphill travel using skins or other skis designed to travel uphill on snow is permitted on open terrain during operating hours. All trail users must have a valid slope use ticket or pass. Uphill traffic should stay to the side of the trail while climbing.

External Speakers – External speakers are not permitted while skiing or riding the lifts. The use of headphones is also discouraged.

Weapons – No weapons of any kind are authorized in common areas or public facilities on Resort Property. Guests with concealed firearms permits are to place firearm in their locked vehicle.

 
Ski Patrol

The Massanutten Patrol serves the guests of Massanutten Snow Sports area including skiers, snowboarders, and snow tubers. They provide emergency services, snow sports safety education, and slope monitoring. Please call Ski Patrol at 540.289.4925 if you need assistance or to report an injury.

Massanutten Patrol is a diverse group of individuals who share a passion for snow sports, helping people, and advancing the sport. Safety Begins With You!

 

Snow Sports Partners | Click on each logo for more info.

 American Association of Snowboard InstructorsProfessional Ski Instructors of AmerciaNational Ski PatrolLids on KidsKids On LiftsLearn to Ski & SnowboardBring a FriendSmart Style

 
Drone Policy

Massanutten Resort prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by anyone - including recreational users and hobbyists - without the prior written authorization from the Resort. This prohibition includes drones used for photographing, filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within Massanutten Resort boundaries. This prohibition on drone operations or use extends to any drones launched or operated from Resort property, as well as drones launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries. Click here to read our full drone policy.

Snowmaking 101

Snowmaking 101

When nature doesn't cooperate by providing natural snow, our snowmakers take over, but it takes a lot more than just cool temperatures to fire up the snowguns.

What does it take to make snow?

Snowmaking is a complicated equation. It involves water supply, energy, technical machinery, optimal conditions, and a whole lot of manpower.

Water
Snowmaking requires water.. and a lot of it! For instance, if you wanted to cover an acre with 1-foot of snow, one would need 175,000 gallons of water! With our improved snowmaking system, we are able to convert over 4,700 gallons-per-minute (or 282,000 gallons-per-hour) of water into snow, providing our riders with the best conditions possible!

Cold Temperatures
The second element snowmakers need to make snow is cool temperatures. While water can turn into snow crystals at 32°F (0°C), ideal snowmaking conditions call for temperatures 28°F or lower. The colder and drier the conditions, the more effective snowmaking becomes. Here at Massanutten, dawn is typically the coldest part of the day, but we may not start making snow unless we will have more than 1-hour of optimal conditions.

Low Humidity / Wet Bulb Temperatures
The wet bulb temperature is the lowest temperature that can be obtained by evaporating water into the air at a constant pressure, and is the most critical factor for snowmaking. That’s because the threshold temperature for snowmaking increases as humidity decreases. But, that also means that as humidity increases, temperatures need to be lower for snowmaking. The magic number for snow making is a 27° wet bulb temperature.

A Complex Snowmaking System
Our snowmaking system consists of air lines, water lines, electrical lines, water hydrants, and snow guns. Essentially, air and water is pumped from holding ponds up the mountain and mixed at the snow gun to produce snow. A nozzle then produces tiny water droplets which freeze as they fall through the air to produce machine-made snow (NOTE: There is nothing “artificial” about machine-made snow). Snow made in this manner is not a flake but a 3-dimensional snow “crystal” that has a much greater density than natural snow, making it perfect for building base depth!

Snowmakers & Groomers
Last, but certainly not least, it takes a dedicated team of snowmakers and groomers to produce the best conditions all season long. Our snowmaking crew is constantly hard at work, whether they are prepping for the next cold spell or hiking the trails in the middle of the night, adjusting the guns. Then, our grooming staff comes in to get the slopes looking and feeling like there is a nice, fresh coat of snow for you to ride the next day.

PLEASE NOTE: Even though we make snow whenever possible, once a “base” is put down and packed, it is not necessary to make snow every day to remain open. It takes longer than one might think for snow to melt away, even at well above freezing temperatures. That being said, you don’t need to find snow in your backyard to go skiing or snowboarding. We normally begin making snow in early to mid-December and remain open until early March, or as long as Mother Nature allows!

For more information about snowmaking check out the video below!

Want to see if we've started making snow yet? Check out the webcams and our snow conditions page.

Videos

Videos

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