Snow Sports

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 disabled 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, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  • People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  • You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  • Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  • Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  • Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  • Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride, and unload safely. 

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.

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