Snow Sports

Lessons

Lessons

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Massanutten’s Snow Sports Learning Center offers daily lesson programs for skiers and snowboarders that range from a first day experience to an advanced lesson that can improve technique. We are members of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI). 

For general lesson information, call 540.289.4954.

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Lessons

Massanutten's Snow Sports Season typically runs from early December through mid-March, but is weather dependent. We require consistent periods below 32 degrees to make snow. Keep an eye on our conditions page for snowmaking updates and THINK COLD!


Pathway Program

The Pathway Program is designed with a beginner skier or snowboarder in mind. Participants in the Pathway program will progress through two one-hour group lessons on our easiest terrain. These lessons focus on the basics of how to turn, stop, and use the lifts safely. This program is ideal for adults and children. Minimum age of 7.

Lesson Times: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm , 6 pm

Package Rates
Monday - FridaySaturday/Sunday/Holiday*NightCoaching Only
8 Hour Session4-Hour Session8 Hour Session4-Hour Session4 - 9 pm 
$100$90$120$110$90$40

Early and Late Season rates available. Package includes Slope-Use Ticket, Equipment Rentals, and 2 one-hour group Coaching Sessions. Purchase daily at any Snow Sports Office Ticket Window. Advance reservations not accepted.

January "Learn a Snow Sport Month" Pathway Special
January is the National "Learn a Snow Sport Month" that Massanutten is celebrating by offering our popular 4-Hour Pathway Package for only $76. Available Monday - Thursday (January 2 - 31, 2018).

 

Advanced Beginner & Intermediate Clinics

Need a refresher course? This 2 hour group clinic will help you broaden your skill base and gain confidence on the slopes. These clinics are tailored for those who can easily negotiate intermediate terrain, but would like to improve ability and technique. This program is ideal for adults and children. Minimum age of 7.

Clinic Times: 12 pm and 5 pm

Package Rates
Monday - FridaySaturday/Sunday/Holiday*NightCoaching Only
8 Hour Session4-Hour Session8 Hour Session4-Hour Session4 - 9 pm 
$100$90$120$110$90$50

Early and Late Season rates available. Package includes Slope-Use Ticket, Equipment Rentals, and one 90-minute group Coaching Session. Purchase daily at any Snow Sports Office Ticket Window. Advance reservations not accepted.

   

Private Lessons

If individual attention is what you crave, take to the slopes with your own personal coach! All ages and abilities welcome. Ages 6 and under need their own instructor. Reservations required.

  Fee Additional Person/Same Level
1.25 Hours$100$60
2.5 Hours$180$110
3.75 Hours$240$150
5 Hours$280$180

For more information or to make a reservation for private lessons, call 540.289.4921.

 

Mini Riders

Massanutten's new youth program for snowboarders ages 4 - 6! The goal is to help young riders learn to enjoy the sport. Mini Riders will explore snowboarding movements on and off the snow to help develop the balance and coordination necessary for independent riding. Each group limited to 3 students. Mini Riders includes 4-Hour Slope-Use Ticket, Equipment Rentals & Helmet, and Supervised Instruction from 9 - 11 am. 

Package Rates 
Monday - Friday$85
Saturday/Sunday/Holiday*$105

Package includes 4-Hour Slope-Use Ticket, Equipment Rentals & Helmet, and Supervised Instruction from 9 - 11 am. For more information or to make a Mini Riders reservation, call 540.289.4921.

 

Holiday* | December 25, 2017 - January 1, 2018

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

Mountain Cruisers

Mountain Cruisers

Massanutten's ski slopes are not yet open for the 2017-18 season. Mountain Cruisers reservations are now open.


We offer a comprehensive youth instructional program for beginners and intermediates in both skiing (ages 4 to 12 years) and snowboarding (ages 7 to 12 years). Proof of age may be required. 

Package Includes | 8-hour slope-use ticket, equipment & helmet rental, lunch, and supervised instruction (9:30 am to 2 pm).

Package Rates 
Monday - Friday$120
Saturday/Sunday/Holiday*$145

Mountain Cruisers often fills up weeks in advance so reservations are required. You may make reservations online (please use the below reserve here widget) or call us at 540.289.4921. Cancellations must be made by 2:30 pm the day prior to class to receive full credit. Absolutely no refunds are given after this time.

Enrollment | Monday – Friday 8:30 am- 9 am on the morning of the lesson. Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 8 am - 9 am on the morning of the lesson.

Reservations | Please have the following information about the child participating in the program: Name, Age, Height (in), and Weight (lbs). Mountain Cruisers participants will be grouped by age and ability level. Please use the color system below to select the appropriate class for your child when making reservations. A credit card is required to make a reservation and will be charged at the time of reservation.

Ski LevelsSnowboard Levels
Level 1 - Red - working on sliding and stoppingLevel 1 - Red - working on turning
Level 2 - Yellow - working on turningLevel 2 - Yellow - able to turn
Level 3 - Green - working on skiing parallelLevel 3 - Green - riding indepently on intermediate terrain
Level 4 - Purple - advanced skiing on expert terrainLevel 4 - Purple - advanced riding on expert terrain

Reservations are currently available from November 25, 2017 - March 18, 2018. Please choose the date you would like to enroll your child in Mountain Cruisers for below. Choosing the correct skill level for your child's reservation is essential. If you are unsure of the correct class or don't see it available, please call the Mountain Cruisers desk so we can assist you with your reservation. Current availability is limited, additional spaces will be added. Please call 540.289.4921 to reach the Mountain Cruisers desk. 

Reserve Here

Class assignment, lunch choice, and equipment pick up will take place during enrollment in the Mountain Cruisers building. 
The opening and closing dates of the Ski Slopes are not yet set. All reservations that we are unable to fulfill will be refunded. 

Adaptive Instruction

Adaptive Instruction

Did you know Massanutten partners with Therapeutic Adventures to offer an individualized approach to adaptive snow sports instruction? Due to the specialized nature of this program, please reserve in advance.

For more information or to support Therapeutic Adventures go to: 
www.TAonline.org| adaptive.guide@gmail.com | 434.981.5834

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