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Learn to Ski or Ride, the Easy (and Fun) Way!

It's time to take away those first-day fears and up your winter game. This season, we're bringing you a whole new way to learn the ropes and master the slopes- no matter if you’re a first-timer, second timer, or all-timer for that matter! Our new Snow Circuit at Easy Street is packed with Terrain Based Learning features to help you have a great time on the snow and our world-class instructors will get you on the mountain faster and with more confidence. For more info about Terrain Based Learning, please see the below tab. 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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Terrain Based Learning

Terrain Based Learning

What is Terrain Based Learning?
Simply put… Terrain Based Learning makes learning to ski or snowboard easier and more fun. By using specifically shaped snow features to naturally control your speed and body position Terrain Based Learning removes the traditional fears and anxieties associated with your first time sliding on snow, allowing you to focus purely on the fun! Using Terrain Based Learning we’ve simplified the process of learning to ski or snowboard down to five simple steps…

 

Step 1 – The Flats

Step 1 – The Flats: In the Flats you’ll meet your instructor and fellow lesson participants. Here’s where you’ll get familiar with your equipment and the basic ranges of motion needed for your time on snow.

 

Step 2 – The Mini-Pipe

Step 2 – The Mini-Pipe: In the Mini-Pipe you’ll get your first experience with sliding on snow. Here’s where you’ll learn to pump the terrain, steer and slide forward and backwards.

 

Step 3 – The Rollers

Step 3 – The Rollers: The Rollers are where you’ll get your first taste of what it’s like to experience the thrills of gravity. Here’s where you will gain confidence in sliding downhill while the gently rolling terrain helps to naturally control your speed.

 

Step 4 – The Banked Turns

Step 4 – The Banked Turns: Now you’re ready for your first turns. The subtle banking of these turns will gently help to redirect your skis or board through your first series of turns.

 

Step 5 – The Perfect Slope

Step 5 – The Perfect Slope: After mastering the Banked Turns you’re ready to put it all together for yourself. On the Perfect Slope you’re in control. Here you’ll make your first unassisted turns and build the skills and confidence needed to head up the mountain to our Green terrain.

 

Welcome to the club!

Welcome to the club! Skiing and snowboarding can offer you a lifetime of fun and memories. Our professional, dedicated instructors are waiting to assist you on your snow sliding journey.

Lessons

EARLIEST. OPENING. EVER.

Our snow makers have been hard at work! The Ski Slopes are currently available on a limited schedule. Check out our Snow Conditions page for current info. 

Please call 540.289.4954 if you have further questions.


Beginner Package | Ages 7 - Adult

The Beginner Package is designed with a beginner skier or snowboarder in mind. Participants will progress through a 2 hour group lesson on our easiest terrain. This lesson focuses on the basics of how to turn, stop, and use the lifts safely. This package is ideal for adults and children. Minimum age of 7.

Lesson Times: 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm** & 6 pm**
**Not available on Tuesday.

Package Rates
Monday - FridaySaturday/Sunday/Holiday*NightLesson Only
8-Hour Session4-Hour Session8-Hour Session4-Hour Session4 - 9 pm 
$105$95$125$115$95$40

Package includes Slope-Use Ticket, Equipment Rentals, and a 2 hour lesson. Purchase daily at any Snow Sports Office Ticket Window. Advance reservations not accepted. Please plan to purchase your Beginner Package 45 minutes prior to your desired lesson time to allow time in the Rental Shop. Early and Late Season rates available.

 

Intermediate Package | Ages 7 - Adult

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

Clinic Times: 9 am, 12 pm, & 5 pm**
**Not available on Tuesday.

Package Rates
Monday - FridaySaturday/Sunday/Holiday*NightLesson Only
8-Hour Session4-Hour Session8-Hour Session4-Hour Session4 - 9 pm 
$105$95$125$115$95$50

Package includes Slope-Use Ticket, Equipment Rentals, and a 2 hour group lesson. Purchase daily at any Snow Sports Office Ticket Window. Advance reservations not accepted. Please plan to purchase your Intermediate Package 45 minutes prior to your desired lesson time to allow time in the Rental Shop. Early and Late Season rates available.

   

Mountain Cruisers | Ages 4 - 12 Skiing & Ages 7 - 12 Snowboarding

Massanutten offers an exciting youth instructional program ranging from beginner to advanced levels of skiing (ages 4-12) and snowboarding for kids (ages 7-12). Proof of age may be required.

Package Rates 
Monday - Friday$125
Saturday/Sunday/Holiday*$150


Package Includes | 8-Hour Slope-Use Ticket, Equipment & Helmet Rental, lunch, and supervised instruction (9:30 am to 2 pm). 

Enrollment | Monday – Friday 8:30 am - 9 am on the morning of the lesson. Saturday, Sunday & Holiday* 8 am - 9 am on the morning of the lesson. Class assignment, lunch choice, and equipment pick up will take place during enrollment in the Mountain Cruisers building. 

Mountain Cruisers often fills up weeks in advance so reservations are required. 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.

Reservations | 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. 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.

Ski LevelsSnowboard Levels
Beginner - Red - working on sliding and stoppingBeginner - Red - working on turning
Intermediate - Yellow - able to stop and get up independentlyIntermediate - Yellow - able to stop and get up independently
Intermediate - Green - working on skiing parallelIntermediate - Green - riding independently on intermediate terrain
Advanced - Purple - advanced skiing on expert terrainAdvanced - Purple - advanced riding on expert terrain

Reservations are currently available from December 14, 2019 - March 22, 2020. 
Current availability is limited, additional spaces will be added. Please book online using the booking widget below or call 540.289.4921.

Reserve Here

 

Holiday* | December 23, 2019 - January 1, 2020

 

Mini Riders | Ages 4 -6 Snowboarding

Massanutten's beginner youth program for snowboarders ages 4 - 6! The goal is to help young sliders learn to enjoy the sport. Mini Riders will explore movements on and off the snow to help develop the balance and coordination necessary for independent sliding. 

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

Package includes 4-Hour Slope-Use Ticket, Equipment Rentals & Helmet, and Instruction from 9:30 - 11:30 am. 

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

Mini Riders often fills up weeks in advance so reservations are required. 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. For more information, call 540.289.4921.

Reservations are currently available from December 14, 2019 - March 22, 2020.
Current availability is limited, additional spaces will be added. Please book online using the booking widget below or call 540.289.4921.

Reserve Here

 

Holiday* | December 23, 2019 - January 1, 2020

 

Private Lessons | All ages

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 Hour$100$60
2 Hours$180$110
3 Hours$240$150
4 Hours$280$180
6 Hours$300$210

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

 

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!

 

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

Mountain Cruisers

Mountain Cruisers

EARLIEST. OPENING. EVER.

Our snow makers have been hard at work! The Ski Slopes are currently available on a limited schedule. Check out our Snow Conditions page for current info. 

Please call 540.289.4954 if you have further questions.


Mountain Cruisers | Ages 4 - 12 Skiing & Ages 7 - 12 Snowboarding

Massanutten offers an exciting youth instructional program ranging from beginner to advanced levels of skiing (ages 4-12) and snowboarding for kids (ages 7-12). Proof of age may be required.

Package Rates 
Monday - Friday$125
Saturday/Sunday/Holiday*$150


Package Includes | 8-Hour Slope-Use Ticket, Equipment & Helmet Rental, lunch, and supervised instruction (9:30 am to 2 pm). 

Enrollment | Monday – Friday 8:30 am - 9 am on the morning of the lesson. Saturday, Sunday & Holiday* 8 am - 9 am on the morning of the lesson. Class assignment, lunch choice, and equipment pick up will take place during enrollment in the Mountain Cruisers building. 

Mountain Cruisers often fills up weeks in advance so reservations are required. 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.

Reservations | 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. 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.

Ski LevelsSnowboard Levels
Beginner - Red - working on sliding and stoppingBeginner - Red - working on turning
Intermediate - Yellow - able to stop and get up independentlyIntermediate - Yellow - able to stop and get up independently
Intermediate - Green - working on skiing parallelIntermediate - Green - riding independently on intermediate terrain
Advanced - Purple - advanced skiing on expert terrainAdvanced - Purple - advanced riding on expert terrain

Reservations are currently available from December 14, 2019 - March 22, 2020.
Current availability is limited, additional spaces will be added. Please book online using the booking widget below or call 540.289.4921.

Reserve Here

 

Holiday* | December 23, 2019 - January 1, 2020

 

Mini Riders | Ages 4 -6 Snowboarding

Massanutten's beginner youth program for snowboarders ages 4 - 6! The goal is to help young sliders learn to enjoy the sport. Mini Riders will explore movements on and off the snow to help develop the balance and coordination necessary for independent sliding. 

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

Package includes 4-Hour Slope-Use Ticket, Equipment Rentals & Helmet, and Instruction from 9:30 - 11:30 am. 

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

Mini Riders often fills up weeks in advance so reservations are required. 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. For more information, call 540.289.4921.

Reservations are currently available from December 14, 2019 - March 22, 2020.
Current availability is limited, additional spaces will be added. Please book online using the booking widget below or call 540.289.4921.

Reserve Here

 

Holiday* | December 23, 2019 - January 1, 2020

 

Private Lessons | All ages

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 Hour$100$60
2 Hours$180$110
3 Hours$240$150
4 Hours$280$180

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

 

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!

 

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

Helpful Videos

Helpful Videos

How to Ride the New Doppelmayr Chairlift
For the 2009-2010 snow sports season, Massanutten Resort installed a new Doppelmayr CTEC quad chair lift! This new lift features a loading conveyor belt- the first installed in Virginia. This is the third quad chair installed at Massanutten and replaces an original Borvig double chair installed in 1972. The new lift has been relocated to the skier's left of the original lift and the load area moved closer to the ski lodge to provide better access.
How to Ski: A Beginner’s Guide - Part 1 | PSIA-AASI
It’s fun and easy to learn how to ski. See how a ski works, learn what socks to wear, see how to put on your boots and skis, and watch how to carry your skis. In this Beginner’s Guide to Skiing video, get simple tips from ski instructor Eric Lipton as he explains what to expect before you, your children, or friends ski for the first time. Be sure to watch the other videos! Part 2 - How to Ski: A Beginner’s Guide – Basic Movements on Snow http://tiny.cc/HowToSkiPart2 Part 3 - How to Ski: A Beginner’s Guide – Getting Around on Skis http://tiny.cc/HowToSkiPart3 Taking a lesson is the best way to learn how to ski, so go with a pro! Visit the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) Take a Lesson page or watch more videos at http://tiny.cc/GoWithAProVideos. Have fun, and see you on the slopes! Learn More: Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesnowpros Instagram: www.instagram.com/thesnowpros Twitter: www.twitter.com/thesnowpros YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/thesnowpros #snowpros #learntoski #beginnersguide
How to Ski: A Beginner’s Guide - Part 2 | PSIA-AASI
It’s fun and easy to learn how to ski. Watch these basic movements to learn how to get around on your skis, pick up your ski pole, and get up from a seated position. In this Beginner’s Guide to Skiing video, get simple tips from ski instructor Eric Lipton as he explains what to expect before you, your children, or friends ski for the first time. Be sure to watch the other videos! Part 1 - How to Ski: A Beginner’s Guide – Learn About Ski Gear http://tiny.cc/HowToSkiPart1 Part 3 - How to Ski: A Beginner’s Guide – Getting Around on Skis http://tiny.cc/HowToSkiPart3 Taking a lesson is the best way to learn how to ski, so go with a pro! Visit the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) Take a Lesson page or watch more videos http://tiny.cc/GoWithAProVideos. Have fun, and see you on the slopes! Learn More: Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesnowpros Instagram: www.instagram.com/thesnowpros Twitter: www.twitter.com/thesnowpros YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/thesnowpros #snowpros #learntoski #beginnersguide
How to Ski: A Beginner’s Guide - Part 3 | PSIA-AASI
It’s fun and easy to learn how to ski. See how to turn your skis, how to stop on your skis, and how to get on and off a chairlift. In this Beginner’s Guide to Skiing video, get simple tips from ski instructor Eric Lipton as he explains what to expect before you, your children, or friends ski for the first time. Be sure to watch the other videos! Part 1 - How to Ski: A Beginner’s Guide – Learn About Ski Gear http://tiny.cc/HowToSkiPart1 Part 2 - How to Ski: A Beginner’s Guide – Basic Movements on Snow http://tiny.cc/HowToSkiPart2 Taking a lesson is the best way to learn how to ski, so go with a pro! Visit the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) Take a Lesson page or watch more videos http://tiny.cc/GoWithAProVideos. Have fun, and see you on the slopes! Learn More: Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesnowpros Instagram: www.instagram.com/thesnowpros Twitter: www.twitter.com/thesnowpros YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/thesnowpros #snowpros #learntoski #beginnersguide
How to Snowboard: A Beginner’s Guide - Part 1 | PSIA-AASI
It’s fun and easy to learn how to snowboard. See how a snowboard works, learn what socks to wear, watch how to put on your boots and snowboard, and see how to carry a snowboard. In this Beginner’s Guide to Snowboarding video, get simple tips from snowboard instructor Chris Rogers as he explains what to expect before you, your children, or friends snowboard for the first time. Be sure to watch the other videos! Part 2 - How to Snowboard: A Beginner’s Guide – Basic Movements on Snow http://tiny.cc/HowToSnowboardPart2 Part 3 - How to Snowboard: A Beginner’s Guide – Getting Around on a Snowboard http://tiny.cc/HowToSnowboardPart3 Taking a lesson is the best way to learn how to snowboard, so go with a pro! Visit the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) Take a Lesson page or watch more videos http://tiny.cc/GoWithAProVideos. Have fun, and see you on the slopes! Learn More: Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesnowpros Instagram: www.instagram.com/thesnowpros Twitter: www.twitter.com/thesnowpros YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/thesnowpros #snowpros #learntosnowboard #beginnersguide
How to Snowboard: A Beginner’s Guide - Part 2 | PSIA-AASI
It’s fun and easy to learn how to snowboard. Watch how to get around on your snowboard on the snow, learn how to get up from a sitting position, and see how to move uphill. In this Beginner’s Guide to Snowboarding video, get simple tips from snowboard instructor Chris Rogers as he explains what to expect before you, your children, or friends snowboard for the first time. Be sure to watch the other videos! Part 1 - How to Snowboard: A Beginner’s Guide – Learn About Snowboard Gear http://tiny.cc/HowToSnowboardPart1 Part 3 - How to Snowboard: A Beginner’s Guide – Getting Around on a Snowboard http://tiny.cc/HowToSnowboardPart3 Taking a lesson is the best way to learn how to snowboard, so go with a pro! Visit the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) Take a Lesson page or watch more videos http://tiny.cc/GoWithAProVideos. Have fun, and see you on the slopes! Learn More: Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesnowpros Instagram: www.instagram.com/thesnowpros Twitter: www.twitter.com/thesnowpros YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/thesnowpros #snowpros #learntosnowboard #beginnersguide

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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