Snow Sports

Lessons

Lessons

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. Our world-class instructors will get you on the mountain faster and with more confidence - no matter if you’re a first-timer, second timer, or all-timer for that matter! Learn the basics of how to turn, stop, and use the lifts safely with our beginner group lessons. Or if individual attention is what you crave, take to the slopes with your own personal coach in a private lesson. View the below lessons tab to learn more and book a lesson online! Massanutten Resort are members of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI). 

Our Learning Area is closed to the public during our lesson times for the safety of our guests and our instructors. Learning Area carpet lifts are closed daily until 5 pm. This area is available to the general public Friday - Monday 5 - 9 pm.

For general lesson information, call 540.289.4954.

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Lessons

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. 

Slope-use tickets & equipment rentals are additional. Please view slope-use tickets & equipment rental prices here. Reminder: It is very important that you arrive 60 minutes in advance of your lesson. Please plan ahead and arrive on time.

  Fee Additional Person/Same Level & Same Discipline (skiing or snowboarding)
1 Hour$134$42

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Lesson Times: 9 am, 10:15 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:30 pm & *5 pm.
*5 pm lesson is based on availability and not available to book online (walk up only). Not available Sunday - Thursday.

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

 
Adult Group Lesson | Ages 13+

This Beginner Only Package is designed with a beginner skier or snowboarder in mind. Participants will progress through a 1.5 hour group lesson on our easiest terrain. This lesson focuses on the basics of how to turn, stop, and use the lifts safely.

Package includes Slope-Use Ticket, Equipment Rentals, and a 1.5 hour lesson. Reminder: It is very important that you arrive 60 minutes in advance of your lesson. Please plan ahead and arrive on time.

Earyl/Late Season Package Rates
Monday - FridaySaturday/Sunday/Holiday*Lesson Only
8-Hour Session4-Hour Session8-Hour Session4-Hour SessionPer Person
$162$143$172$156$67
Package Rates
Monday - FridaySaturday/Sunday/Holiday*Lesson Only
8-Hour Session4-Hour Session8-Hour Session4-Hour SessionPer Person
$168$151$203$186$67

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

Package includes slope-use ticket, equipment rentals, and a 1.5 hour lesson. Reminder: It is very important that you arrive 60 minutes in advance of your lesson. Please plan ahead and arrive on time.

Reserve Here

Lesson Times: 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm & *5 pm.
*5 pm lesson is based on availability and not available to book online (walk up only). Not available Sunday - Thursday.

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

 

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Theo's Cub Club | Ages 7 - 12

This package is designed with a beginner/intermediate skier or snowboarder in mind.  (Intermediate options available on Saturday and Sunday only.) Participants will progress through a 1.5 hour group lesson on our easiest terrain. The beginner lesson focuses on the basics of how to turn, stop, and use the lifts safely.

Package includes slope-use ticket, equipment rentals, and a 1.5 hour lesson. Reminder: It is very important that you arrive 60 minutes in advance of your lesson. Please plan ahead and arrive on time.

Early/Late Season Package Rates
Monday - FridaySaturday/Sunday/Holiday*Lesson Only
8-Hour Session4-Hour Session8-Hour Session4-Hour SessionPer Person
$129$114$139$120$47
Regular Season Package Rates
Monday - FridaySaturday/Sunday/Holiday*Lesson Only
8-Hour Session4-Hour Session8-Hour Session4-Hour SessionPer Person
$140$123$175$156$47

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

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Lesson Times: 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm & *5 pm.*
5 pm lesson is based on availability and not available to book online (walk up only). Not available Sunday - Thursday.

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

 

To prepare for your lesson, view our Ski Lesson Checklist below!

Ski Lesson Checklist

 

Snow Sports Lessons Cancellation Policy

Snow sports lessons booked after 2.9.23 may be cancelled or modified, as availability allows, up to 24 hours in advance of the lesson. Lessons cancelled within 24 hours of the lesson time will only receive a 50% refund for cancelled lessons. No refunds will be given for requests made after the start of the lesson. Lessons booked prior to 2.9.23 will follow the Resort activity & attraction cancellation policy found here.

 

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.

 

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 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 Part 4 - How to Ski: A Beginner’s Guide – 3 Key Moves for Your First Day http://tiny.cc/HowToSkiPart4 Part 5 - How to Ski: A Beginner’s Guide – Making Your First Turns http://tiny.cc/HowToSkiPart5 Taking a lesson is the best way to learn how to ski and 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 at https://www.thesnowpros.org/takealesson or watch more videos at http://tiny.cc/GoWithAProVideos. Have fun, and see you on the slopes! Learn More: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesnowpros Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesnowpros Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thesnowpros YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thesnowpros #snowpros #beginnersguide #learntoski
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 Part 4 - How to Ski: A Beginner’s Guide – 3 Key Moves for Your First Day http://tiny.cc/HowToSkiPart4 Part 5 - How to Ski: A Beginner’s Guide – Making Your First Turns http://tiny.cc/HowToSkiPart5 Taking a lesson is the best way to learn how to ski and 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 at https://www.thesnowpros.org/takealesson or watch more videos at http://tiny.cc/GoWithAProVideos. Have fun, and see you on the slopes! Learn More: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesnowpros Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesnowpros Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thesnowpros YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thesnowpros #snowpros #beginnersguide #learntoski
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 Part 4 - How to Ski: A Beginner’s Guide – 3 Key Moves for Your First Day http://tiny.cc/HowToSkiPart4 Part 5 - How to Ski: A Beginner’s Guide – Making Your First Turns http://tiny.cc/HowToSkiPart5 Taking a lesson is the best way to learn how to ski and 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 at https://www.thesnowpros.org/takealesson or watch more videos at http://tiny.cc/GoWithAProVideos. Have fun, and see you on the slopes! Learn More: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesnowpros Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesnowpros Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thesnowpros YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thesnowpros #snowpros #beginnersguide #learntoski
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.

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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