Winter Guide: Resort Q & A:

Average Inches of Snowfall? 37

Number of Slopes? 14

Skiable Acres? 70

Backcountry Access? No

Pass Prices?

Adult Full Season Pass $405 before December 1 ($450 after December 1)

Student Full Season Pass $338 before December 1 ($375 after December 1)

Special Value Pass $225 (Valid Sunday-Friday any time and after 4 p.m. any day)

Opening Day Date? December 9 (weather permitting)

Driving Distance to Nearest Major City/Cities?

  • Washington, D.C. (2.5 hours)
  • Richmond, VA (2 hours)
  • Charlottesville, VA (1 hour)
  • Roanoke, VA (2 hours)
  • Lexington KY (6.5 hours)
  • Charlotte, NC (5 hours)
  • Winston Salem, NC (4 hours)
  • Atlanta, GA (8.5 hours)
  • Chattanooga TN (7 hours)

 

Q: What’s new?

We’ve been hard at work improving our snowmaking system over the summer, constructing a new, two-mile-long water pipeline and pond which will expand our snowmaking water storage by nearly 50%. We have also retrofitted some older snowmaking equipment for improved efficiency and added additional snowmaking equipment to our fleet.

In addition to these snowmaking enhancements, we’ve been improving and expanding upon our winter offerings like season passes, add-on options, youth lessons, special events, and off-slope activities.

New this winter, we’re happy to be introducing a Bike Park Season Pass Add-On option for all ski season pass holders for the 2017/18 year. Priced at just $150, bikers save $90 off the original price and can shred the mountain all year round!

If you’re looking for a youth program that will get your budding snowboarder out on the snow, look no further than Mini Riders, our newest youth program, perfect for snowboarders ages 4-6. Mini Riders will explore snowboarding movements on and off the snow to help develop the balance and coordination necessary for independent riding. Each group is limited to three students and includes a 4-Hour Slope-Use Ticket, Equipment Rentals & Helmet, and Supervised Instruction (9am-11am).

 

Q:  What are your best runs and why?

The 4,100-foot-long, black-diamond-rated Paradice is a local favorite, boasting moguls on one side and outstanding views the entire way down.

Q: What do you offer beginners who want to learn to ski?

Our Snow Sports Learning Center inspires children to actively learn skiing and snowboarding in a fun and safe environment. Whether you’re looking for a first-day experience or an advanced lesson that can improve technique, we have a program for you.

(NEW!) Mini Riders is our new youth program for snowboarders ages 4-6. Mini Riders will explore snowboarding movements on and off the snow to help develop the balance and coordination necessary for independent riding. Each group is limited to three students and includes a 4-Hour Slope-Use Ticket, Equipment Rentals & Helmet, and Supervised Instruction (9am-11am). Mon – Fri | $85 Sat/Sun/Holiday | $105

We also 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). The Mountain Cruisers package includes an 8-hour slope-use ticket, equipment & helmet rental, lunch, and supervised instruction (9:30am-2pm). Mountain Cruisers often fills up weeks in advance so reservations are required. For your convenience, you are now able to anytime after Nov. 1. Mon – Fri | $120 Sat/Sun/Holiday | $145

Q: What Are The Best Apres Ski Activities at the Resort?

What better way is there to warm up after a long day on the slopes than to come indoors and take a long slow slip of something delicious? Encounters Lounge, on the second floor of the Ski Lodge, is open all through the week, with a DJ and live music every Friday and Saturday night. Just show your slope-use ticket for free admission!

Q: Are there any good family friendly activities at the resort?

As one of the East Coast’s premier family-friendly resorts, we are proud to offer a wide range of activities that all families can enjoy. Check out the award-winning Massanutten Indoor WaterPark, slide down our 900-foot-long Snow Tubing hills, spin around the Ice Skating Rink, or enjoy an Evening Show. The possibilities are endless!