Massanutten Resort Set to Open This Weekend for 2018/19 Ski Season

The 2018/19 Ski & Snowboard Season Begins Saturday at Premier Virginia Resort with Exclusive, ‘First Tracks Session’ on Friday for Season Passholders

McGaheysville, Va. – December 3, 2018 – Massanutten Resort prepares to open their trails to winter sports enthusiasts this Saturday, December 8, with an exclusive soft opening on Friday, December 7, for 2018/19 season passholders.

“Our snowmakers have been hard at work covering the Ski Slopes and Snow Tubing Hill in snow,” said Kenny Hess, director of sports and recreation at Massanutten Resort. “We will have Southern Comfort and Diamond Jim ready to go on Friday for passholders and plan to add Lower Showtime to mid-station on Saturday for the official opening day. We will continue to make snow and open additional trails as temperatures allow.”


The slopes will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, with après ski available at Base Camp Umbrella Bar. Early season rates are available now through December 14 and range between $30 – $46 for slope-use tickets without rentals. Junior, senior, and military discounts are available.

Snow tubing will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, and sessions can be booked online and in-person on a first-come, first served basis. The Rink at Massanutten will also be open for ice skating sessions during the hours of 4:45 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday, December 7, and 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 8. Full hours of operation for tubing and ice skating can be found online at

Bonus ‘First Tracks’ Session

The Season Passholder soft opening event will be held Friday, December 7, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and adds yet another benefit to purchasing a season pass at Massanutten Resort. Other 2018/19 season pass benefits include 10 percent off lodging and dining during ski season. The Snowsports School and rental shop will be closed on Friday, December 7.

Hess attributes an early season opening to the hard work of their snowmaking team.

“Our snowmakers have been working hard to crank out as much snow as possible the past few weeks and have done a phenomenal job getting us prepared for an epic 2018/19 season,” said Hess. “We’re very excited to add yet another benefit to our season passholders this year, giving them first dibs on the first tracks of the season.”


2018/19 Season Pass Bonus Benefits:

  • Exclusive invitation to soft opening on Friday, December 7
  • 10 percent off lodging at Massanutten Resort (subject to availability)
  • 10 percent off dining at Massanutten Resort during ski season (excludes alcohol)

Skiers and riders can still purchase their season pass online and in-person to get in on the action.


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About Massanutten Resort

Set on 6,000 acres of sprawling land in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Massanutten Resort is a premier all-season resort destination that offers virtually every type of traveler an unforgettable experience.  Outdoor enthusiasts and adventure buffs will enjoy Massanutten’s Mountain Bike Park, offering exciting jump trails for beginners and veteran riders alike, and hiking Massanutten’s Western Slope. For those seeking a relaxing escape, the resort Spa delivers a wide menu of services including manicures, pedicures, detoxifying massages, and more. The resort is a paradise for adventurous families, featuring an indoor/outdoor waterpark complete with a triple-jet FlowRider® Endless Wave, a 1920s-themed escape room, the Family Adventure Park, and a petting zoo. Seasonal sports activities include two challenging 18-hole golf courses, skiing, ice skating, and snow tubing. Nothing works up an appetite like an active vacation and with 12 on-site dining options, showcasing variety from mouthwatering barbecue to campfire treats, Massanutten offers something for every taste, season and occasion. At Massanutten Resort, there is something for everyone, all within reach – located just two hours from Washington, D.C., and 50 minutes from the Charlottesville Albermarle Airport.


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