MASSANUTTEN, Virginia (December 5, 2017) — It’s time again for crisp air, chair lifts, fresh powder and an entire season of fun. Help us celebrate the return of winter with this kick-off to another great season on December 15th, 2017.


“We’re looking forward to greeting our guests on the mountain for the first runs of the 2017-2018 season,” said Kenny Hess, Director of Sports Risk & Management at Massanutten Resort. “Our current plan is to open for the season on 12/15/17 for day sessions only (9am-5pm). Night operations for ski and snow tubing are scheduled to begin on Friday, December 22nd.”

In the meantime, we will be taking advantage of any and all opportunities to make snow in order to provide the best conditions possible for top-to-bottom skiing and riding on opening day. Check out our snow conditions page for updates and view our webcams online to see our progress.

General Disclaimer: The snow sports season and winter tubing are both weather dependent. Everything is always subject to change! Updates will be posted on our website and social media pages.

Massanutten’s Snow Sports Learning Center is gearing up to open for the season. Whether you’re new to the sport or looking for an advanced lesson, our group and private lessons are a great way to improve your technique. For general lesson information and booking information, call (540) 289-4954.

If you’re interested in becoming an Instructor at Massanutten Resort, we are still hiring for the 2017/18 season! Apply for our Snow Sports School or search all open positions online at! Benefits include: competitive pay, bonuses, tips, free lift tickets for you and your dependents, and much more!

See why Massanutten Resort is one of the premier all-seasons resort destinations on the East Coast – plan your winter visit today!

About Massanutten Resort:

Massanutten Resort is a 6,000-acre resort featuring over 2,400 condos in a variety of styles. Massanutten is home to two recreation centers, an Indoor/Outdoor WaterPark, two golf courses, snow sports area, spa, horseback riding, fishing, three zip line experiences, an abundance of outdoor recreation options, and over 100 classes and activities.

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Kenny Griffin
Kenny grew up in Concord, NC, which is right outside of Charlotte. He graduated from UNC Charlotte in December 2010 with a degree in meteorology and joined Ski Southeast immediately thereafter. In addition to his Appnet duties, he helps with day to day operations of Ski Southeast and is also in charge of our sister site, In his own words... "I discovered this website a few years back and visit it on a daily basis. I lurked on the messageboard for a while before becoming actively involved and have met some very cool people because of it. Needless to say, I am VERY stoked to be a part of the team and I think I have a unique insight into what people want from the site seeing as I used to be on the outside looking in. I'm sure some people who are reading this have seen me on the mountain before. I am frequently at Beech Mountain and it’s not hard to spot me, as I usually have a camera on my head. I love to document my days on snow and have posted some videos on the messageboard before. If you ever see me out there, feel free to say hey!" You can email Kenny directly at [email protected]