Massanutten Resort to Open Ski Area Wednesday

Massanutten Resort has announced that they will open their Ski Area this Wednesday, January 6th. Skiing and snowboarding will be available from 9am-9pm. The Resort is hoping that snow tubing will follow with a mid-day Wednesday opening.

Kenny Hess, Massanutten’s Ski Area Director, reports, “We may have gotten a late start, but we are ready. There are so many new improvements at our ski area this year; we are ready to show them off.”
Some of those improvements include a massive 5,000 sq. ft. deck expansion off of the ski lodge that is home to the area’s newest après ski hot spot, Base Camp. Base Camp is an umbrella bar concept, providing guests an outdoor, heated dining experience with a slope-side view.

You also can’t miss the new 13,000 square-foot Snow Sports Learning Center which will serve as the new home for the popular Mountain Cruiser Children’s Snow Sports program.

In addition, the ski lodge has undergone a facelift, with expanded seating and the Grab-N-Go Café on the first floor, along with renovated restrooms, a fresh coat of paint, and new carpeting.

Look for improvements on the mountain too, thanks to the purchase of additional snowmaking equipment and a powerful new Pisten Bully “Park Pro” snow grooming tractor plus the installation of a new Tube Park conveyor lift and expanded snow tube lanes.

Massanutten is hoping to have the following slopes open for their Wednesday opening: Geronimo, Nutten-To-It, Southern Comfort, Lower Showtime, Diamond Jim, with the Easy Street Terrain Park following on Thursday.

Ski area rates, hours, specials, and snow conditions can be found at massresort.com. News and events are posted daily on the Resort’s Facebook page.

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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, ResortCams.com. 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]