The big day is finally here.
The SkiSoutheast Summit at Massanutten kicks off today. I know some of the SkiSoutheast staff – like Kenny Griffin – is already there taking some turns. I personally will arrive in time for some night riding. But it looks like a gorgeous Friday to take work off and hit the slopes.
Some good news: the weather is “not horrible.”
There’s going to be some rain in the forecast this weekend, but as meteorologist Brad Panovich points out this morning, don’t get too distraught, because there’s going to be a lot of isolated scattered stuff here and there today and tomorrow.
Friday night – 7 p.m. until close
Look for SkiSoutheast’s crew on the trails and at the Family Adventure Park during the night session. We’ll have some stickers and maybe some other goodies to give away.
Saturday around noon at Base Camp Umbrella Bar
Join us at the umbrella bar at base of the mountain for lunch, drinks, and giveaways. SkiSoutheast.com will be giving away beanies, stickers and more. We are getting some new gear made up and plan on giving a bunch away. You’ll want to be on time or early as the freebies go quickly.
Saturday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Après’ Ski Party
Join us at the Umbrella Bar at the base of the mountain for the Aprés Ski Party. Massanutten will have appetizers and drink specials.
Sunday morning – 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Creekside and Peak Express Lifts First Tracks
First Tracks on Sunday morning with only Ski Southeast attendees on the mountain! Massanutten plans to open Creekside and Peak Express lifts 30 minutes early just for us! This is always a highlight of our summits!
And perhaps most importantly, I’ve consulted with the top skiers and snowboarders around to carefully curate the most killer pre-shred playlist you can ask for. Don’t trust my music taste? Then put your faith in the taste of pro snowboarders Madison Blackley and Brantley Mullins, SkiSoutheast staff members Brian Dix and Kenny Griffin, and my dad.
Here’s what else you need to know in the southeast today:
Another day with 100% of the trails open at Snowshoe. From the snow report:
Partly cloudy with a chance of good times on the island in the sky this morning. We’ve got a few more warm days ahead before cooler temperatures and even some potential snow return to us early next week. So get out there, soak in some warmth because winter is on the return! What better way to recap the day with the crew than with some cold après brews. Catch a shuttle to The Inn Zone located in the Snowshoe Inn just at the base of the mountain.”
If you missed it, Eddy The Teddybear took some terrain park laps with the Snowshoe parks crew.
Timberline’s 100% open yet again today. From the snow report:
While snowmaking weather is about a week away, we still have plenty of snow! When the optimal weather conditions roll in, we’ll be refreshing conditions and expanding coverage. In the meantime, our groomers are working their magic to maintain our base and bring you some excellent conditions throughout the week. Conditions today are machine groomed with a soft and granular spring-like surface.”
The Omni Homestead
There’s still time to book the private Starlight soak at the Warm Springs Pools for Valentine’s Day. For $400, you can enjoy a 50-minute soak in the geothermal springs. That’s available tomorrow, and February 14 and 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m. Call 540-839-3777 to book.
From Lynn Swann:
Welcome to the weekend! We’re open for skiing and snowboarding with an average base of 22” on 4 trails (2 beginner and 2 intermediate). Our Penguins Slide Tubing Park has 2 lanes open. Plus, it’s Friday, so that means night skiing, snowboarding and tubing! Today, we welcome Andrea and Rob Nickels, owners of Hardware Hills Winery. They will meet guests this afternoon in the Great Hall and tomorrow, they will host an incredible wine dinner. Reservations are available via OpenTable. Click here for more information. Think cold temps and no rain! Enjoy the weekend!”
Don’t forget, when you book a stay at the slopeside lodge at Wisp, you can get up to two free lift tickets for each night booked.
Wisp is open with 21 trails and 11 lifts spinning.
Hit the slopes for a twilight session for just $49 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. from Thursday through Monday.
Live music from Brittany McGuire & J. Hatfield starts at 1 p.m. tomorrow. After that, the Winterplace Aprés-Ski retro party @ 5:00pm featuring Jamie Smith as DJ JLS. Prizes for best retro fit. No lift ticket required so come for a good time either way!
There are 28 open trails today, and five lifts spinning.
Video of the Day
Nike Never Not Part 2. It takes a look into snowboarding and explores the people by the progression. It’s split into three parts: street, contest, and backcountry riding.
Massanutten and SkiSoutheast will team up to host our summit today through Sunday. It’s a great way to meet like-minded, snow-loving people, and possibly make some lifelong friends in the process.
Thanks to everyone that has already joined us on Discord.
Click here to join us on our new SkiSoutheast Discord channel. It is a great way to meet new snow loving friends and shares experiences, ask questions, and more!
And as always, email me at [email protected] with your thoughts and photos.