Massanutten snow report:

The Massanutten snow report is: 7 out of 7 Lifts open. Massanutten Resort is open. 8 inches (20 cm) past 72 hours. A covid facemask is not required at Massanutten ResortCovid pass protection is not available at Massanutten Resort. Despite Covid, Massanutten Resort will not require prior reservations. Massanutten Resort recommends pre-purchasingday lift tickets because of covid. See the Massanutten Resort Covid Page for additional information about the covid contingency measures in operation at Massanutten Resort. Covid information for Massanutten Resort was last updated on 2021-10-06 16:03:36. Our model predicted that 26cm (10 inches) of snow fell over 24 hours between Sunday 16 of January at 10AM and Monday 17 of January at 10AM EST at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less. Massanutten Piste State: Machine Groomed.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Shin
20cm
Mon 17 Jan
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Massanutten snow depths: updated 19 January 2022

Upper snow depth:
102cm
Lower snow depth:
102cm

Massanutten resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Massanutten brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Massanutten snow report shown below was updated on 19 Jan 2022. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Massanutten.

Last snowfall:

21cm
Jan 03
11cm
Jan 07
1cm
Jan 16
26cm
Jan 17

Resort report:

Piste conditions:
Machine Groomed
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
5cm Thu 20 Jan (AM)
Next significant snowfall:
5cm Thu 20 Jan (AM)
Lifts open:
7 out of 7
Resort runs:
open

Massanutten snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder days
  • 1
    Powder days
  • 1
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Massanutten:

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Massanutten Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Massanutten 2021 - 2022. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Massanutten

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Massanutten using our Snowfinder page.

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Issued: today 39km  away
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Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
122cm
122cm
Upper
Lower
127cm
127cm
Upper
Lower
91cm
61cm
Upper
Lower
61cm
46cm
Upper
Lower
76cm
76cm
Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
24cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
23cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
46cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
44cm
yesterday
Amount:
Date:
23cm
2 days ago
Next 9 Days
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3-6
6-9
4cm
0cm
4cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
3cm
0cm
4cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
5cm
3cm
7cm
0-3
3-6
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5cm
3cm
7cm
0-3
3-6
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Weather
Wed
cloud
Thu
cloud
Fri
part cloud
Mid station 457m
Wed
clear
Thu
light snow
Fri
cloud
Mid station 918m
Wed
part cloud
Thu
light snow
Fri
part cloud
Mid station 1174m
Wed
part cloud
Thu
light snow
Fri
clear
Mid station 1136m
Wed
part cloud
Thu
cloud
Fri
cloud
Mid station 868m

Notes on the Massanutten Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Massanutten. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Massanutten piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Massanutten snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Massanutten, the Massanutten weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Massanutten weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Massanutten, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Massanutten. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Massanutten snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Massanutten snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Massanutten snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Massanutten snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Massanutten, study the Massanutten piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Massanutten snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Massanutten on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Massanutten (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Massanutten Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Massanutten snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.