Mnut has provided some guidance on the policies and procedures for the upcoming season:
My son and already have our season passes, but my wife and daughter do do since they did not think they would be going enough to break even. I'll probably go ahead and switch to a family pass given the new policy (I already checked with Mnut and they will credit the cost of the 2 individual passes we already bought towards a family pass)
Massanutten is about to end the early season discount pricing. There is a new Family Pass. The prices will go up one more time on Dec. 11
The night hours will be a bit less than usual.
Tue, Wed, Thu: 9am-5pm
Fri, Sat, Sun, holidays: 9am-9pm
I had a very pleasant conversation with Ian from the Massanutten ski office and I have some tentative information that I can share. I must emphasize that the info in this post is his best guess at this point, not a firm commitment. The final information should be available at massresort.com/ski by mid-November. Having said that, here is what I learned:
Given the first point I went ahead and turned the 2 individual passes I had previously bought into a 4 person family pass. Massanutten had previously let me know that I could apply the previous cost toward the purchase of the family pass, so that is what I did. Even if we don't quite break even on the marginal cost of the pass for my wife and daughter the convenience and flexibility will more than make up for that.
Thanks for the info. Sounds like they are working hard to come up with a system that balances access for the different types of folks. I would guess that they'll sell a fair number of Special Value Passes and Family Passes.
I went ahead and got a Full Season Pass since I plan to be at Mnut for two different weeks in January. Hoping the weather will be good for another short stay in late February as well.
That's a great question and one that I did not ask. I would suggest calling the Mnut ski office, 1-540-289-4954. I have always found them to be very responsive. Let us know what you find out!
Thanks for the info. What about IndyPass holder, does it categorize to 1st bullet point as pass holder?I have not gotten IndyPass but am considering.
I think it has been posted elsewhere, but just in case: as of now the current thinking is that Indy Pass holders will not need a reservation. Current Winter planning guide (updated as of Nov 8) here: Massanutten Winter Planning