Augusta Free Press

Massanutten Resort marks 46th anniversary, 2018 Winter Games with Snow Moon Fest

Massanutten Resort, a premier, all-season resort in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, announced the official kick-off of its 46th year with the highly anticipated Snow Moon Fest, set to take place February 9-11.

Coinciding with the start of the 2018 Winter Games, this three-day celebration will feature an exciting roster of events and activities including live music and entertainment, watch parties, movie screenings, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, fireworks, a torchlight slope parade, lighting ceremony, and more.

“We are so excited to welcome guests from across the region, and the country, to help us celebrate our anniversary as we reach the height of the season and kick off our Snow Moon Fest,” said Sarah Elson, director of business relations at Massanutten Resort. “It’s such a special experience to cheer on our team on to victory as we enjoy our own winter wonderland alongside family and friends.”

A picturesque mountaintop escape with breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a wide array of accommodations sleeping up to 12 guests, Massanutten Resort offers flexible rentals for a two-night getaway or a week-long vacation. Local residents and travelers alike can save 20 percent off for two-nights’ accommodations when booking a condo during Snow Moon Fest.

A selection of featured activities** taking place during Snow Moon Fest at Massanutten Resort is as follows, with full details available online at

Friday, February 9

Saturday, February 10

Sunday, February 11

For those traveling with children, Winter Games-themed arts and crafts classes will be offered February 9 through 16; as well as 50 percent off SnowCross, ice hockey, and ski ball games at Diamond Jim’s Arcade.

For more information on the resort, visit Stay up-to-date on the latest news by following @MassResort on Instagram or follow Massanutten Resort on Facebook at

Team of Destiny: Inside UVA Basketball's improbable run

Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25.

The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.