Massanutten Resort in the Shenandoah Valley creates a safe, fun mountain getaway during the COVID-19 pandemic

As winter is upon us, it's prime time for Massanutten Resort. Reporter Maggie Rickerby and videographer Ethan Estrem interviewed Kenny Hess and two other repair technician employees about changes at the resort as a result of COVID-19. The resort will be open but there are a few changes.

Guests must purchase tickets online ahead of time. There is a lower cap on capacity of people in the resort. There will be the standard social distancing guidelines put into place such as staying 6 feet apart and wearing masks.

The resort will be having some lessons available but they will pair families and groups that came together, together. The families and groups will also ride together on the ski lifts so that strangers are not riding with each other. All restaurants will be table seated so there is no cafeteria style restaurants.

The resort has changed “traffic flow” in lines to ensure physical distancing. All rentable gear and facilities will be routinely sanitized and wiped down. There are changes to night skiing hours as well. The ski slopes will be open as well as the family adventure park.