Massanutten in 2022-23 compared to before the 2.5 mile pipeline from the valley was built is NOT the same in terms of snowmaking power during cold snaps that allow 24-hour snowmaking for 2-3 days, or all-night snowmaking for 4-5 nights. Mnut has covered more terrain in the last month than ever after opening two upper mountain trails. Mueller's Mile (blue) is must take as much snow as Paradice, if not a bit more because it's longer.
If you don't want to wait until January because no place in VA is 100% open, go to WV. If you need 100%, go to Wolf Creek in December or anything after that.
Unless a VA/MD/PA resort decides to spend money on a box for snowmaking in temps over freezing, Mother Nature is the most important factor for whether or not trails can be open with a decent base by mid-December. Beech in NC opted to get such a box. They only use it for snow tubing. Having tubing open by Thanksgiving is a money maker.
same as last year Liberty JAN 7 BAReLEY OPEN on Jan 29 had 98% open. La Nina year. February will be better.