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Massanutten Resort
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Vertical drop:1,110 feet
Base elevation:1,750 feet
Peak elevation:2,925 feet
Skiable acres:83
Longest run:4,100 feet

Massanutten Resort is a four season resort featuring downhill skiing, ice skating, two golf courses, two recreation facilities, an indoor / outdoor WaterPark (open year round), and spa. Massanutten’s ski hill boasts the highest vertical in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania - over 1,100 feet. Even with its southern location, Massanutten tends to enjoy a lengthy season - often the first resort in Virginia to open and the last to close.

Massanutten also features a popular Tubing Park. The Tubing Park features up to sixteen 900-foot lanes that drop 120 vertical feet. A carpet lift also services the Tubing Park to allow fast and easy transport to the top of the hill, increasing the amount of rides each guest is able to enjoy per session.

Massanutten’s Snow Sports Learning Center offers skiers and snowboarders programs tailored to every level of ability. Two dedicated carpet lifts are available to speed up the learning experience for beginners. The resort also hosts the Massanutten Adaptive Ski School, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting alpine skiing for people of all ages with a variety of physical challenges.

Freestyle skiers and snowboarders will enjoy one of the best terrain parks in the region. The CMB Park features as many as twelve rails and jumps to satisfy thrill seekers and the Easy Street Park has smaller terrain park geared towards the needs of beginner skiers and snowboarders.

There are plenty of accommodations available, from on-mountain condos and hotels, to local lodging properties found twenty minutes from the resort in Harrisonburg, Va. Over 1,200 timeshare condominiums can be found at the resort.

Massanutten Resort celebrated its 50th anniversary during the 2021-2022 winter season. During the summer of 2021, the resort beefed up its snowmaking infrastructure with the addition of new guns and pumps. A J-Bar was replaced with a new surface conveyor lift, and lift passes were upgrading to RFID technology.

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Key Statistics

Resort Name: Massanutten Resort
Vertical Drop: 1,110 feet
Base Altitude: 1,750 feet
Peak Altitude: 2,925 feet
Trails: 14 Trails:
  • 30% beginner
  • 35% intermediate
  • 35% expert
Skiable Acres: 83
Longest Run: 4,100 feet
Lifts: 9 (1 high-speed quad, 2 fixed-grip conveyor-loading quads, 1 triple, 3 teaching conveyors, 2 tubing conveyors)
Night Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: Two terrain parks; one is geared towards beginners. The layout of both parks is changed daily to keep them fresh.
Tubing Park: 900-foot long hill.
Address: 4620 Massanutten Drive
McGaheysville, VA 22840
Phone: 540-289-4954
Social Media: Facebook link Instagram link
Webcams: View resort webcams
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Directions: Via Google Maps

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Weather near Massanutten

12:35 pm on May 27 / Staunton / Shenandoah
Mostly Cloudy
77° F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity:66% Visibility:10.00
Wind Speed:12 mph wind_SW Sunrise:5:55 a.m.
Barometer:29.78 in Sunset:8:29 p.m.
Dewpoint:65 °F
Way too warm for snowmaking. No snowmaking
Memorial Day
High: 83°
Scattered Showers
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Southwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Low: 59°
Slight Chance of Showers then Mostly Clear
A slight chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
High: 80°
Sunny, with a high near 80. West wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday Night
Low: 54°
Mostly Clear
Mostly clear, with a low around 54. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.

News about Massanutten

Massanutten Offering Ski, WaterPark, and Mountain Bike Season Passes
Article thumbnail May 17, 2024 - Virginia’s Massanutten Resort is currently offering ski, WaterPark, and mountain bike season passes, in addition to annual golf memberships. Ski season passes will go up in price after May 31, 2024, providing an incentive to buy early.
Massanutten Resort announces plan to add new hotel, expand WaterPark
Article thumbnail March 20, 2024 - The ski slopes may have recently closed at Virginia’s Massanutten Resort for the 2023-2024 winter season, but the fun never really stops at the four-season resort, which offers a range of year-round activities such as golf and an indoor WaterPark. Earlier this month, the resort unveiled details on the first phase of a multi-year master plan that will see Massanutten further enhance its year-round offerings, adding a new hotel and WaterPark expansion.
A Wave of Mid-Atlantic Ski Resorts to Open in Coming Days
Article thumbnail November 29, 2023 - The recent stretch of cold temperatures has enabled robust snowmaking across the Mid-Atlantic region, and as a result, a handful of ski resorts across Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia plan to open in the coming days. In North Carolina, two ski areas have already opened for the season. In this story, we provide a look at official opening day plans shared by resorts as of November 29, 2023.
Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Begins
Article thumbnail November 27, 2022 - Below average temperatures in November have enabled a variety of ski areas across the entire Mid-Atlantic region to open for the season, giving skiers one extra thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
An Ikonic, Epic Battle: For 2022, Season Pass Options Abound
Article thumbnail April 25, 2022 - It is once again Spring, which means it’s time to consider purchasing a season pass for the 2022-2023 winter season before prices begin to inch up. DCSki breaks down the choices and factors Mid-Atlantic skiers should consider as they explore available pass options.
Massanutten Announces Solar Initiatives
Article thumbnail March 22, 2022 - The resort aims to produce over 2 million kwh of electricity annually.
Interview Series: Massanutten’s Kenny Hess
Article thumbnail January 14, 2022 - Kenny Hess began his career at Massanutten Resort as a lift operator in 1980. Today, he oversees many activities at the resort. In this in-depth interview, Kenny reflects on Massanutten’s history, describes some of the key changes that have occurred in the industry, and previews exciting enhancements coming to Massanutten as the Virginia ski area celebrates its 50th year.
From a Drizzly December to a Snowy New Year
Article thumbnail January 7, 2022 - The second half of December wasn’t ideal for Mid-Atlantic ski areas: cold temperatures from early in the season yielded to unseasonably (and, to skiers, unreasonably) mild days. As the calendar advanced from December to January, that’s all changed. DCSki provides a roundup of the latest conditions at local ski resorts.
More Mid-Atlantic Ski Resorts on Tap to Open December 4
Article thumbnail December 1, 2021 - The Mid-Atlantic ski season is already underway, and additional ski areas are scheduled to come on-line the weekend of December 4-5. DCSki presents a complete roundup of open — and soon-to-open — ski areas in this December 1, 2021 update. Above, Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort has been laying down snow in preparation for a December 4 opening.
What’s New for 2021: Massanutten Resort
Article thumbnail November 24, 2021 - Massanutten celebrates 50 years this winter, with snowmaking improvements, enhanced beginner terrain, and a switch to RFID passes.

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