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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:70
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 the Peaked Mountain Express Tubing Park. The Tubing Park features up to fourteen 900-foot lanes that drop 120 vertical feet. A carpet lift also services the Tube 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 two hour session. A Kids’ Adventure Course featuring bridges, obstacles, and a 100-foot zip line also remain open all winter near the Tubing Park.

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.

Heading into the 2021-2022 winter season, Massanutten Resort is celebrating its 50th anniversary. 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: 70
Longest Run: 4,100 feet
Lifts: 8 (3 quads, 1 triple, 3 teaching conveyors, 1 tubing conveyor)
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 Twitter link Instagram link
Webcams: View resort webcams
Web Site:
Directions: Via Google Maps

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Weather near Massanutten

1:55 am on February 1 / Staunton / Shenandoah
 Light Rain
32° F
Light Rain
Humidity:99% Visibility:5.00
Wind Speed:6 mph wind_N Sunrise:7:21 a.m.
Barometer:30.15 in Sunset:5:36 p.m.
Dewpoint:32 °F
Fair snowmaking conditions right now. Snowmaking
Low: 31°
Wintry Mix and Patchy Fog
Rain and snow likely, possibly mixed with sleet before 2am, then snow likely, possibly mixed with rain between 2am and 3am, then snow after 3am. Patchy fog after 4am. Low around 31. North wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total nighttime snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.
High: 43°
Chance of Snow and Patchy Fog then Mostly Sunny
A chance of snow, mainly before 7am. Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 43. North wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night
Low: 29°
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Light and variable wind.
High: 45°
Cloudy then Slight Chance of Rain
A slight chance of rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 45. South wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

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

Snow conditions at Massanutten

Jan 31, 2023 at 7 am
Machine Groomed 32-32" base 16 of 23 trails open
6 of 7 lifts open

Snow conditions supplied by SnoCountry, and may be inaccurate or delayed at times. Please check directly with Massanutten for the most up-to-date snow and operating conditions.

News about Massanutten

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.
Snowmaking Begins as Mid-Atlantic Resorts Eye Opening Dates
Article thumbnail November 24, 2021 - Favorable snowmaking temperatures have enabled many Mid-Atlantic ski areas to begin snowmaking operations in preparation for their season openings. Sugar Mountain, Cataloochee, and Snowshoe are among the first ski areas to open for the 2021-2022 winter season. Above, early-morning snowmaking is shown at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort on November 23, 2021.
Indy Pass Expands
Article thumbnail August 17, 2021 - Offering two days of skiing each at partner resorts, the Indy Pass continues to grow, expanding to 76 resorts across North America and Japan.
Mid-Atlantic Resorts Kick Off Ski Season
Article thumbnail December 24, 2020 - The 2020-2021 ski season has begun. DCSki provides a quick look at ski areas across PA, MD, VA, and WV.

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