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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, two golf courses, two recreation facilities, an indoor / outdoor WaterPark (open year round), and spa. For the 2011-2012 winter season, Massanutten also began offering a new winter activity: ice skating. 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 has replaced several original 1972 Borvig chairlifts with Dopplemayr- CTEC chairlifts. Massanutten’s chairlifts that service beginner terrain feature loading conveyors which help a learning skier or snowboarder load easier than ever before. The new loading conveyors should help beginners successfully use the lift while minimizing lift slow and stop times.

Scenic views at Massanutten. Photo by Ian McAlexander / Massanutten Resort.

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. The Tubing Park also hosts a 750 foot, dual Mega Zip Line allowing two guests to glide down beside the Tubing Hill while overlooking the lower slopes of Massanutten. A Kids’ Adventure Course featuring bridges, obstacles, and a 100-foot zip line will also remain open all winter at 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.

Up to fourteen 900-foot tubing lanes add up to lots of fun at Massanutten Resort. Photo by Ian McAlexander / Massanutten Resort.

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.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Massanutten Resort
Vertical Drop: 1,110 feet
Base Altitude: 1,750 feet
Peak Altitude: 2,925 feet
  • 30% beginner
  • 35% intermediate
  • 35% advanced
  • Skiable Acres: 70
    Longest Run: 4,100 feet
    Lift Capacity: 6,350 per hour
    Lifts: 8 (3 quads, 1 triple, 1 J-Bar, 2 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.
    Halfpipe: (No halfpipe)
    Tubing Park: 900-foot long hill.
    Address: 4620 Massanutten Drive
    McGaheysville, VA 22840
    Phone: 540-289-4954
    Latitude: 38.406254
    Longitude: -78.717556
    Conditions near Massanutten Resort:
    8:35 pm on October 16 / Staunton / Shenandoah
    49° F
    Mostly Cloudy
    Wind Speed:20 mph
    Barometer:29.73 in
    Dewpoint:35 °F
    Visibility:10.00 mi
    Sunrise:7:24 a.m.
    Sunset:6:37 p.m.
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