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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
Trails:14

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.

For the 2020-2021 Winter Season, Massanutten will be changing some policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Face coverings will be required around the resort, including in lift lines and when loading and unloading on the lifts. Individual chairs will only be loaded with members from the same party. Massanutten will limit the number of guests per day, and may require reservations. View this page for the latest comprehensive details about Massanutten’s COVID-19 plans.

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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, 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.
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: http://www.massresort.com/
Directions: Via Google Maps

COVID-19 Information

The following information summarizes COVID-19 protocols in effect at Massanutten as of Oct 07, 2020. Please note that this information is subject to change at any time; contact Massanutten directly before making a trip to verify current COVID-19 operating protocols. This information is provided by SnoCountry.

Masks Required:
Social Distancing Required:
Sanitization Stations Available:
Pass Protection:
Reservations Required:
Pre-Purchase Day Lift Tickets Recommended:
Resort COVID-19 web page: https://www.massresort.com/about/recovery/recovery/
Resort COVID-19 pass protection page:
Resort COVID-19 reservations web page:

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Weather near Massanutten

5:55 am on December 4 / Bridgewater Air Park
Partly Cloudy
38° F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity:89% Visibility:10.00
Wind Speed:0 mph Sunrise:7:16 a.m.
Barometer:30.07 in Sunset:4:54 p.m.
Dewpoint:35 °F
Probably too warm for snowmaking right now. No snowmaking
Today
rainy
High: 53°
Cloudy then Rain
A chance of sprinkles before noon, then rain, mainly after 4pm. High near 53. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight
rainy
Low: 38°
Rain and Patchy Fog
Rain, mainly before 4am. Patchy fog between 8pm and 3am. Low around 38. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 9 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Saturday
sunny
High: 46°
Chance of Showers then Mostly Sunny
A chance of showers, mainly before 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Northwest wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
cloudy
Low: 28°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

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


Snow conditions at Massanutten

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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

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Hidden Valley, Massanutten, Seven Springs, and Snowshoe Announce Opening Dates
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Independent and Family-Owned Ski Resorts Team Up to Offer $199 Indy Pass
Article thumbnail September 2, 2019 - There’s been a lot of ski area consolidation in recent years. It almost seems like all ski areas will soon be under the ownership of just a few corporations. But there are still a lot of independent ski areas, and this winter, they’re joining forces to offer an affordable multi-resort pass that will provide the chance to sample 34 ski areas across North America.
The Season So Far
Article thumbnail January 3, 2019 - The 2018-2019 winter season is off to a rocky start, with above-average temperatures throughout much of December. DCSki provides a roundup of current conditions and struggles across the Mid-Atlantic.
Rain Tries to Crash Party, but More Resorts Slated to Open
Article thumbnail December 20, 2018 - Early-season cold temperatures enabled many Mid-Atlantic resorts to fire up the snowguns, but the cold gave way to some bouts of milder temps and heavy rain, which has delayed the start of the season for some resorts. Although pre-Christmas rain is still adding to the challenge, several additional resorts plan to open in the coming days.
Canaan Valley Resort Recognized by Liftopia’s Best in Snow Awards
Article thumbnail December 28, 2017 - On December 20, 2017, Liftopia announced its Second Annual Best in Snow Awards, and Mid-Atlantic ski area Canaan Valley Resort received top billing in two categories.
The Mid-Atlantic Ski Season Kicks Off
Article thumbnail December 14, 2017 - The past week saw the arrival of cold temperatures, and the dip in Mercury allowed ski areas to fire up their snowguns. Although lifts have already started running at several resorts, by the end of the December 16-17 weekend nearly every ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic will have kicked off its 2017-2018 winter season. DCSki has the latest opening information here.
It’s On: The Ski Season Kicks Off
Article thumbnail November 27, 2014 - The 2014-2015 ski season is about to kick off. While many people will be hitting the stores on Black Friday, diehard skiers and snowboarders will be pointing their cars away from the shopping malls and towards the mountains — where they’ll find a variety of ski resorts launching their winter season.
Mid-Atlantic Resorts Prepare Slate of Summertime Activities
Article thumbnail May 31, 2014 - Depressed that the winter season is over? No worries. Mid-Atlantic ski resorts will provide plenty of activities this summer to distract you from the fact that there is no snow on the ground. Here’s a look at the summer offerings of many local resorts.
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Article thumbnail February 17, 2014 - Jim Kenney first visited DCSki 15 years ago. He soon became an active contributor, documenting his family’s ski adventures locally and across the country. In this detailed retrospective, Jim reflects on his 15 years of writing stories for DCSki.

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