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5 Things to Try This Winter at Massanutten (That Don’t Require Skis !)

While it’s true one of the best offerings Massanutten Resort has during winter season is 70 acres of skiable terrain (and more on the way), that’s not the only activity guests can check out for an adventure to remember.

Whether you’re looking for more variety or would just like to try something new, Massanutten has an array of sports and activities sure to keep you coming back for more. Check out the top 5 things to try this winter without skis or a snowboard below.

1. Northern Lights Tubing

Snow Tubing at Massanutten features up to 16 lanes that are 900’ in length and offer a drop of 120 vertical feet. What’s even better is experiencing the rush of tubing at night! Surrounded by the glow of neon lights and blasting music, guests can enjoy 90 minutes of Northern Lights Tubing in this true, out-of-this-world experience. For an even brighter and colorful experience, glow sticks can be purchased at The General Store to add to the fun.

massanutten indoor waterpark

2. Massanutten Indoor WaterPark

Always heated to 84° Fahrenheit, the Indoor WaterPark invites guests of all ages to soak in the warm sun rays and choose from several water adventures in this three-story award-winning entertainment complex. Younger children can splash their way through Massanutten Meltdown, a giant water-powered playhouse with countless interactive elements, water cannons, waterfalls, and a giant tipping bucket. If you’re visiting with babies or toddlers, check out Frog Pond, a 12” deep pool with sprinklers and swings plus a frog slide.

If you’re looking for a bit more of an adrenaline rush, the WaterPark offers body and tube slides plus a triple-jet FlowRider where 48,645 gallons of water each minute flow under you to create an ocean-like wave.  

For waterless fun, check out Diamond Jim’s Arcade – a video gamer’s paradise! Guests can also grab a bite to eat at The Snack Shack and finish off their stay with a souvenir chosen from The MerchanDice Surf Shop.

3. Ice Skating at The Rink

The Rink at Massanutten Fitness & Rec Club is a frozen winter wonderland where future Olympians and novices alike can enjoy a spin around the ice rink for some good old-fashioned ice-skating fun! If you’re new to the sport, The Rink holds lessons daily including Parent & Tot Learn to Skate, Private Ice-Skating Lessons, and Children’s Ice Skating Clinics.

4. Escape Rooms

Massanutten is home to three completely immersive escape rooms for those looking to use a little brain power while entering a whole new reality.

  • Mayday Escape Room takes passengers through a submarine adventure where the object of the puzzle is to lock up all the water-tight doors before the vessel is claimed by the ocean. Mayday can be played with two or more people.
  • The Lost Jewel of Zanzibar Escape Room has participants racing the clock as they search for a mysterious jewel in a safari tent in 1930’s Zanzibar. This escape room has a difficulty level of intro to moderate.
  • Rescue from VooDoo Island Escape Room’s main mission includes rescuing the Ambassador’s granddaughter who is being held captive on VooDoo Island! This escape room also had a difficulty level of intro to moderate.

Escape Room adventures can be booked online or by calling the resort at 540.289.4977.

street curling at massanutten

5. Street Curling

NEW for this year! Street Curling at Massanutten Fitness & Rec Club provides a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of the Olympic sport of curling. Guests can try their hand at delivering some stones during a friendly or competitive match between friends and family. Whatever the occasion, street curling offers a relaxing yet challenging sport to try out during your next visit to the resort.

For more info on what Massanutten Resort has to offer and what’s to come as the 50th Anniversary celebration continues throughout the season, please visit Massanutten Resort® Virginia: VA Ski Area, Golf, WaterPark Vacation (massresort.com).

All photos courtesy of Massanutten Resort

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