Explore Massanutten Resort – Massanutten, VA

Average inches of snowfall: – 37

Number of slopes: 23

Skiable Acres: 80

Backcountry Access? No

Pass Prices: December 11 – February 28 | Special Value Pass $413, Full Season Pass $606, Student Full Season Pass $515, Special Value Pass for Family of 4 $1487, Full Season Pass for Family of 4 $2182 – Ski Season Passes | Massanutten Resort (massresort.com)

Opening Day Date: Early to mid-December

The number of lifts? 7

Base/Summit Elevation: 1770/2922 ft.

What is the driving distance to nearest major cities?

  • Washington DC: 2 hr 28 min
  • Richmond, VA: 1 hr 56 min
  • Charlottesville, VA: 1 hr 2 min
  • Roanoke, VA: 1 hr 55 min
  • Lexington, VA: 1 hr 10 min
  • Charlotte, NC: 4 hr 58 min
  • Winston-Salem, NC’: 3 hr 52 min
  • Atlanta, GA: 8 hr 57 min
  • Chattanooga, TN: 7 hr 18 min
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What’s new? 

Three new trails—Mueller’s Mile, Ridgecrest, and Slot—opened this season for even more fun on the slopes. Stayed tuned for even more new trails coming in 2023 and 2024, including a double black diamond. An additional 84 new semi-automatic HKD low-energy snow guns and 21,000 feet of new snowmaking pipe means the powder will stay fresh out on the mountain. Perfect Break also opened up recently, a new cutting edge entertainment facility. The new recreational activity offers E-Sports gaming and tournaments for guests and is comprised of two Topgolf Swing Suites, 12 Game Up E-Sports computers, as well as food and beverage options.

What are the best apres ski activities in the resort and in the area?

There are plenty of spots around the resort to relax and warm up. Sit by the fire slope-side at Base Camp, or warm up inside at Elevations Lounge in the ski lodge. A short drive from the lodge you can find hand-crafted pizza, chicken dumplings, and more at Campfire Grill. Work together as a team to solve the mystery in the immersive escape rooms or treat yourself to a relaxing day at the spa.

What are your best runs and why?

This is TBD since adding three new trails but so far, Paradice and Diamond Jim are the more popular trails on the mountain.

Where do you recommend visitors buy/rent their gear?

Massanutten’s very own Rental Shop provides skiers and snowboarders with the basic equipment they might need for a fun day on the mountain.

What are the best off-slope activities you offer?

During the winter, guests can check out Snow Tubing and Northern Lights Tubing, Ice SkatingEscape Rooms and Virtual RealityIndoor WaterParkTopgolf Swing Suites, or relax at our full day Spa.

Where do you suggest visitors stay in the area?

And if they want to buy in the area? Booking directly through Massanutten Resort gives you full access to all of the recreation centers and indoor pools. If you’re looking to buy a home in the area, contact Massanutten Realty.

What do you offer beginners who want to learn to ski? 

Massanutten offers private lessons, group lessons, and a Childrens’ Program – Ski & Snowboard Group & Private Lessons in Virginia (massresort.com)

Are there any good family-friendly activities?

During the winter, snow tubing and ice skating are two of our most popular mountain sports behind skiing and snowboarding of course, followed by the Indoor WaterPark!

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