Massanutten Ski Resort


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Webcams for terrain park, lower slopes, snow tubing

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Airlines operating from Washington National include Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental, Delta Airlines, Frontier, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and  US Airways Express.
Dulles International Airport
Airlines operating from Dulles include Air Canada, Air France, AirTran Airways, ANA, American Airlines, American Connection, British Airways, Continental, Delta, Jet Blue, Open Skies, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United, United Express, US Airways, US Airways Express, Virgin America and Virgin Atlantic.

Richmond International Airport

Airlines operating from Richmond include Air Canada, AirTran Airways, American Airlines, Continental, Delta Airlines, JetBlue, United Airlines and US Airways.


Charlottesville Albemarle Airport

Airlines operating from CHO include American/US Airways, Delta, and United.


From Washington/Baltimore
Take 495 Beltway to Exit 49 (I-66W). 
Follow about 1 hour to I-81 South. 
Follow I-81S for about 1 hour to Harrisonburg and take exit 247A. 
Follow Route 33 for approx. 12 miles to Route 644 (Resort Drive). 
Take left at stoplight and Exxon Station. 
Follow Rt. 644 (Resort Drive) for about 2 miles to the Woodstone Meadows Building on the right.

From Richmond/Tidewater
I-64W to Route 15N (exit 136) to Gordonsville. 
Take a left on Route 33W.
Follow Route 33W approximately 32 miles.
Go past Elkton for approx. 6 miles to Route 644 (Resort Drive). 
Take a right at stoplight and Exxon Station. 
Follow Rt. 644 (Resort Drive) for about 2 miles to Woodstone Meadows Building on the right.

 Additional directions are available on Massanutten's website: Directions

Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Massanutten Hotel


All rooms include coffee makers, refrigerators, color TV, cable, telephone, balcony and sitting area.  On mountain, 5 min walk to the slopes.



$160 and up

Massanutten On Mountain Condos


All rooms include color TV, cable, telephone, balcony and sitting area. Most have full kitchen, some have a jacuzzi. Massanutten Resort offers free wireless Internet access in all units, hotel rooms, and common areas.  Woodstone and Regal Vistas are in the valley closer to the indoor waterpark, others are up the mountain closer to snowsports.  Access to resort recreation centers included (pools, fitness, gym, etc.). RCI timeshare members may trade into Massanutten 1 in 4 years.

4, 6, or 8



Call for pricing


Motels Many motels in Harrisonburg near US33 and I-81, 15 miles away.    
Rental condos, houses, cabins Private rentals by owners are available on VRBO, Home Away, and other online websites.  Some include access to Massanutten rec centers. 8 and up  



Ski Lodge, small cafeteria, bar grill


Woodstone Deli & Pizzeria, in the valley in the check-in building and Woodstone rec center

Fareways Restaurant & Lounge, on the mountain


Log Cabin BBQ, on US33 opposite resort entrance


A mile west of resort entrance on US33 going towards Harrisonburg

The Thunderbird Cafe

Romano's Italian Bistro

Hank's Grill & Bar


Ciro's Italian Eatery, a couple miles east of resort entrance on US33 going towards Elkton


2013 - 2014 Lift Ticket Rates: 4 and 8 hour flex tickets, night tickets, multi-day includes night skiing
2013 - 2014 Season Pass Rates: unlimited, Special Value Sun-Fri plus nights, 10% early bird discount before Nov. 30
2013 - 2014 Snow Tubing Rates: no advance purchase except for timeshare owners/traders
$30 2-hour ski clinics for Ladies or Seniors on Thursdays, Silver Clinic (over 50) also offered on Sunday afternoons
New for 2013-14:
New building for snow tubing tickets and other Adventure Park activities such as the Mega Zip
Second webcam that rotates between several views, including terrain park and snow tubing
Lift 5 changed to new triple chair, same location
Diamond Jim widened at the bottom of the run to make room for NASTAR course
NASTAR for the public on most weekends, noon-2pm
Snow tubing, 2 hour sessions starting on the hour
Mega Zip line, dual lines next to tubing, uses the same magic carpet, 750 ft long
Ice Skating, 2 hour sessions starting any time, group and private lessons available
Golf - Woodstone course and driving range in the valley open year round



Good: conveyor loading for base chairlifts, advanced snowmaking on all trails
Better: all 14 trails lit for night skiing and riding, live webcams
Best: ski school for kids 4-12, group clinics for beginners and intermediates ages 7+, never a lift line for Lift 6


Unofficial Guide

Massanutten Ski Resort

Massanutten is one of the oldest ski areas in the Mid-Atlantic region and it boasts the highest vertical drop - 1100' - in Virginia, Pennsylvania or Maryland. 2011 marked the 40th anniversary. Another point in Massanutten's favor is the length of its runs; for example, ParaDice at the top is 4100' long. Snowboarders are welcome on all 14 trails in addition to the larger terrain park served by a J-bar. Additionally, every trail is illuminated for night skiing and riding. Unofficial Guide:

Snow making percent100
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet2
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad3
Lifts-OtherTubing lift
Lifts-Total number of lifts
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park2
Runs-Steepest run850' vert
Runs-Longest run4100 ft
General-Base elevation1750'
General-Vertical drop1100'
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Total area in bounds70 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC


Pros: Well rounded mountain with plenty of apres ski options nearby

Cons: Too many options to decide sometimes.

I just returned from taking my somewhat timid but energetic 10 year old to Massanutten.  We arrived mid day and had plenty of fun before we even clicked in to our skis.  I've never been at a MidAtlantic resort with so many things to do other than skiing.  We went sledding at the golf course then had to choose between hitting the large arcade, HUGE indoor water park, or heading to nearby Harrisonburg to catch a movie or go shopping at the numerous local antiques or arts and craft type stores.  The 10 year old opted for the water park and the twilight discount rate made that choice affordable and fun. 


We stayed at a mid sized cottage along the river up the road and enjoyed it.  There are other numerous options nearby and the usual hotel and motel choices in Harrisonburg. 


The next morning the mountain greeted us with wide open arms.  It's laid out with mostly beginner terrain on the left working more and more difficult as the skier moves right looking up the mountain with Pair a Dice and Diamond Jim offering some decent pitch and breath taking vertical drop on the far right looking up at the mountain.  Everything was well maintained and the staff was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly.  They have terrain parks on the very far left looking up.  I didn't have time to venture in there because I was busy teaching my son.  We made real progress, and the layout really helped that.


Great place for a group of avid and not so avid skiers to spend a couple days at.


Pros: Location, short lift lines, family friendly

Cons: Small vertical, few runs, low level of difficulty

 Decent little mountain for a day trip.  I'm probably an intermediate level skier, and this was a super easy hill.  The black runs would be greens at some (or maybe most) resorts.  That said, it's in a convenient location to DC, and some skiing is better than no skiing at all.  Great place to take the kids on their first ski trip, and it wasn't too crowded for a Saturday, at least the day I showed up.

The rental equipment was a little subpar, and probably overpriced, but I still had a great time, and there are some friendly people out there on the slopes.