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.