Massanutten Ski Resort

Massanutten Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Virginia in USA. The resort is in the town of Massanutten, VA.

Massanutten is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.

Massanutten Lodging:

Massanutten Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Massanutten has a total of 14 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Massanutten is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 70 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 28 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
70(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Massanutten Ski Resort Elevation

Massanutten Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 2,925 feet, or 891 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,750 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,175 feet (358 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Massanutten's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,925'(891 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,175'(358 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,750'(533 m)

Massanutten Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
43.5out of 100
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Massanutten can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Massanutten has 70 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Massanutten is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
30%(21 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
35%(25 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
35%(25 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Massanutten Ski Resort good for beginners?

Massanutten can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Massanutten Ski Resort Location

Massanutten Ski Resort is located in the state of Virginia, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Massanutten, VA.

Massanutten, VA 22840 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
38.41000, -78.73000

Getting to Massanutten Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Massanutten Ski Resort), its coordinates of 38.41000, -78.73000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Massanutten, VA to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Massanutten Ski Resort.

Washington Dulles International AirportIADWashington, DC78 mi
Ronald Reagan Washington National AirportDCAWashington, DC96 mi
Richmond International AirportRICRichmond, VA99 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Massanutten.

Shenandoah Valley Regional AirportSHDStaunton/Waynesboro/Harrisonburg, VA14 mi
Charlottesville Albemarle AirportCHOCharlottesville, VA24 mi
Lynchburg Regional Preston Glenn FieldLYHLynchburg, VA79 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Massanutten Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Massanutten Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
The HomesteadFree Union, VA3,200 ft37%20 mi
Bryce ResortMount Jackson, VA1,750 ft25%24 mi
WintergreenNellysford, VA3,515 ft46%37 mi
Timberline Four SeasonsDavis, WV4,268 ft35%57 mi
Canaan ValleyDavis, WV4,280 ft47%60 mi
Tussey MountainBoalsburg, PA1,810 ft33%96 mi

Massanutten Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,925 ft
Base Elevation1,750 ft
Vertical Drop1,175 ft
(30% Beginner,  35% Intermediate,  35% Expert)
Skiable Acres70
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Massanutten Ski Resort Mountain Stats