Massanutten 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.
There are numerous options to stay at Massanutten around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Massanutten 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, 0.1 square miles, or 0.3 square kilometers.
Massanutten's slopes see on average 36 inches (1.1 meters) of snowfall a year.
Massanutten 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.
Massanutten Difficulty Level
43.4out of 100
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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.
Skiable Terrain 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%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 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 is located in the state of Virginia, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Massanutten, VA.
Massanutten, VA 22840 USA
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Getting to Massanutten
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Massanutten), 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.
|Washington Dulles International Airport||IAD||Washington, DC||78 mi|
|Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport||DCA||Washington, DC||96 mi|
|Richmond International Airport||RIC||Richmond, VA||99 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 Airport||SHD||Staunton/Waynesboro/Harrisonburg, VA||14 mi|
|Charlottesville Albemarle Airport||CHO||Charlottesville, VA||24 mi|
|Lynchburg Regional Preston Glenn Field||LYH||Lynchburg, VA||79 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Massanutten, 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.
|The Omni Homestead||Hot Springs, VA||3,200 ft||28%||20 mi|
|Bryce Resort||Mount Jackson, VA||1,750 ft||25%||24 mi|
|Wintergreen||Nellysford, VA||3,515 ft||46%||37 mi|
|Timberline Four Seasons||Davis, WV||4,268 ft||35%||57 mi|
|Canaan Valley||Davis, WV||4,280 ft||47%||60 mi|
|Tussey Mountain||Boalsburg, PA||1,810 ft||33%||96 mi|
Massanutten Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,925 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,750 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,175 ft|
(30% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 35% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||36 inches|