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Reviews for Massanutten
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Every thing everything is very very expensive here! I can’t believe how much they charge people here for ski and tubing! Very expensive resort ... Full Review
I have no idea why you would ever drive here to ski. On a normal winter it seems like they maybe have 1 or 2 out of their intermediate to “expert” slopes open. The weather here isn’t much colder than it is anywhere else so they pretty much get zero natural snow and when they are fortunate to get cold enough weather to blow it they make no effort. On top of that it’s 85 dollars for a lift ticket on a weekend. 85 dollars for one slope. You can ski for cheaper in Utah. They should go to jail for that kind of robbery. The only good thing is the lift lines or short, probably because no one wants to come here. I have no idea how they have operated a ski resort this long, if this continues I doubt they will be in business much longer. ... Full Review
Had a great time of end of season skiing this past Thursday. Great conditions for this time of year, no lift lines at all!! There are 2 magic carpet rides for beginners - great for my daughter who is learning, plus intermediate and advanced slopes. The resort has added several amenities since we last came: at least 2 rec centers, restaurants, shops, tubing. There are a variety of lodging options; really a great place for a mountain vacation in Virginia. ... Full Review
Overall decent experience, any experienced skier going here should have their expectations tempered. it is small and there are zero ‘expert’ runs, but it’s a good quick fix when needed. Since it’s the south and in the valley the snow conditions vary greatly. It is overpriced, although i went on monday night when they have a great discount deal.. otherwise id be very hard pressed to pay any regular admission when i could easily go to Wintergreeen or drive 3 hours to Snowshoe. They should really reduce their prices for sure.... Full Review
Fourth year in a row I’ve went and each year it gets worse and worse. And this year was my last. More than half the slopes are closed the ones that are open are majority green and are basically flat. The ONE blue one is always icy and patchy and the ONE black diamond they had was ok but not worth full price for less than half a mountain and only 2 slopes if you actually know what you’re doing. Staff is extremely cheap and it takes a minimum of 45 mins to get to a skiable area if you’re anything but learning because you have to use the same lifts the people that aren’t leaving must use which means stopping every 3 feet for long periods of time. ... Full Review
They do a great job of making snow here and have some fun runs for intermediate and expert skiers. Prices are in line with most East Coast places, but definitely a bit expensive on the weekend, but at least on the weekend you can grab a reasonable lunch at the mid mountain grill. I've skied here dozens of times with family and will continue to come back.... Full Review
I was not a fan of this mountain in the slightest. We sacrificed quality for convenience/location.... Never will I make the same mistake again. The runs are short, the lifts are slooooww, the snow was lacking mid-winter, the lines were long, the lodge was unappealing, the prices were steep for the product and half of the difficult runs (if you can even call them that) were either blasting snow so much you couldn't enjoy the ride or they were simply closed. Overall very negative experience. I am going back to the area this winter to relax in a cabin but I do NOT plan on buying a lift pass. Maybe I'll just tube... le sigh.... Full Review
Great resort for beginners or people who want to enjoy a relaxing day on the mountain. Expert skiers looking for a challenge will probably get bored relatively quickly.... Full Review
Massanutten is our favorite Mid-Atlantic resort. It is so easy to get to from the DC area via Interstate Highways and US-33. No twisting turning back roads through WV! The resort is a great place to take kids to learn to ski. The Southern Comfort slope is 2,300 feet long, quite wide and the percent pitch to keep the kids going. For more advanced skiers, Lift 6 serves ParaDice and Diamond Jim. This lift is rarely crowded as it only serves these two runs. The resort has great snowmaking. As long as it is below freezing for 4-5 nights, they can get top to bottom coverage. As the slopes are in a natural bowl "the Kettle", the snow holds up well. The ski lodge has a fun bar with very reasonably priced food and drinks. On Friday and Saturday nights they have live bands which keep the place going until 1:00AM. One thing Massanutten lacks is ski in ski out lodging. There are a couple of houses on VRBO that are walk to/from the slopes, but nothing where you can ski to your front door.... Full Review
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