Massanutten VA

The history of Massanutten Resort VA began in the 1800s, when city-dwellers flocked to the valley to escape the unsanitary conditions of the crowded, dusty cities. Gerard T. Hopkins saw that he could profit well by creating a place for city folks to enjoy the serenity of the valley, so in 1875, he built a health resort which he called Rockingham Springs. Two generations later, Hopkins’s great-grandson, a Virginia farmer named John L. Hopkins, II, resurrected the idea and turned Rockignham Springs into what people all over the world know today as Massanutten Resort VA.

Located deep within the Shenandoah Valley in beautiful Massanutten VA, the resort’s long, rich history only adds to its renown as one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most prestigious ski and winter sports resorts. Visitors flock from all over the United States and beyond to experience the idea snowboarding, snow tubing and Massanutten Ski conditions. While in Massanutten Virginia, they also enjoy a variety of activities including fourteen trails, a snow tubing park and a terrain park, as well as the Ski Lodge and the Snow Sport Learning Center. Massanutten Resort VA also offers guests over 100 activities and classes each week, including crafts, yoga, aerobics, cooking-related activities, dance classes, and many, many more! The resort also offers a variety of dining options including a dining video gallery, several restaurants, and a deli. has everything you’ll need to plan your next trip to Massanutten Resort VA. Check our site often, as we update daily to provide you with the most up-to-date information on all of the ski resorts in the Southeast, including Massanutten Resort VA!

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted close to 14,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.