Winter Activities

Massanutten Resort is your one-stop shop for exciting winter activities! Visitors come from all across the country to experience the resort’s collection of snow sports. Massanutten Resort's ski slopes are home to 70 skiable acres and different runs which provide plenty of variety for experienced professionals and beginners alike. Enjoy wide groomed trails, a dedicated learner's area, terrain parks, and night skiing! When you're done skiing or snowboarding for the day, head on over to Massanutten's Northern Lights Snow Tubing hill. This night-time snow sport has been given a fun twist for the evening hours where you can zoom down the hill to the glow of neon lights and music. Looking for even more outdoor winter fun on the mountain? Every year, the Massanutten Fitness & Rec Center transforms their tennis courts into a festive Ice Skating Rink for traditional ice skating. Discover your next winter adventure at Massanutten Resort!

Looking for a little old-fashioned entertainment? We recommend checking out the American Shakespeare Center located in Staunton, Virginia! Also known as the Blackfriars Playhouse, this theater is the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's own indoor theatre, The Globe. Every year, ASC puts on an unforgettable performance of A Christmas Carol. Due this year’s strict COVID-19 guidelines, there are no in-person performances, but you can still see the performance digitally! For more information on how to see this incredible performance, visit their website HERE.

Even during the winter months, the beauty of Shenandoah National Park is something you won’t want to miss out on. There are plenty of trails that operate during the winter months and offer incredible views of the Shenandoah Valley. Not up for a hike in the cold? You can still enjoy the beauty of Shenandoah National Park from the comfort of your own car! Set out for a winter adventure along Skyline Drive where you can experience scenic overlooks and observe natural wildlife at every turn. 

If you're visiting the Shenandoah Valley during the month of December, you won't want to miss out on a brand-new holiday celebration! This year, the Shenandoah County Fair Grounds has create a Christmas Lights Trail that can be enjoyed from the safety of your car. Every Friday and Saturday in December, visitors can drive the mile and a half trail that boasts brilliant light displays and tunnels that are sure to please the whole family. This holiday light show is located about 55 minutes from Massanutten, but is sure to be an unforgettable memory for you and your family. For information regarding hours and admission, be sure to visit their website HERE.

*Please note that winter activity tickets will be available to TripForth guests 21 days prior to the desired activity date. If you book accommodations with TripForth, you will receive an email from us containing more details on how to purchase tickets. To start planning your trip or to view more information about some of the activities mentioned above, visit www.tripforth.com/plan.



Skiing & Snowboarding at Massanutten Resort

Northern Lights Tubing at Massanutten Resort

Ice Skating at Massanutten Resort


A Christmas Carol at Blackfriar's Playhouse in Staunton, VA

Winter in Shenandoah National Park

Christmas Lights Trail at Shenandoah Count Fair Grounds