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Bryce Four Seasons Resort

Basye, Virginia

Vertical drop:500 feet
Base elevation:1,250 feet
Peak elevation:1,750 feet
Skiable acres:25
Longest run:3,500 feet

Bryce Four Seasons Resort offers a calm, relaxed atmosphere, unlike many of the bustling ski resorts in the D.C. region. Families and beginner skiers will feel welcome at the resort, which takes steps to limit overcrowding. The resort’s southern location, combined with a low base elevation, restrict the amount of natural snowfall to an average of 30 inches per year, but the resort combats this with 100% snowmaking.

Advanced skiers may be disappointed with the 500-foot vertical and lack of challenging terrain, but beginner skiers will enjoy runs specifically designed for learning, such as Redeye, which becomes increasingly wider from top to bottom. The Horst Locher Ski School has received many kudos for its patience and success at teaching first-time skiers.

The resort is open to snowboarders, and 90% of the terrain is lit for night skiing.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Bryce Four Seasons Resort
Vertical Drop: 500 feet
Base Altitude: 1,250 feet
Peak Altitude: 1,750 feet
Trails: 8 Trails:

  • 34% beginner
  • 33% intermediate
  • 33% advanced
  • Skiable Acres: 25
    Longest Run: 3,500 feet
    Lifts: 7 (1 quad, 1 double, 5 carpet lifts)
    Night Skiing: Yes, on 90% of terrain
    Terrain Park: (No terrain park)
    Tubing Park: 800-foot long tubing lanes serviced by a carpet lift
    Address: 1982 Fairway Drive
    Basye, VA 22810
    Phone: (800) 821-1444 or (540) 856-2121
    Latitude: 38.821424
    Longitude: -78.763483
    Links: http://www.bryceresort.com/
    Conditions near Bryce Four Seasons Resort:
    6:15 pm on September 29 / Petersburg, Grant County Airport
    57° F
    Light Rain
    Wind Speed:5 mph
    Barometer:29.85 in
    Dewpoint:56 °F
    Visibility:10.00 mi
    Sunrise:7:09 a.m.
    Sunset:7:01 p.m.
    Much too warm for snowmaking right now. 

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