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Bryce 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.

90% of the terrain is lit for night skiing.

For the 2020-2021 winter season and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bryce Resort will be switching to on-line ticket purchasing only. Rentals and lessons must also be purchased on-line. Face masks will be required in lift lines and chairlifts for anyone over the age of 10, and strongly encouraged for children 3-10. Chairs will only be filled with guests from the same party, or with two willing individuals or staff seated on opposite sides of the quad chairlift.

Photo provided by Bryce Resort.

Key Statistics

Resort Name: Bryce Resort
Vertical Drop: 500 feet
Base Altitude: 1,250 feet
Peak Altitude: 1,750 feet
Trails: 8 Trails:
  • 34% beginner
  • 33% intermediate
  • 33% expert
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
Social Media: Facebook link Twitter link Instagram link
Web Site:
Directions: Via Google Maps

COVID-19 Information

The following information summarizes COVID-19 protocols in effect at Bryce as of Oct 12, 2020. Please note that this information is subject to change at any time; contact Bryce directly before making a trip to verify current COVID-19 operating protocols. This information is provided by SnoCountry.

Masks Required:
Social Distancing Required:
Sanitization Stations Available:
Pass Protection:
Reservations Required:
Pre-Purchase Day Lift Tickets Recommended:
Resort COVID-19 web page:
Resort COVID-19 pass protection page:
Resort COVID-19 reservations web page:

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Weather near Bryce

5:15 pm on July 23 / New Market Airport
Mostly Cloudy
82° F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity:46% Visibility:10.00
Wind Speed:3 mph wind_NE Sunrise:6:07 a.m.
Barometer:30.12 in Sunset:8:35 p.m.
Dewpoint:59 °F Heat Index:82° F
Snowmaking? Not happening today. No snowmaking
Low: 62°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Light and variable wind.
High: 85°
Mostly Sunny then Chance of Showers
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light south wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
Low: 66°
Chance of Showers
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Light south wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
High: 91°
Mostly Sunny then Chance of T-storms
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.

Snow conditions at Bryce

Resort is open for summer operations

Snow conditions supplied by SnoCountry, and may be inaccurate or delayed at times. Please check directly with Bryce for the most up-to-date snow and operating conditions.

News about Bryce

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