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Bryce Resort

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Vertical  500 ft - (152 m)
Base elevation  1250 ft - (381 m)
Top elevation  1750 ft - (533 m)
Terrain parks  1
Bryce Resort wwwbryceskiteamorgimagesBryceOpeningNovember20
Location  Basye, Virginia, United States
Nearest city  Mount Jackson, Virginia 11 mi. - (18 km) Washington, D.C. 115 mi. - (185 km)
Runs  8 37% easiest 50% more difficult 13% most difficult

Snowboarding at bryce resort dec 21 2014


Bryce Resort is a ski area in the northern part of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, opened in 1965 and located near the West Virginia border, 11 miles west of Mount Jackson, Virginia. The resort is very popular with residents of the valley, as well as families and tourists from the Washington, D.C. area, some 115 miles (185 km) away.

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The ski area was opened as a year-round resort by Pete and Julie Brice in 1965, seeking to attract visitors drawn to the nearby Orkney Springs, and has been in operation ever since. Due to the relatively temperate climate of northwestern Virginia, the resort relies considerably on artificial snowmaking, and was one of the first and only resorts in North America to introduce grass skiing during summer months. The resort was managed by brothers Horst and Manfred Locher until 1997, and they and their families are still involved in many day-to-day operations today.

Bryce resort promo video long version


Facilities

Facilities at Bryce include a day lodge with grill restaurant, a full-service ski rental operation and a ski shop. While alpine skiing and snowboarding are the most popular activities, the resort also offers an 800-foot-long (244 m) snow tubing run. Summer activities include ziplining down the slopes, golf, and an artificial lake, named Lake Laura. The resort also features an airstrip with a 2,240-foot (683 m) runway, with the FAA identifier VG18.

Mountain lifts

Bryce Resort has two lifts, including a quad-chair (installed in 2012, replacing one of the original double lifts) and a double-chair, which operates less frequently. The entire mountain is accessible from the quad, while the double terminates several hundred feet lower down, near the top of Bootlegger and Revenuer's Run. Additionally, there are five carpet lifts on the lower slopes to cater to beginners.

References

Bryce Resort Wikipedia


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