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Bryce Resort, Basye

#2 of 9 in Winter Sports in Virginia
Ski Area · Nature / Park
Bryce Resort is a 400-acre member-owned resort the northern part of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley that is open to the public. 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. Principal activities include skiing, golf, mountain activities, mountain biking, tennis, fishing, and water sports at Lake Laura and the resort pool.

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. In December 2020 Bryce was rated one of the Top 25 family-friendly ski resorts in North America by Yelp. 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 though that activity is no longer supported. Weather permitted, golf is played year-round. The 18-hole PGA Championship course offers challenges of trees and a creek that meanders throughout.

The resort was managed by brothers Horst and Manfred Locher until 1997 and is now managed by Ryan Locher.

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  • I am a cross country rider visiting for the first time. I took my all trails full suspension bike and had an absolute blast from beginning to end. The medium level trails were well manicure fast...  more »
  • Bryce Resort for Mountain Biking is a great overall experience. Really good rental bike and equip, I reserved a solid MTN Bike ahead. They were totally prepared when I arrived, getting started was...  more »
  • My sons went here for the downhill bike trails and loved it! The guys in the shop were awesome, laid back, and attentive. The trails were great and the features challenging enough, but fun! Great hill for beginners and more experienced riders!
  • Such a nice & quiet place to go in the summer with family. We went for a mom / daughter weekend and it was perfect. I need to give a HUGE shout out to Debbie L. at Lake Laura there at the resort that connected me back to my super expensive glasses that fell to the bottom of the lake. She took my name/number down and I just got a miraculous call that 2 collegiate swimmers dove 30 feet down and found them!! Bryce Resort is mailing them back to me here in Texas. Talk about 5-star service. My getaway at Bryce just keeps giving me happy feelings. Thank you!

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