The benefits of investing in a water line upgrade were made immediately apparent as Bryce was able to lay down a solid base in December despite the uncharacteristically warm weather. When other mountains had to close at least a few days, the Bayse, Va. resort stayed open all season overcoming an often disagreeable weather outlook. Mainly due to the early season winter woes, attendance levels were down from an average of 26,000 visitors to around 24,000, according to Montrey. Temperatures finally dropped the week before President's Day weekend and Bryce rounded out the season on a high note. In the off-season Bryce plans to move onto phase two of the three phased water line upgrade and add more snow guns, promising even more efficient snow making capabilities for the 2007/08 season. Work looks to begin as early as next week to make sure the resort will be fully operational for summer activities.