- Overall Rating 4
- Family Friendly 5
- All-Mtn. Terrain 3
- Terrain Park 1
- Nightlife 2
Pros: Ski School, Prices, Friendliness
Cons: No real Advanced Terrain or Park
Recommended For: Family Friendly
Date Visited: Dec 1, 2012
This is without a doubt the best place to learn to ski or snowboard in VA, WV, NC or PA. The instructors are well selected and trained and they have a nice progression of terrain through Intermediate level.
The Horst Locher Ski School is actually run by Horst who still oversees operations. Bryce may have the most Magic Carpet Lifts in North America and the first time skier areas are nicely separated from other terrain. The Lodge is comfortable and the entire resort is very friendly; no one from Bryce is going to pester you about where to park, or leave your backpack and shoes. The area is owned by the resort property owners but they are in no way overbearing about it.
I love Bryce, it reminds me of Ski Areas in VT or NH in the 60s and 70s, without the brutal temperatures. They also have an excellent race program if your kids progress to the advanced intermendiate level or beyond.