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Bryce Resort: The ultimate escape for family fun minus the fuss

We’ve all been there: you spend hours planning the perfect family getaway only to have the getaway itself make you want to…you know…get away.

Whether it’s the hassle of flying, the stress of coordinating everyone’s activities or the challenge of keeping tabs on kids in a massive and unfamiliar place, family fun time can easily become a stressor for the one keeping the whole thing together.

We have good news for you: Bryce Resort is a haven for fun-seekers who aren’t in the market for more stress or drama. Here’s what you can expect at this all-weather resort for relaxation and entertainment just a couple hours outside of DC.

Ski School for the Kids – And The Grown Ups

The Horst Locher Snowsports School is highly regarded for a reason: the expertise of the instructors and the variety of packages make it easy for anyone to gain the confidence needed to enjoy a day on the slopes. Current offerings include:

  • The First Time Package: Students aged eight and older get equipment rental, a group lesson and a lift ticket.
  • Kinder School: Kids ages 4 ½ -7 can learn to ski, and kids ages 6-7 can learn to snowboard. Includes equipment rental, instruction, a lift ticket and a hot chocolate break!
  • Private Lessons: Whether you’re a serious sportsman seeking personalized instruction or parent to a kid that learns better one-on-one, private lessons can be tailored to fit your needs.

A Manageable Area for Family Fun

There are plenty of situations where you might want to split up, and Bryce’s manageable size makes it easy to keep connected. Whether more advanced skiers want to hit bigger runs or parents want to relax at the Copper Kettle Bar & Lounge while kids keep playing, it’s easy to keep an eye on your group while giving everyone the freedom to do their own thing.

Snow Tubing

If you’re looking for a less intense downhill adventure, Bryce’s 800-ft snow tubing runs are sure to please. Older kids can race their friends while younger kids can ride with parents by locking their tubes together - tube train! A carpet lift will bring you back to the top of the hill after each run so you can make the most of your 105-minute session.

Snacks + Meals You’ll Actually Want to Eat

You can grab a quick bite at the Fireside Grill and warm your feet near the fireplace, or you can enjoy a more leisurely meal at The Restaurant @ Bryce Resort or the Copper Kettle Bar & Lounge. The winter menu features family favorites selectively updated with a fun twist.

You can get a classic burger or a White Lightning Burger topped with jalapeno jelly and horseradish cream, enjoy a basic wedge salad or go for a Chicken Lemongrass Noodle Bowl. This menu will satisfy picky eaters and give more refined palettes a pleasant surprise.

Comfy Lodgings + Modern Conveniences That Won’t Break the Bank

If you’re wondering where to stay during the weekend, there are nearby hotels as well as a variety of condos, chalets, Bed and Breakfasts and homes on resort grounds for rent. You can find a budget-friendly room with wifi and cable or a more luxurious space with a soaking tub and walk-in closet – you’ll appreciate your options.

To learn more about Bryce Resort and plan a getaway that’s actually relaxing, visit