Distance from Washington: 115 miles (about two hours)
Average snow: 30 inches
Average season length: 93 days
Price: High-season Saturday lift ticket is $67 (9 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.); Sunday ticket is $57 (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
Best for: A quieter ski getaway. Bryce has eight slopes, many geared toward beginner and intermediate skiers. It's a smaller facility with smaller crowds, which means less time waiting on chairlifts and less congestion on popular slopes such as Bootlegger and Hangover.
-- Becky Krystal (November 2009)