Plan A “Snow-Cation” To The Beech
For A New Twist This Winter, Head To The Beech.
North Carolina’s Beech Mountain offers a fun-filled “snow-cation” for folks of all ages. Whether an experienced skier or a newbie to snow sports, there’s something for you in Eastern America’s highest town.
Beech Mountain Resort is the premier ski resort in the South, with 15 slopes and more than 84 inches of annual snowfall. The resort is known for wide ski runs and interesting terrain parks for snowboarders.
The resort’s ski school provides beginners with comprehensive lessons in skiing and snowboarding, from one-hour sessions to all-day ski schools.
And if you’re not into the downhill scene, the resort’s Alpine Village is the place to be. None of the village attractions requires a lift ticket.
New this year is a beautiful snowtubing park where runs stretch to 750 feet and offer views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Once you’re at the bottom, a Magic Carpet conveyor lift quickly brings you back to the top.
Adjacent to the snowtubing park in the resort village is an ice skating rink. Ice skating is a fun activity for all ages and skill levels, and affordable, too. A two-hour session is $15, including skate rental.
The newly remodeled Beech Tree Bar and Grille has a variety of spirits, a full menu and TVs to watch the game. The resort even has its own craft brewery – Beech Mountain Brewing Co. – a relaxing destination for skiers and non-skiers alike. Customers can warm up with a 5506’ Pale Ale, named after the mountain’s elevation.
Once you exit the ski resort, you’re conveniently in the town of Beech Mountain, home to lodging, restaurants, activities and nightlife. There’s even a free youth sledding hill where children age 12 and younger can spend the day playing in the snow.