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Beech Mountain’s fifth annual Totally 80’s Retro Ski Weekend is Back!

February 18 - February 21

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There’s only one word to describe Beech Mountain’s ski slope time machine weekend – awesome! So awesome it needed another day.
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Beech Mountain’s Totally 80’s Retro Ski Weekend will now bend the space-time continuum for four days – Thursday, Feb. 18, through Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. During this fifth annual celebration, the town and ski resort come together to create a righteously rad experience. There is live 80’s music nightly, retro skiing daily and plenty of throwback activities in between.
New this year is Totally Tubular Snow Tubing at Beech Mountain Resort, as well as a Rubik’s Cube Contest at the Beech Mountain Brewing Co. Also new is a PacMan Contest and Hot Tub Time Machine Trivia Contest. Our good friends from the Carolina Ghostbusters return along with their Ecto-mobile – just like the one in the movie.
Retro 80s Weekend 2015 055The lineup of nightly bands totally rocks. Cassette Rewind plays Thursday night at Famous Fast Eddie’s, while SPANK is on tap Friday night at Mile High Tavern. SPANK is the hottest retro band in East Tennessee and making its first appearance in Beech Mountain.
And make sure to come to the Beech Tree Bar & Grille at the ski resort Saturday night for 80’s Explosion. This high-energy spandex-clad band will play all the big hits from the 1980s, complete with big hair.Saturday’s festivities will again include the Totally Retro Apparel Contest with its $500 first-place prize. The prize goes to the person whose apparel is the most authentic from the Best Decade Ever.
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Special guest appearances are in the works, and everyone is strongly encouraged to wear 80’s ski garb on the slopes and retro fashions off the slopes. So dig out those bandanas, leg warmers, acid-wash jeans, Members Only jackets, parachute pants and dayglo muscle shirts. And start thinking fourth-dimensionally.
This February 18-21, we take you back to a time when ski clothes featured shoulder pads, rock stars wore spandex, and video killed the radio star.
Schedule of Events

Thursday, Feb. 18

All day – Retro skiing (wear your ’80s apparel)

All day – Totally Tubular ’80s Snowtubing

5-9pm – $100 Pac Man contest at Beech Alpen

8:30 pm – Cassette Rewind band at Fast Eddie’s (no cover)

Friday, Feb. 19

All day – Retro skiing (wear your ’80s apparel)

All day – Totally Tubular ’80s Snowtubing

5-9pm – $100 Pac Man contest at Beech Alpen (continued)

6-8 pm – Youth cosmic sledding on sledding hill (free)

7-8:30pm – Carolina Ghostbusters at Fast Eddie’s

9:00 pm – SPANK band at Mile High Tavern ($5 cover)

10:30 pm – $200 Madonna Look-Alike Contest at Mile High Tavern

Saturday, Feb. 20

All day – Retro skiing (wear your ’80s apparel)

9:30-11am – Autographs ($5) with John “other brother Darryl” Voldstad at Fred’s

11am-4 pm – Old school DJ at 5506’ Skybar

3pm-5pm –  $100 Pac Man contest at Beech Alpen (final day)

Afternoon – Carolina Ghostbusters at ski resort

1:00 pm – Beech Mountain Banked Slalom race at ski resort

2:00 pm – $100 Hot Tub Time Machine Trivia Contest at the Beech Tree

4:30 pm – $100 Rubik’s Cube contest at Beech Mountain Brewing Co.

7:30 pm – 80s Explosion band at the Beech Tree ($10 cover)

9:00 pm – $500 Totally Retro Apparel Contest at the Beech Tree

10:00 pm – 80s Explosion returns to stage

11:30 pm – Late night ’80s dance party

All night – Free photo booth at Beech Tree

Sunday, Feb. 21

All day – Retro skiing (wear your ’80s apparel)

All day – Totally Tubular ’80s Snowtubing

11am-4 pm – Old school DJ at 5506’ Skybar

A complete schedule of events and more info is available by clicking here.

Details

Start:
February 18
End:
February 21

Venue

Beech Mountain Resort
1007 Beech Mountain Parkway
Beech Mountain,NC28604United States
Phone:
828-387-2011
Website:
http://www.beechmountainresort.com