Beech Mountain Resort opens its summer season Friday, June 5, along with the grand opening of its Emerald Outback Trail system.
The resort will operate Fridays from Noon to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The summer season goes through Sept. 27.
“Beech Mountain is incredibly beautiful in the summer,” said Talia Freeman, Beech Mountain Resort’s director of marketing, “and, we are excited to share this experience with our visitors. We are working hard to fine tune that experience, and I think the improvements will be noticed.”
The resort will offer activities for the entire family this weekend in addition to its regularly scheduled mountain biking and lessons. Headlining Saturday’s events will be live music from 4-7 p.m. at the Beech Mountain Brewing Co., featuring “If Birds Could Fly,” three young folk/Americana musicians from Big Stone Gap, Va.
Beech Mountain Brewery Co. is the resort’s owned and operated brewery and tap room. It provides a variety of beers and special events. Please check the calendar for a live music schedule. The brewery will also open Thursdays from Noon to 7 p.m.
Beech Mountain Resort, along with Beech Mountain’s Family Fun Month, will offer on Fridays in June a chance to escape into a land of fantasy and excitement with guided tours of the old Land of Oz property at the top of one of North Carolina’s majestic mountain peaks. Tours will be at Noon and 3 p.m.
Lift tickets can be purchased 15 minutes prior to the tour time at Ski Beech Sports in the resort village. Lift tickets are $10 each, and the tour will cost $10, cash only.
Beech Mountain Resort also offers the area’s first chairlift-accessed Disc Golf Course hosting multiple and unique tee locations accommodating all skill levels, Innova Dispatcher Pro Targets, and a picture-perfect “Signature” hole from this professional level course. Innova discs are available for purchase or rent. Cost to play is $10, including a single ride to the first tee.
For the cyclists, Magic Cycles will be on hand this summer to offer a complete line of biking products, rentals, repair services and upgrades for road and mountain bikes.
Newly updated trails at Beech Mountain Resort provide a riding experience for a wide-range of skill levels, plus daily half- and full-day lessons, clinics and guided rides available for the beginner.
The entire family can take a scenic lift ride to enjoy the stunning views of the highest ski area in eastern America, or just ride to the top of the mountain to find 5506’, to unwind with a snack, drink or lunch, or just enjoy the best view in the High Country. 5506’ is a great place for lunch with the family. It can also be rented for private functions.
Starting June 13, 5506’ will offer yoga on Saturdays. This will certainly be the most scenic and beautiful yoga class in the High Country.