A chairlift replacement, terrain redesign, increased snowmaking, a new beginner trail, and extended tubing season are just a few of the enhancements that will welcome visitors this winter at Beech Mountain Resort.
The biggest project completed since last winter season has been the replacement of Lift One with a new Doppelmayr Quad Chairlift equipped with a loading conveyor, marking the third new Doppelmayr Quad installed in four years.
Novice skiers will have more space to hone their skills with a new beginner trail named Carolina Caribbean, paired with an enclosed carpet conveyor lift. This additional space also allows an expansion of lesson offerings to all ages.
Snow tubing, one of the resort’s most popular amenities, now has all-weather snowmaking. Latitude 90 is an enclosed refrigerated snowmaking system, so the outside temperature has little effect on snow production. This new technology extends the tubing season and allows the implementation of pre-booking.
As a part of a multi-year snowmaking upgrade project, ten new SMI automated fan guns are joining the fleet, bringing the overall fan gun total to 93.
Other additions on the slopes include an enhanced terrain park in Powder Bowl, a beginner park in Meadows with new LED lights, and upgrades to Lift 7, servicing West Bowl, formally known as Oz Run.
At the base of the slopes, the picturesque village at Beech Mountain Resort continues its transformation with expanded social areas for families and groups of friends with fire pits and additional outdoor seating.
Tubing will open for the season on Saturday, November 19, 2022. Opening day for skiing and snowboarding is Friday, November 25, 2022.