Beech Mountain Academy is an inclusive team of young athletes dedicated to ski racing, free skiing and snowboarding. We are located in the North Carolina High Country and our athletes range in age from 5 to 18. Many of our families travel from cities all around North Carolina and Tennessee. Beech Mountain Academy is supported by a non-profit 501-C organization, BMSEF, that is managed by the families that make up the team. Without the help of the parents of these young athletes our programs would not be possible.
We have a passion for winter sports through programs that instill the values of goal setting, discipline, sportsmanship, work ethic, determination, commitment and fun. Our athletes are prepared for local, regional and national events through the Academy’s affiliation with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), the Southern Alpine Racing Association (SARA), as well as the High Country Junior Race Series (HCJRS). We are inclusive of all athletes with the desire to learn and grow.
Beech Mountain Academy’s goal is to make it possible for every interested young athlete, regardless of economic background, to take advantage of the programs offered by its competitive ski and snowboard teams.
Beech Mountain Academy strives to:
- Assist participants to progress athletically, socially, and educationally
- Strengthen athletes’ self esteem
- Encourage respect for others and
- Promote good sportsmanship
In order to achieve its goals, BMSEF relies on fundraising efforts, community assistance, and volunteers.
Beech Mountain Academy (Formerly Beech Mountain Ski Education Foundation) began as a 501-C non-profit corporation in 1991 to provide the North Carolina High Country with educational and charitable activities in alpine ski racing and snowboarding.