About Our Mountain

Beech Mountain Resort opened in 1967. Beech Mountain Resort is the highest ski area east of the Rockies, and we continually reach for new heights. Each offseason brings a wave of upgrades, improvements, renovations and new amenities.  The past three years we have made substantial upgrades to our resort including complete renovations on our rentals and ski school buildings, band new ticket booths and remodel of the Beech Mountain Brewing Company. Beech Mountain Resort in only of the only ski areas in the United States to have its own brewery located centrally in the village of the resort and to have a one of a kind Sky Bar, 5506’, located at the summit of our mountain.  This summer Beech Mountain Resort is installing TWO new quad lifts that will greatly increase our uphill capacity.

Statistics & Facts

  • 17 Trails
  • 8 Lifts
  • 95 Skiable Acres
  • Peak Elevation: 5,506 feet
  • Base Elevation:  4,675 feet
  • Vertical Rise:   830 feet
  • Lift Capacity:   10,858 skiers per hour
  • Snowmaking: 100% Slope Coverage
  • New Terrain Park
  • Ice Skating
  • Tubing
  • Four Restaurants
  • Two Sports Shops
  • Full Rental Facility


Currently seeking Snow Sports Instructors, Lift Attendants, Retail Associates and Individuals for Food and Beverage.

Accommodations and Transportation

  • Pinnacle Inn
  • Bedrooms shared up to two people
  • Living Room
  • Full Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Workout room
  • Wi-Fi

Transportation will be provided daily to and from work. Also a bi-weekly trip to the supermarket and any transportation for sponsored cultural trips.

Cultural Benefits

There are many cultural benefits to being a J1 Student at Beech Mountain Resort including:

Learning about US culture, cross-cultural skills in a globalized world, working in new environments, continued connections with the US and making new friends.

The town of Boone, the closest large town, is located in the northwest corner of North Carolina, nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains about 3,300 feet above sea level. The local population is just below 13,500. The region is nicknamed ‘The High Country’ for its mountainous terrain.  Boone is the home of Appalachian State University, one of the fastest growing universities in North Carolina. Boone is also home to several restaurants, museums, music venues and craft breweries including Appalachian Brewing Company, Lost Province, Booneshine Brewing Company and Blowing Rock Brewing Company.

Beech Mountain Resort is quickly becoming on the of hottest concert venues in the South East.  Each season we book a variety of musical acts from different genres. Employees can enjoy the majority of these concerts free of charge.  During ski season we have live music every Friday and Saturday night at the resort.

If you are an employee of Beech Mountain Resort, you will receive a free season pass, equipment rentals and lessons when available.

Things To Do

North Carolina has an abundance of activities to offer J1 students.  The town of Beech Mountain is situated in the heart of the High Country and is just a short distance from some on North Carolina’s most popular attractions including Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Caverns, Table Rock and the Biltmore Estate.  Western North Carolina is also home to more than 20 craft beer breweries including the Beech Mountain Brewing Company located here at Beech Mountain Resort.


The J1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows foreign nationals to enter the U.S. to participate in exchange programs to promote the sharing of knowledge and skills in education, arts and sciences. J-1 visas are of two types: J-1 visas that do not have a restriction known as ‘Home Residency Requirement’ (HRR).  Please visit the site below for a full list of requirements