At the top of Beech Mountain Resort is a one-of-a-kind amenity where guests are invited to take a break. Constructed in 2013, Beech Mountain Resort added a facility named 5506′, paying tribute to the elevation that gives us the title of the highest ski area in eastern America. 5506′ is a structure like no other that consists of: a 2800 ft.² deck with Adirondack chairs and picnic tables; a glass roundhouse complete with bar, bar stools, and tables, a snack bar as well as restrooms.
Please note that 5506′ is only accessible by shuttle. Shuttle rides are available for purchase in Ski Beech Sports, located in the resort village. There is no parking at the summit. Shuttle rides are $1 for a round-trip.
Operations Dates and Hours:
- Saturday May 26, 2018 through Monday, September 3, 2018.
- Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6: 00 p.m.
- Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 6: 00 p.m.
The breathtaking views are unparalleled with a beautiful panorama of the Blue Ridge Mountains as they span North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
When the weather is just right, the roof on the glass roundhouse retracts to allow guests an event like no other. When retracted, the beautiful Carolina blue skies seem touchable! Not often can a more delightful experience be had than what is found when visiting 5506′. Enjoy live music every Saturday, take a unique yoga class, or just relax! 5506′ has plenty of activities to entertain the entire family.