Beech Mountain Resort
Beech Mountain, NC 28604
Beech Mountain Resort is the highest ski area in the Eastern U.S., with a peak elevation of 5,506 feet.
It has 17 trails – including an expansive terrain park – on 95 skiable acres serviced by eight lifts, including two state-of-the-art Doppelmayr quad lifts installed for the 2018-19 season. The resort’s ski school offers programs for young and old, beginner or advanced. Snowboarding instruction is provided by an on-site Burton Learn-to-Ride Center.
A unique aspect of Beech Mountain Resort is the alpine village at the base of the slopes. The village is home to ice skating, snow tubing, a two-story ski lodge, craft brewery, ski rental shops, outdoor fire pit, snack bar and a souvenir store.
Beech Mountain has some of the widest runs in the High Country of North Carolina, including the Oz Run on the backside of the mountain. The Oz Run is popular because it is one of the west-face ski runs in the United States.
At the peak is the 5,506 Skybar, named for the mountain’s signature elevation. The glass roundhouse is the perfect place to grab a beverage at the end of a full day of skiing or to warm up between runs. The Skybar has heated restrooms and a large observation deck overlooking the slopes.
Recent investments in equipment have greatly increased the snow making capability, and the resort also have a full-time terrain park coordinator who updates the terrain park features on a regular basis.
Two unique services offered by Beech Mountain Resort are an on-site nursery and an apparel rental shop. No need to pack ski pants, ski bibs or jackets.
The typical ski season for Beech Mountain runs from Thanksgiving weekend to the middle of March. For more information, visit www.BeechMountainResort.com.