Beech Mountain is the highest town in Eastern America and an ideal vacation spot in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Our elevation (5,506 feet) sets us apart 12 months a year.


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Beech Mountain Resort is open for winter 2014-15. Above is a scene from opening day.

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Black Friday becomes White Friday as Ski Resort Opens!


Beech Mountain Resort, the highest ski area in eastern America, opened its 47th ski season on Friday, Nov. 28.

"We are pleased to kick off the 2014-2015 ski season on ‘White Friday’ and certainly appreciated the assist from Mother Nature,” said Talia Freeman, marketing director for Beech Mountain Resort. “The staff is excited, and skiers and snowboarders will notice a lot of improvements and upgrades.”

Those improvements include a Magic Carpet conveyer lift added to the beginner slope and a continued upgrade of the snowmaking capacity with seven new high-tech snow guns (the resort now has 46 of those guns).
Off the slopes, the View Haus cafeteria has been completely remodeled, a new fleet of Rossignol ski rental equipment is in place, and a Burton Learn-to-Ride Center for snowboarders debuts in early December.

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Beech's Youth Sledding Hill Provides Daily Fun for Free

Two Trail Parks LRBeech Mountain's youth sledding hill, a wonderland of fun for children 12 and under, has opened for the winter season.

The sledding hill is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays; and 1 to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

The free sled run is located next to the town's visitors center and provides good sledding conditions with a combination of natural and man-made snow.

It is operated by Beech Mountain Parks & Recreation Department daily throughout winter (weather permitting) with safety personnel on duty. A loud speaker plays music and hot chocolate is available at nearby restaurants.

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Awesome Midweek Deal: Two Nights, One Day on Slopes - $99

Unbeatable Midweek Deal

If you’re looking for a great deal on a North Carolina ski package, you’ve come to the right place.

Once again this winter, the town of Beech Mountain offers its killer weekday special: two nights lodging and one day on the slopes for just $99 per person, based on double occupancy.

This deal, which is the best in the Blue Ridge, is available weekdays throughout ski season, with the exception of: Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day and the Christmas holiday period. So come up to Beech Mountain this winter and take advantage of shorter lift lines and less-crowded slopes during the week.

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Acclaimed Weather Guru Says Beech Will Receive 115 Inches

Ski-Beech-07Dr. Ray Russell has released his “Fearless Forecast” for the winter of 2014-15 and it predicts a whopping 115 inches of snow on Beech Mountain!

“This may be the most bullish forecast we ever make,” says Russell, founder of

Ray Russell is an acclaimed weather guru and computer science professor at Appalachian State Univ in Boone. He launched in 2000 and it is considered the most reliable source for weather forecasts in the NC High Country.

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