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 is North Carolina’s coolest town and an ideal place for your winter getaway.

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Acclaimed Weather Guru Says Beech Will Receive 115 Inches

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Dr. 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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Beech's Youth Sledding Hill Provides Free Fun All Winter

Two Trail Parks LRBeech Mountain's youth sledding hill, which is expected to open in late November, offers a wonderland of daily fun for children 12 and under.

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

The free sled run is operated by Beech Mountain Parks & Recreation Department seven days a week (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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Pet Friendly Accommodations on Beech Mountain

Fall Hiking Beech 002Pets are welcome at several lodging options in Beech Mountain, so bring your four-legged friends for a visit to Eastern America's highest town.

The town has plenty of open spaces for exercise, a greenway trail system, and a one-acre Bark Park with two fenced-in play areas: one for large dogs and one for small dogs.

Below are links to pet-friendly hotels, inns and rental properties. Mention that you found out about them at!

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