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 Goes Totally Retro Feb. 18-21

Beech Mtn's fifth annual Totally '80s Retro Ski Weekend is an epic celebration with retro skiing daily, '80s bands nightly and throwback activities in between. Fun includes: $500 retro apparel contest, $200 Madonna look-alike contest and $100 Rubik's Cube competition. Meet the Carolina Ghostbusters!

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Snowtubing Park Brings New Element of Fun to Beech Mtn

North Carolina snowtubing Beech MountainThere’s a new way to get out and enjoy the snow on Beech Mountain this winter. Beech Mountain Resort has added a state-of-the-art snowtubing park for the 2015-16 season.

The lighted park sits adjacent to the ice skating rink in the ski resort village and features long runs with sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park's hours are: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekends.

With the addition of snowtubing, guests now have a full complement of activities to enjoy at the highest ski resort east of the Rockies ...


Ski Resort Rolls Out Upgrades and Renovations Galore

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Skiers and snowboarders get ready - there's a whole slew of renovations and upgrades this winter at Beech Mountain Resort.

The resort has added 14 more high-tech snow guns to key places on the slopes, with a special emphasis on White Lightning, a black diamond run with the steepest terrain on the mountain.
“We continue to dramatically improve our snowmaking capability,” says general manager Ryan Costin. “The  14 new SMI Super PoleCats bring our total to 61, plus dozens of smaller guns. We can make a good amount of snow quickly.”
Skiers and snowboarders who visit Beech Mountain Resort this winter will also notice ...

Expanded Totally 80's Retro Ski Weekend is Feb. 18-21

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There’s one word to describe Beech Mountain’s ski slope time machine weekend – awesome! So awesome that it needed another day.
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This year’s Totally 80’s Retro Ski Weekend expands to four days – Thursday, Feb. 18, through Sunday, Feb. 21. During this fifth annual righteously rad celebration, the town and ski resort come together to create an unparalleled retro experience. There is live 80’s music nightly, retro skiing daily and plenty of throwback activities in between.
New this year is Totally Tubular Snowtubing at Beech Mountain Resort. Also new is a PacMan contest and a Rubik’s Cube contest. Our good friends from the Carolina Ghostbusters return along with their Ecto-mobile – just like the one in the movie. 
Saturday’s band at the ski resort is 80s Explosion, complete with spandex, big hair and all your favorite 80s songs. That night also includes the ever-popular Totally Retro Apparel Contest, with $500 going to the person with the most authentic 80s apparel.
Friday's band at the Mile High Tavern is SPANK, the best retro band in East Tennessee. And to all you Material Girls out there - don't forget the $200 Madonna Look-Alike Contest during intermission.
The expanded weekend kicks off in big style with Cassette Rewind, a high-energy Charlotte band born in the 80s and raised on radio. Click the button to see our $19.80 lodging special and learn more ...

Enjoy Hiking & Biking in the High Altitude Emerald Outback

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The Emerald Outback trail system caters to outdoor enthusiasts in search of adventure at the top of Beech Mountain.
The Emerald Outback received an extensive renovation in late 2014. The project involved widening and smoothing trails, improving drainage, replacing signage throughout the trail park, and installing safety LID (location identification) markers to assist search teams and paramedics.

At elevations reaching 5,400 feet high in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, the Emerald Outback is one of the highest and most unique trail parks east of the Rockies. Wind-swept gnarly Beech trees, lush undergrowth and small streams form an emerald forest that inspired creation of the Land of Oz theme park, which ...


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