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Skiing 101: Lesson, Lodging, Lift Ticket & Rentals for Just $101!

Skiing101Hey Gang,

Did you know January is National Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month?

Yep, that’s right. A whole entire month dedicated to learning a fun winter sport that so many people enjoy up here at the highest ski resort east of the Rockies.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to ski (or snowboard), but have never known how to go about it, the folks at Beech Mountain Resort have made it easy breezy. A few years ago they came up with Skiing 101, an idea so good it won an award from the National Ski Areas Association!

Skiing 101 at Beech is a program that provides one night’s lodging, equipment rental, helmet rental, full-day lift ticket, and a beginner ski or snowboard lesson at Beech Mountain Resort. And best of all, it’s just $101 per person, double occupancy.

The month-long program is available Monday-Friday to anyone age eight or older. I’ve watched a ton of lessons from my nest high in the trees, and I can assure you the instructors are really, really good at making non-skiers feel comfortable.

“Skiing or snowboarding can be intimidating if you haven’t tried them before, so we offer a learning experience that’s easy, safe and fun,” says my pal Talia Freeman, marketing director for Beech Mountain Resort. “We take you though each step. Everything is covered from equipment rental to lift tickets to the proper way to carry skis. We make all the rounds and ensure you arrive at the lesson on time and prepared.”

Registering for Skiing 101 at Beech is simple. Just contact any of the participating lodging options listed on the Skiing 101 page at: and ask for the Skiing 101 package. The accommodation will book you a cozy room and provide a voucher at check-in to be redeemed at the ski resort for a lesson, equipment rental, helmet rental, and lift ticket.

Lodging is available Sunday through Thursday nights. Ski and snowboard lessons are available Monday through Friday.

Skiing 101 is in its fourth year. It debuted in January 2013 and received an award from the National Ski Areas Association as the top campaign to promote learn-to-ski month.

So grab a friend or family member – remembers eight years of age and older – and take advantage of this opportunity to venture into a new sport during National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.

Further details are available at:, or by calling (800) 468-5506.

See ya soon in the resort village or on the slopes!

Yours truly,
Boomer the Squirrel

TripAdvisor Affiliate Names Beech #1 for Affordability!

O#1We’re #1. Really, we are!

According to, a TripAdvisor company, Beech Mountain ranks tops on the list for Most Affordable Vacation Rental Destination in North Carolina.

Hey, I wouldn’t pull your leg.

But if you still don’t believe this blogging squirrel, see for yourself by reading FlipKey’s article: 50 States: Most Affordable Vacation Rental Destinations.

So, how did Beech Mountain get to be No. 1 in North Carolina? Winners were chosen based on TripAdvisor data collected over the past 18 months from locations with at least five listings that had the lowest average weekly rates for two-bedroom accommodations.

If you’ve ever visited Beech, you probably already know this. It’s easy breezy to take advantage of off-season rates during warmer months in this ski resort locale. There are great places to stay right in the heart of town, and plenty of things to do, too!

A perfect example of Beech’s affordability is the $169 Hike and Wine package. Couples pay just $169 for two nights of weekend lodging, two wine tastings at Banner Elk Winery, hiking trail maps and guest passes to the Buckeye Recreation Center.

PrintCome up to Eastern America’s Highest Town to see the fall foliage this autumn, and save a lot of green in the process. And if you happen to see any extra acorns along the trails, please save them for me!

Yours truly,
Boomer the Squirrel

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