Retro 80s Weekend

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Retro Ski Weekend[RELATED CONTENT: Photos from 2018 weekend]
[RELATED CONTENT: Photos from 2017 weekend]

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Each February, the town of Beech Mountain and Beech Mountain Resort come together for a righteously rad celebration of all things 1980s.

This unparalleled experience is Feb. 22-25, 2018, and includes live '80s music nightly, retro skiing daily, and plenty of throwback activities in between.

Hop in our "ski slope time machine" to revisit the New Wave era of big hair, leg warmers, bandanas and Members Only jackets. Oh yeah - don't forget ski suits with shoulder pads!

Ghostbusters Ecto mobileNow in its seventh year, this epic weekend has grown to four days of bending the space-time continuum: Thurs., Feb. 22, through Sun., Feb. 25, 2018.

Come experience a weekend that has been named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.

 Below are 2018 details and a list of bands, followed by a complete schedule of events.

- Cassette Rewind: born in the 80s and raised on radio

Retro 80s Weekend 2017aaa- Spazmatics: Revenge of the Nerds goes punk rock

- DECARLO: Featuring the lead singer of Boston

- Ghostbusters Ecto-1 in in the ski village

- '80s Ski Apparel Parade

- $500 Totally Retro Apparel Contest

- $200 Best 1980s Hair Contest

- $100 Name That '80s Tune Contest

retro bear- $100 Rubik's Cube Competition

- $100 Ms. Pac Man Contest

- Appearances by Hot Tub Time Machine bear

- Over the Top Arm Wrestling Contest

- Thurs. or Sun. lodging for $19.80 + tax (see below)

- Weekend emcees Ace & TJ of the Ace & TJ Show

- Kids Retro Apparel Contest on Sunday afternoon

See below for band info & schedule!

> 2018 Music Lineup

Thursday, 9:00 pm

DeCARLO at Famous Fast Eddie's

DeCarlo outer space
Friday, 9:00 pm

The Spazmatics at Mile High Tavern

Spazmatics Punk 80s

Saturday, 7:30 pm
Cassette Rewind at Beech Mountain Resort

Cassette Rewind 80s pose

> 2018 Schedule of Events


All day - Retro skiing (wear 80s ski apparel)

5-9pm - First day of Ms. Pac Man Contest at Beech Alpen Inn

6:30-8:30pm - 1980s trivia at Beech Mountain Brewing Co.

9:00pm - DeCARLO at Famous Fast Eddie's (no cover)

FRIDAY, Feb. 23

All day - Retro skiing (wear 80s ski apparel)

4:00pm - '80s Ski Apparel Parade (meet at top of slopes at 3:45)

5:00pm - Over the Top Arm Wrestling Contest at Beech Mountain Brewing Co.

5-9pm - $100 Ms. Pac Man Contest continues at Beech Alpen Inn

6-8:30pm - Retro Karoake Contest at Beech Mountain Brewing Co.

9:00pm - SPAZMATICS at Mile High Tavern ($5 cover; 21 & older)

10:00pm - $200 Best '80s Hair Contest at Mile High (male & female; 21 & older)

10:45pm - SPAZMATICS return to stage at Mile High


All day - Retro skiing (wear 80s ski apparel)

10am-4pm - Ghostbusters Ecto-1 in ski village

2:00pm - $100 Name That 80s Tune Competition at the Beech Tree

3-5pm - $100 Ms. Pac Man Contest continues at Beech Alpen (final day)

3:30pm - $100 Rubik's Cube Contest at Beech Mountain Brewing Co.

7:30pm - CASSETTE REWIND at Beech Tree Bar & Grille ($10 cover; 18 & older)

9:00pm - $500 Totally Retro Apparel Contest at the Beech Tree (18 & older)

10:00pm - CASSETTE REWIND return to stage at Beech Tree

 11:30pm - Late Night '80s Dance Party at Beech Tree

SUNDAY, Feb. 25

All day - Retro skiing (wear 80s ski apparel)

1pm - Kids in America Retro Apparel Contest at Brick Oven Pizzeria (17 & under)


$19.80 Lodging Special

Again this year is the totally rad $19.80 lodging special!

Purchase Friday and Saturday nights at the regular rate, and get either Thursday or Sunday night (but not both!) for just $19.80. Only valid between Feb. 22-25, 2018.

Below are links to participating accommodations. Click to contact them directly and be sure to ask for the "Totally 80s Retro Ski Weekend $19.80 lodging special." You may also call the Beech Mountain Visitors Center at 800-468-5506.

4 Seasons at Beech

Accommodations Center

Beech Mtn Chalet Rentals

Pinnacle Inn Resort

Top of the Beech

VCI Rentals

White Wolf Lodge

Retro 80s Collage

During this righteously rad celebration, the town and ski resort come together to create an unparalleled retro experience. Enjoy live 80s music nightly, retro skiing daily and plenty of throwback activities in between.

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