As the highest ski area in the eastern U.S., Beech Mountain Resort (Ski Beech) offers 15 slopes on 98 acres of skiable area. There are plenty of runs for every skill level, and with a vertical drop of 830 feet and more than 84 inches of annual snowfall, Beech Mountain Resort stands out as the premier ski resort in the South.

The resort’s snowmaking capabilities, added to the abundant natural snowfall, have earned it the title Snow Capital of the South, with a reputation as the best snow skiing in North Carolina.

Snowboarding is also a favorite activity, and the High-Speed Quad Lift — the region’s most efficient chairlift — keeps lift lines short and ski days efficient.Beech-Mtn-Resort-000a

Lessons: Beech Mountain Resort (Ski Beech) offers individual and group snow skiing and snowboarding lessons for beginners, even as young as 3 years old.

Packages: Check out the ski packages and ski deals at Beech Mountain Resort and start planning your next winter adventure.

Other activities: Even if you’re not into downhill excitement, there’s still plenty to do and enjoy. The Alpine Village at Beech Mountain Resort features gift shops, eateries, a craft brewery and a 7,000-square-foot ice skating rink, open throughout the winter season. There is also a free sledding hill next to Beech Mountain Town Hall for kids 12 years and under. The sledding hill is open daily in winter, weather permitting.

Retro 80s Ski Weekend: One of the most popular weekends each year is the Totally 80's Retro Ski Weekend at Beech Mountain. Each February, folks dig out their retro ski garb and hit the slopes for a trip back in time. There are live 80s bands, an apparel contest, 80's-themed specials and other retro happenings. For more details, click here.

Summit Cam: Grab a live look at the slopes via the resort's summit cam.

For more information on snow skiing in North Carolina, visit . Don’t forget to visit our mountain lodging page to view our wide selection of cabins, cottages, condos, private homes and more!



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