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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Bar None: Beech Mountain Resort Unveils the Highest Ski Bar in the East!
New this year at Beech Mountain Resort is a skybar at the summit called “5,506.”
The name is derived from the resort’s elevation, which makes it the highest ski bar on the East Coast.
The glass roundhouse provides food and beverage service inside, plus a 2,700-square-foot deck for relaxing or hanging with friends. New restrooms beside the bar should also be a hit.
“The cool thing is that it’s a break for skiers and snowboarders to take a rest at the top of the mountain, enjoy the view, hang out with friends and get a completely different perspective on skiing in North Carolina,” says Ryan Costin, general manager of the ski resort.
Other upgrades this winter include a dozen new SMI Super PoleCats snow guns, bringing the resort’s arsenal to 40 (in addition to dozens of smaller guns). The automated PoleCats produce copious amounts of snow, and produce it quickly.
“It has shortened our window to produce snow almost 50 percent from where we were four or five years ago,” Costin explains. “Where we used to need a week of cold weather, now if we see two or three days, we’re able to put a product out that we feel extremely confident about.”
Costin says snowmaking upgrades have quickened the pace at which the resort can open terrain, particularly the Oz run on the mountain’s back side. There are now four stationary PoleCats on the secluded, west-facing Oz run, which is a favorite of many skiers.
Another new feature this year is continuous hours of operation. The late afternoon session breaks have been eliminated, removing a daily practice that many skiers found disruptive.
For skiing info, call (800) 438-2093 or visit the resort's website.
Beech Mountain's Award-Winning Skiing 101 Program Returns in January
Last year, Beech Mountain unveiled a January learn-to-ski program called Skiing 101 at Beech.
The program was a big hit, and even won a first-place award from the National Ski Areas Association for the best intiative promoting learn-to-ski month.
So, naturally, we're bringing the program back for January 2014.
Skiing 101 at Beech is a cost-saving program that provides: a beginner ski or snowboard lesson at Beech Mountain Resort; ski/snowboard rental; full-day lift ticket; helmet rental; and one night's lodging in Beech Mountain.
The month-long program is available Monday to Friday for ages eight and older. Cost of enrollment is $101 per person, double occupancy required.
It's easy to register for Skiing 101. Just contact participating lodging options listed on our Skiing 101 page and request the "Skiing 101 package." They'll book your 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.
Further details are available by calling (800) 468-5506.
Four-Legged Friends Love Beech Mountain
It's not only humans who enjoy a getaway in the North Carolina mountains.
Our four-legged, furry friends enjoy vacations, too, and Beech Mountain enjoys having them!
There are ample pet-friendly lodging options, so you can pick the perfect place for your pooch.
Once you arrive, make sure to visit Beech Mountain's recently opened one-acre Bark Park, complete with two fenced-in play areas: one for large dogs and one for small dogs.
There's also a greenway system in the heart of Beech Mountain, plus miles of trails surrounding the town.
For pet-friendly lodging options, please click here, or call 800-468-5506 for details.