Skiing - Beech Mountain


If you’re looking for the best snow skiing in North Carolina, Beech Mountain is the place.

Beech Mountain Resort (Ski Beech) is the highest ski area in the eastern United States. It offers 17 slopes on 98 skiable acres with 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.

Over the last several years, the resort has invested millions of dollars to enhance its snowmaking capabilities and add dozens of high-tech fully automated snow guns that can blow in large amounts of snow in a hurry.

Resort facilities have been updated and renovated as well, including the View Haus lodge, Beech Tree Bar & Grill and the shops in the Alpine Village at the base of the slopes. The fleet of rental skis and snowboards has been upgraded, while a new terrain park was added for the 2016-17 season, providing a dedicated facility for snowboarders and freestyle skiers. The relocation of the old terrain park to its new location opened up valuable space in the resort core for skiers.

Other changes that have enhanced the skiing experience at Beech Mountain include the removal of an outdated chairlift, an upgraded lighting system and the repositioning of permanent snow guns to better serve the primary slopes.

Beech-Mtn-Resort-000aBeech Mountain Resort’s high-speed quad lift keeps lift lines short and allows for more runs per ski day. Snowboarding is also a favorite activity, both on the slopes and in the dedicated terrain park, which has its own surface lift, snowmaking system and lighting system.

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.

Snow Tubing: A state-of-the snow tubing park operates out of the Alpine Village at the ski resort and provides 700-foot runs with sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The tubing park has an efficient Magic Carpet lift that carries tubers back to the top in a hurry, along with a dedicated lighting system and snowmaking system.

Other activities: Even if you’re not into downhill excitement, there’s 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. All are 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.

Another bonus for Beech Mountain is having a ski resort and a town in one location. The Town of Beech Mountain sits adjacent to the resort. This provides the convenience of lodging, restaurants, shops and nightlife within a short distance of the slopes. For more information on snow skiing in North Carolina, visit And don’t forget to visit our mountain lodging page to view our wide selection of cabins, cottages, condos, private homes and more!

Have questions or want more info? Call us at 800-468-5506.