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Reviews for Beech Mountain Resort
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My Daughter-in-law and myself took our 5 year old skiing for the second time and we were so impressed with how all the lift operators made sure her ride up mountain would be memorable for a life time. The addition of the new lift, lockers and the friendliness of Beech Mtn. Made this trip special. It was the Friday, next to the last day of the season and the snow was good and our 5 year old has grown to love Beech Mountain Ski Resort. Again the lift operators in the past we have all had concerns at time but these women and men made all of us want to continue skiing Beech Mountain. By far the best ski resort in the region... Full Review
8 members of my family went tubing. There is a 20 ft hill at the bottom meant to stop the tubes with a steep cliff and trees over the hill. They have a couple of staff standing on the ledge of the hill that batt people down if possible which is 1) not safe for staff and 2) very poor methodology. Why there is not a net is beyond me. 4 members of my family jumped the hill and FELL DOWN THE CLIFF. 2 sustained head injuries and 1 was knocked unconscious. 1 broke their arm and sustained full body scratches and bruises. My 6 year old niece thankfully got the least injured but still had a bruised back, bottom and legs. The staff did not come to help, instead they laughed. I had to figure out where my family was myself as to me they had disappeared by the time I got to the bottom of the tubing hill. I myself had to ask for medical assistance. The first aid staff treated us very very poorly. When I asked what the procedure was this was the reply I got which was preceded by more laughter “What do you think, I got a doctorate or an X-ray machine in the back? If you need assistance you might wanna go to the hospital. They look fine, they can walk.” REALLY??!? My family is Venezuelan but speak perfect English. Perhaps this was discrimination as I would hope not all guests get this type of treatment. After, they made them get back conveyor belt to go back up which is ridiculous. When we got up we went to try and talk to someone else inside the ticketing window. They would not give us a refund and blamed changing weather conditions. PS, the weather had not changed. And if it did and was then dangerous, why not shut down at least that lane? They would not give us any information, would not let us talk to someone in charge (of course more laughter) and ultimately, ended up shutting the window on me after I said “if this was your family, you wouldn’t be acting this way.” I have never encountered such a rude staff especially with a guest who was just knocked unconscious and bleeding out the head is standing there with his 2 young children balling their eyes out. What’s more is that they did not close that tubing lane after this incident. This happened on February 21, 2021 at approximately 6:20 pm. I would really like to know if anyone had an incident afterwards, I’d be willing to bet on it as it was the most disorganized, dangerous resort I’ve been to. DO NOT GO HERE IF YOU VALUE SAFETY!!! I could keep going on all the crazy things I saw in my short 30 minutes on that tubing hill. I really hope they get more organized, implement better safety standards, and def get a better non-racist staff!... Full Review
I have not been around so many people since Covid hit and I have been to Dollywood and splash country. They were sold out so I guessing 10,000 people. Waited 2 hours for pre purchased lift tickets and rentals. Was in the rental room with 100 people masked and unmasked for at least an hour to get rentals. The mountain felt very unsafe to many people and half that were just beginners. I didn’t see Any water filling stations or hand sanitizer...completely low on staff. Waited 40 mins to get food in a room with around 75 people. Got there at 8:45 left at 5:00 and got in 6 runs on the high speed quad because of HUGE lines. This was a Saturday and I would not recommend a weekend day. They should lower the number of people allowed on the mountain and they have no systems in place to handle this many people even without COVID. I love Beech Mountain but was very disappointed by our visit.... Full Review
Ryan Costin supported one of his Ski Patrollers’ choice to cut my Season’s Pass from my neck over a misunderstanding (I unknowingly went down an unopened slope ONCE). This was my first time on any slope in 6 years, and my fifth time using my pass, with no prior warnings or anything, my first season’s pass to anywhere. The slope wasn’t netted, roped, or showed no clear and obvious signage, not ski patrol at bottom cutting passes. I was compliant and non-combatant, I didn’t curse or name-call.. and still.
Some appreciated guest I am… they practically stole $560 from my neck over a misunderstanding and no warning.. within arms’ reach during COVID not to mention.
Thanks Ryan Costin (GM) and Jim (ski patrol)!... Full Review
Extemely disappointed that I was refused a refund for one of my 3 kids who got sick and didn’t ski. Pretty disrespectful and irresponsible policy during COVID....... Full Review
We did our homework before vacationing at Beech Mountain and discovered the mountain averages close to 100" of natural powder annually. This alone, 8' of snow in North Carolina peeked our curiosity. So we booked our trip and headed to Beech. We passed Sugar mountain on the way and Hawksnest, but Beech was well worth the extra miles. Departing Banner Elk and climbing up to Beech really started the trip off right. There was snow on the ground in Banner Elk, approximately 5-6", but once we arrived at the top of the mountain the snow depth tripled, and we felt like we had arrived in a very special place. Beech Mountain is the highest town East of the Rockies! The accommodations were excellent, and the skiing, considering you are in the south, was phenomenal! The staff and crew are at the top of their game. You can tell they have been around for 50 years. Thank you a fan at as family experience, We will be back asap! We are already planning our trip. ... Full Review
Terrible customer experience. We paid $175 for five people to snow tube but before we even tried it we asked for our money back after seeing other people not even getting halfway down. We were told by the manager, Ryan Costin that they had a no refund policy no matter what. We will not be back. Just go to Sugar Mountain instead.... Full Review
We went last Weekend, and it was the best snowfall all season. However the facility kept the snowmaking machines on full blast all the time. Visibility was horrible the machines are loud and you can’t hear yourself talk because of the loudness. Ridiculous. Equipment is in poor shape. The K2 skis were horribly scratched up on the bottom. Will go back to Colorado next year... Full Review
Only thing I would change is to make an intermission to regroom for night sessions. At night it gets really choppy and last time I was there I planned to stay till close but ended up leaving early like a lot of people just because of the hill conditions. Super choppy, ice everywhere, and started getting wet spots that was stopping everyone in their tracks.... Full Review
Well, I think there is no place else like Beech Mountain, a magical place and the people who live and work there are so friendly, love beech mtn so much I just bought a lot on village cluster RD , close to the slopes, within walking distance, Right on!... Full Review
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