Located in the mountains of western North Carolina, Beech Mountain boasts a summit elevation of 5,506 feet above sea level, making it the highest ski resort in eastern North America. With 17 slopes and 8 lifts, Beech Mountain Resort has terrain for beginners and the seasoned expert.
You need a rental car if you’re flying into one of the airports near Beech Mountain Resort. Three major airports are in the area: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (2.5-hour drive), Charlotte, North Carolina; Piedmont Triad International Airport (2.5-hour drive), Greensboro, North Carolina; and Tri-Cities Airport (1.5-hour drive) in Blountville, Tennessee.
With 95 skiable acres and 830 feet of vertical rise, Beech Mountain Ski Resort offers something for the entire family. Terrain easily breaks out almost evenly: 30% beginner, 40% intermediate and 30% advanced. Average snowfall is 80 inches with 100% snow coverage. Base elevation is 4,675 feet, and the longest run is 1 mile. There is one terrain park, and ice skating and tubing are also available on the mountain.
The resort features four restaurants, a rental facility, two sports shops and WiFi. There is a Ski & Ride School as well as programs designed specifically for kids: Snow Kamp (3 to 5 years), Traxx (6 to 14) and Burton Learn to Ride (6 to 14). The resort also offers adaptive ski and ride lessons for people who require special equipment or teaching techniques. Beech Mountain Academy is designed to help young athletes advance their skills.
The Beech Mountain Resort Nursery is for children ages six months old to three years old. Summer activities include mountain biking, disc golf, scenic lift rides, roller skating, tubing and live music.