North Carolina

Beech Mountain Resort Ski Resort

Find a Ski Resort in North America & Worldwide
# 4Small Ski Area in North America
# 4Small Ski Area in United States
# 1All Mountain Terrain in North Carolina
All Reviews

Overview

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.

Where Is Beech Mountain Ski Resort Located?

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.

In the town of Beech Mountain there are 650 privately owned chalets, townhouses, condominiums, inns, and a bed and breakfast.

Restaurants

Breakfast

  • Fred’s Backside Deli offers plenty of house-made foods to satisfy your hunger. 501 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, NC 28604

Lunch

  • 5506’ features a nice covered patio to enjoy lunch, providing amazing views of the surrounding countryside. 1007 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, NC 28604

Dinner

  • Alpen Restaurant & Bar is a fine dining steak and seafood restaurant with a fireplace and a patio. 700 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, NC 28604

Apres/Nightlife

  • For the beer fan in your group, head to Beech Mountain Brewing Company. It is one of the only breweries owned and operated by a ski area – and well worth a stop for a tasting. 1007 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, NC 28604

Terrain

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.

Inside Scoop

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.

Plan Your Trip

Beech Mountain Resort Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

23"
15"
10"
5"
0"
0"
Nov
7"
Dec
19"
Jan
13"
Feb
4"
Mar
0"
Apr

Terrain Overview

17
Runs in Total
1 mi
Longest Run
95 ac
Skiable Terrain
95 ac
Night Skiing
95 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 8

3
Quad Chairs
3
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

5506'
Summit
830'
Vertical Drop
4675'
Base

Important Dates

December 03, 20222022/12/03
Projected Opening
March 26, 20232023/03/26
Projected Closing
N.A.
Projected Days Open
98
Days Open Last Year
55
Years Open
31"
Average Snowfall
Copyright © 1995-2022 Mountain News Corporation. All rights reserved.