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Related Regions: North Carolina, United States, North America, Boone, SSAA

Elevation

  • 5506ft
    Summit
  • 830ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 4675ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • 0
  • 3
  • 2
  • 8
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    30%

  • Intermediate Runs

    40%

  • Advanced Runs

    30%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    17

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Night Skiing

    95 ac

  • Longest Run

    1 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    95 ac

  • Snow Making

    95 ac

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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.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/23/201903/24/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    98
  • Years Open
    52
  • Average Snowfall
    31"

More Info

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.

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

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Beech Mountain Resort Reviews

jrg123
22nd February 20195
We had an excellent time here. I would recommend it to anyone who is nearby or wants a good time in a...Full review
Martin
2nd February 20192
Having skied for decades all over the country at dozens of ski areas, I have never seen snow making cannons aimed at...Full review
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Contact Info

  • Beech Mountain Resort

    PO Box 1118

    28604 Banner Elk

    North Carolina

    United States


    Phone: 800-438-2093

    skibeech@skybest.com

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