Tuesday, December 21, 2010
News Release by Craig Distl
The popular youth sledding hill in the Town of Beech Mountain is once again open for the winter season. The hill provides free sledding daily for children 12 and under.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
November 1, 2010
A new system of automated snow guns will have a major impact on snowmaking capacity this winter at Beech Mountain Resort.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
MILE HIGH KITE FESTIVAL
Monday, August 9, 2010
information provided by Nancy Raymond
Monday, June 28, 2010
Emerald Outback Trails, Beech Mountain, NC
The Beech Mountain Bike Club has announced a collaborative trail workday on Sunday, July 11th. Over the past 6 months many area residents have banded together to create what will soon be the Beech Mountain Adventure Trail Park, a comprehensive public trail park totaling 20+ miles of trail for hiking, biking, running, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing use.
The first phase of the project is the “Emerald Outback” micro-park/trail network. This area consists of 7 to 8 miles of single track, double track, and fire/gravel road trail. The entire Emerald Outback trail is nestled above 5,000ft. in elevation and has varying terrain and geographic features that make the trail system truly unique to the area. The trail system has been designed by bikers, hikers and trail runners in order to better meet the recreational demands of such outdoor enthusiasts. The best part is this is a public project, so the trails are open for your enjoyment. Beech Mountain citizens, Town employees, Beech Mountain Club employees, Banner Elk and Boone residents, and visitors to the area have all played a hand in the creation of this amazing trail network.
On Sunday, July 11th, 2010 the Beech Mountain Bike Club will host a collaborative trail day of massive scale in order to escalate phase one of the project to its true opening before the XTERRA – Beech Mountain – 10K trail race event is held on Sunday, July 18th 2010. The group will be erecting the official trail head at the Beech Mountain Town Hall/Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center, placing directional and informational trail signage on all trails, and doing final trail clean-up before the XTERRA trail race takes place. The BMBC is requesting your help on this momentous day in order to make these trails more accessible, discernable, and clean for your recreational enjoyment.
The trail workday will begin at the Beech Mountain Town Hall at 8:30 AM on Sunday, July 11th. Although some trail equipment will be provided, it is recommended that you bring along metal rakes, loppers, shears, gloves, weed-eaters, chainsaws, and leaf blowers of your own if you have them available. Also be sure to pack water and snacks. The group will set out on foot to groom every inch of the Emerald Outback trail system while placing brand new directional markers throughout the network. As this is a public project, help from the public is needed in order to better the trails for your enjoyment. Please encourage anyone you know interested in trail building, biking, hiking, etc to come lend a hand in kicking off the next big thing on Beech Mountain! Your help is greatly needed and greatly appreciated!
For more information regarding the Beech Mountain Adventure Trail Park, the trail workday scheduled for Sunday, July 11th, 2010, or general information about hiking and biking on Beech Mountain, please call 828.387.3003. You can also follow trail development, get group ride and workday updates, view park photos and maps, etc at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=129374807082146&ref=ts
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Beech Mountain Yard Sale
All items not sold or reclaimed by vendors will be donated to
Avery Family Impact
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
The variety of colors in the cars was amazing.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
See the full article in the May articles; click on 'May' in the column to the right.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Press Release by Craig Distl
Fans of the Porsche 928 can witness the nation's largest gathering of this powerful sports car on Saturday, June 5, atop Beech Mountain.
The 13th annual Sharks in the Mountains rally, hosted by 928 Specialists of Spruce Pine, will attract a fleet of more than 100 cars. These unique Porsches are called "sharks" because their front profile resembles that of a shark.
David and Jeannie Roberts, owners of 928 Specialists, invite sports car fans to visit Beech Mountain for this special event, beginning with a 10 a.m. "park in" of all participants. This takes place in the central business district of Beech Mountain in front of Town Hall.
"We have an ideal setting right here at the top of the mountain. Car owners can use our parking area and visitors can come through and see these cars," said Beech Mountain town manager Randy Feierabend. "It's also an opportunity to get people up here in June so they can see how beautiful our mountain is in summer."
The front engine V8 Porsche 928 is a lesser known model in the Porsche stable. There were only 60,000 made over a 17-year period and there aren't many left.
"To see that many 928s at one time is rare," said David Roberts. "This is one of only two such annual events of this size in the United States, and ours is the biggest and oldest. If you're a car person and like classic cars, it's quite a sight to see."
Roberts said folks are welcome to stroll along the isles of cars and chat with owners.
"Porsche 928 owners are some of the most down to earth folks you'll find," he said. "They love to talk to about their cars and are happy to expose others to the Porsche 928."
After spending the day in the town of Beech Mountain, the group departs in grand style with a 5 p.m. parade that follows the route of the former Beech Mountain Hill Climb race and continues down the mountain to Banner Elk.
"It will be a parade of more than 100 beautiful sports cars driving through town," said Feierabend. "Even if you're not a fan of the Porsche 928, it will still be cool to watch."
For more information on this or other events on Beech Mountain, call the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce at (800) 468-5506 or locally at (828) 387-9283.
Debbie Canady, Editor
Monday, April 26, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
February 11, 2010
The gazebo and trees surrounding it made a beautiful winter wonderland.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I love to take pictures, especially when I have such a palette to choose from living on Beech Mountain. It doesn't matter what season it is, I am always awestruck with the beauty that God has provided to the lucky few who live here year round and those who visit this blessed place.
However, I am also shocked at the lack of knowledge that some people have when visiting us that causes them to do some dangerous things. For instance, there have been so many reports in the news this year of people who, for one reason or another, have chosen to walk on the frozen lakes and rivers. If you research this topic, you will find that most experts say ice is not safe to walk on unless the ice is at least 4" thick. Personally, I don't know how you can tell how thick it is unless you breach the ice to do so and I'm not volunteering! Recently, a local man was walking his dogs off-leash with his 10 yr. old son and the dogs took off across a lake. The man took off after them, fell through the ice and died. Luckily, the son went for help and did not follow the man. The dogs never went through the ice but accounts of animals who have fallen through the ice in the past report that most get themselves out without assistance. Those that do need assistance need it from professionals...call the authorities...do not attempt to do a rescue yourself!
I live in the area of Lake Coffey and was astounded about two weeks ago to see a snowman, which had been built in the middle of the lake. I don't know who built it but it sent shivers down my spine to envision a couple of kids out there risking their lives to have fun building that snowman. It is most probably the result of lack of information. We have so very many people that visit our area from warmer climates and do not know what the hazards are when walking on frozen surfaces.
A vast database of knowledge is available on the Internet for virtually anything you need. Check out unfamiliar topics before risking your life in unknown situations. I did a simple Google search on 'safe walking on ice' and was immediately drawn to this site: http://www.wikihow.com/Know-When-Ice-is-Safe. Check it out, do your own search, educate yourself in this matter and others to safeguard yourself and your loved ones...especially children and animals. They are counting on you to protect them. Don't let them down just because you did not check out the dangers first. We want our visitors to have nothing but happy memories of their stay on Beech Mountain and we do not want to lose any of our neighbors to senseless tragedies.
Now go and enjoy your winter on Beech Mountain but....Please, Be Safe! :)
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Although we had sub zero temperatures and wind chills were in the double digits, the sun eventually came out, the wind died down and it was a good day to be on Beech.
Definitely a day to have a 4WD and/or chains