Sunday, June 26, 2011

47th Annual Roasting of the Hog.....Coming this Saturday, July 2nd

June 26, 2011

Be sure not to miss the annual Roasting of the Hog event on Saturday, July 2nd, at the Beech Mountain Resort.  6pm - ??  $15/adults; $7/children 7yrs of age and under.

Our volunteers work hard to serve the smoked turkey and pork, beans, salads and don't forget to pick up your drink and Moon Pie at the end of the line.

Whether you dine inside the huge View Haus or outside, you will love the food and have a blast all day.

Our local volunteer fire department personnel are hard at work from the night before to well into the event day getting the meats roasted over a pit with real wood.'ve got to taste it to appreciate it.  There is always enough left over so stick around after the meal to buy some by the pound to take home.

Our DJ will be spinning your favorite tunes to dance by under the stars.  He always has a patriotic sequence of music to introduce the fireworks for the night, which will leave you with a lump in your throught.

People come from all over the country to visit Beech Mountain.  Some of these have made Beech Mountain their vacation or permanent home.  You'll see why once you visit for the first time.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

USA Cycling Mountain Bike Gravity National Championships comes to Beech!

June 1, 2011
Press Release
provided by Talia Freeman, Beech Mountain Resort

Beech Mountain Resort has been named host for the
2011 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Gravity National Championships, Sept. 22-25.

The popular North Carolina High Country resort has also been awarded the 2012 championship, and is the first resort in the South to host the event.

“Beech Mountain Resort realizes the increased popularity in cycling, and the demand for a facility with lift access, “ says Ryan Costin, general manager of Beech Mountain Resort, “ We are pleased to host Gravity Nationals, while also producing a facility for all Mountain Bike Enthusiast.“

The resort will begin construction of the facility in preparation for the championships, which will bring mountain bikers from around the country to the area. Brevard native Christopher Herndon, 2007 Dual Slalom National Champion, and a Southeast leader in course design, will oversee construction. “We feel confident that Christopher Herndon will design a unique facility ensuring that Beech Mountain Resort will produce an innovative product,” says Costin.

Beech Mountain Resort will offer a world-class venue for competitors in a spectator-friendly atmosphere, filled with plenty of family-friendly activities.

Beech Mountain Resort is excited to share this event with the Western North Carolina community, and will soon provide local cyclists with a mountain bike destination in their backyard.  “There is a lot of untapped terrain on Beech Mountain, ultimately providing a unique facility for Gravity Nationals,” said Shaw Brown of Boone Bike and Touring. “We are thrilled Beech is producing a legitimate Mountain Bike facility in the

Michael Thomas, a Boone resident and 2008 and 2009 collegiate downhill champion, said: “This will be the first time that the National Championships have ever been held in the South, and it’s a big step forward in the progression of downhill racing here. We have great mountains to ride in, but actual downhill specific trails to ride on have been very limited until now.”

To find out more about USA Cycling Mountain Bike Gravity Nationals, please visit