Monday, December 31, 2012

Youth Sledding Hill Open Daily atop Beech Mountain

Press Release
by Craig Distl

Photo courtesy of Amy Morrison

The popular youth sledding hill in the Town of Beech Mountain has opened for the winter season. It offers free sledding daily for children 12 and under.

The hill, located adjacent to the Visitors Center, provides good sledding conditions with a combination of man-made and natural snow. Beech Mountain, at an elevation of 
5,506 feet, is the highest town in Eastern America with an average annual snowfall of 84.6 inches.

The sled run is operated by Beech Mountain Parks & Recreation Department seven days a week (weather permitting) with safety personnel on duty. A loud speaker plays music and hot chocolate is available at nearby restaurants.

"There is no charge for sledding and we get kids from all over the Southeast," says Amy Morrison of the Beech Mountain Tourism Development Authority. "Parents are 
welcome to call and check conditions. I'm able to provide real-time updates from my office window."

Plastic sleds are required. Folks may bring their own, or they're available for rent or purchase at nearby stores on the mountain. Parking and restrooms are also 

Hours of operation are: 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

For further details, call (800) 468-5506 or visit:

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ready for Winter...

Although our weather has not maintained optimum temperatures to allow BM Resort to build up the snow slopes, there are still those that are skiing and businesses are open.  We have received enough snow in recent weeks to make our trees beautiful, cover the ground and make us wish for more.'s coming!

Santa has already been sighted by a few dozen lucky visitors and residents at 4 Seasons at Beech and the Chamber Christmas tree has been decorated.