We received another 1" of light, fluffy snow yesterday. The ski slopes are in prime condition for skiing and snow boarding, as well as making use of the skating rink at Beech Mountain Resort. For those who have yet to experience skiing at the highest ski resort east of the Rocky Mountains, make time to come up before the resort closes for the 2012-2013 season. In fact, the snow season has been so good this year that the businesses on Beech Mountain have been able to remain open longer than normal. Restaurants, shopping, ski rentals, game rooms, real estate offices and more are all open and doing well. We hope to see those who want to wind out the winter season with us come visit soon.
With the Bark Park (small and large dog corrals), kite festival, craft fair, fishing derby for the kids, annual July pig roast, hiking, biking, Buckeye Lake Recreation Area, Autumn at Oz (come meet Dorothy and Toto), community yard sale and nearby attractions of Grandfather Mountain, Tweetsie Railroad, Woolly Worm Festival and many, many other activities, events and things to do, Beech Mountain is a great place to make your destination and place to rest your head.
April is normally a slower time for us so that we can transition, clean, spruce up and prepare for our summer residents and guests. The Beech Mountain Club (optional membership for owners of qualified properties) will also be getting ready to open the golf course, tennis courts, cafes and other various amenities. As usual, lots of activities are being planned so make sure you stay in touch with our websites, webcams and our Chamber of Commerce on what is going on at any given time. If you need a list of popular sites to visit, try these:
Beech Mountain Parkway: See road conditions, traffic on BMP (links to other Beech Mountain, Banner Elk and surrounding area cams are also on this site...scroll down for list)
Parkway and ski resort: Road conditions, ski slopes, wildlife activity
Beech Mountain Chamber: Accomodations, restaurants, shops, etc., which includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Real Estate: Real estate sales and local information
Rentals: Vacation rentals
Weather: Our local forecaster: Ray's Weather
Come visit Beech Mountain, and don't be surprised when you arrive here that we smile and wave to you. We're like that...we love meeting new friends.