Friday, September 25, 2015

Beech Mountain Resort Season Passes Now On Sale

You may purchase season passes online or over the phone.  Please call to purchase season lockers and Red Baron memberships.


Talia Freeman | Director of Marketing
Beech Mountain Resort, INC.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Beech Mountain Resort opens Friday for summer; Live music Saturday at Beech Mountain Brewing Co.

News Release by Talia Freeman

Beech Mountain Resort opens its summer season Friday, June 5, along with the grand opening of its Emerald Outback Trail system.

The resort will operate Fridays from Noon to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The summer season goes through Sept. 27.

“Beech Mountain is incredibly beautiful in the summer,” said Talia Freeman, Beech Mountain Resort’s director of marketing, “and, we are excited to share this experience with our visitors. We are working hard to fine tune that experience, and I think the improvements will be noticed.”

The resort will offer activities for the entire family this weekend in addition to its regularly scheduled mountain biking and lessons. Headlining Saturday’s events will be live music from 4-7 p.m. at the Beech Mountain Brewing Co., featuring “If Birds Could Fly,” three young folk/Americana musicians from Big Stone Gap, Va.

Beech Mountain Brewing Co. is the resort’s owned and operated brewery and tap room. It provides a variety of beers and special events. Please check the calendar for a live music schedule. The brewery will also open Thursdays from Noon to 7 p.m.

Beech Mountain Resort, along with Beech Mountain’s Family Fun Month, will offer on Fridays in June a chance to escape into a land of fantasy and excitement, with guided tours of the old Land of Oz property at the top of one of North Carolina’s majestic mountain peaks. Tours will be at Noon and 3 p.m.

Lift tickets can be purchased 15 minutes prior to the tour time at Ski Beech Sports in the resort village. Lift tickets are $10 each, and the tour will cost $10, cash only.

Beech Mountain Resort also offers the area’s first chairlift-accessed Disc Golf Course hosting multiple and unique tee locations accommodating all skill levels, Innova Dispatcher Pro Targets, and a picture-perfect “Signature” hole from this professional level course. Innova discs are available for purchase or rent. Cost to play is $10, including a single ride to the first tee.

For the cyclists, Magic Cycles will be on hand this summer to offer a complete line of biking products, rentals, repair services and upgrades for road and mountain bikes.

Newly updated trails at Beech Mountain Resort provide a riding experience for a wide-range of skill levels, plus daily half- and full-day lessons, clinics and guided rides available for the beginner.

The entire family can take a scenic lift ride to enjoy the stunning views of the highest ski area in eastern America, or just ride to the top of the mountain to find 5506’. Unwind with a snack, drink or lunch, or just enjoy the best view in the High Country! 5506’ is a great place for lunch with the family. It can also be rented for private functions.

Starting June 13, 5506’ will offer yoga on Saturdays. This will certainly be the most scenic and beautiful yoga class in the High Country.

For information, call the resort at 800-438-2093 or visit

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Be a Family Again This June with Family Month at Beech Mountain

Press Release
Courtesy of Craig Distl

BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Thirty days of enjoyment await families this June during the second annual Family Fun Month in the town of Beech Mountain.

The month is filled with organized events, outdoor activities and lodging specials.

Group activities include: guided hikes, tours of the old Land of Oz theme park, parent-child pickleball outings, mountain biking lessons, scenic chairlift rides, concerts on the lawn, a junior golf tournament, and movies under the stars in Eastern America's highest town.

"We’ve designated an entire month for families to reconnect. This is a need in today’s society because we don’t spend as much quality time together," said Kate Gavenus, director of tourism for the town of Beech Mountain. "There are opportunities every day for grandparents, parents, teens and younger children to get out and enjoy activities on the mountain."

Many activities have no fee, such as guided hikes, movies under the stars, swimming at Beech Mountain Club, pickleball tourneys and street dances. Other activities have a nominal fee.

Beech Mountain is an ideal summer getaway for families. It blends the amenities and lodging of a ski resort town with miles and miles of town-maintained hiking and biking trails.

On weekends, Friday through Sunday, Beech Mountain Resort operates its downhill mountain biking park, complete with lift access for both riders and their bikes. The resort also offers disc golf and scenic chairlift rides to the summit, where an observation deck awaits.

Two special weekends add to the festivities. The town’s Emerald Outback trail park holds its grand re-opening the weekend of June 5-7 with mountain biking rides, family hikes, a bonfire, clinics, contests and demos. The weekend of June 19-20 is the Cool 5 Race Weekend, featuring a five-mile run, a 1.5-mile fun run, a family walk-and-wag for pets, and a popsicle relay. A Taste of Beech also takes place that weekend.

Getting involved in Family Fun Month is easy. A schedule of events is available at Parents and grandparents can go to the site, select the days with their favorite activities, then choose from two lodging packages.

The first lodging special provides three nights for the price of two, while the second provides 25 percent off a stay of five nights or more.

To learn more about June Family Fun Month on Beech Mountain, call (800) 468-5506, or visit

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Summer Will Be Arriving on Beech Mountain Before You Know It!

Kiddo Fishing Derby
A great event for kids and families is the Kiddo Fishing Derby at Lake Coffey.
Annual Hog Roast

Great food, entertainment and fireworks will again be on hand for the 47th Annual Hog Roast.
Craft Fairs
Craft fairs on the mountain are always a favorite for visitors and residents alike.  Local and national craftsmen are featured in many different art forms.
A Cool 5 - 5 Races - June 19 & 20
Summer Concerts
For more information on events for Beech Mountain, log onto the Events page for the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce.  See you on Beech Mountain this summer ... we are waiting for you.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Time Warp to the 1980s During Beech’s Retro Ski Weekend

Press Release by Craig Distl

Can dayglo ski clothes melt snow? Did video kill the radio star? Do girls really just want to have fun?
All these questions – and more – will be answered during the fourth annual Totally ’80s Retro Ski Weekend at Beech Mountain.
This year’s time warp back the new wave era takes place Feb. 20-22 and includes live music, special guest appearances, retro festivities and 80’s-themed specials on lodging and meals.
Headlining the weekend is The Breakfast Club, America’s favorite 1980s tribute band. The Breakfast Club plays Saturday night in the Beech Tree lodge at Beech Mountain Resort. During intermission, the fun continues with the annual $500 Totally Retro Apparel Contest.
Friday night’s band is Buick MacKane, performing an all-80s set at the Mile High Tavern. Also that night at the Mile High Tavern is a $200 Madonna look-alike contest.
The Carolina Ghostbusters – complete with their vintage Ectomobile – will make multiple appearances in town and at the ski resort, and they will be joined by a talking replica of the KITT car from the 1980s hit television show, Knight Rider.
Another throwback event is an ’80s lip-sync battle Friday afternoon at Beech Mountain Brewing Co. in the alpine village at the ski resort.
Old school music fans will also have an opportunity to meet Brake Michaels of Charlotte. Brake is one of the nation’s top Bret Michaels look-alikes.
As always, skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to wear retro ski gear on the slopes, and Reaganomics will be in effect with 80s-themed specials throughout town on lodging, meals, and ski rentals.
“Each year we’re excited to see so many people embrace the ‘totally eighties’ concept,” says Talia Freeman, marketing director for Beech Mountain Resort. “More than just skiing, it’s a pop culture experience and has definitely become one of our most popular weekends.”
So dig out those DayGlo ski clothes from that most righteous decade, dust off your cassette tapes, and make plans now for a ski slope time machine weekend on Beech Mountain.
For complete details and lodging specials, call 800-468-5506 or go online