Beech Mountain Ski Resort is located near Banner Elk, North Carolina. The trail is primarily used for downhill skiing and snowboarding and is best used from November until March.
After the fog burned off, turned out to be a beautiful day for skiing. Starting out with the slopes impossible to see and ski with any speed, turned out to be a great day. Beech is perfect for intermediates and the black diamonds are fine if you ski in control and ice is not an issue [nearby Sugar Mountain has a longer run from the top, and the best eastern skiing is at Snowshoe]. Crowds can be a problem on weekends and holidays, but during the week, go for it!
During the summer biking and hiking are king. Enjoy!
Highest town in eastern America. And there is always something to do no matter what time of year you visit. Great views...good skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and hiking...even a wonderful sledding hill for the little ones.
Solid place and would come again. Not too crowded when I went and really nice people.
Amazing not crowded great lifts great services.
Great hike lots of elevation changes with the highest point a mile high
Beautiful short hike. Pretty falls and great place for a summer dip,
The land of OZ, typically a ski resort, have hiked this a few times in the fall, great panoramic views to the northwest (Smokies) and back to the east (Grandfather, etc).
I basically have skied here all my life. The slopes are very nice, and the quad chair is very fast and gets you to the top. Not the biggest resort around, but it is less crowded, and has great views from the top. There is a very special run on the backside called Oz. Oz is only open once out of every 3 ski seasons, so it is great skiing it while its open! Other great winter activities here include ice skating, snowboarding, and tubing. A children's sledding hill operates at the town hall. During the summer, the mountain's downhill trails, Emerald Outback, and West Bowl are all open to some rooty mountain biking. Hiking and geocaching are also available. A nice area indeed.
The first time I came here I was surprised to find such good ski conditions this far south. But the next time they couldn't even open.
I'm a snowboarding fanatic. This mountain is really fun to ride. The staff are very friendly. The slopes aren't always well-kept, but they're pretty good.
Been skiing here but the trail has great MountainBiking in the summer. Attend the NORDA races in July and get great deals on Kenda tires from the Kenda trailer!!! Like, 1/2 price! The lift up is all manned by someone else, they load your bike and you ride down....super trails all around the lift or hit one of the runs(used for skiing) and wear out some brake pads!
The last time I was here which was about 5 yrs ago the place seemed to be really run down. I hope they have made some improvements, if not, I'd chose Sugar Mountain Ski Resort next door. My favorite thing to do here at Beech is outdoor Ice Skating :)