Beech Mountain Ski Resort

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Beech Mountain Ski Resort is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Banner Elk, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.7 miles
997 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips





wild flowers



19 days ago

2 mile loop portion very steep on return. Great views if not for preponderance of development, etc. and lift construction in process.

5 months ago

this all trails app pulls up uber everytime I want directions. very frustrating

Saturday, December 31, 2016

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!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Solid place and would come again. Not too crowded when I went and really nice people.

mountain biking
Sunday, February 21, 2016

Amazing not crowded great lifts great services.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Great hike lots of elevation changes with the highest point a mile high

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Beautiful short hike. Pretty falls and great place for a summer dip,

Saturday, December 28, 2013

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).

Friday, August 23, 2013

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.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

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.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

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.

mountain biking
Sunday, November 18, 2012

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!

Monday, August 06, 2012

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 :)

9 months ago

Saturday, May 30, 2015