Ski Beech Mountain for Family Fun On and Off the Slopes

Family Skiing at Beech Mtn. via Field Trips with Sue
Family Skiing at Beech Mountain via Field Trips with Sue
Beech Mtn. offers programs for the novice, as well as experienced skier.

By Sue Rodman
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What You Need to Know about Beech Mountain Ski Resort
Beech Mountain Resort has the highest elevation of any NC ski resort and boasts the only high speed quad lift in North Carolina. For those who don’t know skiing, the quad gets folks to the top of the mountain faster, so you aren’t waiting in line as long (unless it’s MLK weekend, and then you need to come with lots of patience). Beech Mountain recently took out a lesser-used chair lift to make more skiable surface, a great addition (or deletion) to make runs feel more open and inviting.

Beech Mountain continues to revamp their snowmaking capabilities. They’ve been adding high power snow guns each year and now have a total of 30, plus more than 100 smaller guns, which means that as long as it gets below 32 degrees at night, the slopes are a winter wonderland.

One of my favorite things about Beech is they rent ski clothes in addition to ski equipment. If you don’t have all that ski gear, you can rent it here. (Note: hats, gloves and googles cannot be rented, so you’ll need to bring those items)

Ski Beech
Beech Mountain Resort has added Ric Wilkerson as director of freestyle terrain. Ric is known for creating excellent terrain parks.

Ski Beech: First Time Skiers Welcome
To entice novices to ski at Beech Mountain, High Country Hosts walk first timers through the entire process. Beech Mountain isn’t a huge resort, but having someone who knows the ropes physically take you to each station so you don’t even have to think about it, is a huge benefit. If you’d like to do this, just ask for a High Country Host when you arrive.

Ski Beech: Lessons at Beech
If you aren’t a skier, make sure to take a lesson or two. Actually, the magic number is three. Three lessons and experts say you’ll get the hang of it and have a sport for a lifetime. My boys never got off the bunny slope on their first outing, but they all enjoyed the challenge and are eager to go back and learn more.

For more information on Beech Mountain, see our other posts

What: Ski North Carolina: Ski Beech Mountain Ski Resort
Where: Beech Mountain North Carolina
When: November – March

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