Whether it’s your first time on skis or you’re a seasoned shredder, Beech Mountain invites you to enjoy winter in the highest ski area in the eastern United States.
Several seasonal deals make Beech Mountain an affordable getaway. The $119 ski-and-stay package offers double-occupancy lodging for two weekday nights and one weekday lift ticket for two.
If you’re traveling with a group, the $450 entourage package includes two nights of anytime accommodations for six to eight people. Or, you can upsize it to a group of 10 for just $550. All rental units are spacious with three to five bedrooms and located close to the slopes.
January is national Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Beech Mountain encourages beginners in January and February by providing free weekday ski lessons with the rental of skis or snowboards. That’s right, just rent equipment from Beech Mountain Resort any Monday through Thursday (holidays excluded) and receive a free beginner lesson. Must be eight years of age or older.
“Skiing is a sport that’s good to have some lessons in the beginning, but once you learn, you’ve got a skill for life,” says Kate Gavenus, Beech Mountain’s director of tourism and economic development. “So many people don’t realize what a jewel we have up here in the High Country. Once they come, they’re hooked.”
The town, located about two and a half hours from Charlotte, is home to Beech Mountain Resort, which has 15 slopes on 98 acres. With more than 84 inches of annual snowfall, Beech is the premier ski destination in the South. The resort’s Alpine Village also has an ice-skating rink and brand new snow-tubing park. These budget-friendly activities—$15 for ice-skating and $25-$30 for snow tubing—don’t require a lift ticket.
In addition to the resort, the town has a free youth sledding hill beside the Visitors Center. Open to children age 12 and younger, the hill is a simple, affordable activity for kids.
“Some of our visitors have never experienced snow,” Gavenus says, “so the hill is a fun way to get up here and play in the snow and really enjoy it.”
This past summer, FlipKey.com, a TripAdvisor company, ranked Beech Mountain as the No. 1 Most Affordable Vacation Rental Destination in North Carolina. With quaint inns, romantic chalets, cozy condos and private homes, Beech Mountain has lodging options to suit everyone and every budget.
For more information on the best deals this season, call 800-468-5506 or visit: www.BeechMtn.com/deals.
This content was produced in collaboration with our sponsor, Beech Mountain Tourism Development Authority.