Less than three hours from Charlotte is a cool mountain getaway with high temperatures regularly in the 70s, and sometimes only in the 60s.
The ski resort town of Beech Mountain is a great summer destination, especially with all the activities available at Beech Mountain Resort.
From mile-high yoga to scenic chairlift rides to downhill mountain biking, the resort has quite a few offerings in the warmer months. Here’s a list of the Top 7 things to do this summer at Beech Mountain Resort …
No. 7: Mountain Bike Lessons – It’s really easy. Just go to Ski Beech Sports in the village at the base of the slopes. The resort staff provides lessons for folks of all ages and abilities. You can also rent a bike and safety equipment at Magic Cycles in the village. And after your lesson, be sure to take the bike up the mountain on the chairlift and ride the downhill trails.
No. 6: Scenic Chairlift Rides – For just $10, folks can ride the chairlift to the top and back. Check out beautiful scenery along the way and a cool observation deck at the top. It’s a neat experience each Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the warmer months, which leads us to No. 5 …
No. 5: Skybar 5,506’ – The resort recently built a really cool skybar at the top of the slopes. It’s a glass roundhouse called 5,506’ in honor of the mountain’s signature elevation. People of all ages can ride the chairlift to the skybar and enjoy food and beverages. It’s particularly beautiful in evenings as the sun begins to set over the NC High Country.
No. 4: Bottoms Up Yoga – A lot of really cool women (and some men) ride the chairlift to the top on select Saturday mornings to do yoga on the observation deck at the skybar. Lift rides start at 10 a.m. and the yoga classes begin at 10:30 a.m. It’s a neat way to elevate your downward dog. And, you have the option of enjoying a craft beer afterwards. The beer is made at the resort. Which leads us to No. 3 …
No. 3: Beech Mountain Brewing Co. – One of the newest things available at Beech Mountain Resort is a craft brewery. Beech Mountain Brewing Co. is located in the village at the base of the slopes (they also sell the beer at other places throughout the resort, including the skybar). The brewery offers a nice variety of craft brews, from lighter ales to heavier stouts.
No. 2: Disc Golf – Disc golf is much like regular golf. The object is to throw what many call a “frisbee” into 18 receptacles that serve as holes. BMR’s course plays downhill from the mountaintop. There is no cost to play the course, unless you don’t want to walk all the way up the mountain to the first tee. In that case, it’s a $10 chairlift ride to the first tee. Plus, the resort has discs for rent/sale if you don’t have one.
No. 1: Downhill Mountain Biking – Wanna catch some air? The resort has awesome downhill trails. Bring your mountain bike (or rent one at Magic Cycles), ride the lift, tighten the straps on your helmet and pedal down your choice of 11 trails named after Led Zeppelin songs. You’ll have a “Whole Lotta Love” for this adventure!
To get more info on these activities, visit www.BeechMountainResort.com. For weekend lodging packages, visit www.BeechMtn.com
This content was produced in collaboration with our sponsor, Beech Mountain Tourism Development Authority.