Beech Mtn

1007 Beech Mountain Pkwy, Beech Mountain , NC (Driving Directions to Beech Mtn)
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Last Updated: 3/30/2015 9:59 PM

Beech Mtn Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 3 Beginner
  • 7 Intermediate
  • 4 Advanced
Beech Mountain is a full service resort in the Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina. 7 ski lifts and 16 trails rests on 95 acres of land at Beech Mountain, with 830 feet of vertical. Terrain parks are well laid out and keep it simple. Something you must check out at Beech Mountain Resort is the base lodge village. ... The village has a rustic, old time feel and gives the entire resort a nice ambiance. 100% snowmaking coverage, dining, lodging, tubing, night skiing, lift serviced mountain biking are all available at Beech Mountain. Beech Mountain is the total winter experience with panoramic views and a quad highspeed lift. Beech Mountain is a must see, especially if you are in the area. Read more

Beech Mtn Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available; an extra charge may apply.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Beech Mtn Operations



Lifts Open/Total

0 of 7

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 16

Weekend Hours


Beech Mtn Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

4,675 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

830 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

5,506 ft

Beech Mtn Ski Pictures and Photos

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Beech Mtn Trail Map

Beech Mtn Reviews & Tips (4)

For advanced skiers Beach holds a couple of decent runs, however these same runs become icy by afternoon and thus very tricky to navigate. No mater how advanced a skier, you will need to be on alert for icy spots and therefore need to plan your run on the way up. I was happy with the overall experience but was very disapointed in having to go through the snow guns icy blasts when riding the lifts to the top. Why they blow snow during the day when they are covered with feet of snow has been a mystery since I worked there many years ago. To me this was a disregard for paying customers who do not want to look and feel like a snowman by the time they get to the top. I am not a snow border but I was impressed with the snow park they created for borders and trick skiers. This is just one of the surprises I experienced since I last visited beach. I actually worked there as a host in the mid 70s. It has been a while since I last visited and was pleasently surprised by the snow park and the bar at the top of the mountain; nice place for hot coco or something stronger. And there was one more surprise, an intermediate run call 'land of oz'. This is a nice long blue run, great to practice on. However it was chuncky the day I was there. They needed to grome it better I believe. Lastly my thanks to Liftopia for their first timer pacakages. I was able to take 3 of my grandchildren and not break the bank. All in all, as a past instructor and skier for 40 years, Beach is the Southeast best bang for the buck. I have been going to our place in Dillion CO. for most ski years since working at Beach (while in App State) and was pleasently surprised by their upgrade and conditions. My best advice for any east coast skier,,, sharpen your skis, they may be needed as ice skates by late afternoon.
Beech Mtn review written Feb 01 2014 - 11:03 PM
Van Tanner Advanced Skier
Black diamond slopes are navigable by intermediate skiers when conditions are good. Much tougher when icy.
Beech Mtn review written Jan 19 2014 - 05:18 PM
Cliff Intermediate Skier
A friend and I were here on New Years Day. It was less crowded than I thought it would be; however, the lines for the ski lifts were a little longer than I would hope. Majority of the slopes were open; however, there was very little "real snow" on the ground. I really enjoyed the overall experience. I have never been here before but it was fun. I will say that there are a couple of intermediate slopes that I think were borderline expert. Tricky to get down and when it was icy by the end of the day, it was almost impossible to make it down without falling. The definitely had good prices even if you didn't go through liftopia; however, I would recommend liftopia for the best deals! The drive up the mountain was quite steep. I am unsure how anyone without a 4WD would be able to make it up the mountain if there was true snowfall and/or ice on the roads: scary thought. I suggest driving in a day before staying on or extremely near the resort during the snow/rain season to avoid the road conditions. Ski patrol was always around. I really felt safe. After I FINALLY made it down the "intermediate/expert" slope, the ski patrol was helpful to point out that this particular slope was steeper than most intermediates. The only thing I regret is not getting there when the doors opened. I think we would have had more time on the slopes and less time spent in line to get on the ski lift. I would recommend this for a quick weekend 1 day ski. Mainly because the slopes aren't completely ready yet and the drive up is nerve racking when raining or snowing. I will definitely go again!
Beech Mtn review written Jan 04 2014 - 10:37 AM
Brian Intermediate Skier
Recent infrastructure upgrades (new snowguns) mean that Beech now has the second-best snow in the Boone area. App, the first-place winner, has less than half the vert, and easier trails. Sugar, with more vert, typically has a thinner base. Check the webcams - Beech, and many Southeast resorts, put a lot of effort into snowmaking, and can be covered even without natural snow. As far as trails go, you won't find runs comparing to Western or Northeastern resorts. However, beginners and intermediates won't notice, as Beech's trails feature a bunny slope, very wide beginner run with two dedicated lifts, and an easy blue (Lower Shawneehaw, take the double on the map's left). I don't ski park, but their park crew went to Cutter's camp last summer, and with good snow they should put together a pretty good setup. You can hit both parks in one run, though the High-Speed Quad might be faster than the Lower Shawneehaw double. The blue runs get a lot more interesting with Upper Shawneehaw and Robin's Run - if you're not comfortable skiing a harder blue don't go up to the summit. Oz Run, on the backside, is a fun, gentle blue when it's open, but there's no way down without taking a much harder blue back to the base. The Black Diamond runs are fun. Southern Star is the easier of the two, but both are good, interesting black diamond runs. All trails except Crossway are nice and wide, and little islands of trees break up Lower Shawneehaw - there are many different routes. It can be foggy and windy, so check the weather and dress accordingly. I have heard good things about the ski school but haven't taken lessons there. It's the only place in NC with a real base village - separate restaurant, cafeteria, demo shop, rental place, ice rink, souvenir shop, etc. Not luxury, but better than just one crowded lodge building. I prefer it to any other NC ski mountain - at Sugar, you pay more for slower lifts and shorter black diamond trails, that don't even stay open at night. App is probably the place to go for park, but they have such limited terrain most people will get bored in just a few runs. Beech has good trails, good snowmaking, a fast lift to the top, and the best prices.
Beech Mtn review written Feb 17 2012 - 09:06 PM
TheFireWarde Advanced Skier

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