As the highest ski area in the eastern U.S., Beech Mountain Resort offers 15 slopes on 95 acres of skiable area. There are plenty of runs for every skill level. And with a vertical drop of 830 feet and more than 80 inches of annual snowfall, Ski Beech stands out as the premier ski resort in the South.

Beech Mountain Skiing

The resort’s snowmaking capabilities, added to the abundant natural snowfall, have earned it the title Snow Capital of the South, with a reputation as the best snow skiing in North Carolina. Snowboarding is also a favorite activity, and the high-speed Quad Lift—the region’s most efficient chairlift—keeps lift lines short and ski days efficient.

Lessons: Ski Beech offers individual and group snow skiing and snowboarding lessons for beginners, even as young as 4 years old.

Packages: Check out the ski packages and ski deals at Beech Mountain Resort and start planning your next winter adventure.

Other activities: Even if you’re not into downhill excitement, there’s still plenty to do and enjoy. The Alpine Village at Ski Beech offers unique shops, dining lodges, and a nursery, as well as a 7,000-square-foot ice skating rink, open throughout the winter season. There is also a free sledding hill next to town hall for kids 12 years and under open daily 9am till 5 pm weather permitting.

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