Beech Mountain Resort - Skiing & Snowboarding

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At 5,506’ in the heart of Appalachia lies The Beech. You won’t find any sand there; unlike most beaches, Beech Mountain Resort is covered entirely in snow!

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Steven Reinhold


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Destination Distance From Downtown

57.3 miles


2 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

1 days



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Beech Mountain Resort



At 5,506’ in the heart of Appalachia lies The Beech. You won’t find any sand there; unlike most beaches, Beech Mountain Resort is covered entirely in snow! The Beech features amazing skiing and snowboarding terrain accompanied by an array of après activities that are sure to make your visit memorable. Grab your skis, or a board, and make the trip from Asheville; within 2 hours you can have the rare opportunity to Ski The Beech!

What Makes It Great

Beech Mountain Resort boasts an impressive 8 lifts including a High-speed quad that takes skiers and riders directly from the base to the top of the mountain. The 8 lifts service a total of 95 skiable acres on 15 slopes. Check out the Beech Mountain Trail Map for more details on the terrain at “The Beech.”

Beech Mountain is proud to provide the Powder Bowl freestyle terrain park that is “maintained by a core group of shredders.” Powder Bowl Terrain park is home to advanced and intermediate features including boxes, rails and kickers. Beginners can hone their skills in the rider-friendly Meadows Freestyle Park.

The Beech was busy this summer, not with people, but with remodeling. The View Haus, Beech Mountain Resort’s largest facility, was renovated to provide a comforting mountain lodge atmosphere with all new amenities. How about an exquisite craft brew for your après ski thirst quencher? Beech Mountain Brewing Co. has merged with Blind Squirrel Brewery in an attempt to “set the standard for craft beer in the High Country.” The brewery is located in the Ski Village with a brand new deck and ski-in ski-out access! In a move that is sure to please and warm the palate at 5506’ Beech Mountain has partnered with Bald Guy Brew. Now you can enjoy organic and fair trade coffees while admiring expansive views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.    

Who is Going to Love It

Beech Mountain Resort takes pride in cultivating new shredders to enjoy their mountain. They offer free skiing and snowboarding lessons, Monday through Thursday, with the purchase of rental equipment! The Beech is a certified Burton Learn To Ride (LTR) Center. The field of instructors working here make learning to ride a blast and the learner specific equipment has beginners shredding in no time. “Snow Kamp” is also available for children 3-5 years old and provides parents with an all-day childcare option.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

The drive from Asheville to Beech Mountain Resort will take you 1 hour and 45 minutes. 

Get your rental equipment at Beech Meadows, and make sure to check out Lift Ticket rates and current conditions before you head up the mountain.

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