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In winter, Beech’s high elevation and average annual snowfall of 84.6 inches create a snowy wonderland for Beech Mountain Resort, the premier ski and snowboard destination in North Carolina.
Beech Mountain Resort, at 5,506 feet in elevation, is the highest ski area east of the Rocky Mountains. It has a nice variance of open trails that accommodate all levels of skiers, a high-speed detachable quad chairlift, and modern terrain park with its own surface lift, lighting system and regularly updated features that cater to snowboarders and freestyle skiers.
The resort is also home to something truly unique in the North Carolina ski industry – a glass roundhouse skybar at the top of the mountain as you exit the chairlift. Named “5,506” after the mountain’s signature elevation, the skybar provides indoor food and beverage service, along with a 2,700-square-foot deck outside for relaxing with friends and family. The skybar complex includes heated restrooms, several picnic tables and a Bald Guy Brew mini coffee shop.
Meanwhile, the Town of Beech Mountain operates a free youth sledding hill complete with its own snow gun. The sledding hill is for children 12 and under, and is open daily at no charge, weather permitting.