Celebrate Ski Season At The Beech Mountain Resort

The Beech Mountain Resort celebrates 45 years since its christening in 1967, with specials and incentives throughout the winter.

In honor of its anniversary, Beech Mountain Resort is offering a $45 learn-to-ski package the entire month of January.

Beech Mountain Resort is Eastern America's highest ski area at 5,506 feet in elevation. General manager, Ryan Costin, is thrilled to celebrate the resort's history, and accomplishments in its 45 years since opening.

Ryan is also excited about the future of the Beech Mountain Resort, and making it one of the nation's top winter destinations.

Over the summer the resort purchased six more SMI Super PoleCat automated snow guns, bringing the total to 30. These state-of-the-art machines now combine with more than 100 smaller guns to provide the best snowmaking capacity in resort history.

Ryan's repositioned several of the 30 high-tech guns, bringing them into play earlier in the season to boost snow coverage on popular runs like Upper Shawneehaw and Robbin's Run.

The Beech Mountain Resort also welcomes Ric Wilkerson as director of freestyle terrain, and Dean Blanton as ski school director. Wilkerson, who previously worked for Appalachian Ski Mountain, is known for creating excellent terrain parks. Blanton, meanwhile, is a former educator and principal who brings that organizational background to the resort's growing ski school operation.

For skiers and snowboarders who've hit the slopes before they'll find new shops in the resort's alpine village. There's also a new high-tech grooming machine for the slopes, and a fresh coat of black paint on all chairlift towers.

Whether skiing or snowboarding, it's going to be a exciting winter at the Beech Mountain Resort!

By Josh Schubert

Getting There:

To learn about current packages, events, and plan your trip visit www.beechmountainresort.com or call (800) 438-2093.