We’re hours away from #snOMG2020. Get your kids early from school and your chili thawed – tonight’s going to be a cold one. After the roads are clear tomorrow, pack the fam up and hit the Beech, as in Beech Mountain Ski Resort. They are getting snow all day today – the slopes will be PERFECT this weekend. Plus it’s 80’s weekend so it could be a little nutty, or a blast from the past! They have an 80s band on Saturday night, you will for sure find me in front row while my kids do some night snowboarding!
Here is everything you need to know when planning a trip to Beech Mountain.
Burton Learn to Ride Center:
The Plym kids have grown up with snowboard and ski lessons at Beech and are forever hooked. It’s crazy how easy and naturally snowboarding and skiing comes to kids. (Note: If your kids can Ripstick, then they’ll be tee’d up perfectly for the kick-booty Burton Learn to Ride Center at Beech.)
Whether you’re a beginner or progressive rider, you’re never too old to learn new tricks. With hands-on lessons from the best-trained instructors, anyone can experience the fun and excitement of snowboarding. Burton’s ‘Learn to Ride’ program makes getting on a snowboard fun and easy. It’s for ages 6-18 years. With high-quality gear made specifically for beginners, the best hands-on instruction and a low pressure learning environment, their goal is to get everyone up and running before they know it!
Beech Mountain Ski and Ride School:
The professional ski and snowboard instructors at Beech Mountain Resort have a wealth of experience combined with a sharp focus on customer service. Whether you want to master more advanced techniques, or try skiing or snowboarding for the first time, their team of experts can customize lessons to suit all ability levels.
Smarty Tips for Planning your Trip:
Smarty Pick for Gear:
Either rent at Beech Mountain Resort (their snowboards and skis/boots are all nice and new) or get your gear here in Charlotte at Ski Country Sports so you can just hit the lift as soon as you get there. There is a Ski Country Sports location in Banner Elk too. Smarty Tip: Get your rental equipment as soon as they open or you’ll be waiting for a while.
Smarty Pick for Dinner in Town:
Famous Brick Oven Pizza has the BEST pizza, pasta, desserts on the mountain, seriously! SOOOOO good!
Listen to the Beech Mountain podcast with our favorite Beech legacy and CLT native, Shawn Williams!