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Beech Mountain

At 5,506 feet in elevation, Beech Mountain is the highest municipality in Eastern America. The ski resort community got its start in the late 1960s and became a town in May of 1981.

The East's Highest Town: "Atmospheric" Enough for You?

Beech is located "in the South," but it's nationally significant for the northern feel of its year-round climate. Summers are cool in the NC High Country, but even on the hottest days, temps barely make the mid-70s on Beech. And in winter, nearly 100 inches of snow (more then Buffalo, New York) falls-and trees are often frosted into a winter wonderland.

Beech Mountain has an extensive system of trails-including new mountain bike paths that are making regional news. The town of Beech Mountain also has a state-of-the-art recreation center, golf course, restaurants, shops and more.

Featured Events

Dec 14

An Appalachian Christmas

12/14/17
Once again, Grace Lutheran Church will host this Mountain Home Music High Country tradition, started by Joe Shannon as… more
Dec 15

Tweetsie Christmas

11/24/17 – 12/30/17
Nightime Train Ride, Thousands of Christmas Lights, Santa's Gingerbread House, Live Christmas Show, Christmas… more
Dec 31

Appalachian Ski Mountain - New Year's

12/31/17
Visit Applachian Ski Mountain for New Year’s Eve and ring in 2018 in style! Fireworks, torchlight skiing and… more
Feb 09

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

2/9/18
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo was founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of… more
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815 W. King Street, Suite 10
Boone, NC 28607
(T) 828-266-1345  •  (F) 828-266-1346
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