Living in the Southeast especially in Atlanta metro area means it’s not quite as easy to go skiing with kids for a day. However, there are still several ski resorts near Atlanta within driving distance that will be perfect for a weekend trip.
During the winter break, our family went on a trip to Beech Mountain, North Carolina and check out this charming ski village on the mountain. Beech Mountain resort is a perfect place for family looking for a perfect family ski trip near Atlanta metro.
City: Beech Mountain, NC
Distance: 277 Miles
Est. Driving Time: 5 hours 9 mins
Things to Do in Beech Mountain
Beech Mountain is proud to be the highest incorporated town in Eastern America. With average 90 inches of snow yearly, the winter in Beech Mountain is a perfect spot for people who love ski and snowboard. Visiting Beech Mountain town during winter will transport you to the winter wonderland as soon as you drive up the mountain with snow capped mountain top and white cover tree tops.
We will post more information on snow activities we experience at Beech Mountain Resort. However, there are more to do in and around Beech Mountain than just skiing. See fun things you can do in Beech Mountain, NC
- Learn to Ski at Beech Mountain Resort. The most popular activity in Beech Mountain is of course spending a day at Beech Mountain Resort where the whole family can enjoy snow sports from skiing and snowboarding. The ski school provides a great starting point for family who visit for the first time. We will have more detail on our experience soon.
- Outdoor ice skating fun at Beech Mountain Resort. For those who are not too keen on strapping on the ski boot, they can lace up the ice skate and enjoy a quick spin on the outdoor ice skating rink at the Beech Mountain Resort.
- Sliding down the Youth Sledding Hill in town. The Youth sledding hill is located next to the visitor center office in downtown Beech Mountain. This free sledding hill is a huge hit for kids of all ages. There are several lanes that can accommodate even on the busy Saturday afternoon. There is no charge. You just have to bring your own sled and I would recommend wearing helmet.
- Outdoor adventure with Snowshoeing. Beech Mountain has an extensive trail system available for snowshoeing. The level of difficulty ranges from easy to moderate to strenuous. Snowshoes are available for rent from the Beech Mountain Parks & Recreation Department which can be rented by the hour, half day, or full day. Visitors also have the option of booking a guided snowshoe excursion with a member of the recreation department staff.
Places to Stay in Beech Mountain
There are various types of accommodation available in Beech Mountain. Cabin rental is perfect for a large group and families who look for more space with affordable rate. Our recent visit, we stayed at Pinnacle Inn which provide condominium room that includes full size kitchen, separate dining area, living room and washer/dryer in the unit. It’s a great option for family who plans a ski trip.
Check out Beech Mountain Lodging and Rentals for special package and listing.
Where to Eat in Beech Mountain
There are no shortage of places to eat in this small town. On the slopes, the Alpine Village at Beech Mountain Resort offers cafeteria style dining at View Haus for a quick bite and Beech Tree bar and grill for the sit down style restaurant. Not too far from the ski resort, you can also check out Famous Fast Eddie’s Chicago Style Hot dogs and Deli for lunch or breakfast.
In town, locals and visitors love to stop by Fred’s Backside Deli for breakfast. They do open for lunch and dinner as well. We ate at Famous Brick Over Pizzeria for dinner. The pizza were good and don’t forget to have doughnut for dessert. It was delicious!
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