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Winterfest Returns to Beech Mountain on Jan. 5 and 6; Includes NC Championship Snowshoe Race

Photo by Kristian Jackson and courtesy of Beech Mountain Resort's website.
Photo by Kristian Jackson and courtesy of Beech Mountain Resort’s website.

Dec. 26, 2012. Winterfest returns to Beech Mountain Resort on Jan. 5 and 6, 2013. The town of Beech Mountain will host the North Carolina State Championship Snowshoe Race on Saturday, Jan. 5. On Saturday, moms get a break with a new event for kids. Snow Day Camp is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., offering winter activities for children. Snow Day Camp is $25 and includes ice-skating, face painting, craft making, and lunch.

If you prefer to watch the snow from indoors, an acoustic bluegrass band will be playing in the Beech Tree Bar and Grille during the day. During the session break, Karaoke will be held in the View Haus. Finally, from 7 to 10p.m., BPL will play in the Beech Tree. 

Events for Sunday include the annual Cardboard Box Derby. Visual judging begins at 12 p.m. and the Derby race begins at 2 p.m. The Winterfest Rail Jam kicks off at noon and the Roots Ride Shop Skateboard Competition will start at 3 p.m.

Huge sales on apparel and equipment will be held throughout the weekend. The latest ski and snowboard equipment demos will also be featured. Other attractions, including a live ice sculpting, inflatables, professional figure skating demonstrations and figure skating lessons will also be held at Beech Mountain Resort.

Check skibeech.com regularly for updates about each of these exciting elements of the Winterfest Weekend celebration.