Best Decade Ever! The ’80s are Back at Beech Mountain’s Retro Ski Weekend Thurs – Sun

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 3:07 pm

By Jessica Isaacs | jessica@highcountrypress.com

Do you live for the ’80s? Are you ready to revive the big hair, bright neons and shoulder pads? If you answered yes, then we want to see you at Totally ‘80s Retro Ski Weekend at Beech Mountain!

The four day weekend will be absolutely packed with everything you love about the 1980s, along with countless ways to enjoy your time on the slopes at the ski resort Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 18-21.

Totally '80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Totally ’80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

“Retro Weekend gives people a reason to dress up. Who doesn’t want a reason to wear a costume?” said Beech Mountain’s Marketing Director Talia Freeman. “It gives some people a nostalgic feeling of the past — the clothes, the hair, the music, the parties and the simplicity of life.”

Dave Aiken of Greensboro’s Rock 92 will emcee the weekend’s events as you travel back in time for some seriously cool fun.

Try your hand at ’80s-inspired gaming in the Pac Man Contest, the Rubik’s Cube Contest or the Hot Tub Time Machine Trivia Contest.

Hang out with the Carolina Ghostbusters and the Ecto-mobile and get an autograph from actor John Voldstad, who played “my other brother Darryl” on the Newhart sitcom.

Rock out with live music from high-energy tribute bands like Cassette Rewind, SPANK and ’80s Explosion.

Sport your boldest fashion favorites from the best decade ever and enter the Totally Retro Apparel Contest, where $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded, or the Madonna Look-Alike Contest.

The weather’s supposed to be great for a weekend on the slopes, and fun for the whole family awaits at Beech Mountain Resort for this retro-inspired four-day event.

Check out BMR online or call 800-438-2093 for more information or to make lodging reservations.

Here’s the schedule for Totally Retro ’80s Ski Weekend:

Thursday, Feb. 18:

All day: Retro skiing — wear your best ’80s gear!

All day: Totally Tubular ’80s snow tubing

5-9 p.m.: $100 Pac Man Contest begins at Beech Alpen

8:30 p.m.: Cassette Rewind band live at Fast Eddie’s (no cover charge)

Friday, Feb. 19:

All day: Retro skiing — wear your best ’80s gear!

All day: Totally Tubular ’80s snow tubing

5-9 p.m.: $100 Pac Man Contest continues at Beech Alpen

6-8 p.m.: Youth cosmic sledding on sledding hill (free)

7-8:30 p.m.: Carolina Ghostbusters at Fast Eddie’s

9 p.m.: SPANK band at Mile High Tavern ($5 cover)

10:30 p.m.: $200 Madonna Look-Alike Contest at Mile High Tavern

Saturday, Feb. 20:

All day: Retro skiing — wear your best ’80s gear!

9:30-11 a.m.: $5 autographs with John Voldstad at Fred’s

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Old School DJ at 5506’ Skybar

Afternoon: Carolina Ghostbusters at ski resort

1 p.m.: Beech Mountain Banked Slalom race at ski resort

2 p.m.: $100 Hot Tub Time Machine Trivia Contest at Beech Tree

3-5 p.m.: $100 Pac Man Contest concludes at Beech Alpen

4:30 p.m.: $100 Rubik’s Cube Contest at Beech Mountain Brewing Co.

7:30 p.m.: ’80s Explosion band at Beech Tree ($10 cover charge)

9 p.m.: $500 Totally Retro Apparel Contest at Beech Tree

10 p.m.: ’80s Explosion returns to the stage

11:30 p.m.: Late night ’80s dance party

All night: Free photo booth at Beech Tree

Sunday, Feb. 21

All day: Retro skiing — wear your best ’80s gear!

All day: Totally Tubular ’80s snow tubing

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Old School DJ at 5506’ Skybar

Cassette Rewind.

Cassette Rewind.

SPANK.

SPANK.

'80s Explosion.

’80s Explosion.

Totally '80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Totally ’80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Totally '80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Totally ’80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Totally '80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Totally ’80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Totally '80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Totally ’80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Totally '80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Totally ’80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Totally '80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Totally ’80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Totally '80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Totally ’80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Totally '80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Totally ’80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Totally '80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

Totally ’80s Retro Ski Weekend 2015. Photo by Ken Ketchie.

 

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