Beech Mountain

Ski Back in Time at the Annual Totally 80s Retro Weekend at Beech Mountain Feb. 21-23

Published Monday, February 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm
It was a time when pants were made out of parachutes, ski clothes featured shoulder pads, rock stars wore spandex and video killed the radio star. That's right - we're talking the 1980s, a decade celebrated each February with the Totally 80s Retro Ski Weekend at Beech Mountain. Read more… Photo by Ken Ketchie
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Since Yesterday Afternoon, Beech Still Without Power as Community Comes Together for ‘Big Camping Trip’

Published Friday, November 2, 2012 at 9:56 am
Nov. 2, 2012. The Town of Beech Mountain lost power yesterday at about 3 p.m. due to damage of a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) transmission line after the recent snowstorm that featured icy conditions, high winds and more than 13 inches of snow atop Beech. Read more...
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Celebrate with Beech Mountain Resort Saturday Nov. 3

Published Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Nov. 2, 2012. Beech Mountain Resort staff is working diligently to prepare for the upcoming season, so they want to take a break to share an evening with their supporters. On Saturday Nov. 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Beech Mountain Resort will host a ski season kickoff party. Come enjoy a fun evening to socialize, while learning about resort improvements and opening plans. Read more…
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Update on Kids’ Halloween Events! Some Cancelled, Some Postponed, But Many Still Happening Wednesday Night

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Oct. 31, 2012. Due to the cold and snowy weather, some Halloween events have been cancelled or postponed, however, many events are still happening tonight on Halloween. Read more...
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Get Out of Kansas For a While, Autumn at Oz Provides Fun for the Entire Family Oct. 6-7; Tickets Selling Fast

Published Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 6:00 am
Oct. 3, 2012. Enjoy a nostalgic stroll down the Yellow Brick Road this fall during Beech Mountain’s 19th annual Autumn at Oz weekend. The event takes place Oct. 6-7 and celebrates the old Land of Oz theme park, which operated from 1970 to 1980 high atop Beech Mountain. Read more...
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White Collar Crime Atop Beech: Newland Woman Embezzles $650,000 from Beech Mountain Realtor

Published Monday, October 1, 2012 at 5:35 pm
Oct. 1, 2012. Over a period of several years, Kristy Hoilman of Newland embezzled “in the ballpark” of $650,000 from Holland Realty and Construction, according to Beech Mountain Police Department Capt. Jerry Sturbyfill. Read more...
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Beech Mountain Resort Opens Lift for Cyclists on Friday and Hosts Final Summer Downhill Race on Saturday

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 9:47 am
Sept. 12, 2012. Beech Mountain Resort will open lift for cyclists on Friday, and on Saturday, the resort will feature its last downhill race of the summer. The lift will operate from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lift tickets can be purchased for $30. The resort offers three trails, catering to all skill levels. Read more...
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Beech Mountain’s New Bark Park Hosts Town’s Sixth Annual Dog Show as First Event, Hopes to Expand

Published Monday, September 10, 2012 at 3:30 pm
Sept. 10, 2012. Beech Mountain's new Bark Park was a big hit as it hosted the town's sixth annual dog show Labor Day weekend. A total of 48 dogs competed and those four dozen furry competitors drew quite a crowd. Read more...
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Beech Mountain Resort to Open Lift for Cyclists; A New Beginner Trail Ensures Riding for All Skill Levels

Published Monday, September 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm
Sept. 10, 2012. A bike park, with lift access, in the High Country is closer than you think. Beech Mountain Resort will offer lift access for cyclist on Sept. 15, 2012. The lift will operate from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lift tickets can be purchased for $30. Read more...
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Weekend Roundup: 15 Things To Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out: Aug. 31 to Sept. 2

Published Friday, August 31, 2012 at 3:06 pm
Aug. 31, 2012. The High Country has so many wonderful events to offer its community and visitors. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Find live music down the street, explore a nearby town’s local secrets or try out a new square dancing class. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country. Read more...
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Photos: The Festival of Gnarnia

Published Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 12:01 pm 16, 2012. The Festival of Gnarnia came to a close last Sunday, Aug. 12, and many Beech Mountain residents breathed a sigh of relief. The festival-goers have cleared out and Beech Mountain Resort is still there. Now check out some incredible photos from the festival that was like nothing Beech Mountain had ever witnessed before. See photo gallery...
Photo by Shaun Hollingsworth
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Beech Council Hears Best, Worst of Gnarnia Festival, Including Festival-goer Found In Newland Dumpster

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 12:08 pm
Aug. 15, 2012. More than 60 folks gathered at a Beech Mountain Town Council meeting to listen to comments about Festival of Gnarnia. The vast majority of residents speaking favored another festival next year. Others feel that maybe Gnarnia isn't the right festival for Beech. Read more...
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An Upper and Downer of a Weekend at Beech, ‘Mixed Emotions’ Revolve Around Festival of Gnarnia

Published Monday, August 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm
Aug. 13, 2012. Atop Beech Mountain Resort this weekend during Festival of Gnarnia, more than 150 people were arrested and more than 300 citations for alcohol and drugs were issued. Take into account those figures alongside the increased business during the weekend, and the week was both an upper and a downer. Read more...
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Festival Atop Beech: ‘LSD, Mushrooms, Ecstasy. You Name It’s Here,’ Influx of Thousands: ‘Good for Business’

Published Friday, August 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm
Aug. 10, 2012. “It’s been interesting – to say the least.” Referring to The Festival of Gnarnia taking place until Sunday morning, that phrase is recurring among locals atop Beech Mountain. With an influx of 5,000 people, many of them tour kids from out of state who are following the festival circuit, Beech is experiencing a bit of a culture shock. Read more...
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Galaxy Lounge in Johnson City Hosts The Festival of Gnarnia Pre-Party on August 8, Tickets On Sale Now

Published Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 10:04 am
July 4, 2012. Gnarnia festival goers have the option to start the festivities a day early. “Into The Wardrobe: The Official Gnarnia Pre-Party” will be held on August 8, 2012 at The Galaxy Lounge in Johnson City, Tennessee – Just an hour away from the festival’s location atop North Carolina’s Beech Mountain. Gnarnia will begin the next day and will go all weekend. Read more...
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Last Day to Register for ‘A Cool 5’ Weekend in Beech Mountain, Registration Closes at Midnight

Published Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 10:17 am
March 9, 2012. Today is the last day to register for a chance to win a spot in Antler Reality's "A Cool 5" training weekend, which is valued at over $800. You must register by 11:59 p.m. to be among the 30 people selected for this April 28 to 29 event. Read more...
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Beech Mountain Resort Announces ‘Learn to Ski’ Poster Design Contest Winners

Published Monday, February 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm
Feb. 20, 2012. BEECH MOUNTAIN -- On Tuesday, Jan. 31, Beech Mountain Resort staff judged the Learn to Ski Poster Design Contest which included over 200 posters designed by 3rd-5th grade students from all over the Southeast. Read more...
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