Beech Mountain Golf Club

Beech Mountain Golf Club

No trip to Beech Mountain is complete without a visit to Fred's. We're your one-stop shopping spot with everything needed to make your visit complete. From groceries to clothing, ski rentals, firewood and  the deli with all your favorite beverages. We've got it waiting for you.

Land of Oz at Beech

The Land of Oz, which operated from 1970-1980, is now available for personal tours, birthday parties and private functions. Options include a tour of Dorothy's house, a leisurely stroll along the 44,000-brick yellow brick road, or a picnic lunch at the Fountain of Youth and the Judy Garland Memorial Overlook.


Beech Mountain North Carolina Information:

Beech Mountain is located approximately 5 miles from Banner Elk and is home to Ski Beech, which offers 15 slopes for skiing or snowboarding, as well as an outdoor ice skating rink. In the winter, the town offers free sledding for children of all ages on a lighted hill next to the town hall.

Beech Mountain is located 5,506 feet above sea level and always provides a calm, cool atmosphere. Although winter provides a number of activities, summer, spring and fall are also enjoyable seasons here.

The Beech Mountain Golf Course and other area courses provide top-notch golfing. The area also boasts several tennis courts and swimming pools. Hiking trails with views of the Blue Ridge are also popular among visitors and residents alike. With so many area attractions and outdoor activities just a short drive away, Beech Mountain has it all. We've provided links below to some area activities.


The Blowing Rock Grandfather Mountain Linville Cavens Blue Ridge Parkway
The Alpine Coaster Beech Bike Park Emerald Outback Art Galleries

Tweetsie Railroad
Mast General Store
Linville Caverns
Julian Price Memorial Park
Moses Cone Manor

Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock

Pisgah National Forest
Roan Mountain State Park
Stone Mountain State Park
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area


Biking Camping Skiing Fishing
Golf Hiking Horseback Riding Whitewater Rafting


For more information, visit High Country Outdoors

Appalachian Cultural Museum
Museum of North Carolina Minerals
Demographics (sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census; ePodunk)
Population Population: 321
Square miles: 6.65
Gender Male: 51.9%
Female: 48.1%
Age 15 or younger: 10.6%
16-24: 7.7%
25-44: 24.8%
45-64: 33.9%
65+: 22.9%
Race and Ethnicity White: 97.4%
Black or African American:1%
American Indian and Alaska native: 0%
Asian: 1.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander: 0%
Some other race: 0%
Two or more races:0.6%
Hispanic or Latino: 1.0%

Enjoy the 'Coolest' town on the East Coast

Beech Mountain is the highest town in Eastern America and an ideal vacation spot in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Our elevation (5,506 feet) sets us apart 12 months a year.

Summer temperatures hover in the 60s and 70s and rarely exceed 79 degrees, creating a cool mountain getaway for: hiking, mountain biking, trail running, golfing, fishing, or relaxing.

Winter snows average 84.6 inches and transform Beech Mountain into a wonderland for: skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing, sledding, retro 80s weekend and aprés ski.

Come for a visit and see why Beech Mountain is "North Carolina's Coolest Town."



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Enjoy the 'Highest' bar on the East Coast

In addition to skiing Eastern America's highest slopes, visitors to Beech Mountain Resort can now enjoy the highest ski bar in the East.

This winter marks the debut of "5,506" - a glass roundhouse named for Beech Mountain's superlative elevation with 30 mile views.

The facility was built by Umbrella Bars USA of Vermont and offers food and beverage service in heated comfort surrounded by glass panels. Furthermore, "5,506" sits on a new observation deck which is ideal for relaxing with friends and enjoying the view.

"The cool thing is that it provides a break for skiers and snowboarders to rest at the top of the mountain and get a completely different perspective on skiing in North Carolina than what has been offered in the past," said Ryan Costin, the resort's general manager.

The new facility allows patrons to take off their equipment and enjoy food and drinks inside the bar or at outside tables. It includes restrooms, which should be a big hit."