Beech Mountan is THE coolest town in North Carolina, literally! In winter, Beech Mountain's high elevation and average annual snowfall of 84.6 inches create a snowy wonderland for Beech Mountain Resort, the premier ski and snowboard destination in North Carolina. Beech Mountain, at 5,506 feet in elevation, is the highest ski area and town east of the Rocky Mountains. Winters bring a wonderland for skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing and sledding. If you love to ski and snowboard, explore 95 acres with 15 slopes and trails with a vertical drop of 830 feet. Their longest run is one mile. A snow tubing park is adjacent to the Alpine Village at the base of the slopes. Plus, you can snowshoe and hike on the 20-mile trail system maintained by the town of Beech Mountain. If you are dreaming of a white Christmas, this town is your best chance.