Merryweather the Woolly Worm at Beech

Merryweather the Woolly Worm at Beech

Even Merryweather the Woolly Worm is learning how to ski and snowboard! It's always been a dream of his to learn before pupating into his cocoon.

Come join us here at Beech Mountain Resort, there's still one week left of our National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. If you've never skied or snowboarded before, you should sign up!

Packages run Monday – Friday and include a Day Lift Ticket, ski/snowboard rental, 1 hour beginner lesson and helmet all for $45!!

If interested, call group sales and reserve a spot! 1 (800) 438-2093 ext. 205

Fun Fact: In most temperate climates, caterpillars become moths within months of hatching, but in the Arctic the summer period for vegetative growth – and hence feeding – is so short that the Woolly Worm must feed for several summers, freezing again each winter before finally pupating. Some are known to live through as many as 14 winters!!

It looks as though they come to Beech Mountain and enjoy the slopes with all the extra time…

Mike is the Editor and founder of and Since September of 1996 he has written more than 3200 articles promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. While attending to the thousands of emails, photo submissions and On-Snow reports that come in all season long, Doble also owns and operates a full service web design and marketing company that has more than 900 clients in 40+ states and several countries.He shares that it was his passion for all things snow that prompted him to start the ski network and since that time the website has gained popularity through it's webcam and weather content as well.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid snow and water skier, football freak of his alma mater (the University of South Carolina) and hearty promoter of all that is Western North Carolina to West Virginia and Maryland. Mike spends his off time with his family, playing golf, tennis and boating on Watauga Lake with his family and friends, coaching local soccer teams and oh yes...Snow Skiing!