Beech Mountain Resort’s New Terrain Park Expands Options for Riders and Creates More Skiable Terrain

BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC -Beech Mountain Resort is set to unveil a new terrain park this winter. Aptly named The Park, the newly-constructed facility is the largest terrain park in resort history. It caters to riders with rotating freestyle features, a dedicated snowmaking system, new light towers, and a surface tow lift providing top-notch conditions in the park day and night. The Park, which has more than 50 features in its inventory, now has more acreage to build more elaborate jumps and features.

Click to enlarge. New park location is showcased in orange. The new lift is labeled #9.
Click to enlarge. New park location is showcased in orange. The new lift is labeled #9.

As an added bonus, relocating the park away from the Powder Bowl slope recaptures prime terrain for skiers. For the last seven years, the terrain park’s location on the Powder Bowl slope limited the amount of skier traffic that section could handle. Powder Bowl will now re-open as skiable terrain with a blue square designation. “This project is not only extremely important to our dedicated park riders, it also increases skiable terrain for the general customer base,” says terrain park manager Ric Wilkinson.

By building the new terrain park in an area that was previously unused, the resort has created more slopeside lodging. “We are very pleased with the results of this project because it does so much to enhance the guest experience at Beech Mountain Resort,” says General Manager Ryan Costin. “It increases the amount of skiable acreage, creates better flow for snowboarders and skiers and allows us to handle more skiers at peak times.”

For more information on Beech Mountain Resort’s new terrain and capital improvements for the 2016/17 season, please visit beechmountainresort.com or email [email protected]

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Kenny Griffin
Kenny grew up in Concord, NC, which is right outside of Charlotte. He graduated from UNC Charlotte in December 2010 with a degree in meteorology and joined Ski Southeast immediately thereafter. In addition to his Appnet duties, he helps with day to day operations of Ski Southeast and is also in charge of our sister site, ResortCams.com. In his own words... "I discovered this website a few years back and visit it on a daily basis. I lurked on the messageboard for a while before becoming actively involved and have met some very cool people because of it. Needless to say, I am VERY stoked to be a part of the team and I think I have a unique insight into what people want from the site seeing as I used to be on the outside looking in. I'm sure some people who are reading this have seen me on the mountain before. I am frequently at Beech Mountain and it’s not hard to spot me, as I usually have a camera on my head. I love to document my days on snow and have posted some videos on the messageboard before. If you ever see me out there, feel free to say hey!" You can email Kenny directly at [email protected]