Poweline at Beech Mountain

This season has been…odd to say the least. In the best way possible, I suppose. The east coast has been getting pounded with snow, while the west has struggled until the last couple of weeks. I’ve skied more pow on the EC than in the west.

Beech Mtn has seen 21 inches of snow in the past 48 hours, on top of a base snowpack that has coated the mountain. On the way into the parking lot, I noticed a particularly tasty looking powerline cut coming down from the top of the mountain- when MBlacky and skiatlanta showed up, they confirmed the tasty looking nature of said powerline cut as well.

Mission on.

Turns out that there is a road that runs the ridge from Beech Mtn on down, in order to access the houses along the ridge. Also turns out that the road happens to access said powerline.

Game on.

I am not exaggerating when I say that these could have been early-season turns at any resort I’ve ever been to. Boot-top pow from top to bottom, with very nice sugar up top ranging to crust on the bottom where it had been baked (shaded aspects were still nice).

The first crew was MBlacky, skiatlanta, Ga Tom, and myself:

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MBlacky

Ga Tom

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The poweline was absolutely SHREDDED!

Photos provided by SkiSoutheast.com/SkiNC.com MB Member EastCoaster.

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiSoutheast.com, SkiNC.com and ResortCams.com. Since September 1996 he has posted more than 13,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.