Winterfest 2011 at Beech Mountain Resort!!

(Beech Mountain, NC) Winterfest is here! This weekend, Beech Mountain Resort will host its best Winterfest celebration yet! It all begins at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 8, with a brand-new event: The Chili, Chowder, Soups and Stews Cook Off. Come and sample the best the area has to offer with unlimited tasting for only $5. Then, at noon, is one of the most talked about competitions on the mountain: the Monster Energy Bathing Beauties Downhill Swimwear Competition. With cash prizes for both male and female entrants, each competitor will be judged on beauty, poise and outrageousness! During the competition there will be live music in the View Haus, as well as a live broadcast by DJ Yankey Pete and KISS 95.1, and to wrap it all up, Beech Mountain Resort will hold its traditionally rad Village Rail Jam sponsored by Extreme Sports. This ‘expert only’ Rail Jam kicks off in Beech Tree Village at 4:30 p.m., followed with live music and an awards celebration in the Beech Tree Bar and Grille.

On Jan. 9, the festival continues with Edge of the World’s BIG AIR competition at the top of Beech Mountain Resort’s powder bowl run at 11 a.m. Then, at noon, the Great Cardboard Box Derby visual judging will begin. Groups from all over will show off their cardboard customs, competing for both the most visually stunning as well as most aerodynamic in the race down freestyle at 2 p.m. But just before that at 1 p.m., is Edge of the World’s legendary Boarder X/Skier X Boardercross event. All through the weekend Ice Sculptures, Caricature Artist, and Face Painting will be happening between events. The final awards ceremony for Sunday’s events, will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Beech Tree Bar and Grille. Registration for each event starts at 9 a.m. the day of the event in the Group Sales Office. Come out to Beech Mountain Resort for the Best Winterfest yet!

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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.