North Carolina Town Is Snowiest In The State
The North Carolina town of Beech Mountain is the “snowiest” in the state. According to Only In Your State, it gets the most snow in North Carolina every season. Situated on the Avery/Watauga County line, it’s known as “Eastern America’s Highest Town.” From the 10th tee at The Beech Mountain Club, you can see three states. Beech Mountain’s elevation is more than 5500 feet above sea level. The investors who first developed Beech Mountain early on saw it as a ski resort. Beech Mountain Ski Resort is next to what once was the “Land Of Oz” theme park. One of the things people seem to find most charming about Beech Mountain is its size. There are less than 350 residents who call it home year-round, adding to the quaint atmosphere without being crowded. However, there’s no shortage of homes and condos for visitors looking for a ski getaway.
I know from first-hand experience, the views are gorgeous. I visited a few years ago on a girls’ trip and loved every bit of it. Average snowfalls typically fall in the 80 inches range each winter. Although, the good news is, you won’t find yourself buried with no way out. Beech Mountain expects the heavy snowfall and is well-equipped to handle winters. In other words, they know how to clear a path efficiently. And, there’s never a lack of trails to explore. Of course, skiing is always an obvious choice. Fred’s General Mercantile is where folks in the know go for everything from food to clothing. There’s also sledding for those who aren’t quite into skiing. So, as you’re planning a quick getaway this winter, don’t forget about Beech Mountain. The North Carolina town known as the “snowiest” in the state, is only about two and a half hours from Charlotte.