Après ski, a French phrase first coined in the 1950s, translates directly to mean ‘after ski’. Its definition highlights the enjoyment found beyond the slopes by winter recreation enthusiasts. A great après-ski experience is considered to enhance and extend an exciting day on the slopes, by adding live music and an eclectic drink menu. Warm alcoves and cozy spaces where skiers can gather together and enjoy a true ski lodge atmosphere are also essential to the après-ski experience. The Beech Mountain Resort of North Carolina has been a popular destination for those seeking an elite après-ski experience since it first opened in 1967.
The scenic spot’s Resort Village is host to a varied amount of ways to relax and enjoy a true après-ski experience. As well as offering well-stocked indoor and outdoor bars, it is host to its very own brewery. Their Beech Mountain Brewing Co. boasts a Brewhouse, Taproom, and Grill. Visitors can enjoy the unique experience of tasting beers brewed on-site and after dark, they can discover the Taproom’s secret downstairs speakeasy; The Red Baron Room. Another bar that offers even more après-ski pursuits is the 5506’, which is named after the great height of evaluation upon which this popular venue sits. For outdoor recreation, you can enjoy panoramic views of North Carolina’s snowy topped mountains, while having a drink at the Resort Village’s newest bar Play Yard Provisions. Or, you can relax in comfily contoured Adirondack chairs that surround the five fire pits dotted around the village.
With an array of live music and other fun events as well as its many venues to relax and enjoy a drink, Beech Mountain Resort is a warm and scenic spot that offers an unmissable après-ski experience atop the Mountains of North Carolina.