I haven't been snow skiing since I was in the 6th grade. My hubs, however, grew up skiing on these Eastern mountains (Beech and Sugar Mountain resorts) in North Carolina just over the Tennessee border. We took a trip to Beech this past weekend for a day of skiing for my man and his friend; they got "fresh powder" and everything while we were there! I've totally got the lingo. I didn't want to slow the men down with having to re-teach me so I enjoyed the people watching and snapping a few shots for you all to enjoy.
If you have any desire to try skiing or snowboarding Beech Mountain is worth the drive. It isn't a huge resort so there isn't a big intimidation factor. Don't expect stellar food at the resort but Banner Elk and Boone, NC are nearby for a few more options and a few sites as well. If you are familiar with Mast General Store the flagship store is very close. As well as one of my favorite restaurants, The Gamekeeper.
In honor of the Winter Games, get out there and try it for yourself! I will do the same.
|I broke my new Land's End boots in the right way.|
|Check out this crazy kid.|
|Highlighter pants and red jacket...my man and his friend showin' the mountain how it's done.|