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Originally published: 2012-02-17 11:16:31
Last modified: 2012-02-17 11:17:07

Beech goes retro for Totally 80s Ski Weekend February 24 to 26

Forget the Great Recession ever happened and travel back in time three decades for a fun-filled February ski weekend on Beech Mountain.

The Town of Beech Mountain’s Totally 80s Retro Weekend is set for Friday to Sunday, Feb. 24 to 26. Relive the era of big hair, leg warmers and colorful ski clothes while enjoying live 1980s music, a retro ski apparel contest and weekend promotions.

Live music begins Friday evening with an all-80s show from rockers Buick McKane of Morganton. The band performs at 9 p.m. at Jackalope’s View restaurant. On Saturday, Beech Mountain Resort hosts a 1980s tribute band starting at 6 p.m. in Beech Tree Lodge. 

The ski resort is also sponsoring a Rail Jam freestyle competition at 4:30 p.m. Saturday featuring a DJ playing retro tunes.

“We encourage folks to dig out their 80s ski garb and head up the mountain for an enjoyable ski weekend,” said Calder Smoot of Beech Mountain Tourism Development Authority. “The final weekend of February typically provides great skiing conditions, as well as smaller crowds because it’s just after the President’s Day holiday.”

Businesses throughout town are rolling out retro-themed deals. 

For example, lodging is available at $80.80 per night, with restaurants offering $19.80 dinner specials. There will be adult ski rentals for $19.80 and youth ski rentals for $10.80. One store is even offering three bandanas for $8.80.

Additionally, one lucky person will win a free 2013 ski getaway for two via a 1980s ski apparel photo contest on the Facebook page of Beech Mountain TDA. Photos must be taken on the slopes of Beech Mountain Resort during the Totally 80’s Retro Weekend.

For complete information and details on the retro weekend, click to or call (800) 468-5506.