• Beech Mountain goes retro for the weekend


    From material girls to men without hats, fans of the 1980s will flock to Beech Mountain this month for the 6th annual Totally '80s Retro Ski Weekend.

    The weekend, consisting of four days of tubular awesomeness, takes place Feb. 23-26 at Beech Mountain Resort and throughout the town of Beech Mountain. This year's festivities include live '80s music each night, retro ski fashions every day and a plenty of old school activities ranging from a Rubik's Cube competition to '80s karaoke to the ever-popular Totally Retro Apparel Contest.

    A talking Knight Rider KITT car and stainless steel DeLorean will be on display in the ski village, while arcade aficionados can take a shot at the high score in the Ms. Pac Man contest. There will also be opportunities to take photos with Brake Michaels, the Carolinas' premier Bret Michaels look-alike artist.

    This year promises an even larger array of 1980s ski threads as the first-ever '80s ski apparel parade unleashes a neon procession of dayglo Friday afternoon from the top of the slopes.

    On Saturday, The Breakfast Club, a popular ‘80s tribute band, will play in the Beech Tree lodge at the ski resort. During intermission Saturday night, a winner will be crowned in the $500 retro apparel contest. A late-night dance party closes the Saturday bash.

    For more info or lodging specials, call (800) 468-5506 or visit beechmtn.com.

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