Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Retro 80s Weekend at Beech Mtn Resort

Back at Beech, my favorite event every winter season was the 80s Retro Weekend! What's better than to have an amazing throwback weekend with fun clothes, music, and everything else 80s! Although I don't remember the 80s (I only experienced 5 years of it), I do love 80s music and those oh-so-awesome retro bright clothes. Anyways, I'll quit my jabbering... here's the press release from Beech!

Photo Credit: Amy Morrison
Go Retro for Beech Mtn's Totally 80s Weekend, Feb 22-24BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. - Dig out those parachute pants or leg warmers, and don't forget that favorite bandana. Beech is going back in time again this February.

The second annual Totally 80's Retro Ski Weekend takes place Feb. 22-24 in the Town of Beech Mountain. Relive the "new wave" era while enjoying 80's bands, old school
DJs, a retro apparel contest and 80's-themed promotions.

Live music begins Friday evening with an all-80's show from rockers Buick MacKane of Morganton at 9 p.m. at Jackalope's View restaurant. On Saturday evening, retro band 80'z Enuff of Greensboro rocks Beech Mountain Resort with a 7 p.m. show at the Beech Tree Lodge.

The ski resort also hosts a "big hair and big air" freestyle jump competition - complete with 80's DJ - at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Meanwhile, there will be mechanical bull rides and an 80's apparel contest later that evening in the Beech Tree.

All weekend long, skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to wear their most awesome 80's ski gear on the slopes.

"Last year 80's weekend was really successful - definitely one of the most fun weekends we've had at the resort," said marketing director Talia Freeman. "A lot of customers dressed in their 80's ski clothes, as did a majority of our employees, so it literally felt like you were in the 80's. The turnout was great and I anticipate it being bigger this year."

Reaganomics will be in effect as town businesses offer retro deals. For example, lodging is available at $80.80 per night, with restaurants providing $19.80 dinner specials. There will also be ski rental specials in town, and one store even has three bandanas for $8.80.

"Flip up your collar and head to Beech Mountain the last weekend in February," said Amy Morrison, coordinator of the Beech Tourism Development Authority. "It's one totally tubular experience."

For complete info and details on the retro weekend, go to: www.BeechMtn.com, or call (800) 468-5506.

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