Here's the top of Cataloochee looking down a few years ago.. Decent run :-)
Proof that my daughter has had fun on skis before..
You should check in to becoming the EpicSki Ambassador for Cataloochee if we don't already have one. It is really easy and helps the community quite a bit. Contact @Laurel Hill Crazie for details.
I have never been to Beech, but of all the ski resorts in NC, (Sugar, Cataloochee, Wolfe Ridge, Appalachian) I would definitely say that Cataloochee blows the rest away. They have less terrain than sugar, but it feels like so much more. I am from Hendersonville, so Cat was the closest and I have skied there twice a week every season since 2010. DONT GO TO WOLFE RIDGE. Between the ricketty old lifts, lack of terrain, and staff that wasnt that helpful. I love Sugar, but it seems that the staff is not very helpful either. Cataloochee is very free and has fun runs all over, whether it be trails in the forest or jumps built in all over. Appalachian is nice but very small.