As part of the Family and Friends Ski Weekend hosted by Lees-McRae, the college will hold a grand opening of the new Dr. Thomas Brigham Classroom in partnership with Beech Mountain Resort.

The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 4 pm at Beech Mountain Resort.

Guests are invited to join Lees-McRae President Lee King and members of the Brigham family for a ribbon cutting ceremony and light refreshments.

Housed within the resort’s lodge, the new classroom space will provide an onsite home for the Lees-McRae academic programs in Ski Industry Business and Instruction and Outdoor Recreation Management as well as the training base for the college’s ski and snowboard team.

The classroom is named for the late Dr. Thomas Brigham, in honor of his legacy within the ski industry.

Known as “The Father of Southern Skiing,” Brigham played a significant role in the development of Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain Resorts as well as Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia.

For more information and to RSVP, visit LMC.edu.