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Matt Laws

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Matt is a lifelong resident of the High Country - where he still resides with his wife and son in Roan Mountain, TN. After graduating from East Tennessee State University in 2010 and prior to joining the Appnet family in 2013, he worked for four years as the sports information director at a local Christian college. Matt also has worked for a variety of local newspapers as a sports writer and photographer - something that he still does in the evenings and weekends. In addition to writing and photography, Matt enjoys all types of sports, cooking and traveling.

Powder Shack Team Riders headed to USASA Nationals

The Powder Shack Team Riders are looking to make some noise on the national stage.Nicholas Pierce, Keegan Thompson, Fiona Thompson, and Finn Thompson are set to compete in the 2019 USASA Nationals at Copper Mountain in Colorado March 29-April 4. Team rider Cale Allen...

End of Season Specials

As the season winds down, our SkiSoutheast partners are still offering some excellent specials. Be sure to take advantage of and enjoy some great spring skiing conditions.Lodging Snowshoe Rentals (snowshoerentals.com) – Stay two nights and get the third night free.Stony Brook Cabins (StonyBrookCabins.com) – Offering...

Omni Homestead Resort launches Beyond the Tower podcast

Omni Homestead has unveiled a new podcast series, Beyond the Tower.The new series offers an insider’s look at the people and stories of the iconic Virginia resort. During the episodes, you will hear historical anecdotes to one-of-a-kind experiences.The inaugural episode features the resort’s Brett...

Limited Availability for MLK Weekend

If you haven’t made your plans for the long weekend, you aren’t out of luck just yet.A number of our partners have limited availability for this weekend that will allow you to take advantage of the snow and cold in the later part of...

Gatlinburg’s Stony Brook Cabins ready to host groups

Stony Brook Cabins continues to raise the bar when it comes to lodging in the Smoky Mountains with the addition of two large cabins that are perfect for groups.Stony Brook, owned by Pam and Ed Hill, is a full-service property management company in Gatlinburg,...

Powder Shack to host special viewing of latest Miller film

Powder Shack Ski and Snowboard shop is set to host a viewing of Warren Miller’s Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Face of Winter on Thursday October 25.The showing will be held at the Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg, VA, and is set to start at...

Royal Oaks offering special ski perk for 2017

Royal Oaks Cabins is proud to offer a special perk to skiers who stay this season.The lodging, which is within a half mile of Wintergreen, is the perfect mountaintop ski getaway. This season, Royal Oaks is offering lift tickets up to 40% off of...

History of Ski | Wisp Resort

The Wisp Resort had humble beginnings, but that didn’t stop the resort from slowly growing into one of Maryland’s top destinations.Wisp got its’ start in the Winter of 1955-56 as Ace Heise built a makeshift ski area in a cow pasture on Marsh Mountain....

History of Ski | Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg had humble beginnings as it opened as the private Gatlinburg Ski Resort in January 1962. The resort was very basic with a lodge, a couple of ski runs and an outdoor ice rink, and quickly became open to the public.The early days,...

Oktoberfest at Sugar Mountain set for this weekend

Fall activities hit a high gear this weekend at Sugar Mountain Resort is set to host their 27th Annual Oktoberfest on Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 14-15).The event features a number of activities and entertainment for the family. Over 40 vendors will be set-up for...