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Matt is a lifelong resident of the High Country from 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.Matt and his wife Tiffany just welcomed their first son, Trevor, to the family in September.

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...

Snowshoe offering Flurry of Savings

Snowshoe Resort is celebrating the fact it is almost ski season with the Flurry of Savings promotion.When you book your lodging through Snowshoe Vacation Rentals, you will save up to 30% off of a 3-night stay or 20% off of a 2-night stay. In...

Appalachian Ski Mountain Preseason Sale set to begin Oct. 13

Appalachian Ski Mountain is set to host their 20th Annual Preseason Sale next week to get you ready for the upcoming season.The sale kicks off on Oct. 13 slopeside at Appalachian Ski Mountain and is set to run for 10 days through Oct. 22....

Ober Gatlinburg showing signs of winter magic

Despite temperatures in the 80’s, Ober Gatlinburg is showing signs of winter magic.Ober Gatlinburg has started getting their tubing hill ready for the 2016-17 – including building the hill with Snowmagic.“We use a process that was developed by SnowMagic,” Ober Gatlinburg Director of Marketing...

Snowshoe Ski Delivery set to make a mark this season

A new service at Snowshoe is dedicated to making lives easier for those who rent their equipment.Snowshoe Ski Delivery (SnowshoeSkiDelivery.com) is entering their second season of delivering equipment rentals right to skiers and snowboarders accommodations on the mountain.“We decided to offer this premier service...

Powder Shack to host Warren Miller film showing

Powder Shack Ski and Snowboard shop is set to host a viewing of Warren Miller’s “Here, There & Everywhere” on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg, VA.The film will be shown in two 45-minute segments with a raffle occurring during...

Ober Gatlinburg offering Early Bird special

Ober Gatlinburg is proving that the early bird does get the worm with their season pass sale.The resort is offering an Early Bird special for the 2016/2017 season as season passes are now on sale for $299. The special rate runs through Nov.18.After Nov....

Ober Gatlinburg increases snowmaking efficiency, adds Magic Carpet

Ober Gatlinburg has had a busy summer getting ready for the 2016-2017 ski season.Crews installed new water pipe on the mountain to increase the efficiency of the Ober snow making system. The new 12-inch pipe replaces two pipes that were four inches apiece to...