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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.

Early Summer Specials in the Mountains

While Winter is our favorite time in the mountains, summer is close behind.As Memorial Day weekend kicks off the busy summer season, several of our SkiSoutheast partners have special events or promotions going on during the early part of summer.In Maggie Valley, Maggie Mountain...

Wintergreen Resort set to kick off summer this weekend

Summer is kicking off at Wintergreen Resort this Memorial Day weekend.All things summer are in store for this weekend. Live music, magic show, chairlift rides, bonfire and storytelling, and a block party for the whole family. Of course, we'll have golf and tennis, spa,...

Snowshoe Gearing Up for a Monumental Summer Season

Snowshoe Mountain in Pocahontas County is busy preparing for what resort officials are calling their “biggest summer yet”. Several new marquee events highlight the summer calendar, including the 2019 Mercedes Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Finals and the inaugural 4848’ Music Festival.In addition...

Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge in US set to open in Gatlinburg

A new experience is coming to the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg.The SkyBridge is set to open on May 17 and will be the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America when it opens. It will also be the third longest pedestrian suspension bridge in...

Beech Mountain Resort Announces Lineup for 2019 Summer Concert Series

The line-up is set for Beech Mountain Resort’s 2019 Summer Concert Series presented by Appalachian Mountain Brewery.The concert series is set for three outdoor shows featuring contemporary roots music greats the Steep Canyon Rangers with Acoustic Syndicate, funk legends Galactic with The Get Right...

Ober Gatlinburg to add Summer Tubing

Ober Gatlinburg is proud to announce Summer Tubing as an additional mountain-top activity nestled in the valley of Mt. Harrison. Offering guests an activity of this caliber will increase enjoyment for all visitors who are seeking a new thrill with fantastic views.The new attraction...

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...