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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 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...

Sprechen Sie Fun? Oktoberfest at Sugar Mountain Resort set

sugar mountain fall leaf update
After twenty-five years of autumn tradition, it’s time for another Oktoberfest on Sugar Mountain. Time for family and friends to join hands in song and dance, salute the fading summer, and herald in the change of seasons with an eye toward winter sports at...

Sapphire Valley primed for 2016

Sapphire Valley Ski Area has been hard at work during the offseason.Mountain Manager Chris Green has saw the area purchase new snow guns for this upcoming season. The area's website is currently getting an upgrade.Sapphire Valley is targeting Thanksgiving as opening day for the...

Cataloochee announces details of Can-U-Ski Food and Coat Drive

Cataloochee Ski Area has announced details of the annual Cataloochee/Haywood Christian Ministries Can-U-Ski Food and Coat Drive for this upcoming winter.This year’s event will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4 during the day session (8:30am-4:30pm). Cataloochee invites you to help give back to the...

ASM Welcome Center Now Open

Appalachian Ski Mountain opened its new Welcome Center near the Blue Ridge Parkway at the intersection of US Highway 321 and Edmisten Road on September 8.  Located just 1 ½ miles from the ski area, this 1500 square foot facility will be o open...