Cataloochee Ski Area

Wonderland of Winter

The fall out from Winter Storm Izzy was fantastic . . .  a hearty W.O.W. ‘Wonderland of Winter’ nearly enveloped the entire region. Even Jim Cantore made an appearance in…
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Winter’s Bone

Winter’s Bone: An old Appalachian expression . . . “like a dog digging after a winter’s bone” – indicating someone who is on a search or quest for something and…
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“The Cat Is Out of the Bag”

Story and Photos by Brian Dix Happy Holidays to all of you skiers and riders of the southeast. This time of year is always special, but given the current setting…
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Opening Day at Cataloochee 2020!

Let’s rewind a bit . . . I was at Cat for closing day of 2019-2020. The mood was somber. There weren’t any High-Five goodbyes. It felt like the rug…
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From First Chair to Last Chair

It seems like a week ago was a world away. Since last Thursday, our region has been hit with some northwest flow COLD weather. It feels like winter has finally…
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Great Skiing in the Great Smokies

Photos and Story by Brian Dix Hello once again skiers and riders of the southeast. Happy Holidays and welcome to winter (almost). Skiing mid-week is a hidden gem for a…
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A STORYBOOK Week for the Southeast

Well, what a great start to the season, and it’s technically not even (astronomical) winter yet! Although, “the nerd in the room” might argue with you on that, since meteorological…
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In the Groomer with Chris Bates

Yesterday, I got a chance to ride along with Chris Bates (owner of Cataloochee), in the groomer. To this day, Bates grooms the mountain every morning, and has a tireless…
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