Melina Coogan

Asheville, Lincoln, Boone, Ludlow, Killington, Knoxville, Johnson City

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  1. 5 Top Spots for Bouldering Around Asheville

    Asheville

    From iconic rocks to local climbing walls, climbers have plenty of great spots for bouldering in the Blue Ridge region around Asheville.

  2. A Quick and Dirty Guide to the Best Whitewater Paddling in Asheville

    Asheville

    From the gentle waters of the French Broad to the powerful chutes of the Green, here is a guide the best whitewater paddling in Asheville.

  3. 4 Adventurous Weekend Escapes Near Asheville

    Asheville

    These classic weekend escapes near Asheville feature amazing trails, scenic views, great restaurants, and plenty of outdoor fun.

  4. 5 Fire Towers to Explore in Western Carolina

    Asheville

    Home to years and years of mystery and nostalgia, it's hard to deny the lure of mountain fire towers in Western Carolina.

  5. An Insider's Guide to the Best Family-Friendly Winter Activities at Okemo Mountain Resort

    Ludlow

    From skiing and riding to snowmobiling and swimming, there is fun to be had on and off the slopes at Okemo.

  6. An Insider's Guide to the Après-Ski Lifestyle at Killington Mountain Resort

    Killington

    Tucked between the rustic towns of Woodstock and Rutland, the notoriously lively après-ski lifestyle at Killington Mountain Resort is something of a phenomenon.

  7. An Insider's Guide to the Best Family-Friendly Winter Activities at Killington Mountain Resort

    Killington

    If you're searching for the ultimate family resort, where your children will not only learn great technique but also become truly passionate about snow sports, then look no further than Killington Mountain Resort.

  8. An Insider's Guide to the the Best Backcountry Skiing at Okemo Mountain Resort

    Ludlow

    Claim first tracks in secret powder stashes and unmarked gullies in in the backcountry around Okemo Mountain Resort.

  9. An Insider's Guide to the Best Backcountry Skiing at Killington Mountain Resort

    Killington

    With a recently opened 745 acres of Natural Woods Areas in the resort’s outer boundary, the backcountry skiing at Killington Mountain is home to some large and luscious stashes of untracked powder.

  10. An Insider's Guide to the Best Inbound Skiing at Killington Mountain Resort

    Killington

    With seven mountains offering an astonishing 1,977 acres of skiable terrain, the skiing at Killington Mountain Resort is easily some of the best in eastern North America.

  11. 6 Reasons to Be Thankful You Live in Western Carolina

    Asheville

    From the highest peak to the lowest gorge, Western Carolina offers plenty of outdoor escapes to keep outdoor enthusiasts happy year-round.

  12. 14 Asheville Experiences Better Than Any Gift You Can Wrap

    Asheville

    This holiday season, focus on giving these Asheville experiences that will get people outside to enjoy all that the area has to offer.

  13. 4 Western Carolina Hikes and Their Perfect Winter Beverages

    Asheville

    Among the many perks of winter hiking, none can compare to the bright taste of a well earned hot toddy, the rich indulgence of a hot buttered rum, or that first sip of a toasty winter ale.

  14. 9 Gifts for the Outdoor Enthusiast Made Locally in Western Carolina

    Asheville

    Take advantage of the local artists and makers in and around Asheville, NC, with these unique gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life.

  15. How to Have an Adventurous Girls’ Getaway in Jackson County

    Asheville

    Spectacular waterfalls, endless hiking trails, fine dining, and craft cocktails, combine to make Jackson County a perfect weekend escape.

  16. Why Cycling Superstar Erica Zaveta Calls North Carolina Home

    Asheville

    Cyclist Erica Zaveta won five different national championships in five different disciplines. She opens up about her career and new home.

  17. Physiology, the Runner's High, and the Power of Mitochondria

    Asheville

    Sara Molskness, an Asheville runner with a degree in exercise physiology, may understand the "runner's high" better than just about anyone.

  18. 4 Frozen Waterfalls To Explore in Western Carolina this Winter

    Asheville

    Waterfalls take on a new look in winter as their icy cascades produce surreal sights and sounds. Discover these four gems around Asheville.

  19. The 10 Best Reasons to Wake Before Dawn in Western Carolina

    Asheville

    There's no better way to start the day than heading outdoors before dawn. Find solitude, get your exercise in, and enjoy a Carolina sunrise.

  20. How to Become Asheville’s Next Outdoor Legend

    Asheville

    Becoming an outdoor legend in Asheville takes hours on the trail, survival training, never-ending workouts, and a heart of gold. Good luck.

  21. 8 Romantic Excursions in the Blue Ridge Mountains

    Asheville

    Whether you're on a date or in a long-standing relationship, these romantic excursions in the Blue Ridge Mountains are sure to light a spark.

  22. 7 Short Hikes with Spectacular Views in Western Carolina

    Asheville

    It doesn't take hours to find amazing scenery in the Carolinas. These short hikes offer spectacular views just minutes from the parking lot.

  23. A Grand Introduction to Knoxville’s Great Outdoors

    Knoxville

    Everything you need to know about the outdoor scene in Knoxville, whether you are a visitor, new local, or have been around for years.

  24. An Insider's Guide to the Aprés-Ski Lifestyle at Okemo Mountain Resort

    Ludlow

    Okemo keeps guests happy off the slopes too with gourmet food, craft beverages, and spa options!

  25. An Insider's Guide to the Best Inbound Skiing at Okemo Mountain Resort

    Ludlow

    Varied terrain and luxe amenities make Okemo one of the most beloved resorts in the East for skiing and riding.