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Mike Doble

Mike Doble
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Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiSoutheast.com, SkiNC.com and ResortCams.com. Since September 1996 he has posted more than 13,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.

In Search of…Fog. Updated 8/17: 10 for 17 mornings

Updated 8/17: Sorry about not updating on Wednesday morning, as I actually flew the drone to try and capture what was unquestionably our most dense fog of August. THIS MORNING was also about equal to that.As you can (barely) see in the photo above...

Our Own Brad Panovich Wins the National Award for Broadcast Meteorology

BANNER ELK, N.C. -- The word started traveling around the social media circles late on Wednesday that our own SkiSoutheast.com Meteorologist Brad Panovich had been nationally honored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) with the AMS Award for Broadcast Meteorology.Of course, Brad received that...

Ski Resort of the Year; Best Ski Resort in the Southeast; Best Snow in the Southeast – They All Mean Different Things

This is my final post of the season and it is a long one. Enjoy...If you want to ski or ride in the Southeast or mid-Atlantic after today - you'll have to head to over to Liberty Snowflex Centre at Liberty University in Lynchburg,...

Ski Resort of the Year Award Goes to…read on to see where!

Before I get into my pick for Ski Resort of the Year this season, let me say that this winter has been one for the record books. It has also been one in which I have repeated the following sentence NUMEROUS times."It is CRAZY...

Three Inches of Snow Fell Overnight. See Where on today’s SkiSoutheast Snow Report

There's only one more week left of ski season but you wouldn't know it if you looked at Snowshoe Mountain, Timberline or Winterplace's snow report or webcams this morning. Another 3" of snow hit the Pocahontas County ski resort and THAT takes them to...

March Madness Indeed! The Weather Pattern at the Southeast’s Ski Resorts has Resembled January until today…

Kudos to Kenny Griffin for his day-to-day coverage of this past week as he reported on the transition from not-so-stellar conditions across the region --- to amazing, mid-season, January-like conditions since the latest named snowstorm (that really does kill me that THE WEATHER CHANNEL...

2-3″ of SNOW fell Overnight! See where! By the way, Did Anyone See Where that Hour Went Overnight?

I was one of the millions who woke up this morning, looked at my phone and hustled out of bed because I immediately thought that I'd slept in an extra hour. Well I kinda, sorta did as far as the clock is concerned. These...

SNOWY LAST COUPLE OF DAYS AT SKI RESORTS AND BIG SNOW IS ON THE WAY!

It seems like every weekend when I am reporting...we're getting colder temps and snow. Then in the middle of the week, it is mild. Is it me? Should I be handling the mid-week reporting?Of course that is only a coincidence, but it DOES make...

Sunday Morning First Tracks at Snowshoe

This photo was taken on Sunday morning at the SkiSoutheast Summit First Tracks. The temps were near perfect (around 26°), the skies were crystal blue and the snow was groomed to a sweet corduroy and those first tracks were ultra sweet.Thanks to all who...

There are First Tracks and THEN There are First Tracks

First of all I have never made ten treks down a mountain before the "clock struck 10am" and that happened today. There was another surprise first for me today as Snowshoe honored me with my own personal First Tracks - before our SkiSoutheast Summit...