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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 close to 14,000 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.

A Greatest Appreciation and Thanks

Sometimes "thank yous" can seem a bit manufactured and/or obligatory, but I want to be clear that these are anything but. Not to make too much jest of the following, genuine 'thank yous' but I thought for a second to do the Snoop Dog version...

Last Day of March; Last Day of the Season

Tis the last day of the 2018-2019 ski & snowboarding season. Check the SNOW REPORT as there are four, member ski areas riding for one more today and with Wisp skiing until 5pm, they will officially put a close on this season at that...

We Rocked it this Season…Thanks to You!

Before I dive into NUMBERS, let's share the most important ones.We have five member ski resorts OPEN for the business of providing you guys some fun on the snow for at least today, in the case of Massanutten Resort and for Saturday & Sunday...

More on Global Warming…or Not

I posted this story via our FirsTrax News post this morning, but decided it deserved a more prominent feature.Here is Joe D'Aleo's full story, published WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 (Thanks for sending it along Joe, Herb and Joe.) CLAIM: Climate change is resulting in disappearing...

Things are Looking a Bit More Like Spring Skiing for this Last Weekend of the Season

SUBTITLE - More on Global Warming or NOT.... The mild temps over the last couple of days have turned what was "pretty" snow into more of what you'd expect to see as the calendar closes in on April 1st. The great news is that there...

2018-2019 Ski & Snowboarding Season Will End Sunday at 4:30pm

I just heard from Tammy Brown at Cataloochee Ski Area and she shared,"You’re right and thanks for checking. We just got out of a staff meeting and he told us we will close at 4:30pm on Sunday. Grateful to be able to close with...

15% More Snow My _____! How Much Snow Did Fall this Season and Where?

First of all, before I dive right in, man I want to thank Rudy Ryback for stepping in and doing a really nice job of handling FirsTrax for us this season. He took over those duties from Kenny Griffin this season and handled that...

A Word With Mrs. Johnson; the Mother of ‘Billy the Kid’, Olympic Champion

I won't go into a lot of the conversation that I just had with Mrs. DB Johnson, the mother of "Billy the Kid" (Bill) Johnson - except to say it was an honor to speak with her. As a quick sidebar (for those who...

We Just Had to Brag About Cataloochee

I don't know about you guys, but now that this season is coming to a close in a few days, I've been thinking about the "good" and the "not-so-good" aspects of it. Sure, we could have done with more natural snow. (Some resorts were...

Another Beautiful Sunday for Playing on the Snow

Happy Sunday fellow snow-lovers.I'll start today's FirsTrax news with mentioning the ski areas that are currently operating at least for today. Those are:Appalachian Bryce Cataloochee Massanutten Snowshoe Wintergreen WispThat's SEVEN still operating for today. Technically Beech is IF you are a season pass or...