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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.

The Ski Industry Has Lost a Pioneer (and Great Man) in Grady Moretz

D. Grady Moretz, Jr. of Appalachian Ski Mountain, passed away Sunday morning at his home, at the age of 88.With his passing, the ski industry lost a pioneer and the High Country area of Western North Carolina lost one of its top tourism icons.The...

The Last Day of the 2018 Ski & Snowboarding Season in the Southeast is Upon Us.

Today is Sunday. It's Easter Sunday. Happy Easter. Chag Sameach to our new fans from Israel who email me a few times a week. You know who you are.While speaking of Easter - several of you emailed asking me where the pretty cross in...

There are Four Ski Area Open for Saturday. Three Will Operate on Easter Sunday before Closing for the Season.

CHECK THE SNOW REPORT THIS MORNING FOR ALL THE DEETS...I suppose the "glass half full" thing to say this morning is 'Good on all four ski areas that are offering their fans another day or two of playing on the snow this weekend.' The...

Good Friday Everyone!

This is always a bittersweet day on the calendar for me. Easter is one of those Holidays that can fall on 35 dates, however it seems to normally be after the ski season has come to an end. So today Good Friday reminds me...

Just Chiming in With Some Assorted Comments…

First, thanks to Kenny Griffin for covering me first thing this morning on the FirsTrax report. We had about 4-5" of the most beautiful snow to fall this season at my home atop Sleepy Hollow. No wind and just beautiful snow. I'll try to...

Snowfall Continues to Fall in the Mountains as Eight Ski Resorts are Still Open in the Southeast

CHECK THE SNOW REPORT THIS MORNING FOR ALL THE DEETS...We're Getting SNOW in the Mountains this Morning! The snow seems to be socked in as moderate to heavy snow is falling at a nice rate that has visibility down a good bit. About two inches...

Punxsutawney Phil and SkiSoutheast Si got it right! What’s the fuss about?

Good Friday morning peeps. Kenny Griffin is travelling this morning so he asked me to step in and handle the FirsTrax report this morning. I already had a lot to chat about as to have great conditions available at EIGHT ski areas in the...

CRAZY WEATHER PATTERN CONTINUES FOR THE SKI RESORTS

The photo of the day above was provided by Steve (AKA Swoop) Merkle from up at Snowshoe Mountain. (Thanks Steve! Keep them coming.)Since Steve went to all the effort of snapping and sending me some photos yesterday, let's go ahead and share his others....

A 4TH NOR’EASTER? MORE SNOW MID NEXT WEEK? ONE CRAZY WINTER CONTINUES…

How crazy? How about 14° up at Wisp Resort this morning; 18° at Snowshoe and yet 41° here at Seven Devils this morning. Spring hit HARD at our offices on Friday as temperatures soared to 60°. Flowers are starting to pop out of the...

Into Every Life a Little Rain…

Wait, no - it doesn't! Not this much anyway. We've had a little more than our fair share of rain over the last month. I guess the good news is that the rain looks to be of the LIGHT variety and it also appears...