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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 Coldest Morning of the Season…and Brother it is Cold!

Sunday was a "snow globe" kind of day with snow swirling around and falling light-to-moderate most all day but not amounting to a lot anywhere in the region - with the exception of the WV resorts where 4" fell at Canaan Valley and Timberline...

Saturday was not an ‘Up-lifting’ Day…

Coldest Air of the Season Tonight...and it is SNOWING pretty much everywhere in the region this morning!Good Sunday morning. The main news to share for this holiday, Sunday is that the winds are howling and it is snowing. However, I have to report that...

Get to Know Your Ski Patrol – by Bill Nabers

If you have ever been to Bryce Resort during ski season, you probably saw some people in red jackets with white crosses. In those outfits they are hard to miss. They are not showing pride in Switzerland, though they may look like a moving...

Saturday…the One Yucky Day Left in January? Looks like it!

Good Morning my fellow, snow-loving friends.Check the Snow Report for all the deets on trail openings. While I do mention a lot of specifics in this post - you can get a quick snap shot of all conditions there.I'll also mention quickly that the...

Massanutten Resort invites travelers to celebrate the last total lunar eclipse of the decade on Sunday, Jan. 20, with a signature Blood Moon Mary

With the last lunar eclipse of the decade approaching this Sunday, we wanted to invite SkiSoutheast readers to celebrate at Massanutten Resort with our signature Blood Moon Mary’s.Massanutten Resort invites travelers to celebrate the last total lunar eclipse of the decade on Sunday, Jan. 20,...

Great shot of Sweet Conditions at Massanutten Resort

Kenny Hess sent in this Awesome Photo from Massanutten Resort today.

Playing Hooky a Couple Days to be a Local Skibum…Part Deux

Wednesday was a great day to ride at Appalachian Ski Mountain. It was a chilly 28°-33° most of the day, with little to no wind and the slope conditions were about as good as it gets. App had groomed things perfectly and even with...

An Impromptu Meetup With An Industry Legend…

An Appropriate Happenstance for Learn to Ski & Snowboard MonthI was enjoying a day with my wife and youngest daughter at Appalachian Ski Mountain on Wednesday when I spotted long-time instructor and founder of the French-Swiss Ski College, Jim Cottrell on the slopes. Even...

Playing Hooky a Couple of Days to be a Local Skibum…

I guess it isn't 'playing hooky' when everyone at the office knows that I was skiing on Tuesday. I had planned on leaving the office early and advised my administrative assistant that I was skiing (and that there was 'no need' to tell anyone),...

Mike’s Tuesday ‘Mentions’

...I can almost hear the groans that will come from some of you reading this post...however, it is what it is.Man I hate posting anything negative and we've committed ourselves not to promote ski areas that are not member resorts. However, Sugar Mountain is...