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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.

Loving This Weather…Snow for the 3rd Day in a Row!

Nothing excites the masses here at SkiSoutheast-land like snow! Friday's snowstorm carried into Saturday with some residual snowfall and snow is even swirling around lightly this Sunday morning. Seems that Wolf Ridge Resort over towards Asheville got the most accummulation from this snow event...

We Get to Talk SNOW! Beautiful, Wonderful SNOW! White Gold! SNOW! “Magical SNOW!”

First of all let me just tell you guys to check the SNOW REPORT as there are more resorts open today than at any point so far this season.The photo of the day (the header of this morning's post) is from Appalachian Ski Mountain....

Two Ski Resorts Are Open on December 3rd; Everyone Else Playing the Waiting Game

Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia and Cataloochee Ski Area in North Carolina remain the only two ski areas open today, December 3rd, 2017. Let's get right to them.Cataloochee Ski Area looks amazingly well despite the fact that they have had to deal with...

So I’m Out of the Loop for a Few Days and This is What I Return to???

When I posted some notes last Sunday, we had Snowshoe, Cataloochee, Beech and Sugar Mountain all looking pretty decent with some early season trails to play on and by all accounts the snow was pretty awesome. That was despite the fact that those resorts...

Snowmaking in Progress! (At a chosen few…)

(The lead photo and photo of the day is from Sugar Mountain on Friday as shot by reader, Joe Berry.)I'm diving right into the news of the day as I'm working remotely from the midlands of South Carolina where I've drove down from the...

Ditto Friday’s Report for Saturday, November 25th!

Good morning my snow loving friends and cyber-family. We're thankful for you guys as we celebrate this Thanksgiving weekend.The snow report and update for this morning is almost a duplicate of Friday's report with the only exception being that it is substantially warmer across...

We’re Up to FOUR Ski Resorts Open Today!

I'll get to those ski areas that are operating today in a moment. However, I want to take a moment and talk about the perceptions that ski areas have to fight this time of year. Unless it is mid-season and cold temperatures and natural...

We Are Thankful to be Skiing and Snowboarding on Thanksgiving Day. (See where…)

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone in SkiSoutheast-land. We're thankful for many things today...among them to be skiing and snowboarding today and this weekend.(A word about the "cover photo" for this story. The gorgeous and snowy photo was posted by Snowshoe to announce that the slopes may...

Snowshoe Mountain’s Dave Dekema Passes Suddenly Overnight

R.I.P. Dave Dekema...We were shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Dave Dekema overnight. Details are still forthcoming, but from the sound of things David was visiting with his girlfriend in Staunton, Virginia and passed away unexpectedly. (Presumably a heart attack although...