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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.

Our Readers Provide Input Into the Current Conditions at the Ski Resorts

massanutten resort photos
I've said it before, but it bears repeating - we have the best readership around. On Monday, we shared some reader responses and comments about the current conditions at various resorts in the southeast and mid-Atlantic. Those reader comments came in response to many...

A Spring-like President’s Day at the Ski Resorts

canaan valley resort
Yes, I was frustrated on Sunday morning. You would be as well - if you were constantly talking about the fact that there's plenty of good, skiable/ridable terrain on the slopes of our southeast and mid-Atlantic ski areas - only to be told via...

You Guys Can Believe Me or Not, But There’s PLENTY OF SNOW to ski and ride on…for now.

wintergreen resort
The photo above is from SATURDAY MORNING AT WINTERGREEN RESORT!!!I should add that SOME ski areas look better than OTHERS and that you should do a little "homework" by looking at the LIVE CAMS, checking the SNOW REPORT and then let your GPS take...

Spring is Here Again…But the Ski Resorts Look Darn Nice. Check Out the Slopes that are Open!

appalachian ski mountain
Spring doesn't officially begin until March 20th, but despite what Punxsutawney Phil said 16 days ago - it sure feels like Spring. Last weekend I did the mid-Atlantic boat show in Charlotte where temps were in the mid 70s and here we are today...

Old Man Winter Snarls – It’s Snowing in WV Right Now. Check it Out!

canaan valley photos
It is snowing as of 10am on this Valentine's Day at the WV ski resorts. Check out the LIVE CAM at: Canaan Valley ResortThe photo above was sent in by Canaan Valley's Micky Sponaugle. It was captioned "The 'Old Man' snarls as he sinks...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME by Joe Stevens

Hello Everyone –It never ceases to amaze me that Mike Doble and I are on the same page when it comes to our thoughts this time of the year of the ski season.  All this week I kept having to answer questions about if...

Hey! Where is Everyone Going?!?! There’s Plenty of Skiable Slopes Open!

wolf ridge ski resort photos
I want to start off Sunday's FirsTrax blog by not only "towing the party line" but telling the truth. THE TRUTH IS that there is plenty of skiable/ridable terrain open at every ski area in the region. There is good, side-to-side coverage. The snow...

Let’s Talk PERCEPTION and REALITY Today!

My office staff tell me that our phones ring regular with callers asking about how "our conditions are" at "this or that ski area". I'm really not sure how that happens because we are clearly covering ALL of the ski areas via this website....

Sights and Sounds from Sunday

We had a few photos submitted and posted from yesterday that we thought we'd share.Sugar Mountain hosted the High Country Jr Race Series and Hope Caroselli sent these photos in. We noted on Friday that Sugar was hosting the event and that they promoted...

Get 20% Off Snowshoe Lodging, Get Free Sunday Lift Tickets and a Chance to Win a Season Pass!

We're happy to announce that Snowshoe Mountain will once again play host to this year's Ski Southeast Summit! ...And You Are Invited! Where: Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Wild & Wonderful West Virginia When: March 3rd-5th, 2017We have several perks this year, including:20% off lodging ANYWHERE on...