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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.

29° this morning! It’s Ch-Ch-Chilly Out!

As I jumped in my truck this morning I saw the first light frost of this Autumn season. That can only mean that winter will be here before you know it. It also means that the "fall color season", which has been lagging about...

OktoberFest at Sugar Mountain (and a Fall Color Update) for Leaf Lookers!

oktoberfest at sugar mountain
Oktoberfest at Sugar Mountain has kind of always served as an unofficial start to content delivery (for me) here on SkiSoutheast.com. Of course we always pop some "August fogs" updates and then as the Sugar maples begin to turn their fall foliage color range from...

September Offers Numerous Adventures at YOUR Favorite Mountain

September in the mountains...The air begins to chill ever so slightly - particularly at night when temps often dip into the 40s. Daytime temps can still feel summer-like as the sun bakes off those chilly mornings. Sugar Maples are always the first trees to...

In Search of…Fog. Updated 8/31: 18 for 31 mornings

Fogs in August
Updated 8/31: The last day of August 2017 was foggy, and it wasn't...but it was. Translation: no fog in Valle Crucis or Foscoe unless you were looking up at the ridges. There WAS fog reported around Sugar Mountain but only spotty. So I'm borderline...

Our Own Brad Panovich Wins the National Award for Broadcast Meteorology

BANNER ELK, N.C. -- The word started traveling around the social media circles late on Wednesday that our own SkiSoutheast.com Meteorologist Brad Panovich had been nationally honored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) with the AMS Award for Broadcast Meteorology.Of course, Brad received that...

Ski Resort of the Year; Best Ski Resort in the Southeast; Best Snow in the Southeast – They All Mean Different Things

This is my final post of the season and it is a long one. Enjoy...If you want to ski or ride in the Southeast or mid-Atlantic after today - you'll have to head to over to Liberty Snowflex Centre at Liberty University in Lynchburg,...

Ski Resort of the Year Award Goes to…read on to see where!

Before I get into my pick for Ski Resort of the Year this season, let me say that this winter has been one for the record books. It has also been one in which I have repeated the following sentence NUMEROUS times."It is CRAZY...

Three Inches of Snow Fell Overnight. See Where on today’s SkiSoutheast Snow Report

There's only one more week left of ski season but you wouldn't know it if you looked at Snowshoe Mountain, Timberline or Winterplace's snow report or webcams this morning. Another 3" of snow hit the Pocahontas County ski resort and THAT takes them to...

March Madness Indeed! The Weather Pattern at the Southeast’s Ski Resorts has Resembled January until today…

Kudos to Kenny Griffin for his day-to-day coverage of this past week as he reported on the transition from not-so-stellar conditions across the region --- to amazing, mid-season, January-like conditions since the latest named snowstorm (that really does kill me that THE WEATHER CHANNEL...