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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.

Braced for the Snow Storm and More Resort Openings

As the photo of the day shows, Wintergreen Resort is scheduled to open tomorrow, Saturday, ahead of the storm!While talking up Wintergreen, here is an awesome opening day video!What WILL this storm deliver?!?! There's a reason why a lot of meteorologists hold out until as...

THE CONSENSUS: BIG SNOW FOR NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA

...and don't think for a minute that West Virginia won't wring out more snow out of this storm.First of all, Good Thursday to all of you. I hope you guys will click over and read Rudy Ryback's debut FirsTrax post today. Also, be sure...

It’s SNOWING at Just About Every Ski Mountain in the Region!

The majority of talk around our office over the last 2-3 days has been about the winter storm that is slowly approaching from the west. It looks like it will be bringing some really significant snowfall Saturday evening through Tuesday AM.However, this morning we're all...

Carolina Snowbelles Ice Skate Fundraiser

DEC 7 5:00-6:30Join us at the Appalachian Ice Arena on Friday December 7 from 5:00-6:30 and support the Carolina SnowbellesSkating is only $10/person (includes skate rental).All proceeds go to The Carolina Snowbelles, a precision dance troupe, for their trip to DC to perform at the Kennedy Center on...

Snow Fell Overnight in the Mountains! See where! More Cold and Snow Coming!

Last night was indeed the transition from mild to cold temps that we were hoping for. I was outside playing with my dog around 6pm and you could feel the cold air coming in. Snowmaking equipment did fire back up at many ski areas...

Another Transition Monday as Ski Resorts Ready Themselves for Cold Temps and Snow This Week!

For the second Monday in a row, the lead story is that today will be another day of transition. Last Monday morning I was reporting something almost identical to what the 'meat' of today's story-line will be. One week ago today we were looking...

Today Could be the Warmest Day for a Couple of Weeks

Saturday was a raw day to be doing anything outside. A chilly-to-cold, misty rain, (that was more like a really wet fog than rain) fell most of the day. Even so, I received emails from some readers who were able to hit the slopes...

Longtime Owner of Hawksnest Resort, Leonard Cottom, Passed Away October 11th

With a Heavy Heart... Longtime Owner of Hawksnest Resort, Leonard Cottom, 75, Passed Away October 11th I did not hear about his passing until a week ago...which was shocking because there are many people in my circle of friends and connections who worked with and knew...

Not a Pretty Day Saturday, but Fun, Regardless!

The title of today's blog is a bit of thievery on my part of a text share from Snowshoe Mountain this morning. Despite the fact that it DOES look pretty wet via some of the webcams this morning - people ARE taking advantage of the...