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Mike Doble

Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and 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.

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and “Super” is a Great Adjective to Use for the Conditions in the Region

Check the SNOW REPORT today for all of the details on today's schedule as some ski area are not open Sunday evenings.Saturday was the mildest day to be on the slopes since perhaps sometime in December. It was also VERY CROWDED at most of...

Happy Groundhog Day, everyone.

 We could have Three Titles / Sub-titles today:Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil doesn't see his shadow, predicts an early springSkiSoutheast Si predicts six more weeks of Winter for the 7th season in a row. Go figure, right?!?!Meteorologist Larry Sprinkle sees HIS shadow and agrees with...

SkiSoutheast Si Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter

The High Country is populated by thousands of groundhogs and a few years back I dressed one up in SkiSoutheast garb; taught the furry critter how to ski and ever since then he has rewarded me with his very own predictions. Here is his version...

Brad’s Skier’s Forecast from Feb 1st, 2019

Brad Panovich provided his forecasts for the region.The arctic blast is moving out and a brief warm-up is on the way. The wild swings won't stop there it looks like the cold comes roaring back by next weekend ahead.

Boone’s Most Unique Ski and Snowboard Competition Returns for the Biggest Event Yet!

5th Annual Daniel Boone Rail Jam set for Saturday, March 16, 2019For those who love to shred, Appalachian Mountain Brewery’s Daniel Boone Rail Jam is taking place on Saturday March 16th, St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Daniel Boone Rail Jam is an outdoor skiing and...

A Few Days of Snowshoe Mountain Bliss

A look at the how great things were at Snowshoe Mountain over the last few days. Trip report by  Brian Duy, Could be subtitled: "The Family that PLAYS together, STAYS together!"Editor's Note: We love it when you guys reach out and want to share your...

Canaan Valley Resort, West Virginia Showing Off Some Powder

Another great look at Canaan Valley Resort from Justin Harris

Cold = Snowmaking = Great Conditions!

Those of you who have followed this website for a while know that on Sundays I tend to just ramble about things that have caught my attention and I leave the details to the SNOW REPORT. So be sure to check that out for...

Beech Mountain Summit Cam back up!

Despite the camera being one of the newest 1080p HD cams, the cold temps created a need for more wattage to drive the heater and Pan, Tilt and Zoom. Thanks to Kenny Griffin for going up and getting us back online. (Of course he...

Snowmaking and Cold Temps Means Awesome Conditions at the Ski Resorts of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic

The Photo of the Day, up top and at the end of this post is from the Blowing Rock Winterfest and the Chetola Lake Polar Plunge! Thanks to the Chamber for the photo.We were hoping to get a new LIVE Stream in place for...