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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.

A LOT is Happening at Cataloochee This Weekend

A LOT of fun and some ways to grab some equipment and help out the community. Fun Happenings this Weekend, Along with Some Great Skiing! Remember Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2 marks our 6th Annual Cataloochee Ski & Snowboard Swap here at the area....

Thursday was an Epic Day to be on the Slopes. Friday, meh…

Okay, the title of today's post is probably a bit disingenuous because I will say that I have had some of my most enjoyable or fun days skiing - in the rain. This isn't a "glass-half-full" kind of commentary. It's the truth. Over the years there have...

Welcome Rudy Ryback to our SkiSoutheast Team!

Rudy Ryback will be our new SkiSoutheast.com Snow Reporter and FirsTrax blogger Monday-Friday beginning Tuesday, December 3rd or so of next week.Rudy really struck me as someone who has a real passion for the sport and industry as a whole. He and I kind...

Canaan Valley Resort to Open Ski Hill, Tube Park and Skating Rink December 15

DAVIS, W. Va., November 28, 2018 – Early snowstorms and an aggressive snowmaking strategy are combining to create good news for Canaan Valley Resort‘s ski area.The gates will open, and the lifts will begin turning at 9 a.m. Dec. 15, 2018 and skiers will...

What a BEAUTIFUL DAY it is to be on the Mountain!

One quick scan of the webcameras and you'll quickly see the after-effects of some natural snow, a record-breaking, November snowmaking period and gorgeous, blue skies. In a word, it is "breathtaking".I'm providing some captures and videos below, however you can check them out LIVE...

Christian’s Sports Beat: Time to head downhill

Story by Christian Deiss, age 14, of Scott Depot, West VirginiaSNOWSHOE — Last month when my father had to scrape ice off his car’s windows for us to get to the bus stop, I knew that one of my favorite times of the year...

Snow Has Been Falling Steady for the Last 24 Hrs Across the Mountains

skisouthYou guys want to know about which mountains are open and with how many slopes & trails, visit the SNOW REPORT page. Today we are talking snow and other news.The Photo of the Day is of 4" of snow and heavy snowmaking at Canaan...

Boy howdy! What an amazing weather-swing over the last 24 hours!

On Monday we reported about how yesterday was going to be a day of major, weather transition, and boy was it?!?! Here are some sample differences from this time Monday morning:Mountain Mon TuesMcHenry, Maryland 42° 23°Snowshoe Mountain 42° 23°Canaan Valley 42° 22° 2.6" of new snowGhent, WV 58° 23°Beech Mountain 40° 16° 1" of new snowSeven Devils,...

ALTERRA MOUNTAIN COMPANY NAMES NEW PRESIDENT & COO OF SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN RESORT IN WEST VIRGINIA

Patti Duncan Promoted from Vice President Resort Operations Denver, Co. – November 26, 2018 – Snowshoe and Alterra Mountain Company announced today that Patti Duncan has been selected as President and Chief Operating Officer of Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia. Duncan has been with...

Monday is a Transition Day at Southeastern Ski Resorts

The photo of the day (above) is of Cataloochee Ski Area this morning as Chris Bates (or a member of his team) was out grooming the slopes to prepare them for a good Monday of skiing. Cataloochee Ski Area and Snowshoe Mountain would be...