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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.

Old Man Winter Arrives at Snowshoe

Around 4 am this past Saturday morning, Old Man Winter's alarm clock went off and finally cold temperatures and natural snow arrived at the Pocahontas County Resort. Over the weekend, seven inches of snow fell on the Resort turning everything white and the cold...

Keeping it Real – Earning Your Trust

The last few years it's been EASY to keep everyone happy with our forecasts and ski reports. What's NOT to like about constant snow, consistently great ski conditions and more. Last season we had 100+ days with snow on the GROUND and ski conditions...

An APPEAL and PROMISE to the resorts and our visitors

The APPEAL comes early...and the PROMISE at the END of this story.The weather is the pits and doing the ski reports for the last few days has brought about today's story. This article may serve to upset a few people out there, but we...

T-Minus TWO DAYS and Counting

We had a few people email asking where yesterday's Photo of the Day on SkiNC was taken and obviously we failed to mention that it was at Appalachian Ski Mountain.All of the ski area operators are watching the approaching cold as if this season's...

The “WHITE” at the end of the tunnel has been reached!

Those words were the first I heard this morning at my office as Joe Stevens of Snowshoe Mountain called me with the exciting news that they were receiving natural snowfall and that the snowguns were already firing around that popular mountain resort."Mountain Ops have...

Oh, this is SOOOOO much better

After a stretch of mild temperatures that lasted almost three weeks and included a high of 66° on January 4th, we are now back into a normal winter mode. In fact, THE LOW so far for this month is the 23° that we are...

Here are some additional tidbits of information

You'll notice that we DROPPED TIMBERLINE RESORT from our daily ski reports because we could not get them to update us daily. There own website stays one to two days behind and without timely reports, we just can't advise you guys to go there....

Ski Southeast Notes

While the resorts in North Carolina and Virginia are all struggling to squeeze out ANY snowmaking from their machines...for the last couple of weeks...the West Virginia resorts are knocking dust...or spraying dust...or frozen...oh forget it --- They ARE MAKING SNOW...and did so almost ALL...

The best snow found in the Southeast

The best snow found in the Southeast --- or for that matter south of New York is unquestionably at Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia. We have also received several reports that Wintergreen Resort in Virginia is still looking quite nice although they have closed...