Mike Doyle Education State University of New York Empire State College Siena College Award-winning skiing journalistMember of the Eastern Ski Writers Association, the North American Snowsports Journalists Association, and the International Sports Press AssociationProvides expert commentary for snow sporting events Experience Mike Doyle is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles about the sport of skiing for over nine years. Mike grew up in the snow country of New York state. After skiing almost every resort in the East, he spent two years in Europe during his military service and visited the continent's most popular ski slopes. He returned to the United States to work in various capacities at ski resorts and ski shops across the country. Mike received the 2007 North American Snowsports Journalists Association's Harold S. Hirsch Award for Internet Writing. He is a member of the Eastern Ski Writers Association, the North American Snowsports Journalists Association, and the International Sports Press Association. Mike also provides commentary as an expert on snow skiing and other snow sports through his company Doyle and Doyle Communications. He also contributes articles to Powder, The Skier's Magazine, and Liftopia.com. Education Mike Doyle earned a master's degree from the State University of New York Empire State College and a bachelor's degree from Siena College.Awards and PublicationsReceived the 2007 North American Snowsports Journalists Association's Harold S. Hirsch Award for Internet Writing About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy, a Dotdash brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.