Phil Johnson's Ski Lines
by Phil Johnson

Ski Lines

A Daily Gazette sports blog
Ski columnist Phil Johnson reports on the local slopes
 
Friday, March 28, 2014

Despite the cold, it was a good ski season

Based on what we experienced, unless we get warm rain in the next couple of weeks, April is going to offer the best spring skiing we’ve seen in years.
We deserve it.
 
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Weibrecht ready for some time off

If there was ever any doubt, Andrew Weibrecht erased it last month in Sochi.
The 28-year-old from Lake Placid is the most accomplished Alpine skier ever from our region.
 
Friday, March 14, 2014

PrimaLoft will keep you warm

The snow is great. But even long-time skiers have been grousing about the cold lately.
If you’re like me, though, if there is something that can keep me warm and keep me outside, then bring it on. I want to be able to enjoy living where I live 12 months a year.
Goose down, you say.
 
Thursday, March 6, 2014

Future looks bright at West

What’s going on at West Mountain?
In a nutshell: The news is good, and the outlook is promising.
 
Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

The good and the bad of Sochi

The Winter Games were wonderful television, despite the pre-competition concerns about incomplete venues and the fear that regional terrorists would spoil the event.
 
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

A day at Gore, from top to bottom

Sometimes, it seems to me that Gore Mountain gets taken for granted by folks around here.
I was thinking about that the other day when I was at Gore just finishing up at the Ski Bowl Lodge where I started out six hours earlier.
 
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

It's never too cold to enjoy good skiing

I had a great day skiing last Saturday.
 
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Smith could be tough to beat

Shenendehowa sophomore Julia Smith, who lost only one Section II race last year as a freshman, has again dominated area girls’ high school Alpine competition this winter, and is the favorite to repeat as champion in both the slalom and giant slalom events at the Section II title races Tuesday at Gore Mountain.
 
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

U.S. should grab a lot of gold

The time has come. The nominations are complete and for 237 U.S. athletes, the time to compete is here. The Winter Olympics begin next Thursday at Russia’s Black Sea coastal city of Sochi.
 
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

Lake Placid will always have Olympic aura

Every four years, the mem­ory of Lake Placid comes alive once again.
 

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