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Philip Johnson's Ski-Lines
by Philip Johnson


A Daily Gazette sports blog
Ski season in Upstate NY
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Catamount definitely worth the trip

I’ll bet most of you have never skied at what I consider to be one of the best local ski areas.
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Blaise doing things right at Royal

Royal Mountain in Caroga Lake could be the gold standard for small-area operations, at least around here, if not well beyond.
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Quebec City carnival a real memory-maker

For outdoor winter sports enthusiasts, there are a handful of highlights that are wonderful to consider.
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Marble Mountain's rise, fall an intriguing story

I know every ski area can be a cold and windy place. And I know I am taking a chance planning a trip at this time of year. So wouldn’t it be great if they would just move the mountains?
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Duclos twins tough to beat

It’s probably a good thing that the Duclos twins of Shenendehowa can rely on their sibling rivalry to keep them sharp.
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

PrimaLoft played vital role in historic climb

PrimaLoft today is an independent company having spun off from Albany International three years ago.
Business seems to be booming. After all, who wants to be cold when you can protect against it.
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Will U.S. ever host Winter Games again?

I was very interested in the recent choice of Boston as the U.S. Olympic Committee’s nominee to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Gondola a big reason for Gore's popularity

After years of building friends and establishing a brand, Gore Mountain in North Creek is looking good.
Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

West Mountain back on local radar

It is noon on a Sunday and you are at home. Your favorite NFL team is playing on television at 4:30 p.m. But you want some fresh air and time on the slopes before kickoff.
Now, where is your favorite place to ski? Easy answer for me — West Mountain, just three miles off Exit 18 of the Northway.
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Heated seats the ultimate lift amenity

Any early-morning chair lift rider knows that sound. It is a swinging broom wielded by a lift attendant trying to rid the chair of ice and snow before passengers start the uphill climb. Regardless of how well it works, expect a cold bum for the next few minutes.

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