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Philip Johnson's Ski-Lines
by Philip Johnson


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

It’s time to get ready for winter

Welcome back. The months of bad sliding are almost over, and it is time to break out the skis and the boards for the season ahead. For winter sports enthusiasts, this is a great time of the year in our area and very likely no one is looking forward to ...
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Little Dipper program caters to 3-year-olds

Carolee Ferguson has been teaching little children at Okemo for 30 years. Her experience has included working with her own children and four grandchildren along the way. She knows her audience.
Friday, March 20, 2015

Late-season skiing at Banff worth the trip

Last week, I got on a plane to go skiing for the first time in two years. Now, I’ve been on the slopes regularly during that time but my days recently have all been in the east and reachable by car.
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Ski areas on the lookout for funding

The ski industry and the way it is funded has changed considerably in recent years.
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cold weather, wind will keep skiers away

Ski conditions are great right now. But the ski business? Well, for many areas, it hasn’t been so wonderful.
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.

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