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Philip Johnson's Ski-Lines
by Philip Johnson


A Daily Gazette sports blog
Ski season in Upstate NY
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

The right goggles make skiing easier in sunlight

You have to see it to ski it. Sounds simple, right? Well it should be. After all, it is you, on skis, on snow. What can be difficult about that? When the sun is out and there is new snow freshly groomed, there shouldn’t be a problem for anyone, novice ...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Happy children make for happy skiers

Every parent knows the secret to a great ski trip: Happy kids! Once youngsters have a little experience on the hill, it is easy. Feed them a good breakfast, dress them warmly and pick a place and time to meet. However, if they are new to skiing, or just getting ...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Despite delayed start, Lapland owner is upbeat

Lots of people whose businesses rely on snow and those who just love the season are breathing a sigh of relief. And no one is happier than Paul Zahray.
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

‘Mountain Host’ volunteers are helpful

It is a new destination. You have been looking forward to this trip for a long time. You are at the base and ready to go when it hits you: “Where do I go now?” Most areas in the West and the larger areas in the East can present a ...
Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

Ski areas team up to try to break record

Some 160 ski areas across the country are participating in “The World’s Largest Ski & Snowboard Lesson,” the splashiest, but not the only event on the calendar for January.
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

High school skiers anxious to get started

Section II Nordic racers are scheduled to kick off the season Saturday with the Queensbury Invitational, conditions permitting.
Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015

Another Lake Placid miracle could happen

This “Season to be Jolly” hasn’t been a bundle of joy in the North Country.
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

Protected lifts are an expensive investment

The purpose of the trip was to try the new Quantum Four Lift that Okemo Mountain installed over the summer.
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Union sophomore West earns silver

Tucker West likes speed for his winter downhill runs. He goes full out from start gate to finish line. The 20-year-old Union College sophomore is one of the fastest in the world on the hill, and he proved that again last weekend in Lake Placid. It didn’t matter to him ...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

It's time to tune up the skis

With the weather turning more seasonal, it’s time to get the gear ready for the trip to the slopes. My first thought every year is a shop tune up for the skis which have been sitting idle in the garage since last spring. That is usually something I do earlier ...

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