by Philip Johnson
A Daily Gazette sports blog
Ski season in Upstate NY
Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015
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
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
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
The ski industry and the way it is funded has changed considerably in recent years.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Ski conditions are great right now. But the ski business? Well, for many areas, it hasn’t been so wonderful.
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
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
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
For outdoor winter sports enthusiasts, there are a handful of highlights that are wonderful to consider.
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
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
It’s probably a good thing that the Duclos twins of Shenendehowa can rely on their sibling rivalry to keep them sharp.