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by Philip Johnson


A Daily Gazette sports blog
Ski season in Upstate NY
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Nothing beats Mont Tremblant

In the case of Mont Tremblant in Quebec, order has been restored in the universe.
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Hunt for the bargains

As we all know, skiing and riding can be expensive winter activities, from the travel involved to the required clothing and equipment. It doesn’t take long to become a sharp-eyed consumer once you realize how much fun awaits on the slopes and trails, and what savings are available if you plan ahead and look for bargains.
Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014

Cold temperatures get season off to early start

The days of bad sliding have come to an early end this fall, and many ski areas just a car ride away have lifts turning in plenty of time for the holidays — make that the Thanksgiving holiday, not Christmas.
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.

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