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Philip Johnson's Ski-Lines
by Philip Johnson


A Daily Gazette sports blog
Ski season in Upstate NY
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Ranking of top 30 resorts can be a useful guide

With the ski season off to such a great start and maybe a little financial boost from the stock market, it is time to think about a ski get-away.
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

Okemo has snow guns cranking

The days of bad sliding have come to an end. It is winter again, on the thermometer certainly if not on the calendar just yet. Skis are ready, boards are ready and most ski areas throughout our area have either opened for the season or will do so soon.
Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Banner ski season ahead?

Ski season is just around the corner, and so is Phil Johnson's "Ski Lines" weekly column.
Friday, Jan. 4, 2013

Storms were huge boost for small areas

It is amazing what a couple of snowstorms will do to bring out a crowd.
Friday, Jan. 4, 2013

Smugglers' Notch has placed focus on teaching kids

Kids’ ski programs may not have been invented there, but “Smuggs” has come a long way toward perfecting them.
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012

A tribute to persistence

Kudos to Steve Nyman for his World Cup victory in the downhill event this weekend at Val Gardena Italy.
Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

Bad weather doesn't always mean bad skiing

I remember a Bill Rice column several years ago where he wrote about waking up early one winter morning, seeing that the weather outside was not good, but deciding to drive up to the mountain, anyway.
He reported that by the time he reached the area, things had changed, and he had a great ski day.
Think last Saturday.
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Excellent conditions at Whiteface

Going skiing for me can be like a box of chocolates for Forrest Gump.
Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

Local areas rely on snow making

Most of the ski areas in our area have opened for the season — or will soon — with limited terrain now, but they have high hopes for the holiday season. This is a sport for optimists.
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

Vonn inches closer to Moser-Proll

Lindsey Vonn, the US Ski Team phenom, won three World Cup races over the weekend at Lake Louise, Alberta.

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