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Philip Johnson's Ski-Lines
by Philip Johnson


A Daily Gazette sports blog
Ski season in Upstate NY

Ski areas on the lookout for funding

The ski industry and the way it is funded has changed considerably in recent years.

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.

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.

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.

Quebec City carnival a real memory-maker

For outdoor winter sports enthusiasts, there are a handful of highlights that are wonderful to consider.

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?

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.

PrimaLoft played vital role in historic climb

PrimaLoft today is an independent company having spun off from Albany International three years ago.
Business seems to be booming. After all, who wants to be cold when you can protect against it.

Will U.S. ever host Winter Games again?

I was very interested in the recent choice of Boston as the U.S. Olympic Committee’s nominee to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Gondola a big reason for Gore's popularity

After years of building friends and establishing a brand, Gore Mountain in North Creek is looking good.

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