Ski Lines: Rogge resurrects Mountain Gazette

Ski Lines: Rogge resurrects Mountain Gazette

Written by Phil Johnson 


Mike Rogge is on a mission. 

The Queensbury High School alumnus, a 2004 graduate who spent many years as a West Mountain skier, believes that no one writes about the joys of being outside anymore. His cure for that is to resurrect the Mountain Gazette, an iconic outdoor journal once home to the writing of notables such as Edward Abbey, Dick Dorworth and the original gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson.

So who starts a print publication these days?

“I think there is a place for a magazine that cares about great literature and great photography,” said the 35-year-old Rogge who, since his college days at SUNY Potsdam, has made a career talking, writing and filming skiing and a wide range of topics he folds under that broad umbrella. Continue Reading...