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Friday, December 20, 2013

Have a brewski in honor of Ron Kon

Ron KonowitzAdirondack Brewery in Lake George has come up with a clever marketing campaign that features regional athletes and outdoor enthusiasts on its packages. The one shown here recognizes Ron Konowitz, the only person known to have skied all forty-six of the High Peaks. Ron, who lives in Keene, is president of the Adirondack Powder Skier Association, an organization that is pushing for more ski trails in the Adirondacks and for the right to maintain natural ski glades. Ron, a retired schoolteacher, also is the coordinator of the local fire department’s rescue squad.

Phil Brown

Contributor Phil Brown was editor of the Adirondack Explorer from 1999-2018. When he isn't at his desk, he's usually out hiking, paddling, skiing, or doing something else important.

4 Responses

  1. Mike Diehl says:

    Congrats RonKon!

  2. Brian Mohr says:

    This is much deserved recognition for Ron and for backcountry skiing in the Adirondacks. The work he and others have been doing with APSA is critical to the future of backcountry skiing, the economies of small towns, and to the long term conservation of the Adirondacks region. We’re happy to see our images featured on the Adirondack Brewery’s seasonal brew packaging, and we are grateful there are people and skiers like Ron Kon in our lives.

    Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson
    Ember Photography
    AdventureSkier.com

  3. Ron Konowitz says:

    The amazing photo on the opposite side of the packaging is actually Skiin’ Ian Forgays, a good friend and ripper from Vermont. Special Thanks to Brian and Emily at EmberPhotography . And thank you to Adirondack Brewery for honoring me…pretty humbling really…..

  4. Ron Konowitz says:

    The amazing photo on the opposite side of the packaging is actually Skiin’ Ian Forgays, a good friend and ripper from Vermont. Special thanks to Brian and Emily at EmberPhoto. And thanks to Adirondack Brewery for Honoring Me…..pretty humbling really….

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