Alta Ski Area hosts 95-year-old skier

Skiing is no longer just for the young as much as it is for the young of heart. Just ask 95-year-old George Jedenoff, a lifetime season pass holder at Alta Ski Area in Utah, and perhaps the oldest powderhound in North America.

"I love powder; I look for it anywhere," says Jedenoff in the video above.

And Jedenoff looks a little harder than most. The Oakland, California, resident makes a few trips a year to his favorite Utah resort, flying in to Salt Lake City and taking the shuttle up Little Cottonwood Canyon.

He started skiing at 46, a little later than most, but after taking a few lessons he was hooked. He's been making up for lost time ever since, getting in as many days on the hill as he can each and every season.

"I don't get quite as many days in here as I'd like to, but every day has been great," he admits.

George Jedenoff, 95, is a lifetime season pass holder at Alta Ski Area in Utah, and perhaps the oldest powderhound in North America.
George Jedenoff, 95, is a lifetime season pass holder at Alta Ski Area in Utah, and perhaps the oldest powderhound in North America. Photo is a screen shot.

Jedenoff isn't alone in his silver-haired pursuit of snow, as more and more seniors are skiing into their later years. Thanks to advancements in knee and hip replacements, older generations are staying on the snow, according to one Boston.com article.

Interestingly, the influx of older skiers has caused some resorts to reconsider their senior discounts. Some places, like the Vail Resorts, have changed from a senior season pass to a 10-day senior pass, and some, like Maine's Sunday River, have created a "Super Senior" category to cover those skiing over 80 years of age.

But while resorts fumble to keep up with these super seniors, one thing is for certain: Powder is the ultimate fountain of youth.

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