Skiing / Winter Sports

Big up George Jedenoff, the world’s oldest living skier at 105

Here’s George skiing when he was only 97! Gosh, they grow up so fast, don’t they?

105 years ago, the First World War was still happening, the Chicago White Sox won the World Series, and George Jedenoff was born. Who? Only the world’s oldest living skier!

“I’ve been able to ski consistently for 61 years, including a few runs this year at Sugar Bowl, but I can no longer ski at my favourite resorts in Utah because I can’t handle the altitude. I still do my 45 minutes of exercise every morning to keep limber, and that helps my mind, too,” he told Stanford’s journal in July last year, after turning 104.

via InTheSnow

George Jedenoff was born in Petrozavodsk, Russia in 1917. He and his family fled St. Petersburg in 1923 due to the revolution began and headed to America. George replaced his luxurious life for one of study and attended Stanford to study mechanical engineering and became a literal man of steel (as in he specialised in steel for his profession and retired as President of Kaiser Steel Corporation, a former Californian steel mill, in 1980.

I can’t imagine living that long, let alone skiing at that age! I commend his physical and mental strength and may it continue.

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