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post #12 of (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 02:07 PM
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Years ago on a Breckenridge Chair I met a snowboarder who was nearly 80. I was shocked and never met anyone older on a snowboard. He maybe the oldest snowboarder.

He said he was a skier but his knees where going bad. His doctor told him no more skiing. He switched to snowboarding because it was better for his knees. He told me he has been snowboarding for 15 years, much longer than myself. Since that was years ago he may be almost at 20 years on a board.

He had one of the best attitudes. I hope he is still shredding. There are lots of seniors on the mountains, but very few on snowboards. Most of the volunteers at Vail owned mountains are elderly skiers who have retired to the mountains.

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