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Forever Young

Posted: April 15th, 2013 | Author:

George Jedenoff was born in Russia in 1917. If you do the math, you’ll quickly realize that this makes him 95 years old.

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George Jedenoff

To make a long and fruitful life into a shorter story, George learned to ski at Alta at the age of 43, getting tips from legendary skiers like Alf Engen and Earl Miller. Now living in San Francisco, Jedenoff still manages to return to his “favorite ski area” every year. Whether he’s making solo turns, skiing with friends or putting in laps with Alta’s infamous “Wild Old Bunch” Jedenoff is in his happy place when he’s on the slopes at Alta.

I managed to squeeze in a couple of laps with George who requested that we not stop for lunch so that, “we can get as much skiing in as possible before heading to the airport.” While I can’t confirm it, I wouldn’t doubt if George showed up at the airline ticket counter in his ski boots. That’s just the kind of guy that he is.

Trying to uncover his secret, Ski Utah recently spent the weekend with George to figure out how he stays “Forever Young.”. Here’s their video:


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