How to Age Gracefully: Senior Skiers Hit the Slopes

B.C. is dotted with gems like Rossland, Kimberley, Nelson and Golden–towns that were once packed with miners, loggers and farmers who emigrated to Canada from places like Scandinavia and brought their love of skiing along with them. North Vancouver filmmaker Lois Neu rented an RV and took to the slopes of British Columbia and Washington state to produce Ski Legends, documenting the favourite runs and glades of skiers whose love of the sport extends well into their 80s and 90s. The extroverted Neu had no problem finding “super senior skiers” to open up about their experiences. Some of the octogenarians are truly impressive; 83-year-old Grace Oaks still competes in events like Whistler’s Peak to Valley race.

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