George Jedenoff Is Still Skiing At 99 Years Old

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We first introduced you to George Jedenoff in 2014 when he was 97 years old and skiing the pristine Utah snow with as much energy as a 13-year-old.

Then we highlighted Jedenoff at 98 years old when he told everyone, skiing is like eating “a fancy dessert…It adds just so much to your life. It’s worth all the effort of exercise…I just wish I could ski every day.”

Fast forward a year, and Jedenoff is still gobbling up powder at 99 years old.

“Age is just a number,” he told The Telegraph. “Forget about the number and live every day which you got and you gonna’ last longer.”

Jedenoff started skiing at 43 years old, and he’s been returning to Utah every winter for the last 57 years.

“A guy asked me one time, ‘What do you think is my best trait,’ and I said, ‘I never give up.’ He says, ‘What do you think is your worst trait?’ I never give up. You’ve got to find the balance between those,” he said in Ski Utah’s latest video on him.

Have a look:

More on this skiing legend, according to Stanford:

He lives in Orinda, Calif. and graduated from Stanford University, where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering in 1940, and then got an MBA in 1942. He also met his wife, Barbara, during his sophomore year. He worked for US Steel and then became the president of Kaiser Steel before retiring in 1980. He works out every morning, and enjoys every bit of life in moderation.

So, what’s your passion? Make whatever it is a lifelong adventure. I have a feeling Jedenoff would approve.

Kim Constantinesco

Kim Constantinesco

As the founder and editor-in-chief of Purpose2Play.com, Kim Constantinesco dives under the surface hype to illuminate heroes in the sports world. Whether talking with the first man with cerebral palsy to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, or the first woman to mountain bike across Afghanistan, Kim has a keen interest in shining the spotlight on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. She believes it's time media starts placing a higher value on the people and communities who are actively doing something to make the world a little better. Previously, she covered the Denver Broncos and the NFL for seven seasons. Her work has been featured on NFL.com, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, The New York Times, and USA Today. She resides in Denver, CO. When not working, she can be found deep in the Rocky Mountains throwing backflips on her snowboard. Follow Kim on Twitter: @KimCon14
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