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When they have to pry the ski poles from my cold dead fingers... ;-)
I skiied this year w/ my 76 year old father and my 22 year old daughter. I'm 50 and he was a member of the "over 70 club". He skiied the whole mountain including the ungroomed black at Bristol Mtn in western NY(1200' vertical). He was in great shape and went for 3-4 staight hours before quitting when his knees got sore.
Unfortunately we lost my Dad 10 days ago. After a great day of skiing he had a heart attack as he and his buddy were driving away from the hill. He will always be in my thoughts whenever I strap on the boards.
It has been a very sad time for my family but he went out doing the thing he loved most w/ 10-12 ski days per year.
What a great story. My sincere condolences to you; what a treasure. I'm glad you and your daughter got some quality time with him on the hill. You'll always have those memories, it's nice to hear that skiing was a common interest. Glad he went the way he did, after a nice day on the slopes, rather than lingering in a bed somewhere far away.
Bristol was the second hill I ever skied on. Nice place.
This will be the AZ Sundown crew in about 50 years: