95-year-old skier still loves hitting the powder at local resort (+video)

Published: Tuesday, April 16 2013 11:15 a.m. MDT

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After hitting the slopes every season for 53 years, 95-year-old George Jedenoff isn't ready to call it quits just yet.

Jedenoff, came to Utah in 1960 to take a job as the general manager of the Geneva Steel Plant in Vineyard, Utah. That winter he was introduced to skiing.

"I started (skiing) when I was 43, not exactly a spring chicken, and it was one of the smartest decisions I ever made."

In 1967, Jedenoff moved from Utah to Indiana. Upon leaving, KSL Radio and Elder N. Eldon Tanner of the LDS Church presented Jedenoff with a lifetime season pass to the Alta Resort in honor of his community service efforts.

Jedenoff, who currently resides in northern California, still uses his lifetime pass each season.

"I love powder and I'll look for it anywhere. If there's just a little bit between two trees, I'll hit it."

Ryan Carreon is a Web editor for DeseretNews.com. E-mail him at rcarreon@desnews.com

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