Talk about dedication and commitment (and maybe a little bit of crazy)! A 65-year-old Killington, VT man has just (unofficially) set a new world record for the number of vertical feet skied in a season.
Scott Howard has been trying to set his record at Killington, VT who are currently one of a handful of resorts still open and plan to be until at least the end of May.
All season, Mr. Howard has been skiing 8-9 hours a day, every day, clocking up around 60 runs a day, and will continue until the season ends. So far, he has skied more than 6 million vertical feet this season alone.
Scott has been measuring his vertical digitally with an iPhone app called Trace and aims to get his achievement recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for most vertical feet skied in one season. He is aiming to pass 6.4 million vertical feet skied before the end of the month.
The current recognized world record for the most vertical feet skied in one season is 6,025,751 feet achieved by Canadian Pierre Marc Jette in Whistler, BC between 22 November 2014 and 10 May 2015.
According to resort staff, Mr. Howard arrives at Killington before the lifts begin operating with his gear on ready to load and only takes two short breaks during the day to stick to his target, whatever the weather.
That’s some achievement, congratulations Scott, and all the best for the rest of the season. And what is it recently with all these seniors putting us young ‘uns to shame? 70-year old couple skinning up A-Basin every morning, 98-year-old CEO still skiing and working out daily, and people skiing well into their hundreds! Respect…