UK’s Oldest Skier Turned 100 in December | Looking Forward to Getting Back on the Slopes

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George Stweart, 100. Credit: Daily Record

The UK’s oldest skier turned 100 in December and was still skiing until the lockdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic which caused all ski areas to shut down. 

Centenarian George Stewart managed to join his son Alan, a former Team GB Olympic skier, and his family on the slopes in the Pyrenees of France before the pandemic struck.

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George and his family in the French Pyrenees. Credit Daily Record

His sights are set firmly on returning to the slopes and skiing with his family when restrictions are lifted.

“I was very fortunate to get out skiing with Alan, his wife Ana, their daughter Cristina and the great-grandchildren in the French Pyrenees shortly before the pandemic struck,” George told the Daily record. “Not many people can say they skied at 100.”

100-year-old skier, uk's oldest skier,
100-year-old George on the slopes. Credit: Daily Record

George taught himself to ski, on homemade gear, while serving in Italy towards the end of WWII. 

We salute you, George, you’re an inspiration to us all. I certainly hope I’m still skiing at 100 years old!

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