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These Seniors Are Having a Way Better Snow Day Than You (Video)

As wild storms and frigid temperatures ravage the country all we seem to hear about is 12-hour traffic jams and downed power lines.

But the spirit of wintertime fun is still alive and well, even for the oldest among us:

“Otto, how are you?”

Of course, snow day delight is amplified the more generations that get involved, as the amateur video above demonstrates.

“As for age…I don’t think about it very often”

If grannies wearing GoPro cameras while sliding downhill on an inner tube doesn’t warm the cockles of your heart, then nothing will. As the Washington Post reports, a group of seniors—some in their 90s—recently visited the White Tail Resort to recapture the raucous revelry of the snow days of their youth:

 

“When you’re this old—what the heck?”

In this Associated Press report, you’ll get to know some seniors who refuse to let achy joints or advancing age get in the way of their fun. “I had a bad knee and the doctor said I couldn’t do this. So, I don’t care about the doctor now—when you’re this old, what the heck?” says the spry Mary Murphy. Her comrade, 95-year-old Nancy Bomboy, speaks for the entire group of snow-tubing retirees when she says, “I’m ready to do anything. I love it.”

Retired seniors take on snow tubing by Zoomin_Canada

 

 

“It’s a perfect day for snow-hooping”

If sledding and tubing aren’t your thing, you just might want to take up snow-hooping. Just don’t expect your skills to match this poised performer’s any time soon:

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By Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor

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1:28AM PST on Feb 23, 2014

Ha! Great story :)

4:42PM PST on Feb 21, 2014

Looks like fun. Haven't been tubing or skiing in years. Would love to try, but live in FL and have as much luck as an ice cube in a cup of hot tea in getting back north in the winter.

9:19AM PST on Feb 21, 2014

Snow tubing is awesome...good for granny!

4:22AM PST on Feb 21, 2014

Wonder-ful! It does require some planning,skills provided by their community's organizers...not all seniors have access to fun like this...but I'm happy for those who can and do participate!

3:18AM PST on Feb 21, 2014

Had to watch again...priceless!

12:16AM PST on Feb 18, 2014

ty

6:37AM PST on Feb 17, 2014

Love this! Thank you

5:38AM PST on Feb 17, 2014

I know a 70 y.o. man that has more fun and is way more active than me :)

3:59AM PST on Feb 17, 2014

You're only as old as you feel - that´s true
The snow tubing looks so funny, I have to try it ::))

3:41AM PST on Feb 17, 2014

Good for them! They all still seem very young at heart and having a lot of fun. Thank you for sharing this.

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