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

152 comments

Panchali Yapa
Panchali Yapa2 years ago

Thank you

Natalie Olsen

Ha! Great story :)

Sheri Schongold
Sheri Schongold2 years ago

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.

Dana A.
Dana A.2 years ago

Snow tubing is awesome...good for granny!

Anne B.
Anne B.2 years ago

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!

Tanya W.
Tanya W.2 years ago

Had to watch again...priceless!

Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se2 years ago

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Marianne R.
Marianne R.2 years ago

Love this! Thank you

maria d.
maria d.2 years ago

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

Alexandra G.
Alexandra G.2 years ago

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