Retirement Life

Tue, 5 Apr, 2016Ben Squires

102-year-old skier retires from the slopes

102-year-old skier retires from the slopes

Britain’s oldest skier, 102-year-old Hilda Jamieson, has called time on the sport she loves.

Hilda fell in love with the sport in the 1930s, learning on a set of homemade skis.

And she’s being skiing regularly ever since!

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Unfortunately, a degenerative eye condition has left Hilda almost blind, and even though she has attempted ski-runs in recent months with her daughters acting as beacon guides, she’s decided to hang up her skis in the interest of her own safety.

“I love it so much, but I’ve had a good innings,” Mrs Jamieson told Metro UK.

Mrs Jamieson and her husband David, who sadly passed in 2002, were pioneers of the sport in Scotland, building the Glenshee Ski Centre, which has 27 ski lifts, 36 runs and is billed as one of the best winter sports resorts in the UK.

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