We're Going To Stop Saying 'Record' And Just Applaud This 72 Year-Old Man For Skiing 8.6 Million Vert In A Single Season

We're Going To Stop Saying 'Record' And Just Applaud This 72 Year-Old Man For Skiing 8.6 Million Vert In A Single Season

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We're Going To Stop Saying 'Record' And Just Applaud This 72 Year-Old Man For Skiing 8.6 Million Vert In A Single Season

Apparently the photo of the plaque above was located in the Warm Springs Lodge which has since burned down. Does anyone know if they salvaged any of these memorials?Photo: Marc Corney | Cover: Greg L. Wright – SnapJag

We’ve been claiming unofficial records for most vert skied in a single season and the only thing we’ve learned is how the Guinness World Record is far from ‘official.’

After publishing a piece that claimed a Killington skier had just grabbed the ‘unofficial’ record for most vert skied in a single season with 6+ million, we were promptly alerted that the record in fact lay in Whitefish, MT. Today we are corrected again as another legend has sprung forth from the shadows. With 8.6 million vert skied in a single season at Sun Valley, A former ski patroller, Neal Holmes is the new favorite in the vert race.

Which got us thinking that it’s high time we stop claiming records and just give a big ole, ‘hell yeah’ to these true ski bums.

Neal Holmes | 8,614,600’| Sun Valley, ID

The runner’s up…

  • Season — 1995/1996
  • Age — 72
  • Runs Skied — 3,911
  • Most Vertical In 24 Hours — 102,220′
  • Death — Died prior to the following season in 1996
 

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