54 Year Old Steve Klassen Competed In Verbier Xtreme Just 6 Months After Hip Replacement

54 Year Old Steve Klassen Competed In Verbier Xtreme Just 6 Months After Hip Replacement

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54 Year Old Steve Klassen Competed In Verbier Xtreme Just 6 Months After Hip Replacement

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“What an incredible year it has been for pro snowboarder and Wave Rave Snowboard Shop owner, Steve Klassen. Steve makes it his goal to get back to the Bec des Rosses to compete in the Verbier Xreme for his 18th year at the age of 54 – just 6 months after a replacement hip surgery at Mammoth Hospital. This is the stuff of legend.”

Ho-ly Shit. When I watched 54 year old Steve Klassen’s line down the Bec at this year’s Verbier Xtreme I was blown away by his performance but now knowing he was snowboarding on a hip that replaced only 6 months prior a new level of respect has been reached. Hats off to the medical team, to modern medicine, and to Steve for inspiring us all:

Here’s his full run from Verbier Xtreme 2019:

Here’s his winning line from 16 years ago in 2003:

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