ASPEN SNOWMASS, Colorado – 86-year-old “Wild Bill” Hall is among those set to compete at the NASTAR Alpine Racing National Championship in Aspen this week.

According to WOOD TV8, the Michigan skier first learned the sport in his youth, but gave it up in his 20s. It wasn’t until his wife passed in 2016 that he picked the sport back up, joining the Michigan Ski Club in 2017.

When the wife passed away it took a big hole. It put a big hole in my life and the ski club really helped me out and they still do. Little things like that can go a long way to fill up the empty holes.” – Bill Hall

Since beginning the sport just around six years ago, Bill has earned a host of racing pins from NASTAR and made his way into the top 20% of racers in his age group. He’s set to compete in the Gold Division race through the competition.

Bill isn’t the only competitor of his age, either. Taking a look at the NASTAR 2024 Nationals Slalom Championships starting list shows three men in the 85-89 category, and two in the 80-84. In the 75-79 category, eight people, both men and women, are set to compete. It should be an awesome week.

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Image Credit: WOOD TV8 via YouTube

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