Super Seniors: Don Gore

Don Gore

Editor’s note: The Steamboat Pilot & Today asked readers to tell us about their favorite seniors over the age of 75 and then we asked these Super Seniors to share their secrets to living a long and healthy life. 

Don Gore

Age: 87

Super powers: Gore tried skiing in 1955 and was hooked forever. He worked as a full-time ski patrolman and did lift maintenance at Crystal Mountain in Washington for 25 years. He moved to Steamboat in 1989 and has been a full-time ski instructor ever since. Gore was born during the beginning of the Great Depression and joined the Navy in 1947 at the age of 16. He served for nine years in Korea and Japan. He also won his age division in slalom and downhill a few times while competing in the Masters National Championships.

What are your secrets to living a long and healthy life?

“I stay active every summer as a jogger and bike rider, and I work hard at weight training. I don’t smoke, I eat healthy, and I only have an occasional beer. I’m looking forward to skiing on my 100th birthday.”

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