WORDS BY ALISON JONES | June 18, 2020
It was a bluebird day in March 2019 when an almost 95-year-old Gordon Precious stepped out of the helicopter to set a very high bar for skiers and snowboarders around the globe.
For it was the moment at CMH Cariboos on a run called ‘Nectar’ that Gordon, father and grandfather, set a new Guinness World Record, officially becoming the oldest Heli-Skier on the planet.
While having visited CMH many times before, this trip was undoubtedly the most significant. At 94 years and 306 days old, Gordon wanted to show the world that age is no boundary to living life to the fullest.
We can safely say he achieved that goal.
As an avid powder hound, Gordon has travelled across continents in his almost century-long pursuit for the perfect turns. Following the Guinness World Record run, he continued to plow fresh for the next three days at CMH alongside his partner Tracy and grandson Trevor, together making the type of memories that would last for generations.
In the words of lifetime CMH Guide Roko Koell who lead Gordon’s age-defying charge down the mountain, “Age is merely a stage, not a cage”.