Watch: This 80-Year-Old Park Skier Is Still Ripping

The latest ski parody film, ‘Hotdoggin’ Hans,’ is worth a watch.

Think an old dog can’t learn new tricks? Well, this old dog doesn’t need to — Hotdog Hans’ tricks are still as fire as they were 45 years ago.

X Games medalist Alex Ferreira stars in this parody as Hotdog Hans, a used-to-be king of the mountain, now old dog trying to hold strong his legacy on local park turf.

His character is as ’70s as it gets: a retro red, blue, and turquoise jacket, jeans, blazing-white shades with side shields, and, of course, a beanie in lieu of a helmet.

His bones ache and crack as he flies down a run, his confidence ducks as he approaches a herd of tween park skiers asking if “they’ve hit that” yet. “Be careful, old man,” a boy comments.

That won’t do. Hotdog Hans sets out to prove that he can hang with the toughest park rats there — even at his age. Watch as Hans channels his younger self and embraces his hotdoggin’, swagtastic, old-dude style.

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Mary is based out of GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has been writing professionally for more than six years. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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