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 Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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