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Proof you’re never too old? 91-year-old blind woman is Perisher’s oldest skier

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Patricia Sauvage, or ‘Mrs Sauvage’ as she is known, is a regular at the NSW ski resort – even though she’s legally blind, HuffPost Australia reports.

The Brisbane grandmother is such a loyal visitor, she’s even starred in some of Perisher’s videos for the Aussie ski season which opened last week. Take a look at one of the clips here.

Mrs Sauvage discovered her passion for skiing when she first visited the snowfields back in 1964 with her husband. He wasn’t keen on the white stuff, having been a POW in Japan during the winter. But she fell in love.

Mrs Sauvage now returns every year to hit the slopes with a buddy.

“I’m not aiming to do anything too fancy, I just want to be able to ski along and to do some nice little turns and get down safely and go up and do it again,” she says.

We’re still impressed.

Lauren Broomham

Lauren is a journalist for villages.com.au, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.


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