95-Year-Old Junior Bounous of Snowbird Attempts to Set Helicopter Skiing Record

Snowbird, Utah – Under brilliant blue spring skies surrounded by family, 95-year-old Junior Bounous, who previously worked at Snowbird as its first Mountain School Director and then Director of Skiing, is believed to have set the world record as the oldest person to helicopter ski.

Skiing with Powderbird Helicopter Skiing, Bounous skied four runs in the Wasatch Mountains near Snowbird, Utah on Monday, April 5, 2021 with his son Steve Bounous, daughter-in-law Suzanne Bounous and granddaughters Ajya and Tyndall Bounous along with other friends. Bounous was born Aug. 24, 1925 in Provo, Utah and is considered one of the legends in American skiing. Monday was Bounous’s 60th day skiing in the 2020-21 season.

“It was beyond belief to have a day like this,” Bounous said of his record-breaking ski day. “I stand here and I feel so sentimental that it’s almost hard to talk about. It was such a special day that was never anticipated or expected.”

The Bounous family was informed by Guinness World Record that the previous helicopter skiing age record holder was 94 and 306 days old. Bounous was aged 95 years and 224 days on Monday. The record information has been submitted and is now under review for official certification by Guinness World Records.

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Averaging more than 500 inches of annual snowfall per year, Snowbird is North America’s most accessible alpine resort destination located just 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport. Featuring the iconic Aerial Tram with access to 2,500 acres of legendary terrain, Snowbird provides year-round big mountain experiences at the top of Utah. Snowbird is part of POWDR, a family owned and operated adventure lifestyle company. For more information, conditions, events and more, visit snowbird.com.

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About Powderbird

Founded in 1973 as one of the world’s first helicopter ski operators, Powderbird has grown into a premier year-round international guide service. Today, Powderbird operates out of their heliport next to Snowbird and is dedicated to providing clients with the pinnacle experiences in guided helicopter skiing and mountain adventures.

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