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Racing past the stereotypes about age

FRANCONIA NOTCH, N.H. — The Hochgebirge Challenge Cup, held last weekend at Cannon Mountain, is the country’s oldest ski club race. First down the slalom course on a blustery morning was David “Duffy” Dodge of St. Johnsbury, Vt., who finished in 1 minute, 6.03 seconds.

At 86, Dodge is a decade older than the race itself — and was the sole entrant in the 85-and-older division. Still, he was not alone in representing The Greatest (Skiing) Generation on a day when many racers young enough to be his grandchildren skied the same demanding course.

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