Racing past the stereotypes about age ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jackie Ricciardi for The Boston Globe Octogenarian skiers and members of "The Greatest (Skiing) Generation" competed in the Hochgebirege Challenge Cup last weekend. Jackie Ricciardi for The Boston Globe The 76th annual Hochgebirge Challenge Cup is the country's oldest ski club race. Jackie Ricciardi for The Boston Globe Only 2 percent of North America's 10.2 million alpine skiers are 65 and older. Jackie Ricciardi for The Boston Globe Alphonse Sevigny, 83, finished the race after suffering a fall in the first round. Jackie Ricciardi for The Boston Globe "I spent 30 years learning how to go slow," said George MacNeil, 82. "Then I turned 65 and had to learn how to go fast."