A VETERAN skier continues to show that age is just a number by taking podium places at the Alpine FIS Masters Cup in Chile.

Colin Tucker, aged 72, from Mordiford, beat competition from around the world to take medals in the Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom.

This season’s Masters calendar features 56 FIS competitions, spread across Oceania, South America, North America, Europe and Asia.

A new record number of starters of over 10,000 are expected for the upcoming winter across the 56 FIS races.

The opening events of the series took place at the beautiful resort of Nevados de Chillan (CHI) approximately 500 kilometres south of the Chilean capital Santiago.

Nevados de Chillan is part of the Chillan Volcano Complex.

Masters racers from 16 different nations and four continents took part including various World Champions.

A very demanding race programme was made harder by the steep slopes and very difficult weather conditions.

Despite Tucker approaching the races with a lot of caution a mistake cost his chance in one of Super G races.

He showcased his talents in the next races gaining third place in the Super G , a fourth and third place in the Giant Slalom and second in the Slalom. Tucker's results in the opening round bodes well for the upcoming European season.