The next best thing to being on the slopes is watching Warren Miller ski movies.
Warren Miller is the daddy of all ski movie makers. (Or at 90 is he the “granddaddy”?) Warren Miller is on Facebook
Warren Miller interview
Warren’s words of wisdom:
“If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.”
“The best ski area in the world is where you are, at that time, on that day….as long as it isn’t raining.”
Is a Warren Miller film really filmed by Warren Miller?
Warren Miller the man and Warren Miller Entertainment, the company formed when he sold his ski movie business in 1988, (to his son, Kurt, who later sold it to Time Warner, who sold it in 2007 to its current owners, the Bonnier Group, a Swedish-based media conglomerate that also owns a raft of snow-sports magazines) have been at odds over Miller the man narrating the ski movie, “Refresh”, produced by a competing business, Level 1. (Level 1 founder Josh Berman is in Miller’s Facebook photo above.) An arbitration panel ruled in October that Miller did not breach his contract with Warren Miller Entertainment and does have the rights to his name, except for ski movies. Miller the man sums it up, “I have not been involved with my old company’s films in any capacity for many years now, and I will not work with WME again.”
Here is a recap from the 10/15/2010 Denver Post, Mixed ruling for ski-film icon Warren Miller
Well written article by Ron Judd of the Seattle Times 11/7/2010,
Warren Miller: The man behind voice of ski movies
Ron Judd of the Seattle Times had enough material from his Warren Miller interview that his next column contained even more. 11/8/2010
Warren Miller on skiing, laughing, and loving life
One recent film Warren Miller saw — “Mount St. Elias” — stood out from all the others.
“An Austrian and two other guys climb Mt. St. Elias which is 18,000 feet above the salt water in Alaska. They climbed that sucker and skied down it. It has more production value than a Hollywood production. Helicopter photography forever. What they accomplished and the way they depicted it and how hard the camera people worked … It’s a film I really wished I had the ablity to say I had something to do with, but I didn’t. Somebody else did the whole thing and they did a fabulous job, because it was not 143 upside-down hoopy-doopy twists through the air over a manmade chasm. I just have a different, if you will, artistic bent.”
How many Warren Miller films have you seen? (Since Mr. Miller made his films before Al Gore invented the internet, most of them aren’t on YouTube. I found these trailers posted by Warren Miller Entertainment.)
1998 – Freeriders
1999 – Fifty – Warren Millers Golden Anniversary film, FIFTY commemorates buy viagra online without prescription a half-century of wry wintertime wit from the Grand Master of the genre. In addition to the usual dazzling display of beyond belief action, Warren Millers fiftieth release features a refreshing fusion of some of the greatest moments ever captured on film by Millers globe trotting, award winning camera crews. From the mesmerizing opening montage to the hilarious tail crawl, FIFTY takes the viewer on a rollicking ride through a dozen exotic locations and spectacular snow covered settings. Whether its the screaming descent of a 20,000 foot volcano in Equador or the pulse quickening portrait of scenic splendor in Austria, FIFTY is a tour de force for those who long to feel the freedom of fresh tracks and witness the steeps, deeps, and leaps of fellow snowriders from around the world.
2000 – Ride
2001 – Cold Fusion
2002 – Storm
2003 – Journey
2004 – Impact
2005 – Higher Ground
2006 – Off the Grid
2007 – Playground
2008 – Children of Winter
2009 – Dynasty, the largest action sports film on the planet, is coming to kick off your winter for the 60th year!
Narrated by skiing icon Jonny Moseley and presented in striking high-definition, Warren Miller’s Dynasty showcases fresh cinematography that will get you craving vertical lines, deep powder, and epic adventure. This year’s film takes you on a breathtaking global tour of some of the world’s most impressive terrain, including Alaska, Norway, California, Colorado, China, British Columbia and more. Join Chris Anthony as he treks into China’s interior on a search for the birthplace of skiing, and get a rare look at historic clips from Warren Miller’s vault of vintage footage.
2010 – Wintervention = Do you have a skiing or snowboarding problem? Do you always take “just one more” run? If you answered “yes” to either of these, it’s time for a Wintervention. Narrated by Jonny Moseley, Wintervention is the definitive solution for the snow-obsessed.
2011 – Like There’s No Tomorrow
Warren Miller’s 62nd winter sports film, . . . Like There’s No Tomorrow. Hosted by skiing icon Jonny Moseley.
2012 – Flow State – Our 63rd feature film brings audiences to a place only recently identified by scientists; a place where the faster we go physically, the slower things appear mentally. Come with us as we enter … the Flow State.
2013 – Ticket to Ride Warren Miller’s 64th feature film, highlights an exhilarating worldwide tour of exotic locations with the sport’s best skiers and snowboarders.
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Thank you Warren Miller for making ski movies and sharing them with us!
I found a list of Warren Miller movies by year at Wikipedia.