Got some turns in today for the late, great Warren Miller. Had to take it easy, as it was the first time skiing after a back injury, but it felt good to honor the legend.
For those of you who don’t know, Warren Miller was the pioneer, OG, and creator of ski movies (and action sports movies in general). I couldn’t even begin to count how many times I’ve watched his 1997 film, Snowriders 2, or his 1998 film, Freeriders. His movies have been a part of my life since day one. Some of my earliest memories are sitting on the couch watching these movies with my dad and the running around the living room jumping off couches, pretending we were skiing (before actually skiing the next day, of course), and singing the songs from the movies. They are some of the first movies, and first songs I ever remember seeing/ hearing. It was a long-time dream of mine as a kid to be a pro skier and star in his movies. While I’ve come to terms that God has not called me to the pro-skier route, Warren’s influence remains huge in my life. He always emphasized how skiing brought freedom. Pure freedom. It was something I never understood as a kid watching his movies, but as I’ve gotten older, I understand it now. Skiing is a fantasy world. A much needed escape from the crap of this world. A place where you never have to grow up. And Warren preached that. He always said, “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do,” and three years ago I embraced that and decided to give up running at a collegiate level and chose to ski instead; first in Wyoming and now Bozeman. This is a decision I haven’t regretted once. Thank you Warren for all you’ve done for the sport, and for instilling a deep love of skiing in me. Your legacy will live on in the hearts of skiers everywhere. .
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