Warren Miller tributes flood social media

Warren Miller tributes flood social media

It’s been a week since legendary ski filmmaker Warren Miller died at the age of 93. Since then, tributes from skiers of all types—professional athletes, journalists, TV personalities, weekend warriors, etc.—have flooded the world of social media. Inarguably the most influential ski filmmaker in history, Miller had a profound impact on not only today’s filmmakers—which includes anyone with a pair of skis and an action camera or smartphone—but the entire ski industry as a whole. Enjoy the heartfelt tributes, below, and whenever it is you strap on your skis next, make a couple of turns in memory of a true shaper of the sport of skiing.


Thank you #warrenmiller

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Warren Miller ignited our imagination. He opened up a world that, before him, was for a very small company of adventurers, eccentrics, and perhaps, depending on your definition, borderline vagrants. He created a lifestyle that so many of us still pursue with passion today. He made it possible… I remember seeing my first Warren Miller film when I was very young and being awestruck by the places he traveled and the people he met- on skis. As I entered adulthood there were two things I had suspended into the lofty area of my desires- competing in the Olympics and appearing in a Warren Miller film. Hard work and a fair bit of serendipity and luck landed me into Warren's world six years ago and I am so proud to be a small part of his legacy. But he was working his magic far before I appeared in his films. His iconic voice, sardonic wit, and undeniable love of the mountains made its indelible mark on generations and will continue to for generations to come. Thank you, Warren. For truly LIVING and inspiring me and so many to do the same. You are a legend. Enjoy the endless powder in the sky while we do our best to keep you spirit alive down here- what an amazing challenge and honor it will be.

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@thewarrenmiller touched countless lives with his passion and pursuit of skiing. One person he found whose passion for skiing rivaled his is our owner Henry Purcell. Henry says this of his friend Warren upon learning of his passing a few days ago: +++++++++++++++++++ “Warren first visited Portillo in the 1950’s. He found the scenery to his liking and the skiing even more so. When we took over Portillo in 1961 we were able to put in a lot of the things that Portillo missed and so he came back and put us in his great movies many times. He and I became good friends and kept in touch even after he stopped traveling so much. Warren was a great friend, wise, funny and with a very special way of looking at the world. We will miss him.”

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Warren Miller films were my only window into the backcountry as a young ski racer in Michigan. Thank you for showing me that adventure can be endless. Because of your art, I’ve been in search of the best snow across the globe and the education to continue skiing tomorrow. I’m stoked at the new challenge to bring AIARE curriculum into my recreational travel regime. Mr. Miller, you left the path ungroomed. Thanks for the freshies⛷ #R.I.P. #warrenmiller #skibum @gopro @rei #rei1440project #adventure #travel #avalancheeducation #bcski #earnyourturns @shejumps #shejumps #skilikeagirl @ortovox #voiceofthemountains #grandteton #sheexplores @outdoorwomen #doingthings #getout #outsiderart #skiing #backcountryskiing #skiuphill @aiare_official @avtraining #aiareitc @julbo_usa

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