With heavy hearts, we must announce the passing of skiing’s most iconic filmmaker and voice, Warren Miller. Miller died in his home on Washington’s Orcas Island reports The Seattle Times.
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Known for his famous warning, “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do,” Miller lived a life full of skiing, freedom, and love. He produced, directed, and wrote countless ski films that inspired generations of skiers and riders since releasing his debut film in 1950, Deep and Light.
“Don’t take life too seriously, because you can’t come out of it alive.” – Warren Miller
Miller got his start following a stint in the navy during World War II. Following his discharge, he attended college at the University Of Southern California, which is when Miller decided to try to capture the burgeoning ski industry with a camera. Ultimately himself and friend, Ward Baker would move to Sun Valley where they traded a six-pack of beer for season lift passes. Over the course of the next 50+ years, Miller would relay beautiful ski scenes to the world through his films.
He published an autobiography just two years ago titled, Freedom Found: My Life Story and remained an active writer until his final days. Warren Miller is survived by hius wife Laurie, his 2 kids, and stepson.
*Our deepest condolences go out the Warren Miller’s friends, family, and the ski community as a whole. Rest in peace.
Find the entire Seattle Times article here: Pioneering, inspiring snow-sports filmmaker Warren Miller has died at his home on Orcas Island at the age of 93