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Warren Miller is considered by most to be the pioneer or godfather of action sports films as his efforts were among the first to capture and share the excitement of extreme athletes. Much of what is now portrayed as extreme sports, which is a giant industry, originated from Warren's own life and entrepreneurial lifestyle as the original ski bum. He... is a man who followed his interests, saw and created opportunity, and then developed and grew a business that has spanned six decades and is known the world over. The Freedom Foundation was named in his honor for his extraordinary life and success as an entrepreneur. Aptly incorporating the word freedom, for which was and is Warren's goal as an entrepreneur: to accomplish both economic and personal freedom. He continues to write, speak, and promote entrepreneurship and the Freedom Foundation. More

Warren Miller: A Mammoth Turkey Toss

Filmmaker Warren Miller

When I left for work on the day before Thanksgiving in 1950, I put my skis and assorted stuff alongside of my carpenter tools. 

 

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Warren Miller: The Makings Of Yellowstone Club

Filmmaker Warren Miller

I have never turned down the infrequent offer of a free ride in a private jet.

 

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Warren Miller: Nothing’s Safe On The Glacier

Filmmaker Warren Miller (Warren Miller Freedom Foundation)

On a rainy Sunday afternoon, my neighbor Howard Wright, who is a former airline pilot, came by the house with his computer and showed me a film you have to see to believe. 

 

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Warren Miller: Why Not Connect ‘Em?

Filmmaker Warren Miller

In the Sun Valley Opera House in November of 1950, 13 people paid a dollar to see my first feature length ski film, “Deep and Light.” 

 

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Warren Miller: Three Days Of Fun And Travel

Filmmaker Warren Miller

After over a decade of personally narrating each showing of my feature length ski films, it got to be as though my trip from city to city was almost as predictable as if it was chiseled in granite. 

 

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Warren Miller: P-Butter Sandwiches On The Slopes

Filmmaker Warren Miller

Having just finished my favorite lunch of a peanut butter and banana sandwich with an ice-cold root beer, it is time to talk about how many sick days at work you have saved up.

 

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Warren Miller: Out Of Shape For Those First Turns

Filmmaker Warren Miller (Warren Miller Freedom Foundation)

Most skiers I know are not in very good shape their first day or so on skis. 

 

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Every Season, A First Day

Filmmaker Warren Miller

Think, for a moment, about your best first day of skiing of any winter in your life.

 

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Warren Miller: The Head Of The Rope Tow Line

Filmmaker Warren Miller

The first of the season edition of Ski Magazine and The Ski Journal dropped into my P.O. box last week. 

 

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Warren Miller: Deserting Resorts In The Spring

Filmmaker Warren Miller

From the Sierra Nevada and the Cascades of the West to the far northeastern corner of Maine, ski resort employees by the thousands are deserting their jobs and their rented houses, rooms, cubicles as their winter jobs in ski resorts melt in the sun. 

 

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Warren Miller: Navigating West To Ski

Filmmaker Warren Miller

I think migration to the far away snow-covered mountains of the West really began in a railroad yard in Omaha, Nebraska, during the summer of 1936.

 

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Warren Miller: The Ambitious Snow Thesis

Filmmaker Warren Miller

Stepper Hall, the son of some friends of ours in Montana, sent me the following email. “I’m writing my senior thesis on small business in the ski industry and I’d like you to help me with the question:

 

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Warren Miller: A Revolution Of Snow

Filmmaker Warren Miller

The earth spins through space at a rate of slightly faster than 24 hours per revolution. We are all stuck to its surface by gravity, unable to free ourselves from its surface except by artificial means of propulsion.

 

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Warren Miller: Is It Worth It?

Filmmaker Warren Miller

There comes a time in every family when their oldest child is getting ready to graduate from high school and college is looming on the horizon costing anywhere from $100,000 to half a million dollars. 

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Warren Miller: Make Mine Montana

Filmmaker Warren Miller

After traveling the road for 55 years with my skis and my cameras to share the freedom of skiing with the rest of the world, I was invited to Montana for the first time.  

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Warren Miller: Brian The Cameraman

Warren Miller

A surprise phone call from a long-silent, former cameraman of mine today led to a half hour of reminiscing. 

 

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Warren Miller: Sixteen Pairs Of Skis

Filmmaker Warren Miller

It is snowing really big snowflakes outside and there is not a breath of wind. A perfect day to make sure your goggles are shined up and your entire body is tuned up and ready to enjoy a perfect day like this one promises to be. 

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Warren Miller: So Many Notes

Filmmaker Warren Miller

In my office, here in our home in Montana, I have two 8-foot tables with 24 lineal feet of three-ring binders full of my writings about my life as well as 17 years of weekly newspaper columns. 

 

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Warren Miller: Skiing’s Come A Long Way

Filmmaker Warren Miller

As I have grown older, I always thought I would live in a house somewhere in Sun City, Arizona, or Palm Springs, California, playing bridge and shuffleboard with a bunch of old blue and grey-haired people, many of whom would be on walkers. 

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Warren Miller: Skis vs. Boards

Warren Miller

The biggest newspaper in town, circulation 3,119, had headlines today that the interest in snowboarding was starting to fade out. Then they went into a long discussion about why it had become so popular in the first place. 

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