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Author archive for Warren Miller

  • The 10th Mountain Division: Veteran Skiers 

    By Warren Miller on November 19, 2014
    By Warren Miller ·    Veterans Day was on Nov. 11 and it’s time to take a moment and think about the men and women who fought a war that’s virtually been forgotten in today’s chaotic world. In the winter of 1941, the Italians lost 25,000 soldiers in the mountains of Albanian because of lack of winter warfare training, physical […]
  • Ski fever

    By Warren Miller on October 29, 2014
    by Warren Miller ·   Recent discussions regarding addictions made me think about them and realize that there are good ones and bad ones. Regarding the more positive ones, in the 1950s, ski fever spread across North America and Central Europe relentlessly. It was easily spread and in many cases incurable. The fever was sometimes caught by simply watching one […]
  • You want your ski? Go get it

    By Warren Miller on October 15, 2014
    By Warren Miller ·  I have been asked many times if I could start a film company today and make it grow like it did when I started in 1950, with a borrowed 16mm camera and $100 from each of four friends to start the company. For years there was a great television show called “Candid Camera” in which the […]
  • Forget about inflation

    By Warren Miller on October 1, 2014
     By Warren Miller ·  While finishing up my autobiography recently, I decided to include some of my old cartoons from a book I published in the summer of 1947. It’s called “Are My Skis on Straight?” Two cartoons in particular pointed out rather clearly what inflation has done to skiing. When Ward Baker and I walked through the Challenger Inn […]
  • Stein Eriksen, the Pied Piper of skiing

    By Warren Miller on September 24, 2014
    By Warren Miller ·  My friendship with Stein Eriksen goes back to the mid-1950s when he first appeared on the American ski scene as the ski school director at Boyne Mountain, Mich. The owner and developer of Boyne Mountain, Everett Kircher, was proud of the fact that he was paying Stein more money than any other ski school director in […]
  • Spreading the love of skiing

    By Warren Miller on September 17, 2014
    By Warren Miller · It was an extremely cold, winter night in downtown Boston. It was 20 degrees out, with the wind gusting about 20 mph when I slipped and almost fell on the icy sidewalk. Years of experience showing my ski films in this part of the country had prepared me for the auditorium probably not even being half-full […]
  • Skiing in South America

    By Warren Miller on September 10, 2014
    by Warren Miller ·  Sixty years ago this week, on a hot, August day in Los Angeles, I settled into what would become an uncomfortable coach seat in the back end of a Douglas DC-6. I was leaving on a long trip from Los Angeles to Santiago, Chile, to film skiing in Portillo for the first time. If my memory […]
  • Body parts

    By Warren Miller on September 3, 2014
    A not very famous author recently wrote, “One or all three of the following individuals created a mathematical formula that occupies three full sheets of paper, the result of which is that everything eventually wears out.” Those three individuals were Mark Twain, Albert Einstein and Euripides. Think about it for a moment. Everything you have ever owned, or currently own, […]
  • The sinking

    By Warren Miller on August 27, 2014
    By Warren Miller  ·   Everyone has a special event in his or her life that is an anniversary for that person. I was lucky, because I had a special event occur at about the same time as one of the biggest events of my lifetime. Those two events happened close to each other on July 11 and Aug. 6, […]
  • The Clark’s Party

    By Warren Miller on August 20, 2014
    By Warren Miller ·  The 16-foot inflatable, hard foam dinghy from Mike and Nancy Domaille’s wonderful West Bay Son Ship gently bumped the dock on Crane Island as Laurie and I were off on another adventure. I had just told Mike and Nancy that my autobiography was nearly finished, as we were transferring to Doug Rosenberg’s eight-passenger golf cart driven […]