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.
WARREN MILLER TRIBUTES:
Thank you, Warren Miller. Listening to you tell stories was like hearing the history of skiing being told by God himself pic.twitter.com/El5MgHOwhD
He changed countless lives with his undeniable passion for showing people that there is another way to live their life.
Any skier knows of this man and how he brought the love of snow and freedom to life! RIP Warren Miller.
“I really believe in my heart that that first turn you make on a pair of skis is your first taste of total freedom.”
It was a privilege to write the @nytimes obit for #WarrenMiller. His films, along with classics, Hot Dog, and Blizzard of AAHS, were inspiration in the ‘80s for my friends and me to try fresh tricks while dodging ski patrollers out to tear our tickets. https://t.co/M7keFCYV1R
“I spent my whole life trying to convince people that they don’t belong in square rooms because their bodies are round, and to go out there and enjoy the freedom that this sport has to offer.”
Warren Miller was to Skiing and outdoor winter sports as Steve Sabol was to Football
I could watch his docs endlessly…and will continue to #WarrenMiller
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