Warren A. Miller, one of the world’s foremost ski filmmakers and a beloved spokesperson for the sport, passed away January 24, 2018, at his home on Orcas Island, WA. He was 93 years old.

“Looking back on what set my films apart, it was the emphasis on entertaining people, which means making them laugh, rather than just filming people turning right or left,”


Warren once said.

In lieu of flowers which only die, Warren requested any memorial gifts to please benefit the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Big Sky, MT. To donate and for more information:

Warren Miller's History in Montana:

 In 1998, Warren and his wife, Laurie purchased a home in the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, MT, where Warren became the director of skiing. The two helped support the club through the good and bad times, and the club is now flourishing with an A-list of members.

Warren is credited with serving as its "moral compass" through its growth, and Laurie was dubbed the “Queen Mum”. The Millers built a slope-side home above the base area, which is anchored by the 140,000-square-foot Warren Miller Lodge. For the next 19 years, they spent four months of each winter in Montana and the rest of the year on Orcas Island.

In 2010, the Ophir School in Big Sky converted one of its gymnasiums into a state of the art theater and named it The Warren Miller Performing Arts Center, a legacy of which Warren was very proud.

To read the entire eulogy for Warren Miller, click here.

Warren Miller explains the things he loved most about Montana in the video below.

 As Warren might say: “I’ll see you same time, same place next year, only I’ll be watching from a different mountaintop.”

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