Warren Miller


photo credit: Kene Sperry

WARREN MILLER was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and as a young man he took up the hobbies of skiing, surfing, and photography. At the age of 22 he bought his first 8mm movie camera. Winters and summers flew by filming friends skiing and surfing. A hobby soon became a passion. In 1949, Miller founded Warren Miller Productions and began a long-standing tradition of producing one feature-length ski film per year. Before long he was showing his films in 130 cities a year.

Warren and his wife, Laurie, spend half of their time in Big Sky. His goal now is to impart a lifetime of wisdom to kids of all ages and he has done so with students in the Ophir school. In keeping with this desire, he and Laurie started the Warren Miller Freedom Foundation, a non-profit organization which aims to educate aspiring youth and adults in the fundamental principles of entrepreneurship by sharing the skills necessary to become successful, ethical members of the business community. Warren Miller, an artist, an icon, an educator and a legend in the ski industry.

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