Ski icon and action-sports filmmaking pioneer Warren Miller died Wednesday at his home in Oscas Island, WA. He was 93. Throughout his career, Miller filmed, produced, or was part of over 500 ski films and earned legendary status with his annual feature-length ski film. Miller’s work served for many as the annual kick-off to ski season, shown in ski clubs and theatres around the world each November and December. For many years, Miller toured the films himself. His voice became immortalized as he narrated each show, eventually moving into recording his narrations for the films themselves.
Miller’s family posted the following statement to his Facebook page:
“We are saddened to share the news that our beloved Warren passed away peacefully at the age of 93 at his home on Orcas Island, WA. While this is a time of profound loss, we are comforted that Warren’s life touched so many. Warren made the extraordinary seem accessible, and his legacy of freedom, humor, and adventure endures through all of you. Whether you saw his movies, read his books, or met him on the slopes, he considered you to be part of his family. Your love meant the world to him. For those who are able, ski your favorite run or do something else you love in Warren’s memory.”
Miller sold his film company in 2007, but the brand continues to put out annual ski films and continue its touring legacy. He is survived by his wife, Laurie, and four children.