Warren Miller

  • Born: October 15, 1924
  • Died: January 24, 2018
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Warren Miller

Legendary Ski filmmaker…

ORCAS ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Warren Miller, the prolific outdoor filmmaker who for decades made homages to the skiing life that he narrated with his own humorous style, has died. He was 93. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for his athletic ability and his films. I hope you find comfort and help in God during this time of mourning.

Posted by M C    February 23, 2018

Candle

Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   February 03, 2018

To the Miller Family,
Back in the 1940's I was a young girl about 13 years old and met him at his parents place of business in Hollywood.
I has health issues and went there for treatment.
When I heard Mr. Miller had died it brought back so many memories of his wonderful parents.
My sincere sympathy to all the Miller Family.

Posted by JoAnn Pulone - Downey, CA   February 03, 2018

The last time I had the pleasure to share experiences with Mr. Warren Miller was in 2008 on the occassion of Alpental's 40th. Warren did the promotional film that sold the lots that built the lifts. He was autographing an early photo of Alpental. As he autographed my photo. I mentioned that the first time I was entertained by his film was at a showing in Helena, Montana at Belmont Ski Club. Mentioning the Bell and Howell projector he was carrying. I was anxious to share an encounter I had the previous fall with patrollers from The Yellowstone Club who were also attending the American Avalanche Association meeting at Bridger Bowl. Wanting to know what it was like to patrol there. I asked and was told. " Well like anywhere else except on a powder day. When Warren Miller is here there are certain runs we have to stay of off. Mr. Miller's reply was. "IF ONLY THAT WAS TRUE.". I laughed. Miller inquired as to my age which at the time was 61. As I was leaving he took my arm in his hands, looked me in the eye and said, " YOU'VE GOT A GOOD 20 YEARS LEFT." Thanks had him many years but never enough. Thank God for putting him on this earth in my lifetime. Rest in peace next to your favorite dog.

Posted by William Sokolich - SNOQUALMIE, WA   January 31, 2018

Laurie I am very sorry to hear of Warren's passing. For me he lives on through the films he made and the bliss he brought to me and millions of others. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Ross Benson, Jim and Barbara Benson's son.

Posted by Ross Benson - Bellevue, WA   January 31, 2018

A life well lived...may your energy return to this Earth!

Posted by Allan Jensen - Tsawwassen, BC   January 30, 2018

Candle

RIP Warren. You had a calming influence on a far too excited about powder snow young man with your droll delivery. Opened up my eyes to a world of opportunities for both skiing and windsurfing/sailing.

His soul is cast to the Universe

Posted by Allan Jensen - Tsawwassen,B.C.   January 30, 2018

Sorry for your loss ,Gods promise life again on paradise earth in future bring you comfort and hope . Matthew 11:25

Posted by A friend   January 29, 2018

We are saddened for the loss of a very talented man, Mr. Miller. We pray that our Heavenly Father be with his family, granting them love, peace and comfort now and in the days to come. JM

Posted by A friend   January 29, 2018

I have great memories of getting stoked by seeing his films while he narrated them at the Pier Ave auditorium in Hermosa Beach. I opened a beer the other day when I heard he had passed with the bottle opener he gave me back in the 1970s. Fitting. Cheers! Rest in Peace. Prayers for his family.

Posted by Timm Eubanks - Encinitas, CA   January 29, 2018

Posted by Karan Wider - Columbus, OH   January 29, 2018

My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time now and days ahead.

Posted by A friend   January 29, 2018

With heartfelt sympathy. Please accept my deepest condolences. May you continue to cherish his precious memories together. May you find comfort in the God of all comfort to offer you comfort and to give you the strength to endure during these difficult times ahead.

Posted by A friend   January 28, 2018

I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY MAY GOD COMFORT DURING THID DIFFICULT TIME.

Posted by A FRIEND - IL   January 28, 2018

May the words at 1 Cornithians 15:26 bring you and yours some comfort. Agape

Posted by Stephanie Wilson - Nashville, TN   January 28, 2018

Warren Miller was on the ski slopes, and I am sure he will really be missed, by family and friends. Sincere condolences to the Miller family at this most difficult time.

Posted by D Tyler - MS   January 28, 2018

Heartfelt condolences to the family for your great loss. May God provide the needed comfort during your time of mourning.

Posted by Juanita - Cleveland   January 28, 2018

Thank you mr. miller

Posted by Mark Baker - Missoula, MT - spouse   January 28, 2018

To the family, I am sorry to hear the news a about your loss.
May God who "binds up the broken hearted" and comforted all who mourns" sustain your family during this challenging time. Isaiah 61:1,2

Posted by A friend   January 28, 2018

To the Miller Family, sincerest condolences.

I recall years ago getting a call from Warren telling me to meet him in Marina Del Rey to look at a new sailboat design that had caught his eye. I arrived, we jumped aboard and we headed out the harbor. After a few hours on the bay, it was obvious that so-called new design was no match for Warrens laughter and quick humor, which together, made for an unforgettable sail.

Sail on Warren....and thanks for sharing yourself with so many.


Posted by Jeff Canepa - Santa Cruz, CA - friend   January 28, 2018

Candle

Rest in Peace

Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   January 28, 2018

To the family, I am sorry to hear the news a about your loss.
May God who "binds up the broken hearted" and comforted all who mourns" sustain your family during this challenging time. Isaiah 61:1,2

Posted by A friend   January 27, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of his passing, what an amazing legacy he leaves. In a time when it sometimes seems that the world is scarier than it has been in many ways, Warrens` films were not just bringing skiing to movie audiences, they were bringing joy and showing the beauty of incredible nature settings and sending goodwill ambassadors out into the world. Yes they skied some of the most famous resorts, but they also skied some very remote and challenging non-typical ski areas as well. Warren's movie skiers were always appearing to be game to flex to whatever was required. In times of excesses in this world it is important to know if you are doing something you love well & with integrity & humor it will many times work out for you. If you have a dream "Go Get It".Thank you Warren for sharing your world with this world. Thank you Warren`s family & friends for sharing your loss & we hope it brings you comfort to know how much we appreciate all he did.

Posted by A friend   January 27, 2018

Like thousands & thousands of fans, Warren was an inspiration to us skiers for many years! From watching every film at home & also in countless shops in CO ski country, we always felt "close" to him. We will miss him, but will always have him & his voice to turn to when we replay his movies. Godspeed, Mr. Miller. Enjoy those perfect runs!

Posted by Larry Schmidt - Spring, TX   January 27, 2018

My deepest condolences to your family during this most difficult time of coping with the loss of your beloved husband and father. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's memory, because those who pass on are precious in his eyes. - Psalms 116:15.

Posted by MJH    January 27, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   January 27, 2018


To the family, Our sincere sympathy. We pray that in the midst of your sorrow you find comfort in all the joyful memories shared and will always cherish these beautiful memories of Warren. (Romans 15:13)

Posted by Uly & Lula    January 27, 2018

My favorite story involved warren skiing at the Yellowstone club about 2007 or so. I was skiing down a run and saw him on the right side pulled over. Warren always had a gold brown coat on when I would see him today was different. I skied over yo say hi and he looked at me and kind of laughed. He said they finally got me out of my old ski coat. He had new blue pants,boot top,matching blue waist length. He was clearly laughing and somewhat embarrassed a friend had seen him in this new look. I laughed and said youre looking great Warren!!!the last time I saw him was in the bozeman airport. He was flying back to orcas island. He was the grandest person I had ever met and I enjoyed talking to him every time I got to see him. Rest In Peace Warren. I am glad I got to know you here in Big Sky.

Posted by Mac Mcrae - Big sky, MT - friend   January 26, 2018

We enjoyed all of his work and lived by his adventurous quotes! Thank you for ypur life's work! Sending deepest condolences from our family to yours. Rest In Peace,

Posted by The Stannards - Big Sky, MT   January 26, 2018

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by young - OH   January 26, 2018

My condolences are with the family during this most difficult time. May God give you comfort and strength.

Posted by JMS - MD   January 26, 2018

My sympathies to the family and friends of Mr. Miller. He will be missed. It seems he led a full and wonder life. As you reflect on the memories please know that God will provide comfort and strength at this time. Psalms 86:17.

Posted by A friend   January 26, 2018

I am sorry for your loss. I enjoyed watching the ski movies.May the God of comfort be with your family.

P. Sparks

Posted by A friend   January 26, 2018

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by A friend   January 26, 2018

To his family. Warren helped keep alive my "adrenaline junkie"! When I became too old to get away with it, I could relive some great days with some great people through his films.
I hope he is racing God on some slope in BC.

Posted by Steve Hubertus - Troupsburg, NY   January 26, 2018

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   January 26, 2018


Do not be afraid, for I am with you.
Do not be anxious, for I am your God.
I will fortify you, yes, I will help you,
I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.' My sincere condolence.

Posted by - IN   January 26, 2018

May your strong faith in our Lord and savior Jesus Christ ransom sacrifice bring your sad hearts some comfort during this very difficult time for your family and friends. Heartfelt condolences and prayer to you all.

John 3:16, 17:3

Stockbridge Ga

Posted by A friend   January 26, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Miller Family.. Mr. Miller , I hope you are skiing that Heavenly Powder, with all the other Greats!

Posted by Holly Rainville - Vail, Colorado   January 26, 2018

What a great loss. May the God of all comfort continue to care for you and your family.

Posted by A friend   January 26, 2018

Mr.Warren Miller life was adventurous.
May the family find comfort in all the
wonderful memories they shared with
one another.
My sincere condolences to the family
friends and fans at this difficult time.

Posted by DH    January 26, 2018

Posted by JoAnn Praught - Bradenton, FL   January 26, 2018

We missed warren may many fond memory of him continue to inspire friends and family during This time of grief.really sorry for your loss .ps 37:29 N.n

Posted by A friend   January 26, 2018

My Deepest Sympathy And Condolences To Warren's Family. I Grew Up Watching Warren's Film's.Always Exciting And Adventurous. Rest In Peace,Warren.....

Posted by Linda Hoski - Greenbrook, NJ   January 26, 2018

Deepest sympathy to Miller family. Take comfort in the strength and peace that Almighty God gives.

Posted by JJ    January 26, 2018

Sorry for your loss. May you find peace and hope by trusting in God. Romans 15:13.

Posted by Martha    January 26, 2018

Thanks for your love one talent
May family and friends bring you comfort during these days
May our Heavenly Father grant you peace from above

Posted by J - GA   January 26, 2018

Wow. Well done Mr. Miller. Rest well knowing the millions of lives you affected in such a wonderful way. You will be missed but you work will last forever. Thank you.

Posted by Greg Cantwell - Creede, CO   January 26, 2018

My condolences to the Miller and extended families for the loss of your dear husband, father and friend ~ Warren. May you continue to be blessed with his memory and legacy and may your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times you shared together as you celebrate a life well lived (Daniel 12:13) ~ Linda, Queens, NY

Posted by A friend   January 26, 2018

Ms. Miller, Scott, Kurt, Chris, Colin, Family,

So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear loved one. Our condolences and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Cherish his precious memories. God is our refuge and strength.-PS.46:1

Posted by A friend   January 26, 2018


I am sorry for your loss. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you as God carries you through these grief-filled days. He will support you as you throw your anxieties on him.
( 1 Peter 5:6-7)

Posted by - FL   January 26, 2018

I'm 66 years old. My then girlfriend had me watch a "ski bum" film with her in 1972 when we were 20, and the next day I'm with her at Breckenridge in Colorado learning to ski. I never looked back. 20 years later, I even skied a bump on the ground in central Ohio (Bellefontaine ?) during a business trip there and had fun!

I thank Warren Miller for that "ski bum" movie my girlfriend had me watch. If not...I don't know if I would have ever learned to ski as I lived in warm southern climates most of my life.

Thank you, Mr. Miller. Have fun up there on those slopes that God created for you after you arrived there !

Posted by Aloyisus Fornortener - Wynndel, BC   January 26, 2018

I'm 62 years old. Pretty much grew up with his films. I'll miss knowing he's not still here. But Will always be here in all the skiers hearts around the World

Posted by A friend   January 25, 2018

If a person's stature is measured by how many people's lives were touched in a positive way Warren Miller was the king of skiing and bigger than life itself. I thank Warren Miller for sharing his world from the lens!

Posted by Patrick - CA   January 25, 2018

I am sorry to hear about Warren Miller. My condolence for the Miller family. I enjoyed the ski films. I hope your enjoying the slopes in Heaven Warren !!!

Posted by Charlie Gregory - Portales, NM   January 25, 2018

I was introduced to your thrilling downhill ski movies in the 1980s. It was an annual event for us. I can still hear your voice and your sense of humor! Thank you for your service to our country and your contribution to the world of sports.

Posted by Jeanne - OR   January 25, 2018

We'll miss you !

Posted by Afrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   January 25, 2018

Warren,
You were an inspiration to countless ski fanatics like me. And, as you always said when closing your movies,"And if you don't do it this year you will only be another year older when you do". God Speed.

Posted by Bob Raymond    January 25, 2018

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   January 25, 2018

So sorry to hear about your loss. May you have peace knowing that Almighty God will swallow up death for ever, He will wipe out tears from all faces forever we look forward to seeing that day

Posted by A N - Murrieta   January 25, 2018

Candle

Godspeed Warren, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Fair winds and following seas sailor.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   January 25, 2018

My heartfelt condolences and prayers for the Miller family. Warren was truly an amazing and compassionate husband & father. He will be truly missed. May God grant solace during this most challenging time. With Love & Prayers

Posted by A Caring Neighbor    January 25, 2018


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Warren Miller