2019 - Timeless

Featured Athlete: AJ Oliver 

Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier? 

Franz Klammer, let ‘er buck.

 

In lieu of our 70th film, what’s your most memorable or favorite Warren Miller film or segment – past or present?

I always remember the segment from Vertical Reality shot in India. Neon one-piece suits, riding elephants, locals skiing on handmade skis…. It's got it all.

 

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Buy a “mom and pap” ski resort and let everyone ski for free.

 

Best meal you can cook? 

Simple. Chicken, sautéd veggies, with maybe pasta or couscous.

 

Favorite chairlift and why?

Challenger, at Big Sky. You are able to choose from multiple aspects and exposure. Something is always skiing well. Also, it’s great for turning laps. The 9min ride is perfect to catch your breath before you do it again.

 

The most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this year? (books, podcasts, TV shows)

I’ll go with the most recent. The Fall Line by Nathaniel Vinton.

 

A fictitious character you most identify with from a book, movie, etc. and why?

Anyone of the little rascals… I’m always looking for a way out of trouble.

 

Highlight memory from filming with WME for this year's film?

Skiing in the Monashees, exploring new terrain, and of course skiing with industry legend Glen Plake.

 

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why? 

Camera, I’m getting back into photography. New Year's resolution!

 

What is a cause you care about that you'd love to share with the Warren Miller audience? 

Protect Our Winters!

 

Do you have any sponsors, if yes, who?

Head, POC, Patagonia

Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier/rider? 

Danny Davis, watching him ride is like watching an artist with his paintbrush.

In lieu of our 70th film, what’s your most memorable or favorite Warren Miller film or segment – past or present?

I recall little 10 year old me being stoked watching the Burton smalls segment in Warren Miller Playground at Mammoth. I used to go see the movie every year in Tacoma, and seeing kids my age ripping at mammoth the big screen got me so fired up to get on a board that season.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

I'd stake out some property, probably in idaho/wyoming with a little airstrip, some sleds, skatepark, all the necessary components for an epic compound.

Best meal you can cook?

Grilled Chicken on a nice bed of Arugala. Keep it simple

Favorite chairlift and why?

Chair 6 at Crystal Mountain, leads to The King. I owe a lot of my riding growth to that terrain

Fictitious character you most identify with from a book, movie, etc. and why?

Otto from Rocket Power. Childhood inspiration.

Highlight memory from filming with WME for this year's film?

One evening we pulled off a sunset shoot on the Jump line at Eldora. It is so sick when it can be a productive session for filming with everyone feeding off each others energy and landing. Throwing a private jump line, epic lighting, and sled laps into the mix makes it that much better!

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why?

All my Burton AK gear has been killer, finally figured out a fit i like and its trusty all winter from resort to touring to sledding. Can't beat staying' dry and being comfy out there

What is a cause you care about that you'd love to share with the Warren Miller audience?

The Chill Foundation. Chill works to remove barriers to accessing boardsports and supports continued progression (Surf, Skate, Snow Etc.) for youth that may be in a difficult situation or not have the means of doing so. It helps them see past their current situation to a new light, and learn a variety of skills as well as hopping on a board and experiencing that growth from riding.

 

Timeless - 2019

The only constant is change, but winter stoke is eternal. After seven decades of celebrating skiing and snowboarding, Warren Miller Entertainment can confirm that nothing compares to the excitement of another season in the mountains. Join the kickoff to winter with our 70th film, Timeless, presented by Volkswagen, featuring ski veterans like Glen Plake and Forrest Jillson, alongside up and coming athletes like Queen of Corbet’s Caite Zeliff and Olympic skier Jaelin Kauf

Explore the enduring spirit of winter across the globe, from the slopes of the Colorado Rockies to the rooftop of the Alps, and the slopes at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, to the steepest lines in Bella Coola, British ColumbiaTimeless is more than a ski and snowboard film, it’s an experience 70 years in the making.

FEATURED ATHLETE: BAKER BOYD 

 

Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier? 

Sam Coffey. Glen Plake.

 

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Build a private ski resort for The Freaks! 

 

Best meal you can cook? 

Frozen pizzas.

 

Favorite chairlift and why?

Chair 6 at Aspen, great bang for your buck! 

 

The most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this year? (books, podcasts, TV shows)

This is Water by David Foster Wallace.

 

Highlight memory from filming with WME for this year's film?

Tons of heli drops in and surfing In the same day in Iceland.

 

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why? 

Polartec NeoShell, a waterproof and breathable fabric, best of both worlds. Head kore skis and boots, lightweight enough to spend the day hiking and stiff enough to handle skiing fast.

 

What is a cause you care about that you'd love to share with the Warren Miller audience? 

POW - Protect Our Winters. 

 

Favorite classic ski film and why?

Aspen extreme.

Don't miss Baker in our 71st film, Future Retro, dropping Fall 2020

Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier/rider?
Marcel Hirscher.

What would you do if you won the lottery?
Bring all my friends to Alaska for a few weekends of Heliskiing.

Best meal you can cook?
Impressed of my own BBQ skills.

The most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this year? (books, podcasts, TV shows)
Hans Roslings book, "Factfulness".

Highlight memory from filming with WME for this year's film?
Meeting a lot of new friends.

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why?
My new rocket espresso machine, because i just love coffee.

What is a cause you care about that you'd love to share with the Warren Miller audience?
Higher safety awareness in the backcountry.

Do you have any sponsors, if yes, who?
Helly Hansen, POC, Head, NOCCO

Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier/rider?
My husband Rob.

In lieu of our 70th film, what’s your most memorable or favorite Warren Miller film or segment – past or present?
any and all that Rob was in during the '90s! Especially the one from Russia

What would you do if you won the lottery?
Depends on how big the lottery! Probably a house on the beach in Kauai if it was over 15 million, plus give an endowment to Alaska Wilderness League.

Best meal you can cook?
Elk meatballs and gluten-free spaghetti

Favorite chairlift and why?
JHMR Tram when it's walk on because options are endless

The most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this year? (books, podcasts, TV shows)
I love watching the truth come out about the biased and unfair push to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge like in the July Politico whistleblowing articlehttps://www.politico.com/interactives/2019/trump-science-alaska-drilling-rush/?emci=63a935d5-9db4-e911-bcd0-281878391efb&emdi=3a369c8d-23b5-e911-bcd0-281878391efb&ceid=1878951

Fictitious character you most identify with from a book, movie, etc. and why?
Ayla from Clan of the Cave Bear. She has a wolf, she hunts, she travels, she's fearless and most of all, she's deeply loving.

Highlight memory from filming with WME for this year's film?
Watching my two daughters ski for the camera. They were so honest the way that kids are, with no pretense, just a love for skiing.

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why?
The North Face FutureLight series since it's the first time that layering has become really easy and I can forget about what I'm wearing when I'm wearing it.

What is a cause you care about that you'd love to share with the Warren Miller audience?
Protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas drilling. It's a human rights and wildlife, wilderness, public lands issue that gives us a chance to do the right thing in this last great expanse of Alaska instead of repeat the imperialistic approach our nation is so known for. alaskawild.org #protectthearcticrefuge ourarcticrefuge.org

Do you have any sponsors, if yes, who?
The North Face

Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier/rider?
Mikaela Shiffrin inspires me to be a better skier because she is always improving, working harder, skiing faster and performing under pressure. I want to push the limits of skiing like she does. I also am incredibly inspired by Christina Lustenberger because I used to watch her race when I was growing up and now I get to watch her completely shred big mountains.

In lieu of our 70th film, what’s your most memorable or favorite Warren Miller film or segment – past or present?
Steep and Deep- 1985, Flow State- 2012

What would you do if you won the lottery?
I would buy my first car :) I would fix up our buildings at my grandparent's tree farm. I would travel to all the places I’ve dreamed of. I would help young athletes be able to afford to go skiing!

Best meal you can cook?
Curried, quinoa, currant, mango, pepper salad

Favorite chairlift and why?
The old chairlifts at Red Mountain because they are so old school and slow. You get to take time to appreciate where you are, make friends with the locals, rest your legs, and plan your next epic run!

The most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this year? (books, podcasts, TV shows)
The 4 Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, Podcasts- Finding Mastery feat Jewel, 10% Happier feat Brene Brown

Fictitious character you most identify with from a book, movie, etc. and why?
I’m not sure. Maybe Jess from New Girl because she always has the best intentions and tries to be helpful, however somehow messes up and ends up apologizing... mix that with a healthy dose of awkwardness and positivity and that might be me...

Highlight memory from filming with WME for this year's film?
I have too many to count. First, the epic pow heli-ski day on my second-day filming. Second, spending the night at the Argentiere Hut in Chamonix and waking up in darkness to start filming. Third, jumping out of a helicopter to get to one of the lines I was about to ski.

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why?
My Rossignol skis- all of them because they are solid, turn fast and are always improving (SL, GS, Black Ops, Touring set up) My Helly Hansen set up because it is stylish, functional and it keeps getting cooler every year. My jet boil because who doesn’t like warm beverages everywhere they go. My headlamp because... I just love it in a nerdy sort of way.

What is a cause you care about that you'd love to share with the Warren Miller audience?
I have a huge passion for trying to keep girls in skiing. I am so sad when I see girls drop out of racing for a number of different reasons. I hope that the WM movies inspire these girls, I hope that I can be relatable in my career, and I hope more than anything that these girls continue to love to ski, whether it is racing, powder or just as a hobby. Check out “Fast and Female.”

Do you have any sponsors, if yes, who?
Rossignol, Look bindings, Helly Hansen, Dainese helmet, Level gloves, Leki poles, Oakley goggles/sunglasses, Polar Asset Management Partners, Martha McCarthy & Company

Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier/rider?
Travis Rice, Willie Mcmillon and Rob Kingwill

In lieu of our 70th film, what’s your most memorable or favorite Warren Miller film or segment – past or present?
I've been watching Warren Miller movie for a long time. There's been so many amazing segments and films throughout the year but I think my favorite memorable segment was with Rob Kingwill and Julie Zell in Alaska. The film was called "Cold Fusion".

What would you do if you won the lottery?
Oh boy! That's a tough one. I would definitely travel as much as I could and invest.

Best meal you can cook?
I love to grill so either burgers or steaks of some sort.

Favorite chairlift and why?
The Tram at JHMR. You have so much side-country access from the top and you have crazy top to bottom terrain within the resort gates. The opportunities are endless.

The most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this year? (books, podcasts, TV shows)
The New Season of "Stranger Things!"

Fictitious character you most identify with from a book, movie, etc. and why?
I've always been a fan of superman. Would love to be able to fly someday haha!

Highlight memory from filming with WME for this year's film?
Just being able to film with this amazing production. The whole film and athlete team was one of the best crews I've ever worked with. Also, being able to be out in the mountains with Tom Day was a highlight.

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why?
Absolutely loving Blenders Eyewear right now. They're based out of San Diego and have an awesome vision/company. Highly recommend checking them out!

What is a cause you care about that you'd love to share with the Warren Miller audience?
I've had the pleasure of working with a local nonprofit that helps people with brain and spinal cord injuries get back to activities they love. It's called "Watershed Jackson." Love sharing the importance of wearing a helmet to the youth audience as well.

Do you have any sponsors, if yes, who?
Blenders Eyewear, JHMR, Bluebird Wax, Avalon 7, Stio, Teton Thai, Insta 360, Teton Sports Club

Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier/rider? 
The US women’s mogul team (my teammates). They’re the best in the World and push and inspire me everyday to be better.

In lieu of our 70th film, what’s your most memorable or favorite Warren Miller film or segment – past or present?
My mom was in an all girls segment at Snowbird in Born To Ski. It’s a really bad ass all girls segment with one legged skier Dianna Goldman.

What would you do if you won the lottery?
I’d buy a house in a every place I’d want a house and then get a jet so I could bring my family and friends whenever I wanted.

Best meal you can cook?
I make some mean potatoes but I consider myself more of a dessert gal. My ginger snaps *muah

Favorite chairlift and why?
DC at Grand Targhee. My brother and I practically grew up on that lift...

The most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this year? (books, podcasts, TV shows)
Duals day at Deer Valley World Championships. Seriously exciting stuff, so if you missed it I’d highly recommend checking it out...

Fictitious character you most identify with from a book, movie, etc. and why?
Curious George pretty much sums me up. I consider myself pretty monkey like and fairly curious...

Highlight memory from filming with WME for this year's film?
Heli skiing for sure! I’d never been before and it was a wicked experience!

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why?
"Spyder has this half puffy jacket that is amazing on and off the hill and I swear I’ve wore it everyday since I’ve gotten it. Their gortex shell jacket that I wear in the film is also amazing. It’s so light and perfect all year around. "

Do you have any sponsors, if yes, who?
Oakley, Spyder, ID One USA

FEATURED ATHLETE: CONNERY LUNDIN

Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier/rider? 

Marcus Caston. And anyone doing it with a fat smile on their face. The best skier is the one having the most fun.

What’s your most memorable or favorite Warren Miller film or segment – past or present?

Silverton Segment with Andy Mahre & Pep Fujas "Children of Winter" - 2008

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Buy an island surrounded my warm water, zero sharks and a point break (preferably a left) for my friends and I to surf… duh.

Best meal you can cook? 

Pasta allaarrabiata - my mom makes it better though.

Favorite chairlift and why?

KT-22 at Squaw Valley. From the top of KT you can access so much terrain. 

Fictitious character you most identify with from a book, movie, etc. and why?

Chicken Joe from Surf’s Up

Highlight memory from filming with WME for "Timeless"?

Our last day filming in Silverton, CO. Right before dropping into the biggest line of the trip, Tom Day dangled out of the helicopter thousands of feet off the ground giving me a leg kick to signal cameras were ready. It was intense, scary and super fun. He nailed the shot too by the way!

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why? 

If you look good you feel (and ski) good! I love my new Spyder kit, specifically the Sanction shell jacket and Turret GTX shell pant. Between the fit, color ways and GoTex Pro... this kit is the bomb. I also love Blizzard's Rustler ski and Tecnica's Mach1 boot. Without them I'd be a lost cause.

What is a cause you care about that you'd love to share with the Warren Miller audience? 

I love what the High Fives Foundation is doing. They give tremendous support to athletes from all sports that have sustained life-altering injuries (i.e. broken back, paralyzation, you name it). What these people can accomplish mentally and physically is so freaking inspiring.

What do you do to calm your butterflies before a big line/race/moment? 

Visualization. If it’s a high consequence line I’ll visualize my run anywhere between 10-50 times. I like to imagine every scenario, good and bad. Backup plans can be life saving. If I can confidently ski a line in my head, I can rip it in real life.

 

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Don't miss Connery in our 72nd film, Winter Starts Now, dropping Fall 2021!

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