Through The Decades: 1980's With Warren Miller

"Through The Decades" explores 70 years of cinematic breakthroughs, history making, comedic genius, athletic feats, standout moments and the pure joys of celebrating winter with Warren Miller films.

Snowboarding Through The 1980's 

Warren Miller featured snowboarding throughout the 1980's, helping to legitimize what was seen as a fringe spot. Warren called out close-minded resorts that still barred boarders from their facilities. ‘Today, a quarter of a million snowboarders in America have grown up riding a skateboard with one foot in front of the other, yet some ski resorts still won’t let them use their lifts,’ Warren mused. "What if snowboards had been invented before skis? Then, the snowboard resorts wouldn’t let skiers use their snowboard lifts… Dumb."

 

"Ski In The Sun" (1981)

Sit skiing made its first appearance in a Warren Miller film at Winter Park Resort in Colorado. 

 

 

"Steep & Deep" (1985)

Adaptive skier Tracy Taylor made her on-screen debut. Warren was heavily impacted by his interactions and relationship with Tracy.

He later wrote about what introducing her to skiing meant to him in his autobiography, "Freedom Found". 

 

 

"White Winter Heat" (1987)

One of the most legendary synchornized skiing scenes, complete with matchign red onesies, makes it's way onto the big screen. 

 

"White Winter Heat" (1987)

Downhilling on snow is added to the list of antics portrayed in Miller films. 

 

WME Transitions (1989)

After 40 years of ownership, Warren opted to sell his film company to his son but stayed involved in the filmmaking and continued to narrate for years to come.  

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With 70 years years of filmmaking under our belt, Warren Miller Entertainment is thrilled to be releasing our 70th anniversary film, Volkswagen presents Warren Miller's Timelessin fall of 2019. Learn about the film and the 2019 tour here.