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Warren Miller

Warren Miller is world famous for his annual ski movies. He is also a self-professed ski bum. But in our eyes, he is so much more - a legendary skier, cartoonist, author, cinematographer, humorist, columnist, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and a constant inspiration to us all. His is the one name most associated with modern media in the ski industry. Known world wide for his incredible filming exploits.

Warren has awed the skiing public for 55 years with his entertaining movies, recording the adventures of skiing. More importantly, Warren has set the standard for all those in our industry who assert themselves in the areas of cinematography, movie production, photography, movie and television editing, musical choreography and script writing. Warren is a man who spans all the elements of modern media.

The Warren Miller Award [formerly the Bill Berry Media Award] is for outstanding service to skiing by the film, television, radio, and electronic media. This award allows for self-nomination and may be received more than once but not in consecutive years.

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Year
Warren Miller Modern Media Award
2016
High Fives Foundation for B.A.S.I.C.S. 5 video “Choices”
2015
Red Bull Media House “Lindsey Vonn: The Climb”
2014
Red Bull Media House in conjunction with Matchsticks Productions “McConkey”
2013
William A. Kerig & Whitney Childers, "Ready to Fly"
2012
Steve Bellamy, "Winter" (The Ski Channel)
2011
Steve Bellamy, "The Story" (The Ski Channel)
2010
Darin Talbot & Robert Frohlich, DVD" Around Tahoe – Skiing & Snowboarding Tour Guide"
2009
Jimmy Petterson and Ari Heinila, Movie: "Raiders of the Lost Snow"
2008
Documentary Group / Sony Pictures, Movie: "Steep"
2007
Abbie Kealy, producer "The Last Ridge"
2006
Steve Porino, NBC & OLN Broadcaster, Bend OR
2005
Joe Jay Jalbert, Jalbert Productions
2004
Tammie Thompson, Travel World Magazine
2003
Josh Murphy, Unparalleded Productions
2002
Al Noraker, America's Outdoor Journal
Russ Cameron, Outdoor Media Group
A.J. Kitt, Outdoor Life Network
2001
Jerry Hoffman, Freelance Radio
2000
Don Fontana, KJAY, Reno
1999
No award
1998
John Jay, Lifetime Achievement
1997
Chaco Mohler, Freelance Video
1996
Chaco Mohler, Freelance Video
1995
 
1994
Kurt Miller & Peter Speck, Warren Miller Entertainment
1993
 
1992
Warren Miller, "Born to Ski"
1991
AMI News Service (Radio)
1990
Bob Beattie, “Subaru Ski World”
1989
No award
1988
Gemini Productions, “Ski Scene”
1987
No award
1986
Suzy Chaffee, Video Producer
1985
Cecil Charles, “The Skier” Photographer
1984
Warren Miller, Warren Miller Productions
1983
John Hamilton, KPAT, San Francisco
1982
Ken Nelson, KABC-TV

Warren has awed the skiing public for 55 years with his entertaining movies, recording the adventures of skiing. More importantly, Warren has set the standard for all those in our industry who assert themselves in the areas of cinematography, movie production, photography, movie and television editing, musical choreography and script writing. Warren is a man who spans all the elements of modern media.

Warren Miller

Warren was born and raised in Hollywood, California during the Depression. In 1933, he purchased his first still camera for 35 cents, which started a career that has continued into our new century. In 1938 he purchased a pair of pine skis with toe straps in a garage sale. That provided the fuel for his life-long search and filming of exciting activities, sharing with the world his vision of freedom.

In 1949, Warren acquired his first 16 mm camera. He has been producing ski films ever since. A Warren Miller movie has plenty of powder shots, radical skiing, and Warren's trademark brand of humor mixed with his opinions of a world skiing slightly off-piste.

Warren has received prestigious honors from the filmmaking Olympics, film festival awards and presidential and gubernatorial recognitions. Several states honor him with a special day each year. Two of his multi-sports films became finalists for Academy Awards.

Warren recognizes his worth to the community and has raised a great deal of money for abused children's causes, handicapped individual's groups, several institutions of higher learning as well as medical research foundations, libraries, museums and even a skateboard park for kids. Warren recently established the Warren Miller Freedom Foundation, benefiting young people by creating programs and activities that will challenge, educate and train teens to open their own business. He has received many humanitarian and civic honors for his achievements.

Warren was inducted into the US Ski Hall of Fame in 1978 and the Colorado Hall of Fame in 1995.

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