Wherever snow falls, a Warren Miller camera is there to catch it, bringing the magic of snowriding into your home!
In fifty-four years of capturing the worldwide flavor of alpine skiing and kindred adventure sports, the Warren Miller crew has traveled to every corner of the globe. This seasons Journey offers another prismatic view of the kaleidoscope of winter sports, taking the viewer on a voyage inside the soul of skiing. Ports of call include the treeless snowfields of Portillo, Chile; the savage couloirs of Chamonix, France; the sheer descents of the Chugach Range in Alaska; and the powder paradise of Bella Coola, British Columbia. A backwater romp through the wilds of Morocco provides a pungent whiff of the exotic, while a visit to a very unfrozen lake in Helena, Montana, is no less strange. As Doug Coombs remarks to his friends in a Chamonix bar after a long day of indulging diverse challenges, "Its not about the destination, its about the journey." True, but theres also a lot to be said for the destinations along the trail of Warren Millers Journey.
Take a look at the stellar careers of six professional athletes, including
Barrett Christy, Pro Snowboarder Ben Dolenc, Pro Telemark Skier Jessica Sobolowski, Pro Skier Rob Kingwill, Pro Snowboarder Seth Morrison, Pro Skier Glen Plake, Pro Skier
-Aspen Back In The Day
Journey back to a kinder, gentler ski experience with nostalgic clips of vintage Aspen.
-You Can Ski There?
If you think there are places in the world that arent ski-friendly, youre in for a pleasant awakening.
Warren Miller has always championed the champions of winter sports. Here are some of the greatest.
-Craig Kelly: The Godfather of Snowboarding A fond tribute to bona fide legend.
-5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
Octogenarian Warren Miller has been making extreme snow sports documentaries so long he offers, as a gift, footage in the awe-inspiring Journey of Marilyn Monroe taking a tumble--albeit gorgeously--on a ski slope. The rest of Journey is Miller's usual dazzling display of downhill poetry and madness, including high-altitude stops in breathtaking Portillo, Chile and Heavenly, California. An amazing chapter about "ski mountaineering" in Chamonix, France, could cause a viewer to skip a heartbeat while also admiring athletes who scale narrow rock formations at the peaks of a violently rugged range--only then to ski 4,000 impossibly steep feet. A brief report about back country snowboarding gives way to a stay in the lovely Cordova hills of Alaska and a misadventure getting lost in Valbruna, Italy. Not just for snow nuts, Journey, driven by Miller's ability to blend beauty and shock in remarkable, remote places, is a treat for everyone. --Tom Keogh