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Pro big-mountain skier Cody Townsend won't tell you where this 2,000-foot couloir is located.

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It's Called Backcountry Skiing Part Two

Cody Townsend and Elyse Saugstad are the cutest thing since Snuggies.

Julian Carr and team Discrete celebrate after claming the Chilean Choice award

Team Discrete Wins Eye of the Condor Reader's Poll

Team Discrete—Julian Carr, Rachael Burks, Parker Cook, Ben Wheeler, Chris Bezamat, and John Roderick—wins the Eye of the Condor Reader's Poll.

Warren Miller is arguably the most iconic figure in the world of skiing. His annual ski films are regarded as celebrations of the beginning of each ski season. It all started in 1946 when Miller and a friend moved to Sun Valley, ID, lived in the parking lot in a teardrop trailer and earned money as ski instructors. In their free time, the two would film each other in order to critique their ski techniques. In the summer, they did the same thing while surfing off the California coast. Miller showed his ski and surf films to friends and told stories and jokes while they watched. After receiving countless invitations from friends to show his films and narrate them at parties, he realized he could make his hobby his business. In 1949, he founded Warren Miller Entertainment and began his long-standing tradition of producing an annual, feature-length ski film. He toured his film around to theaters near ski towns each year, often showing it at night, so he could shoot the next year’s footage during the day. Before long, Miller was showing his films in 130 cities a year. In the late 1990s, Miller stepped aside from his hands-on production of the film, but one is still produced annually in his name. Since 1950, Warren Miller Entertainment has produced 59 feature-length ski films—and still counting.

Happy 60th Birthday, Warren Miller Films

In 1949, Warren Miller came out with his first ski movie. This year's 60th film, Dynasty, is touring the country now. We have an exclusive vintage film clip (just recently dusted off from the archive room) from the 1949 film, Deep & Light.

Location: X Games, Aspen, COPHOTO: Scott Markewitz

Colby West Does it Again

You've probably seen pro skier Colby West's goofy impersonations and singalongs in Matchstick Productions' films. They're funny, right? Well, now he's bringing his camera-friendly mug to the commercial side of things, with a slapstick ad for Vail Resorts' Epic Pass.

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Cody Townsend’s Crash in Matchstick Production’s “Attack of La Nina”

What happens when an athlete goes down hard on a film shoot? Cody Townsend and Matchstick’s Scott Gaffney told us what it was like from both sides of the lens.

Rage Films Available on iTunes

Dylan Natale in Rage Films

Feeling hungry for winter? Here's a short clip from Rage Films to satiate your appetite.

Warren Miller is arguably the most iconic figure in the world of skiing. His annual ski films are regarded as celebrations of the beginning of each ski season. It all started in 1946 when Miller and a friend moved to Sun Valley, ID, lived in the parking lot in a teardrop trailer and earned money as ski instructors. In their free time, the two would film each other in order to critique their ski techniques. In the summer, they did the same thing while surfing off the California coast. Miller showed his ski and surf films to friends and told stories and jokes while they watched. After receiving countless invitations from friends to show his films and narrate them at parties, he realized he could make his hobby his business. In 1949, he founded Warren Miller Entertainment and began his long-standing tradition of producing an annual, feature-length ski film. He toured his film around to theaters near ski towns each year, often showing it at night, so he could shoot the next year’s footage during the day. Before long, Miller was showing his films in 130 cities a year. In the late 1990s, Miller stepped aside from his hands-on production of the film, but one is still produced annually in his name. Since 1950, Warren Miller Entertainment has produced 59 feature-length ski films—and still counting.

Update: Warren Miller Entertainment Lawsuit

On September 21, Warren Miller Entertainment filed a trademark-infringement lawsuit against Level 1. This week, they've announced that the case is currently on hold.