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Warren Miller's Journey to Heavenly

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Catch Warren Miller and SKIING Magazine at Heavenly for a special showing of this year's Warren Miller film Journey. Glen Plake and other Journey athletes will be on scene for the party, which includes concerts by Reeve Oliver and Omar Torrez. Demo the newest gear from Rossi, Salomon, and Head, or hit the EA Sports PS2 Competition for some sick prizes.

The show and all events are FREE to Heavenly lift-ticket holders. With two feet of fresh powder this week, a two- to four- foot base, and more big snow in the forecast, you can't ask for a better way to spend the weekend.

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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.