If there’s one thing that professional freeskier Anna Segal is always game for, it’s adventure.

Anna Segal: I got the call to join WME three weeks before [the segment was set to shoot]. K2 sent me a message asking me if I was free in May. Even though I had a full-time job at the time, I said yes. I wanted to hear what the opportunity was first, then figure things out from there. When K2 asked if I wanted to go to Iceland with WME, I thought, oh my gosh, you can’t ask for a better text message! I immediately said yes. Iceland has always been on my radar, I just never expected I would have the opportunity to ski there. Of course, a huge part of it was getting the chance to film with WME. 

It’s funny, in Australia when I tell people I’m a professional skier, they go on and say, ‘Oh, you compete in the Olympics?’ I tell them I used to do that, but now I shoot videos and photos. And they say, ‘Oh, with Warren Miller?’ Everyone knows Warren Miller movies. I used to have to tell them no, I’ve never filmed with WME before, but hopefully someday. Now it’s pretty cool to say, ‘Yeah, I film with Warren Miller!’ That’s the pinnacle.

When I was 19 I decided I wanted to give freeskiing a try. I was watching Rachael Burks and Kristi Leskinen religiously in all the ski films, and I just wanted to do what they were doing. And I was always playing around in the rail park and on the jumps. So I got into slopestyle. After placing fourth in slopestyle in the Olympics, I decided to retire. Slopestyle got more rigid when it became an Olympic sport. Back when I first started, there was a bit more freedom and creativity involved. 

With filming and big mountain skiing, there’s more potential for creativity. In the past I remember always looking at the mountains and wanting to ski tour and ski pow, so I thought it was a good time to hang up the competition thing and learn something new.

Read more: The Show Must Go On - Mike Wiegele

Originally published in the November 2018 issue of SKI Magazine.


Jonny Moseley for Face of Winter

The Show Must Go On: Jonny Moseley

For the past decade, Jonny Moseley has been the voice of WME’s annual ski movies.

Mike Wiegele

The Show Must Go On: Mike Wiegele

Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing has been featured in countless WME films over the years, and Mike himself also skied for Warren’s camera back in the day.

Kim Schneider

The Show Must Go On: Kim Schneider

For 10 years Schneider and Warren worked side by side during long, grueling editing days to deliver the next WME film to the masses.

Marcus Caston and Johan Jonsson in Switzerland for Face of Winter

The Show Must Go On

With "Face of Winter," Warren Miller Entertainment keeps a beloved tradition alive and continues to spread Warren's Gospel of Skiing.

Jess McMillan

The Show Must Go On: Jess McMillan

The Freeride World Tour Champion has won more freeskiing comps than any other skier, and has been a regular fixture in WME films since 2011.

Johan Jonsson

The Show Must Go On: Johan Jonsson

Warren Miller Entertainment and Blizzard athlete Johan Jonsson is Swedish by summer, Swiss by winter.

Jonny Mosely in Iceland (DO NOT USE UNLESS FOR WME)

The Making Of "Face of Winter" | Iceland

Jonny Moseley, Amie Engerbretsen, and Anna Segal discover the beauty and corn snow of Iceland.

Points North Heli with Warren Miller Entertainment

The Making of "Face of Winter" | Points North Heli-Adventures

Jim Ryan and Dash Long celebrate 20 years with the AK heli operation in Warren Miller's Face of Winter.