Ski Resort Life

Remembering Warren Miller

Chris Anthony recalls the life of the ski film pioneer, and leads a memorial ski-down in his honor.

Anyone who is a fan of Warren Miller films knows who Chris Anthony is. The professional athlete and Vail, Colo., resident skied for Warren’s camera all over the globe for over 27 years, and starred in more than 30 Warren Miller films. He even traveled to Kazakhstan for Warren Miller, twice

In a recent interview with KZYR, a radio station in Vail, Anthony talks about meeting Warren for the first time, as well as working with him on both sides of the camera. Anthony also covers what it was like to ski with Miller, who, while known for being a legend behind the camera, was also a beautiful skier and a stellar athlete well into old age. He also wrote about working with Warren and his impact for the Vail Daily.

Learn more about Chris Anthony and The Youth Project.

Chris Anthony, Scott Kennett, and Tony Seibert dressed up and skied in the original uniforms and equipment as the 10th Mountain Division soldiers in 2012’s Flow State.File Photo

On Saturday, April 7th, Anthony will lead a ski-down at Vail in memory of Miller. Starting at 3 p.m., participants will ski from the summit of Mountain Top Express (Chair No. 4) to Mid-Vail. From 4 to 6 p.m., there will be a Legacy Celebration at Sarge’s Mid-Vail, featuring live music, guest speakers, and a cash bar with appetizers. All guests will have to download Gondola One to Vail Village.

If you can’t make it on to the mountain for the ski-down, there will be a Legacy After Party Celebration at the Bridge Street Bar, Pepi’s, and Vendetta’s in Vail Village, plus more celebrations at the Tavern on the Square and the Vail Chophouse in Lionshead Village and the Coyote Cafe in Beaver Creek