We asked athletes how they stay fit during the off-season (when they aren’t in South America).
The best skiers know there’s a direct correlation between summer activities and winter abilities. But when the temperature spikes and the sun starts to shine, it’s easy to forget the challenges of carving out turns, enduring tough terrain, and ripping through powder. We asked some of the sport’s strongest athletes what they do to cross-train before ski season.
The 64th film features some of the hottest skiers ripping some of the best snow in the world.
Warren Miller Entertainment kicks off its 64th film, Ticket to Ride, Friday, Oct. 11 in Salt Lake City. The film, which was shot throughout the world including locations like Kazakhstan, Iceland, Greenland, Colorado, Utah and Alaska, features skiers like Ted Ligety, Sierra Quitiquit, Chris Davenport, Julia Mancuso and more.
“We spent the winter in search of amazing terrain and deep snow, with some of the world’s top skiers in some of the world’s hardest to access ski locales,” says Max Bervy, Warren Miller Entertainment’s managing director.
Don’t put your skis away just yet, there’s still plenty of skiing.
Although recent storms around the country have improved skiing conditions considerably, this season as a whole has been one of the toughest in decades. Thanks for nothing, La Nina.
We certainly won’t blame you for pulling out the bicycles, the golf clubs and the kayaks—heck, that’s what we did this weekend as temperatures in Boulder reached the upper 70s—but don’t write this year off as a wash just yet. There’s no correlation between winter weather patterns in the Northern Hemisphere and those below the Equator, which means this might be the year to pack your bags and head south.
Chris Davenport and two friends head south (really far south) to play with penguins, sleep on a ship, and ski some steep terrain. His film, Australis: An Antarctic Ski Odyssey, chronicles their journey.
When I think of Antarctica, I think of ice, cold weather, and more ice. However, more and more skiers are adding an Antarctica notch to their belt: Warren Miller also filmed a few athletes here for their upcoming film, Wintervention. Last December, Chris Davenport, Stian Hagen, Andrea Binning, and a film crew went south to give movie-making and glacier-climbing a shot themselves. At The Meeting in Aspen, we were given a chance to see a sneak-peak, short version of Australis: An Antarctic Ski Odyssey. Here’s what I thought.
VAIL, CO – August 1, 2008 - Warren Miller Athlete and Vail resident, Chris Anthony, is featured on a newly released vintage themed poster. The poster, featuring Anthony and Mount of the Holy Cross in Vail, was created by Dave McMacken.
The poster features Anthony, skiing down Mount of the Holy Cross, leaving a trail of snow behind him. If one looks closely in the snow, it is filled with several meanings and messages. On the left hand side the date May 22, 2006, is featured. On this date, Anthony skied the famous 14er with Chris Davenport.