Straight dad, lesbian daughter, and the nation’s biggest, best Gay Ski Week. Not entirely traditional. Just the perfect family ski trip.
Meet my daughter Lilly: bright, beautiful, brimming with dreams and confidence, a little moody, sarcastically funny. She throws herself at life with an admirable recklessness that worries a parent sometimes. Her long blond hair is often messy, like her room at home always was. Her singing voice is beautiful...got that from her mom. She’s a ripping skier; or was when she was little and could be again if she weren’t trapped in D.C., where she just graduated from college. And always there were boys hanging around. There still are. Poor boys.
The life story of Warren Miller, told by the man himself.
Warren Miller has always been the storyteller of the ski industry, known to many as the "godfather of action sports filmmaking," but there are many more layers to this man than just skiing and making films.
Humble. Energetic. Wise. Three words that describe the 96-year-old pioneer.
When Klaus Obermeyer started skiing 93 years ago, he skied on thin pieces of chestnut wood. The wood was from an old crate used to carry oranges. He nailed a pair of his buckle shoes to them with a couple of inches of nail sticking through the bottom, and tied one end of a string around the tips, and the other around his knees to create ski tips.
“When you’re three, you’re not a very good carpenter,” Obermeyer says.
Being the widow of a skiing legend isn’t easy. Emily Coombs is making it work.
Ten years ago this spring, Doug Coombs, one of American skiing’s most admired figures, died in a fall in one of the countless steep chutes at La Grave, France, the wild ski area where he lived with his wife, Emily, and their two-year-old son, David. Coombs, along with Chad VanderHam, died while working as mountain guides, the career Coombs had carved out after a career in ski films and extreme skiing competitions.