Keely Kelleher and Crystal Wright in Montana

Keely Kelleher and Crystal Wright in Montana

Keely Kelleher and Crystal Wright film a segment in Montana for the upcoming film, Ticket to Ride. We caught up with these natives of the west to find out why Montana is so special, not just for the skiing, but also for the people and the beautiful landscape.

The ladies of next year’s Montana segment are no strangers to skiing in the west: Keely Kelleher grew up on a ranch near Big Sky, Montana, and Crystal Wright is a Jackson Hole, Wyoming native and accomplished rodeo rider. With their skiing and cowgirl skills, they may as well be the poster girls for Western ski culture, so it is only fitting that they show Alaska-native Elyse Saugstad around their dual stomping grounds – ranches and ski mountains - in Ticket to Ride.

Snowboarders Rob Kingwill and Seth Wescott Team Up in Valdez

Snowboarders Rob Kingwill and Seth Wescott Team Up in Valdez

Some of snowboarding’s best come out to film with WME each season. This year, veteran pro-snowboarder Rob Kingwill and Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott went to Alaska with Valdez Heli-Ski Guides to film an all-snowboard big mountain segment for Ticket to Ride. We caught up with Rob to get all the details of their epic trip.

Since Warren Miller’s first film came out in 1949, things have changed a lot in snowsports – most notably with the addition of snowboarding. With Warren Miller Entertainment still documenting the best, most fun, and most inspiring things that can be done on snow, no film is complete these days without including both skiers and snowboarders.

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Director of Photography Chris Patterson Instagrams Valdez, AK While Filming Warren Miller's 64th Ski Movie

Ted Ligety's Photos From Greenland Shooting For Warren Miller's 64th Ski Film

Filming in Kazakhstan for Warren Miller's 64th Ski Movie

Rob Kingwill Instagrams Valdez, Alaska

Marcus Caston's Photography

The Legend of Jumping Scot Schmidt

The Legend of Jumping Scot Schmidt

We dug into the archives to take a look back at the 1986 SnoWorld article that documents Scot Schmidt's transition from B-circuit ski racer to daring, world-renowned freeskier and skilebrity.

Most skiers who have become identifiable by more than family and friends have won gold medals or set speed records. Scot Schmidt gained recognition by leaping off cliffs.

For Scot, the route to the edge of a cliff began in Helena, Montana, and had its roots in a promising racing career. After graduating from high school in 1979, Scot moved west to Squaw Valley to continue the search for points and ever higher rungs on the competition ladder.