Warren Miller Entertainment Reflects on Veteran’s Day, 11.11.11
As a small token of appreciation for the service that our US troops provide this country, Warren Miller Entertainment sends our annual feature film to a handful of oversees army bases each fall. In honor of Veteran’s Day, we decided to share a letter that we received earlier this week from an Air National Guard Captain in Afghanistan. Please enjoy this heartfelt read, helping us to remember the meaning of this important day.
As a small token of appreciation for the service that our US troops provide this country, Warren Miller Entertainment sends our annual feature film to a handful of oversees army bases each fall. Our efforts to share the latest Warren Miller film with our troops is always vastly appreciated…even if the gesture does seem small and insignificant against the turbulent backdrop of an ongoing war.
Arne Backstrom's Vision Comes to Fruition
The late Arne Backstrom collaborated with Tecnica/Blizzard engineers to develop revolutionary technology that only a visionary like Arne could create.
Arne had an idea for a better ski which Blizzard has implemented in some amazing new gear. It has been named Flip Core Technology and involves a new method of pressing a reverse camber ski. Arne's ideas also helped develop a brand new race-flex boot with Dynafit touring inserts for high performance skiing in the backcountry.
Billy Poole Memorial Weekend
This past weekend, friends and family came together alongside Big Sky Youth Empowerment to celebrate the life of Billy Poole and the positive effect he had on the ski industry.
Billy Poole, a Warren Miller Entertainment athlete who passed away in 2008 while filming in Utah's Big Cottonwood Canyon, was honored last weekend in Montana. Friends and family came together alongside Big Sky Youth Empowerment to celebrate the positive effect he had on the ski industry and to raise money for the Billy Poole Memorial Fund.
Kids in the BYEP program were able to ski alongside some of the biggest names in skiing, like Rachel Burks, Jamie Pierre and Julian Carr.
Billy Poole Memorial Fund
The Billy Poole Memorial Fund charity introduces youth to skiing and outdoor programs.
The Billy Poole Memorial Fund exists to honor the life and memory of big-mountain skier Billy Poole. The charity introduces youth to skiing and outdoor programs. Billy Poole was inspired by skiing and the mountains, but more importantly, Billy served as an inspiration to others by following his passion, staying true to his dreams, and ripping the mountain the way only someone who lives to ski can. The Billy Poole Memorial Fund strives to carry on Billy’s inspiration to others by introducing kids to the natural beauty of the mountains.Please help us remember Billy.
Arne Backstrom Memorial Fund
Supporting and promoting outdoor opportunities and education for disadvantaged youth.
“It should be encouraging to all that the smoothest, best skiers on the mountain are almost always the older guys and gals who have perfected the art of matching speed and turn shape with snow and terrain. With the right amount of power and control, skiing is low impact, a great workout, and can be practiced for a lifetime. I plan to do so, but my biggest concern is rising temperatures and unpredictable weather patterns. Most skiers have already noticed that things are getting weird, with feast-or-famine snow years and wild weather.
Round up your best neon ski-gear at the 7th Annual 80’s Ski Party hosted by First-Descents, with official sponsors Warren Miller Films and Vail Resorts. Emceed by Warren Miller skier Chris Anthony, The Bachelorette’s Ryan Sutter and First Descents Founder Brad Ludden, the event is raising money for the E.P.I.C. foundation; a corporation that provides funds to charitable causes, organizations, and foundations.
Disabled Sports USA Partnership
Warren Miller Entertainment teams up with Disabled Sports USA to promote sports and recreation rehabilitation for individuals with disabilities.