The freeriders

Just before his passing, Warren Miller was honored by the performance of Michael Bird Shaffer who played in “Line of Descent,” the 68th feature-length film from Warren Miller Entertainment productions: time sequencing between two fervent defenders of freedom.

We are sure it made him smile to see Bird and Kalen Thorien’s footage of them straddling shiny motorcycles in pursuit of spring snow through the grandiose landscapes of America.
These core themes, so dear to the pioneer of ski movies- he created his production house in 1949- are also at the heart of Bird and Kalen’s segment.

Good things come to those who wait. Bird made the most of this adage, taking his time before making his first turns for a major ski movie producer. But the story doesn’t end there. A new shoot kicked off in April with Chamonix as the backdrop and with the longstanding collaboration between Bird and black crows as the guiding thread. So 40 years after “Ski à la Carte” hit the screens in 1978, Warren Miller Entertainment has again gone down the route of the Mont Blanc massif to shoot a new ode to the freedom of skiing. It’s also an opportunity to open gateways between shots from Warren in 1978 and from the Chamonix of 2018.

Line of Descent: the most recent work from Warren Miller. Astounding panoramas, humour and great skiing, as simple as that…

Thank you Warren who opened our eyes to celebrate skiing.

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