Rest in peace Warren Miller ~ you will always be remembered!

Rest in peace Warren Miller ~ you will always be remembered!

Warren A. Miller, the pioneering snow-sports filmmaker just passed away peacefully at 93. A self-taught filmmaker he produced more than 500 adventure-sport films. His influence of skiing cannot be overstated and his mantra for living life should be considered by all: “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.” He also stated that the first time you put on skis was the first time you truly felt freedom. Rest in Peace Warren, your work will live on for generations as you remarkably captured all of our ski history.

1960 Winter Games Exhibition

1960 Winter Games Exhibition

The Games of Winter is a curated exhibition of art, memorabilia, and promotional items from the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley.

In 1960, the world flocked to Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, California, to see world-class athletes competing in the snow and on the ice. Fifty-eight years later, we celebrate that time with a show that coincides with the 2018 Winter Games. https://eldoradoartscouncil.org/

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Wendall "Chummy" Broomhall, skiing legend, dies

“I wasn’t satisfied until I saw if I could still beat these young guys,” Broomhall recalled. “I ended up getting in that race. They only picked one cross-country runner, I was it. Won it by two minutes, as I recall.  Broomhall competed in the 1948 Winter Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and in the 1952 Games in Oslo, Norway.  In 1960, the United States was hosting the Winter Olympics, and Broomhall was, by default, the country’s expert

For the 1960 Olympics, Chummy oversaw the design and construction of the McKinney Creek Cross-country Venue and organized and staged all the races. He invented the power tiller for trail grooming. We have many of his artifacts in the museum.

His granddaughter, Reagan Carey summarized Broomhall with the following list:

“Grandpa, Mentor, Competitor, Storyteller, Athlete, Motivator, Teammate, Champion, Soldier, Olympian, Patriarch, Lumberjack, Encourager, Fair (except in cribbage), Lovable, Volunteer, Hard-worker, Leader, Charmer, Trailblazer (literally and figuratively), Family Man . . . THE BEST!”  Rest in Peace Wendall.